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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 engage in 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 the research and development of 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 do?
Internship activities will vary based on the assigned research project and hosting facility. You can choose the project you are most interested in for the summer! As part of your application, you will identify your top 3 research projects from the 2023 Robotics Project Catalog. You can review the catalog at ***https://orise.orau.gov/AMsummer/robotics/default.html*** by scrolling to the bottom of the webpage. While your preferences will be taken into consideration during the final selection process, it is not guaranteed that you will be offered one of the projects listed.
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.
In response to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting sites 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 site 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 Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). AMMTO 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. AMMTO 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 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 AM.Internships@orise.orau.gov.
The EERE Robotics Internship Program is open to students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:
A complete application submitted by Friday, February 10, 2023; 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone consists of:
Submitted documents must have all social numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, security blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
For additional information or questions, feel free to contact us at AM.Internships@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [EERE-Robotics-2023] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
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