ORISE Internship Program (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)

Program Overview

ORISE connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These STEM internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation’s scientific workforce.

Opportunities can be searched via Zintellect, a searchable database of research and non-research internships and fellowships administered by ORISE and its managing contractor, ORAU. Opportunities are listed on Zintellect and aim to strengthen the scientific and technical workforce in areas of science, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support to the national commitment to science education.

At SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy Laboratory lab operated by Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA, we offer summer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in selected areas in STEM.

Research Opportunities

During the Summer 2021, we will support four ORISE programs as described below.

EERE Robotics Program

(Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office)

  • Open to undergraduates, recent graduates and postgraduates
  • Must be 18 years old at the start of the internship
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Pursuing a degree in robotics, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Application deadline for students: February 8, 2021 at 11:5pm EST
  • Duration: 10 consecutive weeks between May and September
  • Stipend: $600/week for undergraduates and $750/week for graduate students and postgraduates
  • Travel and housing allowance

For more information:

Apply here:  https://zintellect.com/opportunity/details/eere-robotics-2021

ORISE Programs:  https://orise.orau.gov/internships-fellowships/index.html

EERE Energy Storage Internships

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Must be 18 years old at the start of the internship
  • Deadline for students: January 20, 2021, 4pm EST
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Duration: 10 consecutive weeks between May and September
  • Stipend: $600/week for undergraduates and $750/week for graduate Travel ($1,000) and housing ($150/week) allowance

For more information, please see: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-EnergyStorage-2021

During their internship, each student works with an engineer or scientist on a project related to the Laboratory’s and ORISE’s mission. At the conclusion of the internship, the student will make a brief presentation to his peers and supervisors. Students may also participate in a series of scientific lectures, professional development workshops and lab tours.

Program participants must:

  • Complete the full 10-week internship program.  Internships are 40 hours/week, 10 weeks/summer.
  • Must give a brief presentation of their summer project at the end of the internship.
  • Must behave in a responsible and professional manner. Please review Stanford’s Code of Conduct and SLAC’s Respectful Workplace Policy.

For more information, please see:

Apply here:  https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-EnergyStorage-2021

ORISE Programs:  https://orise.orau.gov/internships-fellowships/index.html

Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program

  • Student Application Deadline: January 13, 2021, 4pm EST
  • US Citizenship not required, but applicant must have a valid work permit
  • Full-time doctoral student pursuing mathematics, statistics or applied math
  • Duration: 10 consecutive weeks between May and September
  • Stipend: $1,200/week
  • Relocation up to $2,000

For more information, see: https://orise.orau.gov/nsf-msgi/

Innovation in Buildings Graduate Research Fellowship

US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO) provides resources and strategies to significantly reduce building energy use and intensity. BTO’s funded research has contributed to significant improvement in building energy efficiency including new technologies in solid-state lighting, energy-saving windows, heat pump water heaters, and high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners.

  • Student application deadline: December 1, 2020 (5pm EST).
  • US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • Duration: 12 months.
  • >18 years old
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full-time doctoral or master's graduate student by September 1, 2021 at a qualified program requiring a research thesis/dissertation at an accredited U.S. college or university.

You will receive a competitive stipend of $35,000, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance up to $16,000, research travel and materials up to $12,000, and limited tuition allowance up to $25,000.

For more information, see: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-IBUILD-2020

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a world-renowned laboratory with research opportunities in physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials and environmental sciences, astrophysics, scientific computing, and many engineering fields. For more information, click here: https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/


For additional information, contact:

Enrique Cuellar

Intern/Education Program Manager


Mobile: 408-406-6499