About ORISE

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), managed by ORAU, administers the EERE Robotics Internship Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

ORAU Headquarters

ORISE is a DOE asset designed to strengthen the U.S. scientific research and education enterprise by enhancing workforce development and global competitiveness. In addition, ORISE helps enhance our nation’s preparedness to respond to emergencies related to terrorist and nuclear security incidents, natural disasters and other health and safety threats. ORISE also supports building public trust and confidence in the management of worker and public health and environmental cleanup initatives.

Established as an official DOE institute in 1992, ORISE directly supports DOE’s national agenda to advance science education and research programs by creating opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, other federal agencies, the academic community and industry.

To address this national need, ORISE:

To learn more about ORISE’s work in these mission areas, visit the ORISE website.

Read more about ORAU in the ORAU Annual Report.

The EERE Robotics Internship Program is a public-private partnership that offers engineering, robotics, and advanced manufacturing educational and training programs designed to provide students and recent graduates with opportunities to participate in project-specific research and developmental activities.

EERE Robotics Internship Program participants do not perform work in place of federal employees or regular employees in the private sector; nor are they considered to be EERE, DOE, host facility or ORAU employees. The EERE Robotics Internship Program is considered a valuable human capital and workforce development tool, which provides educational experiences as a means to introduce highly motivated participants to potential careers.

Connect with World-class Scientists through ORISE

Watch a two-minute video about science education programs at ORISE.