ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Summer Scholars Program

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Summer Scholars Program

The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) is devoted exclusively to transformational energy technology research and development. ARPA-E’s mission is to:

  • Enhance U.S. economic security by identifying technologies with the potential to reduce energy imports from foreign sources; reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; and improve efficiency across the energy spectrum.
  • Ensure the U.S. remains a technological leader in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.


ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market (T2M) team serves the overall APRA-E mission by working on commercialization strategies across programs and with individual projects. The T2M group works with ARPA-E projects to establish a clear value proposition, market strategy, business model, strong partnerships, and follow-on funding options around the technologies under development.

ARPA-E is seeking Technology-to-Market Scholars for the summer of 2013 who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in commercialization of high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers exposure to promoting the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market in a fast-paced environment. Scholars will assist with Technology-to-Market program efforts in one or more topical areas. Each selected Scholar will be paid a weekly stipend and travel costs; length of stay ranges from 8-12 weeks.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field), are in the midst of completing a graduate level degree (preferably MBA or technical degree M.S./Ph.D. with a business focus), and have 3+ years of relevant work experience. Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion in a specific energy program area and must be comfortable working independently. Strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as an interest in energy and energy technologies, are required.

All positions will be based at ARPA-E’s headquarters in Washington, DC. US Citizenship is required.

Highly motivated candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter, and a list of references at Questions can be directed via email to with the words “Technology-to-Market Scholars” in the subject heading.

Applications are due by noon on Monday, April 1st, 2013.