Working with Us

The Technology Integration program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office offers opportunities to industry, organizations, government, businesses, and students. The program works with both large and small organizations through partnerships, projects, and internships, as well as through its Clean Cities coalitions. Join us to help transform transportation in communities across the country.

Coalitions

Clean Cities coalitions make an impact in their communities every day. Their activities stimulate local economies, facilitate the adoption of new transportation technologies, and make communities more energy independent.

Find your local Clean Cities coalition or learn more about starting a Clean Cities coalition, a great first step toward establishing effective partnerships for transportation projects.

Partnerships

Partnerships and collaborations are the foundation of Clean Cities coalition efforts. An active network of government agencies, industry representatives, community organizations, and businesses work through Clean Cities to exchange information and resources.

Learn more about joining the Clean Cities network of partners.

Projects

Since Clean Cities' inception in 1993, DOE has funded more than 600 transportation projects nationwide through a competitive application process. These project awards contribute to the goal of advancing affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies in the United States.

Learn more about current projects and funding opportunities.

Workforce Development Program

Internship Applications

All positions are currently filled. Please check back periodically for open positions, or contact Amanda McAlpin to be added to the mailing list.

Argonne National Laboratory offers internships through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, which unites Clean Cities coalitions across the country with students interested in changing the future of on-road transportation.

Internships with Clean Cities coalitions are available throughout the year for undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, environmental sciences, or other majors.

Each year, students in the program work with Clean Cities coalitions to increase awareness of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Interns work with coordinators and stakeholders in the community to plan events, analyze data, research markets, design websites, and promote initiatives through social media and public relations.

Students work on locally focused projects, such as planning and implementing the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, conducting fleet manager meetings, and working with campus fleet managers to promote the use of clean vehicle technologies.

Program Education

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program provides hands-on education to students in an environment that fosters learning. Students in the program gain a range of experience, from cultivating their professional development skills like writing and public speaking, to honing technical skills including data analysis. Students who are placed with a Clean Cities coalition are also exposed to subject matter focused on alternative fuels and vehicles, public infrastructure, and technology integration.

Additionally, the Program facilitates peer exchange and encourages continued education by hosting webinars about current communications trends and best practices in the field of public relations, as well as case studies from coalitions involved in the program, and technical areas of interest.

More Information

To learn more, contact Marcy Rood or Amanda McAlpin. Find more internship opportunities from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.