Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA), is a program that targets underrepresented students in a variety of disciplines for summer internships. The Clean Energy ALVA program, like its partner program GenOM ALVA, is for incoming freshmen who will be attending the University of Washington Seattle campus. Students who are interested in clean energy, and generally in science (chemistry, physics) and engineering (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering) are encouraged to apply to this program. The program provides training in math, research ethics, hands-on lab experience and creates a rich supportive environment that is proven to increase retention at UW.
Students who have completed an ALVA experience are also eligible to apply for academic year research support; see CEI Undergraduate Research Assistance.