DOE Alaskan Summer Internship Program

ORISE/ORAU - Washington, DC4.0



The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program is designed to provide opportunities for students, postgraduates, established scientists and faculty to participate in programs, projects, and activities that support the mission of the EERE. Participants will receive hands-on experience that provides them with an understanding of the mission, operations, and culture of EERE.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is dedicated to improving energy and material efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of manufacturers across the industrial sector. AMO brings together manufacturers, not-for-profit entities, research organizations, and institutions of higher education to identify challenges; catalyze innovations; and develop cutting edge material, process, and information technologies needed for an efficient and competitive domestic manufacturing sector. Program participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with researchers at Idaho National, AMES and/or Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and contribute to projects of interest to AMO. Successful applicants will be paired with a mentor from one of these labs to pursue a project of interest to the laboratory and AMO. The project will be scoped for term of the appointment.

For more information on The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and AMO's mission please visit

Participant Benefits

Stipends start at $600 per week depending on academic status. May be eligible to receive $150 per week housing allowance. Up to $1,000 to support travel to and from the appointment site for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way from the assigned site.


Appointments are offered for 10 weeks beginning in Summer 2019

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.


Late stage undergraduate (junior or senior) and Master graduate students pursuing a degree or recent graduates who have a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or in a discipline that supports the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) mission. Computer, computational and analytical skills are favorable. Applicants should describe capabilities such as problem solving and communication skills. Additionally, applicants should describe background knowledge in domains related to the mission of AMO.

Applicants to this program must indicate their strong ties to Alaska. This may include but not limited to: birth in Alaska, resident of Alaska, heritage from Alaska, and/or attendance at Alaskan university or other institution of higher learning.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract

Benefits offered:

  • Others

Contract Length:

  • 3 - 4 months

Contract Renewal:

  • Not possible

Employment Length:

  • 1 - 3 months