The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) has offered an annual summer internship opportunity in energy sciences research to undergraduate students since the summer of 2014. The 2023 summer internship award amount has increased to a maximum amount up to or equal to six thousand dollars ($6,000) for each internship offered. 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. Click on the year below for more information about the summer undergraduate internship opportunity.
2020 Summer Undergraduate Internship Summary
Note: Poster project presentations cancelled due to COVID-19