Energy Research Internship (ERI) program

The Delaware Energy Institute (DEI) along with the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) and Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute offers summer internships to a select group of motivated undergraduates and officially accepted to UD 1st year graduate students to work on independent research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor and graduate student or staff scientist.

Dates: June – August 2021
Hours per week: 40
Stipend: $4,000, plus on-campus housing accommodations
Location: University of Delaware, Newark

The summer session program concludes with a poster presentation at the University of Delaware’s Undergraduate Research & Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium in August. In addition, students participate in career-development activities such as research ethics, communication skills, laboratory safety training, and field trips to industry.

    Applicant information

    Contact information

    Do you live on or off campus? (check one)

    Will you require housing for the duration of the program? (check one)

    Academic Information

    Current academic year (choose one)

    Research interest, type (choose any that apply)
    Computational (modeling)Experimental (labwork)Other/not sure

    Research interest, area (i.e., solar, wind, catalysis, etc.)

    Research statement

    Applicants who are new to research or are not actively working with a faculty advisor on a specified project should submit a 1-page statement detailing past research experience, area of research you are interested in and why, if you plan to continue research during the semester, what you hope to gain from the experience, and why participating in undergraduate research is important to your future career goals.

    Applicants who have identified a project and faculty advisor to work with should submit a 1-2 page research plan detailing both the work to be carried out over the summer and the broader research agenda of which the summer study forms a part. The plan should clearly indicate how the broader research agenda addresses aspects of a topic in energy research, as well as the major research questions or hypotheses being investigated.

    Please upload research statement in either Word (.doc) or PDF format. Be sure to include your name and contact information in the attached document.