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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program offers 10-week, hands-on, practical summer internships at DOE national laboratories.
Why Should I Apply?
As a participant in the EERE Robotics Internship Program, you will perform research-level robotics activities under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or engineer at a federal national laboratory. You will gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent, and skills to research and development projects focused on robotics and advanced manufacturing. You will also be able to establish connections with DOE scientists and subject matter experts that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, and DOE.
What Will I Be Doing?
Internship activities will vary based on the assigned research project and hosting facility. You have the opportunity to choose the project you're most interested in for the summer! As part of your application, you will identify your top 3 research projects from the 2022 Robotics Project Catalog. You can review the catalog here: ***https://orise.orau.gov/AMOsummer/robotics/default.html*** The project catalog will be updated on an ongoing basis throughout the application period. All available projects will be listed no later than 2 weeks prior to the close of the application period.
In response to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting facilities may modify their operation schedule and access to facilities to ensure the health and safety of their entire workforce while maintaining operational effectiveness. Hence, the appointment date and location are subject to change contingent on hosting facility guidelines and may result in a virtual placement.
Project assignments will involve technologies used to develop machines that can substitute for humans and replicate human actions automatically. Examples of potential project assignments include:
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.
Review and Selection Process
Nature of Appointment
Interns will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or hosting laboratory. Instead, interns will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
For more information, contact us at AMO.Internships@orise.orau.gov.
The EERE Robotics Internship Program is open to all students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:
A complete application consists of:
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.
For more information or questions, contact us at AMO.Internships@orise.orau.gov.
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