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Energy Storage Summer Internships

Energy storage technology holds the key to ushering in the electric vehicle transformation and in creating the grid of the future with integrated resiliency and flexibility. Today’s battery technology is not enough. Newer chemistries, battery designs, and manufacturing processes are needed to usher changes in energy storage that can fundamentally transform the world and lead to the birth of new industries. 

As an EERE Energy Storage Intern, you can be a part of the energy storage solution we need! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Storage Internship Program offers 10-week, hands-on, practical internships at U.S. national laboratories

As an intern in the EERE Energy Storage Internship Program, you will gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent, and skills to research and development projects focused on energy storage. You will be mentored by and research alongside DOE scientists and subject matter experts, developing long-term relationships between yourself, researchers and others at your hosting laboratory.

The EERE Energy Storage Internship Program is sponsored by the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office. Learn more about why you want to apply for an AMMTO Summer Internship.

EERE Energy Storage Internship Details

  • Application Cycle

    AMMTO Summer Internships are open for applications during the Fall/Winter of each year

    2024 Application Year details are forthcoming.

  • Application Review and Selection

    In the application process, you will review available projects for your ORISE summer internship and provide your preference for which project and mentor you want to intern with for the summer. Mentors will review complete applications and project preferences to determine their ORISE intern selections and best match for their projects. Mentors may contact you directly or schedule interviews with you as part of the review process, and we encourage you to engage with them to determine the best fit for you and your potential mentor.

    However, mentor selection is only one part of the review process. Mentor selection of your application does not guarantee you will be selected to participate in an internship program.

    Once selections are finalized by EERE AMMTO, ORISE will notify you and your mentor if you are selected for an internship program.

  • Eligibility

    In order to be considered, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

    • Be a U.S. citizen.
    • Be at least 18 years old by May 1 of the internship.
    • Meet one of the following conditions:
      • Recent graduate: Have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in the past two years in a discipline related to energy storage.
      • Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates, earning a degree in the past two years, are eligible to apply.
      • For detailed information about eligibility, review the current Zintellect Opportunity posting.
  • Appointment Details

    • Appointments will be for 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May-September. Factors such as class schedules, housing availability, and laboratory schedules may be taken into consideration when determining appointment start and end dates.
    • Interns are required to have health insurance coverage during the appointment period and to provide proof of this coverage prior to the start of the appointment.
  • What will I receive?

    • Stipend: Based on academic level at the start of your internship appointment.

    • Travel: Travel reimbursement for inbound and outbound expenses if you live more than fifty miles, one-way, from your assigned hosting laboratory.

    • Housing Allowance: A housing stipend will be provided. Additional housing stipend may be provided to offset high cost of living in certain locations.

    • Training/Research Allowance: A training allowance may be provided to offset relevant costs, such as fees for submitting research for publication, access to relevant training, etc.

Project Catalog for the EERE Energy Storage Internships

The Summer 2024 Project Catalog will be updated starting in October 2023. Please check back regularly for updates.