Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

Opportunities for College Students

There are a myriad of opportunities on and off-campus for undergraduate and graduate students alike. 


Energy Studies Minor 

Administered by ND Energy, the Energy Studies Minor is open to undergraduate students in all majors and colleges at the University of Notre Dame. 

ND Energy Student Energy Board

Students interested in Energy Education on and off campus are invited to apply for the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame Student Advisory Board. Approximately 30 students act as education advisors for outreach events. As advisors, the students are involved in the planning and implementation of Energy Week, Science Alive, energy lectures, documentaries, and field trips. Education includes the campus community, the Michiana community, and personal development. Applications are accepted in early November. A term runs on the calendar year.

Energy Week

All of campus is invited to participate in Energy Week. Events include a power plant tour, quad display, energy careers, and lectures. 

Dorm Energy Competitions

Sponsored by various organizations, there are several energy competitions each year. Unplug your appliances, take the stairs, and cheer your dorm on to victory! Follow the dorm stats on the Energy Dashboard.


Undergraduate Energy Research Expo

ND Energy research labs that have positions available to undergraduate researchers will have posters and lab personnel on hand to answer questions about their research. Students are invited to fill out applications with their first, second, and third choice labs indicated. Faculty will schedule interviews based on the applications. The expo makes the streamlines the process of finding a research opportunity for both students and faculty.

Student Fellowships for Energy Research

ND Energy offers competitive fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct energy related research at Notre Dame.

Career Development

Dayaway Careers

This website is geared toward college students finding their first job opportunities in the field of renewable energy. There are listings for internships and jobs. The site also has company and job profiles. Mike Brownell, the founder of Dayaway Careers has spoken at Notre Dame and will likely visit campus again next year. Visit their website here.