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The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.

Applications for the program will be accepted ongoing.

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for the program, students must:

  • Be 18 years of age;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher); and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

INROADS Internships

The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented under-served youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Internships are highly competitive! For Summer 2015 considerations, apply before May 31. These internships are paid. You will be placed with a participating company, and the goal is for that company to hire you once you have completed your degree.

There are currently no Inroads internships in New Mexico, so you would need to go out of state. Check the website for eligibility info and details:

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector; excellent research and writing skills; demonstrated financial need; and U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded.  Fall and Spring interns will work part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer interns will be full-time.  All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the Fall and Spring intern and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the Summer intern.

Deadline for the summer internship application is March 29; For the fall internship, applications are due July 15.