Women in Energy Summer Internship Stipends

The Women in Energy program provides stipends to outstanding students who have secured unpaid or underpaid summer internship positions with companies or organizations in energy related sectors.

Internship Funding Eligibility

  • The internship must be relevant to the energy or climate field.
  • The internship offer must be secured at the time of application.
  • "Independent study" internships or academic courses abroad are not eligible.
  • Internship is unpaid.
  • Positions must be a minimum of 6 weeks in duration.
  • Internships in student's family-owned organizations are not eligible.
  • Must be a current grad student as of Spring 2021.

All student and internship eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify for consideration
 
Application requirements

  • 1 page memo – It must include student’s name, UNI & Columbia PID number (for Columbia students), telephone number, school email address, year of graduation, reason for interning in your chosen organization/company, and reason for applying for the Internship Stipend. This is needs-based funding; students are required to demonstrate a need for the stipend in the memo.
    • For CU students: Stipends will be mailed to the address in the Columbia Student Services system.
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé – Students must include a current CV/ résumé and information on academic standing. 
  • Recommendation letter: one confidential letter of recommendation (sent under separate cover by the recommender).
  • Internship verification: Letter from a representative of the organization with which you plan to perform your internship.
    • Must include
      • Representative’s title and contact information
      • Job description: Detailed description of tasks and responsibilities to be performed
      • Internship start and end date
      • Specify how many hours you will be expected to work
      • Specify that the internship is unpaid

By accepting the funding, you are agreeing to the following commitments:

  1. Writing or speaking about your experience which may involve:
    1. Writing a short article or blog post describing your experience for the Center on Global Energy Policy Women in Energy program website
  2. Summary report sent within six weeks of the completion of the internship via Google Drive to be featured in the Women in Energy website and
  3. Participating in activities promoting the Women in Energy program, including but not limited to: speaking at an informational session for the Center on Global Energy Policy, or relevant student clubs’ events and
  4. Completing an end-of-semester stipend funding survey/debrief and
  5. Producing a thank you note to the donors for the Women in Energy program 
     

Deadline:

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021

Application materials should be emailed in a single packet (except for the confidential recommendation letter, which should be emailed directly by the recommender).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

To submit application packet or if you have any questions, please contact Jully Meriño Carela at [email protected].