Start of Appointment

Once you have been selected to the EERE Robotics Internship Program, there are several steps to be completed before your appointment can begin.

The hosting facility is responsible for submitting all necessary paperwork to ORISE. You may not begin your appointment earlier than the start date approved by the hosting facility nor can you continue past the approved end date.

Once ORISE has received the approval and selection from the hosting facility and has confirmed the availability of the specified funds, you will be sent a letter of appointment. You must review, sign and return the letter of appointment, the ORISE Terms of Appointment, and other required forms before your first day of participation to ensure you will be eligible to receive a stipend.

You are required to have coverage under a health insurance plan and provide proof of such coverage on the ORISE Terms of Appointment. It is your responsibility to secure insurance coverage before arriving at the internship site.

It is your responsibility to ensure ORISE receives the following items before your appointment can begin:

  • Signed letter of appointment and ORISE Terms of Appointment
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • All other forms and documents included in the appointment packet or stated in the letter of appointment
  • Copy of official transcript showing most recent degree or degree in progress
  • Verification of current health insurance

Finally, the EERE Robotics Internship Program coordinator will certify the date upon which you began participation through the required Certification of Starting Date form. Once all of these steps are complete, ORISE will begin your stipend payments.