Energy Research Internship (ERI) program

The Delaware Energy Institute (DEI) along with the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) 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 2019
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
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)
On-campusOff-campus

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

Academic Information

Current academic year (choose one)
FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior

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.