Queen Elizabeth Scholars for Energy Access

What is Queen Elizabeth Scholars for Energy Access?

Our goal is threefold: 1) to deliver eye-opening and career-building international experiences in the energy access sector for UW students, 2) to provide social enterprises in the sector with high calibre student interns that contribute significantly to their mission, and 3) to create a community of QE Scholars that become future innovators, advocates and leaders in the energy access sector.

How does the program work?

We arrange international internships in developing and Commonwealth countries prior to every school term (Spring, Fall, and Winter). Positions are posted through the WaterlooWorks system and are open to undergraduate students across all faculties. Scholarships range from $8000-$10000 for a 4-month term depending on the funding source and student eligibility.

If you do not have access to WaterlooWorks or are a graduate student and are interested in a position, please contact us directly.

Am I eligible?

Students may be from any faculty or program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least two previous co-op work terms. If you are a graduate student, please contact us directly.

For the Powering Change scholarship, please see further information and eligibility requirements here: https://uwaterloo.ca/co-operative-education/work-abroad/find-jobs-abroad/financial-support/powering-change

For the Change Makers in Co-op Award, please see further information and eligibility requirements here: https://uwaterloo.ca/co-operative-education/work-abroad/find-jobs-abroad/financial-support/change-makers-in-co-op 

Who do I contact for more information?

Managing Director


Armughan Al-Haq 
Managing Director, WISE
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Office: CPH 3672




Faculty Advisors

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Jatin Nathwani
Former Executive Director
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy


Scholars in the Field

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Alumni Reports


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QES4EA Map

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Funding Partners

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On-Campus Partners



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