Membership advantage include access to:
- Discounted rates for Geothermal Rising Conference and other events such as annual workshops and webinars
- Discounted advertising in Geothermal Rising publications and online assets
- Unlimited access to the world's largest online geothermal library
- Access to the Membership Directory and Yellow Pages
- Access to the Policy Committee Membership (requires an additional fee)
- Ability to get involved and serve on Geothermal Rising Committees and Task Forces
DOE Internship Programs
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Fall and spring programs are 15 weeks. Summer program is 10 weeks.
Community College Internship (CCI)
The Community College Internship (CCI) program provides technical training experiences for community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission.
Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)
The SCGSR research proposal is developed by the applying graduate student in collaboration with a NREL laboratory research scientist, and in consultation with the student’s primary graduate thesis advisor. The SCGSR research proposal includes the scope of thesis research proposed to be conducted at NREL.
NREL Research Participant Program Internships
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students have the opportunity to join the NREL team as an intern while gaining valuable mentoring experience, participating in the lab's research and development programs, and establishing ongoing collaborations through NREL's Research Participant Program.
NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
ACORE Internship Program
The (American Council On Renewable Energy) ACORE internship program is designed to mentor rising seniors and graduate students, as well as recent university graduates who are interested in making a career in the renewable energy industry. The focus of the program is to assist young professionals along the path of professional development, gaining the knowledge, resources and experience they need to join the renewable energy industry, whether it be in professional services, research, communications, market development, finance or policy.
Iceland GeoSurvey Internships
Iceland GeoSurvey wishes to contribute to the dissemination of geothermal knowledge and technical expertise, in Iceland and elsewhere. To this end, Iceland GeoSurvey aims to accommodate up to two interns each year. The accommodation includes office space and admittance to research facilities at ISOR as well as supervision of an geothermal expert but no other financial support. This internship is limited to graduate students in geosciences, mechanical and chemical engineering as well as physics and chemistry that relates to earth sciences. Recommended internship duration is 5-6 months, starting in the period from September to March. The application deadline for internships is April 1 each year.
Iceland School of Energy Internship
Each semester Iceland School of Energy offers several internship positions with leading energy companies in Iceland for our students to participate in. The positions are secured by Iceland School of Energy and give students the opportunity to work on stimulating energy projects that will expand their knowledge in the field of energy and allow them to develop professional skills in the sector.
Calling all aspiring students and creative minds!
We are thrilled to announce the GR Student Paper Contest 2023, an exceptional opportunity for students to showcase their research, critical thinking, and writing skills. This contest is designed to encourage intellectual growth, foster academic excellence, and recognize outstanding achievements in geothermal energy.
- Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in recognized educational institutions (2022-2023 graduates are also eligible)
- Must be a GR student member. If you are not a member, it is sufficient to apply now for a FREE MEMBERSHIP by filling out this form: https://form.jotform.com/230814996038161
Note: Students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines are encouraged to participate and share their unique perspectives.
💡 How to Participate:
- Write an original extended abstract of exceptional quality within your chosen geothermal interest.
- Extended abstracts should be 500 to 1,500 words in length, and include an introduction, methodology, and results and discussion sections.
- Submit your paper in electronic format (PDF or Word) at https://forms.gle/wgqzRkRB5S7HdJDK9
- Submissions will be reviewed. Then, shortlisted participants will be notified to submit a video recording between 10 to 15 minutes in length
🌟 Evaluation Process:
A distinguished panel of experts in each category will evaluate the submissions based on the following criteria:
- Originality and innovation
- Quality of research and methodology
- Clarity, coherence, and organization of ideas
- Critical thinking and analytical skills
- Contribution to the field of study
The top 3 submissions will win monetary prizes and certificates of achievement
📅 Important Dates:
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 July 2023, End of Day (PDT)
📣 Spread the Word:
Encourage your fellow students to participate and support this exciting initiative. Share the contest details with your friends, classmates, and social networks to inspire a culture of intellectual curiosity and scholarly excellence.
For further information, detailed guidelines, and any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to all participants!
Geothermal Rising Scholarships 2023
Geothermal Rising (GR) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2023 GR Scholarship Awards. These awards are open to students from a broad array of disciplines related to any aspect of geothermal energy, including but not limited to geosciences, environmental studies, engineering, renewable energy, energy policy, public policy, water rights, and other social sciences.
To qualify for any of these awards, a student must be a GR member (Next Gen Geo memberships are $25 per year). Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals.
The following awards are available:
Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Scholarship Awards
A long-time GR supporter and former board member, Marcelo Lippmann was a tireless advocate for geothermal energy and a mentor to many. He managed the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s geothermal program from 1985-2000 and authored over 100 technical papers and reports, in addition to serving several stints as an editor for Geothermics. In 2018, the GR Board of Directors voted to name the graduate scholarship awards after him.
Up to Five (5) awards of $3,000 will be awarded. To be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be enrolled in a graduate-level program at an accredited academic institution at the time of the award (Fall 2023). Applicants from any country are eligible. The subject of study is flexible and can be anything related to the use or promotion of geothermal energy. In general, each awardee will be required to submit a paper on his/her research (or research progress) to be published in the GR Transactions and deliver results at the Geothermal Rising Conference as either a poster or oral presentation. If the recipient is unable to attend the conference, a digital option may be coordinated.
Applications must include:
- Copies of undergraduate, graduate, and all relevant college transcripts.
- Up to two (2) letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional reference(s).
- A reflective essay (maximum 3 pages) discussing the applicant’s background, career goals and objectives, with particular reference to applicant’s relationship to geothermal energy research and/or development. Please list any geothermal-related student activities, classes, and/or field experiences that you wish to be considered. The essay should include how the applicant intends to use the scholarship money in furthering their geothermal pursuits.
Up to Three (3) awards of $1,000 with an additional $1,000 gifted to the recipient's University. These awards are offered as a means of acknowledging exceptional undergraduate students for their early efforts toward, and interest in, geothermal energy. Efforts could include research, outreach, and other related activities. University faculty can nominate students, or a student may self-nominate. To be eligible for one of these awards, the candidate must be a third- or fourth-year undergraduate at an accredited academic institution at the time of nomination (Spring 2023). In the case of faculty nomination, applications must include 1) a letter from a faculty nominator describing the nominee’s work related to geothermal energy, 2) a one-page reflective essay from the student describing their relationship to geothermal energy, and 3) one additional letter of recommendation. In the case of student self-nomination, applications must include, 1) a one-page reflective essay from the student describing their relationship to geothermal energy, and 2) two letters of recommendation.
How to Submit Applications and Deadline
All applications and nominations must be received no later than July 31, 2023 to be considered. Apply by filling out an online form and submitting your supplementary documents here:
- Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Award: https://form.jotform.com/231065706422146
- Undergraduate Award: https://form.jotform.com/231065730982154
Please direct questions regarding the GR Scholarship Awards to: