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What will I be doing?

EERE Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (EERE AMMTO) offers three advanced manufacturing internship programs in robotics, energy storage, and high performance computing designed to provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to intern at DOE national laboratories.

AMMTO internships offer a wide variety of projects for students to consider. Check out the Project Catalog pages for each internship program to learn more about the different projects you can be a part of as an intern.

Project Catalogs 

Why should I apply?

As an AMMTO intern, no matter what program you choose, you'll have the opportunity to

  • Learn from top researchers and subject matter experts at a DOE national laboratory
  • Gain real world experience in cutting edge research
  • Develop skills within and outside of your field of study and interest and earn a competitive edge
  • Network with your peers, travel, and participate in educational events


The EERE Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office Summer Internships are sponsored by the  Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). AMMTO partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States. AMMTO establishes collaborative communities focused on developing and commercializing targeted technologies; plays a leadership role in the national interagency Advanced Manufacturing Partnership; and encourages a culture of continuous improvement in corporate energy management.



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Participant Experiences

  • Emily Corcoran

    “I think any STEM-focused internship appointment at a large federal research facility sounds intimidating to a lot of students, or at least it did to me, so my advice would be to not let imposter syndrome hold you back. If my experience is any indication, everyone is there to help you learn and they want to see you do well.”

    —Emily Corcoran
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  • Colin Scholler

    “I would absolutely recommend the ORISE program. The program itself was extremely accommodating and communicative at all steps of the appointment process. Also, the facility that I had the opportunity to work at was full of extremely smart, helpful, and interesting people. The combination of these made a very pleasant and rewarding experience.”

    —Colin Scholler
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  • Kelly Nieto

    “During this internship, I was challenged to start thinking about energy storage problems through the new lens of computational chemistry. I was able to learn and develop an entirely new skill set and get to know many great scientists along the way.”

    —Kelly Nieto
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  • Marcos Lucero

    “The folks at LLNL made every effort to make my internship experience worthwhile. Additionally, my mentor provided me with great advice and perspective on the state-of-the-art research in the lithium ion battery field while providing me with insights on methods to start my own independent research project.”

    —Marcos Lucero
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  • Anne Marie Esposito

    “I had a great experience learning about new energy technologies, new skills in coding and modeling and how what I have learned so far in my Ph.D. program will translate to a future career.”

    —Anne Marie Esposito
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  • Eva Allen

    “The Energy Storage Internship has given me an unusually complete and cutting-edge skillset to pursue a career in research and development of battery materials.”

    —Eva Allen
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  • Jamie Santos

    “I feel that I have grown not only as an electrical engineer but as a person because of this experience. I would definitely recommend any student wanting to expand his or her skill set and to become a better person to apply for this internship.”

    —Jamie Santos
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  • Mary Daffron

    “EERE is a great program. It gives the participants opportunities to gain valuable experience and learn so much more than just how to complete their given project. I would definitely recommend this program.”

    —Mary Daffron
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  • Thomas Flammang

    “My favorite part of the internship was how hands-on it was. It was enjoyable to come into work every day and work on machines or design parts.”

    —Thomas Flammang
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  • Zachary Kaplan

    “I love the collaborative aspect of working with a team toward a common goal. Robotics can be the solution to many of the crises facing our planet.”

    —Zachary Kaplan
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The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ORISE focuses on scientific initiatives including educating the next generation of scientists.