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Energy Fellows Program

About the Program

The Energy Fellows program provides URI undergraduates with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience addressing real-world energy issues. Fellows typically work in interdisciplinary teams with staff and/or faculty on one or more projects. Projects vary each year and depend on academic background.

Fellows also receive training in general energy topics as well as specialized leadership and communication training.Throughout the course of their internship, fellows will participate in URI Energy Center events and will present their work to the University community and general public.

Students in the following academic majors are encouraged to apply: engineering, chemistry, resource economics, environmental science, natural resources science, landscape architecture and communications. Other majors will be considered as well. Selected students demonstrate the ability to produce high quality work and communicate well with others, and also exhibit a passion for and sustained interest in their focus area.

Selected fellows will be expected to work the following hours for pay or for credit:

Spring & Fall Semesters - 10 hours/week
Summer - 30 hours/week

The program flyer can be dowloaded here.

How to Apply

We are currently not accepting applications to the 2011 Energy Fellows Program. We will begin accepting applications for the 2012 Energy Fellows Program in the fall of 2011. Check back for updates.

For more information please contact Rachel Sholly at 401.874.5558 or