Each applicant is judged based on a variety of different criteria. MES seeks individuals who show clear interest in a career dealing with Environmental Science and other areas of importance to the US Department of Energy, along with a strong academic background, a commitment to service, leadership skills, diverse interests in areas such as environmental justice and renewable energy, writing skills, and an ability to work well with teams. A good application introduces the individual to the Department of Energy and shows his/her unique motivations, experiences, accomplishments, and career goals. Thus, there is no specific formula for preparing a competitive application, as each applicant is unique. However, below are a few tips.
Contact the MES Program staff if you have any questions after reviewing the website. We are happy to answer e-mail or talk by phone.