GEM Fellow Internship Program at ORNL

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The GEM Fellow Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a very selective program, offering high-level technical opportunities to fellows of the National GEM Consortium. Appointments are possible in any of the current research and development programs at the Laboratory. GEM Fellows engage in research or technical projects related to DOE’s ongoing research and development programs under the guidance of the Laboratory’s staff scientists and engineers.

To be eligible for the GEM Fellow Internship Program at ORNL, a student must first be awarded a fellowship by the National GEM Consortium then be invited to an internship at ORNL. Any questions on this process may be directed to

Summer 2023 application closes: November 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Commitment & Duration 

  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks


  • Fellowship recipient of the National GEM Consortium
  • U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of applying
  • Participants are required to have coverage under a health insurance plan and must provide proof of such coverage 
  • Bi-weekly stipend based on the academic level of the participant
  • Housing assistance will be offered either through a housing allowance or provided housing 
  • Inbound/outbound travel reimbursement for round-trip domestic travel to and from ORNL (if permanent address is more than 50 miles from ORNL)
  • Possible funding to travel to and present at the National GEM Conference in September