Oak Ridge National Laboratory is suspending all new internship appointments, effective immediately, due to health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the Lab’s summer 2020 programs.
There is a small chance that the suspension of new internship appointments could be lifted if circumstances change, but for now this move will help minimize the risk to visiting students and to the Laboratory.
For the latest information and guidance, please visit these COVID-19 resources:
If you have any questions, please contact us at ORNLedu@orau.org.
Selections will be made on a rolling basis starting January 1, 2020 and continuing until filled. To be considered, applications must be fully submitted by January 31, 2020 and two recommendations must be received within the Zintellect system by February 8, 2020. Applicants will be notified when selections are completed. For best chance of selection, please complete and submit your application as soon as possible.
The application will require:
Education information (i.e. dates of attendance/graduation, GPAs, majors, etc.)
Awards and honors
Internship and employment information
Information on goals, research interest areas, experience, and skills (particularly in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science)
Academic status and proof of continuing acceptance/enrollment
Unofficial or official transcript (most recent available) showing name, school name, current classes, cumulative GPA, received degrees (if applicable)
Official transcript will be required if selected
An updated resume/CV
Name and email for 2 professional or academic recommenders
The Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists on solving problems of national and scientific interest, engage in educational and professional development opportunities, explore career opportunities at national laboratories, and interact with and present their research to ORNL's scientists.
As part of the summer institute, students will be organized into teams with diverse educational backgrounds and develop their skills to help solve scientific challenges using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. They will learn from ORNL mentors who have expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning and/or domain sciences such as physics, materials, or biology. Students will participate in an educational and professional development seminar series. They will also learn and participate in scientific communication exercises to prepare them for a career in scientific research, including oral and poster presentations and technical reports.
Students will participate in projects in one or more of the following research areas:
Start date of June 1, 2020 and ending date of August 7, 2020
Stipend Rates: Stipends are based on academic level as shown below and paid on a biweekly schedule. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment.
Recent Bachelor's Graduate - $750 per week (proof of degree required)
Will include those applying as seniors and graduating by June 1, 2020 as long as official proof of graduation is provided prior to starting appointment
Current Master's Student - $850 per week (must have started graduate program at time of application)
Recent Master's Graduate (proof of degree required) - $900 per week
First or Second Year Current Ph.D. Student - $900 per week
Third Year or Higher Current Ph.D. Student or Ph.D. Candidate - $1,175 per week
*Denotes class status completed at the time of application and prior to ORNL report date and as defined by college/university on official or unofficial transcript or academic record requirement in application.
Housing Allowance and Reimbursement for Site Travel:
$175/week housing allowance (paid with biweekly stipend) and limited travel reimbursement of up to $500 total based on federal and program guidelines for full-time participants if permanent address is at least 50 miles from Oak Ridge
Learn more about Housing for ORNL Research Participants
For more information, visit Science Education Programs at ORNL or contact HERE@orau.org.
Be currently enrolled as a senior undergraduate (must be graduating prior to start date and provide proof of degree) at time of application in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at time of application
Must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment for fall 2020 in a degree-seeking graduate program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (provide with application if available or by May 1, 2020 if selected)
Or have graduated with a bachelor's degree in the last six (6) months (at the time of application) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
Must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment for fall 2020 in a graduate degree program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (provide with application if available or by May 1, 2020 if selected)
Or be currently enrolled in a master's degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at time of application
Or have graduated with a master's degree in the last six (6) months (at the time of application) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
Or be a current Ph.D. student or Ph.D. candidate at time of application
Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Be 18 years of age
Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application - LPRs are subject to DOE clearance approval for laboratory entry
Have medical insurance effective for entire term of appointment - information on effective dates during appointment period will be required at time of appointment acceptance
Have two academic or professional recommenders
Have ORCID identifier number at time of acceptance
I certify that: