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High Performance Computing Summer Internships

High Performance Computing Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Internship Program offers 10-week, hands-on, practical internships at DOE national laboratories.

For half a century, America has led the world in high performance computing (HPC) thanks to sustained federal government investments in research and development and regular deployment of new systems. The strong synergy between hardware development and software and application development has been a defining strength of the U.S. approach. HPC4Mfg unites world-class computing resources and the expertise of national laboratories to deliver solutions that could revolutionize manufacturing.

The HPC4Mfg program is part of the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative which partners public and private sectors to facilitate the use of advanced computational techniques in the private sector with the aim of reducing national energy consumption. In the HPC4Mfg Internship Program, student projects typically involve performing advanced simulation and modeling in topic areas such as materials, computational fluid dynamics, combustion and machine learning applied to scientific computational results. More information about the HPC4Mfg program can be found at This program is sponsored by the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

As a participant in the EERE HPC4Mfg Internship Program, you will perform research-level computational activities under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or engineer at a federal national laboratory. You will gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent, and skills to research and development projects focused on HPC. You will also be able to establish connections with DOE scientists and subject matter experts that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, and DOE.

EERE HPC4Mfg Internship Details


  • Application Cycle

    AMO 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.
  • 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.
  • Eligiblity

    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 high performance computing.
      • Undergraduate Student: Be enrolled as a full-time student as a junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university during the winter/spring semester and be pursuing a degree in a discipline related to high performance computing.
      • Graduate Student: Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university duringthe winter/spring semester and be pursuing a degree in a discipline related to high performance computing.
      • 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.

  • 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 High Performance Computing Summer Internships

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