MRO Magazine

ORISE is Accepting Applications for EERE Robotics Internship Program


January 8, 2016
By Business Wire News

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is seeking students and recent graduates for paid internships through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office. The Robotics Internship Program is soliciting current students and recent high school and college graduates who have experience in robotics competitions in high school or college.

Various corporate partners across the United States will host hands-on, short-term internships where participants will perform research or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or engineer at the host facility.

FIRST®, the non-profit that created the FIRST®Robotics Competition, FIRST® Tech Challenge, FIRST® LEGO League, and FIRST® LEGO League Junior, is partnering with EERE to disseminate this opportunity to its thousands of high school alumni. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.

Another partner, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), is leading the effort to engage its partner companies in providing internship opportunities.

“As part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, IACMI has access to more than one hundred corporate members who are already invested in accelerating the development of advanced composites,” said IACMI Chief Executive Officer Craig Blue. “What better way to support the industry than by investing in future leaders who apply for this internship opportunity. We’re proud to be a part of the effort.”

The 2016 summer internship will be for 10 weeks at various locations across the United States. Participants will receive a minimum stipend of $600 per week (based on academic level), housing allowance, and compensation for all inbound and outbound travel.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age and be enrolled in an accredited U.S. university or community college pursuing a degree related to robotics and engineering or have completed a related degree from an accredited U.S. university or community college within the last 5 years.

Applications open on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, and will close on Friday, March 4, 2016.

More information as well as an online application is available on the program website: http://www.orise.orau.gov/roboticsinternship/.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Pam Bonee, 865-576-3146