Summer 2020 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) provides funding to students that will spend their summer conducting internships or a faculty-led research project. Students should submit proposals for projects in summer 2020 related to energy access in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS), with a focus on either modern technologies or fuels for cooking, or access to reliable, affordable, safe, and sustainable electricity. EAP is particularly interested in supporting projects and work with organizations that (i) promote innovative approaches to accelerate sustainable energy transitions in LMICS; (ii) offer insights that are applicable or generalizable to wider audiences; (iii) build linkages with innovative companies and non-profits in the energy access space; and/or (iv) are related to ongoing EAP projects.

Due to the Covid-19, EAP has implemented some changes to its summer finding program to give new opportunities to students interested in remote internships funding and students interested in faculty led research funding.

Remote Internship Funding

The Energy Access Project at Duke has partnered with the Energy Initiative Internship program to ensure that a portion of available funds are reserved for remote internships that relate to energy access in low- and middle-income countries. To be considered, students should apply via the Energy Internship Program once they have offer letters; applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We are also working with organizations in our network to create a list of companies that are interested in hosting interns this summer.

Research Funding

You are eligible to apply to this funding if you have secured a position in a Duke faculty led research project. This funding can be used as a stipend for the duration of the research project. Students at Duke who are currently enrolled, and will be enrolled full-time at Duke in Fall 2020, are eligible to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis thereafter pending availability of funds.

Funding decisions are made on a rolling basis.

For Organizations Interested in Hosting Students

If you are an organization in the energy access sector, interested in hosting an intern during the summer of 2020, you should fill out the form below.

This form is to help advertise your organization to undergraduate and graduate students at Duke University. Students will be contacting you directly, so make sure that your point of contact is the right person the students can reach out to for working with you, this summer 2020.

You can screen and select those who you would like to interview and afterwards choose one or more students for an internship.

Throughout this process, our goal is to make finding the right intern for your company easier.