The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) offers an annual summer internship opportunity in energy sciences research to undergraduate students for up to five thousand dollars. The undergraduate summer internship is named after Mr. Darrell J. Nelson, who served 41 years on the Custer County Public Power District and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Boards from 1970-2011, and was an advocate of lifelong learning. In 2005, Mr. Nelson proposed a partnership between NPPD and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for the purpose of engaging in energy sciences research. The following year, the NCESR was created with NPPD’s support. The undergraduates selected to receive this internship are asked to present their research at the Nebraska Summer Research Symposium.