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Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences at national laboratories and federal agencies

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members.

ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.

To find the program or position best suited to your needs and experience, start by choosing the academic classification below that best matches your current status.


College students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree; opportunities include academic scholarships, as well as summer internships and laboratory positions taking place during the academic year.

Graduate Students

College students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a science-related major and are currently pursuing a master’s degree or higher.

Recent Graduates

For those who have recently completed an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree and now seek a position providing practical experience in a laboratory setting.


Researchers who have recently completed a science or engineering Ph.D. and are searching for fellowships or other research opportunities in their area of specialty.


Current college and university faculty looking for collaboration opportunities at national laboratories or other federal research labs; available programs include faculty/student programs, summer research opportunities, and sabbatical experiences.

K-12 Students and Teachers

Teachers and students from kindergarten through high school looking to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Research Teams

ORISE brings together mentors and research teams to serve as a bridge between the classroom and the profession.

ORISE Research Experiences

Want to learn more about some of the research appointments offered through ORISE?

One of the best ways is to meet former research participants and hear about their laboratory experiences in their own words.

Meet former ORISE research program participants and learn about their Research Experiences.

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Research Program Websites

ORISE partners with some of America’s most prestigious federal research laboratories and agencies to help university students and faculty further their science careers. Many of these programs have their own websites that allow both current and potential participants to learn about the programs in much greater detail.

Click the button below to explore these websites.