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Application Cycle

2024 Application Year

Monday, October 16, 2023

Online Applications Open

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Friday, November 10, 2023

Virtual Career Fair

Informational webinars

Monday, January 15, 2024

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Application Assistance Workshops

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


Thursday, February 15, 2024
11:59 p.m. ET

Application Deadline

February 15 - March 15, 2024

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.

March 15 - April 1, 2024

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.

April 2024

Internship Logistics

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

Monday, May 20, 2024


  • Internship begins with virtual on-boarding sessions.

Friday, May 31, 2024


  • In-person at DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Interns will be flown in on Thursday, May 30.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Closing Ceremony

  • Virtual meeting using Zoom and Gather.Town.

Friday, August 9, 2024

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