October 11, 2018

Zintellect Online Application Portal is open

* Applicants are encouraged to research hosting facilities to find a suitable match for their interest and educational discipline.

January 15, 2019

Application Deadline

* Applicants should not contact research facilities/mentors after the application deadline

* Candidates will be instructed to contact their assigned research mentor after an internship offer is awarded by ORISE.

January 29, 2019

Reference Deadline

Deadline for references to submit referrals

February 2019

Application Review

ORISE, NSF, and Hosting facilities will review and select eligible candidates.

March – April 2019

Internship Notification

Candidates are notified of selections and receive offer letter to accept or decline internship

* candidates will receive the name of their respective mentors

May – September 2019

Internship Period

Selected candidates are appointed and begin their internship.

* appointees must complete 10-weeks of internship

*candidates will work with hosting facilities to ensure internship dates are appropriate for the student as well as laboratories


*Mentors do not have the authority to offer or guarantee a NSF funded summer internship. Only ORISE, on behalf of NSF, can offer you a NSF-funded summer internship through this program.