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Graduate Student Research Opportunities

ORISE offers summer internships and scholarship programs each year for grad students in science and engineering

For students who already have their bachelor’s degree and are currently pursuing an advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline, a graduate level research position can open doors for advanced studies. ORISE sponsors more than 50 graduate student research programs across the United States.

Current Opportunities for Graduate Students

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponsors for graduate students, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students who have already earned their B.S. and are currently pursuing advanced degrees.

Below is a list of those graduate student immediate openings which can be sorted by position title or sponsoring agency. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific area of interest or experience.

Graduate Student in laboratory

Graduate Research Experiences

Want to learn more about research opportunities for graduate students offered through ORISE?

Browse through the following profiles of actual graduate student research participants to find out more:


Current Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
FDA-CTP-2015-0090 Health Communications Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
DOE-STP-EPSA-GEN-3002 Science, Technology, and Policy Program, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-STP-IA-GEN-3001 Department Of Energy, Science, Technology, and Policy Program, Office of International Affairs Department of Energy (DOE)
DHS-OUP-2015-0007 DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection Student Internship U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
NETL-2015-07-8-Ferguson Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineer – Experimental Study of Detonation Combustion National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
EERE-RPP-BTO-2015-1209 Building Energy Codes Opportunity Department of Energy (DOE)
NETL-2015-07-6-Buric Graduate or Post-Doctoral Researcher – Optical Temperature Measurement National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
NETL-2015-07-4-Black Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineer – Cooled Gas Turbine Modeling National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
ICCPT June 2015 ICCP&T International Climate Change and Technology Department of Energy (DOE)
NETL-2015-07-2-Strakey Mechanical/Chemical/Aerospace Engineer – Modeling of Pressure Gain Combustion Processes National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
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