Congratulations on your appointment! We encourage you to carefully review this section, which should address many of the questions you may have regarding your selection.
ORAU has also developed a virtual orientation module that answers commonly asked questions and provides guidance on first day logistics, expectations, and additional participant information you may need to prepare for your appointment. To access the module, please visit Virtual Orientation.
As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you are not an employee of ORAU, ORISE, DOE, the host facility, or any other office or agency. Instead, you have an appointment at a designated facility and are affiliated with ORAU for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
When accepting the Terms of Appointment, you agree that the receipt of stipend payments from ORAU shall not be construed as an employment relationship and acknowledge there are no employment-related benefits (such as paid vacations, sick pay, maternity leave, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, etc.) associated with this appointment.
Beginning an appointment with DOE Scholars.
Extending or renewing an appointment with DOE Scholars.
Concluding an appointment with DOE Scholars.
Information on the calculation, payment, and receipt of stipends, including direct deposit instructions, health insurance premiums, and tax information for participants.
Participants must have health insurance during their time as a DOE Scholar. Learn more about this appointment requirement.
Information for participant travel and reimbursement during appointments.
Veterans are given Veterans preference with the Federal Energy Management Program which places interns at federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area.