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.
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
Who is EERE AMMTO?
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.
AMMTO Summer Internships are open for applications during the Fall/Winter of each year.
2023 Application Year
Online Applications Open December 2022 Applicants will have the opportunity to review a project catalog of projects provided by hosting facilities to find a suitable match for their interests and educational discipline. Project catalogs can be found on the respective program page. Application Deadline February 10, 2023
- Applicants should not contact research facilities/mentors after the application deadline
- Applicants may contact mentors to ask questions about projects during the application period.
Application Review February 2023 Internship Notification March 2023 Candidates are notified of selections and receive offer letter to accept or decline internship Internship Period May - September 2023
Candidates accept their internship offer and begin their ORISE internship.
- Interns must complete 10-weeks of internship
In most cases, interns will have the opportunity to collaborate with their hosting laboratory to ensure internship dates work best for the intern and mentor. However, some hosting laboratories have separate requirements for summer internship periods.
Benefits vary by program. Refer to the Opportunity Announcement in the Zintellect Catalog for detailed information about Program Benefits. In general, all programs offer the following:
- Internships will last for 10 consecutive weeks from May to September at a DOE national laboratory. Interns will be assigned to research projects and/or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor.
For more information on benefits, including specific stipend information, refer to the individual program page for the program you are interested in.
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. Formal offers will be sent through Zintellect, the ORISE application and participant tracking system.
U.S. citizenship is required for participation in any EERE AMMTO Summer Internship.
Refer to individual programs for additional information on Eligibility:
The program is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through 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.