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Application Cycle

2023 Application Year

November 1, 2022

Online Applications Open

November 17, 2022
2-3:00pm ET


Informational Webinar (optional)

Overview of the MEISPP Program

November 30, 2022
2-3:00pm ET

Informational Webinar (optional)

Overview of the MEISPP Program

Watch the replay (Vimeo video) | Look at the slide deck (.PDF, 1.1MB)

December 8, 2022, January 12, 2023 and January 18, 2023

2-3:00pm ET

Application Assistance Workshops (optional)

Tips for your application and a chance to ask questions about the program or your application.

December 8, 2-3pm ET

January 12, 2-3pm ET

January 18, 2-3pm EST

Watch the workshop (Vimeo video) | Look at the workshop slide deck (.PDF, 2.2MB)

January 31, 2023 11:59pm, ET

Application Deadline

February 8, 2023

Letter of Reference Deadline

February 15, 2023

Application Review

  • ORISE completes eligibility and compliance review.
  • Hosting facilities review applications for merit and relevance to projects and make recommendations for selection to MEISPP.

MEISPP makes final selections

March 1-April 1, 2023

(note: some offices may make offers after April 1)

Selection Notification

  • ORISE notifies candidates and hosting sites of internship assignments after receiving MEISPP approval.
  • Students return required forms to ORISE.

March 2023

Second Call for Applications

March 24, 2023 11:59pm, ET

Second Call Application and Letter of Reference Deadline

April 2023

Internship Logistics

  • Selected candidates coordinate with mentors and facilities
  • ORISE confirms assignments and assists with travel arrangements.

Monday June 5, 2023

Welcome Session

Thursday August 10, 2023

Closing Ceremony

August 11, 2023

Final Day of Summer Internship

"I had a wonderful experience in the MEISPP program! My internship provided me with a wonderful opportunity to network with people in the federal government, national lab employees, and contractors."
-Carys Behnke, graduate student, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technology Office