EERE Robotics Internship Program

Opportunity Description:

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to intern at federal national laboratories and private sector organizations throughout the United States. This program is a partnership between the public and private sectors to continue the development of the future robotics technical, engineering, and advanced manufacturing workforce.

Internship Details

  • Internships will be for 10 weeks at a variety of national laboratories and private industries across the United States. Interns will be assigned to research projects and/or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or engineer at the host facility.
  • High school senior, associates, undergraduate students and post-bachelors receive $700 per week; masters students and post-masters receive $900 per week; doctoral students and postdoctoral receive $1000 per week
  • Interns will be reimbursed for inbound-outbound travel expenses to their appointment site, up to a combined maximum of $2,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site.
  • Interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting site will receive a $150 per week housing allowance.

The EERE Robotics Internship Program is sponsored by the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). AMO partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States. AMO establishes collaborative communities focused on developing and commercializing targeted technologies; plays a leadership role in the national interagency Advanced Manufacturing Partnership; and encourages a culture of continuous improvement in corporate energy management.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

The EERE Robotics Internship Program is open to all students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2022.
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Recent graduate: Have earned an associate, undergraduate or graduate degree in the past two years in a field related to robotics, manufacturing, or engineering. Proof of degree must be submitted to ORISE at the time the internship is accepted.
    • Student: Be enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree related to robotics, manufacturing, or engineering. Proof of enrollment during spring 2022 must be submitted to ORISE at the time the internship is accepted.
    • High School Senior: Be enrolled as a high school senior expected to graduate by summer 2022 and planning to be enrolled in an undergraduate program for fall 2022. Proof of acceptance to an accredited U.S. university or community college must be submitted to ORISE at the time the internship is accepted.

Though not required, applicants with previous robotics competition experience are specifically encouraged to apply.

Application Process: 

A complete application consists of:

  • Zintellect Profile
  • Application questions including project preferences. List of available projects can be found at
  • Transcripts/Academic records - Unofficial transcripts or copies of academic record may be submitted. Documentation must include name of the academic institution, name of the student, completed coursework and grades.
  • A current resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • One (1) recommendation - Applicants are required to provide contact information for at least one recommendation in order to complete the application. You are encouraged to request a recommendation from a professional who can speak to your abilities and potential for success as well as your scientific capabilities and personal characteristics. Recommendation requests must be sent through the Zintellect application system. Recommenders will be asked to complete a recommendation in Zintellect. Recommendations submitted via email will not be accepted. Recommendation must be submitted through Zintellect by midnight EST on the application deadline.

Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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