Robotics Internships through Department of Energy EERE AMMTO (RI)

The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Robotic Internship (RI) at ORNL aims to help undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates develop long- lasting relationships with ORNL and its staff. Across a variety of fields, student projects aim to advance development of machines that can substitute and replicate human actions in an automated way.


 “This experience provided me with opportunities for growth and development through professional and personal means… It’s been an amazing experience that [my mentor] walked with me through the entirety.”- Former ORNL internship participant 

ORNL participates in the The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Robotic Internship .

The RI Program at ORNL is a 10-week experience which allows for participants the opportunities to be involved in producing robotics that will help solve the worlds big problems. Topics that can be explored range from programming for a system that has sensing, acting, and/or communicating capabilities to integrating sensors to a system so that it can be made more robotic or smart. 

2024 EERE AMMTO Summer Internships are postponed until further notice.


  • Summer only
  • 10-weeks
  • On-site

Eligibility Overview

  • U.S. citizen
  • Age 18+
  • Studying a major related to robotics, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Meets one of the following criteria:
    • Fully enrolled undergraduate student at the junior or senior level
    • Enrolled as a full-time graduate student
    • Earned an undergraduate (AS/BS) or graduate degree (MS) in the last 2 years

Pay and Allowances

  • All internships at ORNL are paid internships. Visit the student application page for detailed information on pay and allowances

How to Apply

Check application opening and closing dates.
Apply on the DOE EERE AMMTO RI site: applications coming soon
Connect with an ORNL mentor

Additional Resources

Learn more about ORNL 
Learn more about the Robotics Internship Program 

Do you have questions? That’s okay!
For questions about ORNL internships, email [email protected].
For questions about the application process, email [email protected]

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