Appointment Start and End Dates
Participants will coordinate appropriate internship start and end dates with their mentors at the assigned hosting facility. ORISE notification and approval will be required at least 10 business days in advance of any changes to the internship schedule after it has been approved.
Internships may not be deferred.
Participants commit to full-time, on site participation for 10 consecutive weeks at the assigned hosting facility the months of May through September.
Participants are required to have health insurance coverage during the internship period and to provide proof of this coverage prior to the start of the internship.
- U.S. citizenship is not required for participation in the program. However, depending on the internship assignment, U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, J1 visa or F1 visa may be required.
- For non-U.S. citizens, internships are contingent upon having a valid immigration status. ORISE will work with participants to determine eligibility. If you have questions or concerns regarding your citizenship/immigration status, please contact Immigration@orau.org.
- Participants must provide suitable citizenship documentation (such as a photocopy of a U.S. passport, birth certificate, Certificate of U.S. Naturalization or Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, permanent residency, visa status) at the time appointment is accepted.
Verification of enrollment and GPA
Prior to the start of the appointment, participants must provide copies of official transcripts and proof of enrollment during Spring of 2018. Proof of enrollment and official transcripts are required prior to the acceptance of the Internship Program.
- Poster/Oral Presentation
- Participants are expected to present their summer projects to the scientific community at the assigned hosting facility. Hosting facilities will be asked to provide participants the opportunity to make this presentation.
- Final Report
- Participants are required to write an eight to ten page paper about the internship experience including a description of the research project, accomplishments and the benefits received.
- ORAU Survey
- Participants are required to complete a feedback survey regarding their experiences from the internship program.
- Participants do not earn sick leave or personal leave during the internship period. Participants are responsible for notifying the hosting facility mentor and ORISE immediately of any absences from the internship due to illness. Participants must notify ORISE of absences expected to last for more than three consecutive days.
- Time away from the summer internship due to illness and/or personal emergencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Participants must notify the hosting facility mentor and ORISE in advance, as soon as possible.
- Holidays are unpaid absences during the internship program. Participants must follow the same schedule as the hosting facility.
Policies/regulations of the Hosting Facility
- Participants must complete all hosting facility requirements to gain access to the hosting facility prior to the start date of their appointment.
- Participants must adhere to the existing policies, regulations and procedures of the hosting facility.
- Guidelines and procedures for publications, copyrights and patents related to the internship project must be discussed with the mentor.
- Participants must follow the policies of the hosting facility regarding intellectual property rights and dissemination of research information.