Author: US DOE Staff       Published: 1/9/2023           US Department of Education

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Morgan State Univ. Launches 30 New Degree Programs to Address the Work of the Future and the Future of Work

New Programs at Morgan Address the Work of the Future and the Future of Work

More than 30 New High-Demand Academic Degree Programs Since 2020 Drive Student Interest and Spike Enrollment

The past two years have marked an era of historic highs for Morgan State University, in categories ranging from student enrollment to financial investment in the institution to the dollar value of new, planned or under-construction campus facilities. But, more quietly, the University has also logged record numbers in another critical area: the establishment of new academic programs.


 Upcoming Events & Opportunities!

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. EPA Climate Change Recruitment Webinars for Students in STEM: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1PM ET (10AM PT)

Interested in air and well-studied in the sciences? This event is for you! We’re seeking climate-minded students and recent grads to apply for dozens of openings across the nation. We’ll show you how to have a successful application and what opportunities we have available in real time! No pre-registration is required.

Thursday, January 12 at 1PM ET (10AM PT): Click HERE to join

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U.S. Department of Energy


Join the departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency as they roll out the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. This landmark strategy lays the groundwork for removing all emissions from the transportation sector by 2050. Leadership from all four agencies will join transportation sector stakeholders for a roundtable at the TRB Annual Meeting on Jan. 10 from 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. to discuss the impact this Blueprint will have on the U.S. transportation sector.

The event is open to all registered participants of the TRB Annual Meeting. To register for the TRB Annual Meeting, visit


NOW OPEN  L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Application.

Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories. The program has awarded 95 postdoctoral women scientists over $4 million in grants to advance their research and careers.  The L’Oréal USA FWIS Program is seeking five exceptional female scientists to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM. You could be awarded $60,000 to advance your career and research!

  Applications will remain open until January 27, 2023 at 5 PM ET

  Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started their postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Interested in serving as a reviewer for the 2023 L’Oréal FWIS program? Please complete this brief interest form.

Apply Now!

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Navigating Federal Employment Workshop

Human Resources Executives at the US Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring an interactive workshop for all faculty, staff, and students applying to career and internship opportunities with the federal government. During this workshop, participants will learn about HHS’s Pathways to Public Service internship program and how to best prepare for the application process. Professional tips will be given on creating and utilizing a USA Jobs account, drafting a federal resume, and interviewing for positions on the federal level.

The primary focus of this effort is to communicate the mission of and career paths within the Department of Health and Human Services that will provide students and recent graduates with a rewarding position in public service geared toward their major.

Pathways to Public Service Brochure: Visit our website:

HRSA Webinar: Opportunities to Apply for a Federal Job – February 8

Please join the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a special virtual event titled “HRSA Webinar: Opportunities to Apply for a Federal Job” on Thursday, February 8, from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. HRSA and the HIV/AIDS Bureau are dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diversified workforce, especially one that is inclusive of people with lived experience.

To support this effort, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, in partnership with HRSA’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) and Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI), invites members of our HIV community for an engaging event that highlights how to apply for federal job opportunities and provides guidance on overcoming challenges applicants face when seeking federal employment. This webinar will share tips on: 1) writing your federal résumé and applying for federal jobs at HRSA and 2) understanding federal hiring authorities.

This webinar is open to organizations serving the needs of people with HIV, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant recipients and subrecipients, planning body/planning council members, national partner organizations, and people with lived experience.

Register to participate

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U.S. Environment Protection Agency

U.S. EPA Climate Change Recruitment Webinars for Students in STEM: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1PM ET (10AM PT)

Interested in air and well-studied in the sciences? This event is for you! We’re seeking climate-minded students and recent grads to apply for dozens of openings across the nation. We’ll show you how to have a successful application and what opportunities we have available in real time! No pre-registration is required.

Thursday, January 12 at 1PM ET (10AM PT): Click HERE to join

View the Flyer here: Virtual Job Fair


Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

In the summer of 2022, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) partnered with USDA Forest Service’s Heritage Program and the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities to bring anthropology students from HBCUs into the forest and introduce them to careers in the Heritage Program. Watch this video:

Preserve the Past, build for the Future is a webinar series produced by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, an independent federal agency, designed to introduce college students to historic preservation and related fields. In 2023, the series will consist of five webinars. Register for all or individual webinars with one convenient link! We hope you will join us in the conversation.

January 25, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET – Mobilizing Community Preservation. Join this webinar to hear about the experiences of leaders in this area, how to encourage volunteerism, and how to get started on preserving your own community’s heritage.

February 22, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET — Saving Black History: Gullah-Geechee Islands. This webinar addresses the islands’ history, what is happening there now, and the work being done to preserve the culture.

March 22, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET — Create a Future Through Careers in Historic Preservation. This webinar will focus on providing students and others interested in historic preservation and related fields with insight into the needs of the profession, as well as the skills they should have to move into these positions. Also, learn what steps you should take to become a part of the preservation community.  

April 26, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET — History Right on Your Campus: Preserving Historic HBCUs. This webinar talks about how HBCUs, communities, and advocacy groups are working together to preserve and restore these historic campus buildings and the significance of the buildings in the lives of students.  

May 24, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET — Hallowed Ground: Preserving Historic Black Churches. This webinar discusses the effort to preserve African American history through restoration of churches that were important in the Civil Rights movement and/or poignant to African American/American history.

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Blue Campaign: Virtual Human Trafficking Youth Forum

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month (HTPM), and U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign will be hosting a virtual Human Trafficking Youth Forum. The virtual forum will be held on January 31, 2023, via Goto Webinar from 10:00am–4:15pm EST.

Caretakers and Adults who work with youth are invited to attend this webinar to hear from experts in the human trafficking and youth space. Featured speakers and panelists include representatives from U.S. Department of Justice, National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Human Trafficking Hotline – Polaris, Love 146, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Presentations and panel discussions will involve:

  • Youth and online safety
  • Online human trafficking case study
  • Human trafficking trends and how they affect the youth population
  • Criminalization of youth victims
  • Victim Assistance Program
  • Available resources for youth and individuals working with youth

REGISTER HERE to join us on January 31, and we welcome you to share this event with other caretakers and adults working with youth in your organization and community. Note that registration is free yet required to attend this webinar, and additional details regarding agenda sessions will be distributed at a later time.

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Howard University Spring 2023 Recruitment

Fair 1: Howard University Spring 2023 All Majors On-site Job & Internship Fair, Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm powered through Handshake

Registration Open:

Fair 2: Howard University Spring 2023 All Majors Virtual Job & Internship Fair, Thursday, March 16, 2023 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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U.S. Department of Energy

Registration is Open! Join Us for DOE’s 2023 MBE Connect Summit!

Have you registered to join DOE’s first-ever MBE Connect Summit?

You are receiving this message because you have signed up to receive information from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Register for DOE’s 2023 MBE DOE Connect Summit! Registration is now open for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s 2023 MBE DOE Connect Summit. This event is geared toward minority business, minority serving institutions, non-profit organizations and Community Development Financial institutions within the energy sector. We hope to connect and build meaning relationships with DOE program offices and representative from various federal agencies.  

Here’s what you need to know: 

When: (In Person) February 23, 2023, 8am – 5pm, (Virtual) February 28, 2023, 8am – 5pm  

Where: Forrestal Building, US Department of Energy – 1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024/ Online

Purpose: Minority Business Enterprises and higher education institutions will learn how to interface with DOE, the Federal family, Green Banks, and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to discover where the industry and billions of dollars in funding opportunities are going.

Accessibility: Mirrored programing will be presented virtually on 2/28/23 via recorded sessions during the in-person conference.  Sessions will be translated to multiple languages.

This summit is free, and registration is requiredTo register for the virtual day, please click here.

Student Opportunities!

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U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is seeking qualified candidates for the Oak Ridge InstThe itute for Science and Education (ORISE) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.

This is a paid opportunity to learn about the federal government and its role in advancing renewable energy. Fellows will play an integral role in designing and implementing national research and development strategies and programs to make solar energy more affordable and reliable.

SETO is seeking applicants with bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degrees, as well as established professionals, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Photovoltaic technologies
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power technologies
  • Grid systems integration technologies
  • Behavioral science, strategic analysis, and technical assistance
  • Manufacturing and technology transfer
  • Environmental justice and finance
  • Communications, graphic design, and stakeholder engagement

Apply for the ORISE fellowship by January 15, and please email any questions to

Learn more about this and other SETO fellowships, and check out our video on the fellowship experience.


Smithsonian Institution

2023 Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA) Internship at the Smithsonian Institution

This internship program is focused on students from communities currently underrepresented in the museum conservation field, the CIBA offers opportunities for current or recent undergraduates to learn about museum conservation. During a 10-week summer program, CIBA interns are placed with mentors in a variety of conservation labs throughout the Smithsonian. The program supports interns by offering a stipend and paid housing during the internship. A relocation travel allowance may also be included as part of the internship award.

2023 Timeline 

  • Application deadline: March 15  at 11:59PM ET
  • Applicants notified by: April 15
  • 10-week internships begin: June 6*
  • Internship ends: August 12*

This is a cohort program so these tenure dates can’t be changed. All CIBA interns must be in residence for the entire tenure and participate full-time (at least 40 hours/week).

Please see the link below for additional information and to apply for an internship.

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Career & Internship Opportunities. Potential applicants can visit FWS careers for more information about the different careers we have at FWS and within the Department of the Interior. Go to our FWS careers searchable map and database to locate current opportunities within FWS.

In addition, FWS collaborates with nongovernmental organizations (partner intern opportunities) to provide internship opportunities for students and graduates, which can lead to a valuable experience for a future career with FWS.

Volunteering to Build Your Resume. On your federal résumé, don’t limit yourself to only including paid work experience. Include relevant volunteer work or community organizations roles that demonstrate your ability to do the job. Volunteer experience receives the same credit as comparable paid experience.

Include volunteer experience on your résumé the same way you would paid experience. Include a meaningful position title, average hours per week or month, start and end dates, and duties and accomplishments.

You can find opportunities to volunteer below:


2023 journalism scholarships worth $50,000 now open!!

Applications are open for the 2023 National Press Club scholarships — a total of $50,000 is available to aspiring journalists.

The deadline to apply, unless otherwise specified, is February 15 by 5 p.m. ET, and we would appreciate your help getting the message out to your network, social media channels, and newsletters.

The 2023 National Press Club scholarships are:

  • The Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior. The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The award can be renewed for up to three years at $5,000 per year.
  • The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to support a high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in journalism.
  • The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship, established in 2021, supports diversity within the field of broadcast journalism. The scholarship is $5,000 per year awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism. The award can be renewed up to three years. The award is open to any student at any stage in their career pursuing an education in broadcast journalism, with a preference for community college students.
  • The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship recognizes a student pursuing graduate studies in journalism with a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray tuition costs. The deadline for this fellowship is April 15, 2023.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We really appreciate your help spreading the word, especially as students are home for the holidays! For more information and the application and eligibility requirements, please visit here. To retweet these opportunities, please click here.

HBCU Research and Innovation Network (HBCU RAIN) New Research & Student Internship Opportunities

Project Opportunity Announcement A new Project Opportunity Announcement (POA) POA-23-RI-001 titled “Knowledge Graphs for Reasoning” has been modified and reposted. You can visit the AFRL ML-RCP website for additional information.    The deadline for white paper submissions against this POA is Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 5pm EST.    Please use the ML-RCP white paper guidance & template for submissions, which is available on the website.  White papers should be submitted via the ML-RCP website.

Contact with any questions. View this email in your browser

Emerging Scholars Internship University of Georgia Residence Research Program   Application deadline – March 1  The Emerging Scholars Internship is an opportunity for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including 1890 land-grant institutions, to conduct research with College of Agriculture and Environmental Science scientists and reside on the UGA Campus in Athens, GA. This seven-week program is intended for students who have an interest in research and are planning to attend graduate school in agriculture and related sciences.    Emerging Scholar Interns receive:  

  • A monthly $1,500 stipend ($3,000 total)
  • Housing and meal plan allowance
  • Hands-on research experience with a UGA CAES scientist
  • Travel assistance stipend up to $250

Interns are expected to: 

  • Conduct supervised research on agricultural and environmental sciences
  • Prepare and present a research poster summarizing the research project
  • Participate in professional development workshops

Interested applicants must have:

  • A background or interest in agriculture and environmental sciences
  • An interest and ability to conduct and communicate scientific research
  • A strong interest in attending graduate school
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0

The Emerging Scholars Internship is open to juniors and seniors majoring in agricultural and related sciences or related major at HBCUs and 1890 land-grant institutions.

HBCU Research and Innovation Network (HBCU RAIN) is the best way to network with other higher education leaders and others who are interested in advancing equity in education and building sustainable HBCUs.

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General Services Administration

We are excited to announce that the GSA Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) is accepting applications for the 2023 Fellowship. All fellowship positions will be remote and location flexible within the United States. Fellows will serve at least a one-year term, with availability to serve additional years preferred.

OES is a team of interdisciplinary experts that works across the federal government to help agencies build and use evidence. We partner with federal agencies to answer priority questions with rigorous evaluation methods and administrative data. We design and conduct impact evaluations of programs and evidence-based program changes. To date, OES has completed nearly 100 impact evaluations with dozens of agency partners.

Our evaluations, in collaboration with agency partners, span areas such as increasing environmental protection, supporting equitable delivery of the American Rescue Plan, improving public health outcomes, and increasing educational opportunity. Join the OES team if you are interested in working closely with key decision makers in government and evaluating promising interventions at a national scale!

Learn more about the OES Fellowship here.

  • Annual Fellowship Federal Details
  • Team members work alongside agency collaborators to make concrete
  •  recommendations on how to improve government and evaluate impact using administrative data.
  • Deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 


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U.S. Department of Energy

Technology Commercialization Internship Now Accepting Applications. The Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Internship is a unique paid opportunity for undergraduate STEM and business students to explore and contribute to advances at the intersection of business and innovative clean energy technologies. Interns undergo intensive training as they join the world-class National Laboratory sys. tem, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.

This internship focuses on the business side of technology commercialization where interns will learn skills such as customer discovery, value propositions development, and market sizing. Students will be paired with cutting edge technologies at National Labs in fields spanning machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, biofuels, and more.

Apply before Jan. 16, 2023

Request for formation: Accelerating Innovations in Emerging Technologies. The Office of Science invites interested parties to provide input relevant to developing approaches for:

  • Accelerating innovations in emerging technologies to drive scientific discovery to sustainable production of new technologies across the innovation continuum
  • Training a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce to support 21st century industries
  • Meeting the nation’s needs for abundant clean energy, a sustainable environment, and national security.

Respond by Dec. 23, 2022.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Critical Materials Institute Course, January 23-24, 2023, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

The Critical Materials Institute leadership academy is organizing a short course on fundamentals, applications, and supply chain of rare earth elements. See Brochure Here

The course will take place in person at the Colorado School of Mines on January 23 – 24, 2023.

The objective of the course is to engage emerging and early career professionals in discussions of and solutions for clean energy technologies in the context of critical rare earth elements. This course will focus on the fundamentals and applications of rare earth permanent magnets through the wholistic lens of market and economy. Course outline and registration information are available in the brochure.

The attendants of the course are students, postdocs, and researchers from academia, national labs, industries, and government organizations. The class is limited to 50 attendants. Scholarships are available to cover travel expense.