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DOE-ACTS (Department of Energy - Academies Creating Teacher Scientists)
This program is suspended until further notice.

Program Description

This three-year program supported by the Department of Energy at Berkeley Lab includes an eight-week mentored internship each summer. Participants are placed in a scientific division based upon academic preparation, teaching assignments, experiences and interests.

For more information, see the DOE website.

Support includes:

  • Travel/housing supplement
  • $800/week stipend
  • Instructional materials and professional development resources


Teachers of science, grades 5 to 12, with degrees in a science discipline, mathematics, or engineering, or with an equivalent combination of teaching and academic coursework.

Key Dates

  • Applications available: 1-Oct-10
  • Selection and Placements begin:
  • Applications accepted until: 31-Mar-2011
  • Last Day Offers made: 1-Apr-2011
  • Program runs:
    13 Jun - 5 Aug 2011

Selection Process

  • Scientists review applications and select a teacher based on their needs.
  • Please note that selection and placements start well ahead of the application deadline.
  • Apply early to increase your chances of being selected.


  • 40+ hours/week for eight weeks
  • Weekly meetings with a master teacher
  • Three sequential years of participation
  • Communication during the academic year
  • Progress reports of professional development and leadership
  • Attend:
    Conferences, lectures, workshops, field trips
  • Present at a poster session or PowerPoint


>Schedules / Deliverables

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