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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.

Begin your search by clicking the button below to connect to our full catalog of graduate research programs. You can then sort them by location, length of appointment, or sponsoring organization name, and learn how to apply to each of them.

Current Opportunities for Graduate Students

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponors 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, sponsoring agency or location. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific are 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
NETL-2015-04-Gerdes-1 Computational Chemist / Physicist / Materials Scientist / Electrochemist National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-Gerdes-2 Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist / Physicist National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL-2015-04-Gerdes-3 Spectroscopist / Materials Scientist / Physicist / Chemist / Chemical Engineer National Energy Technology Laboratory
EPA-ORD/NERL-AMAD-2015-06 Modeling and Analysis of Convective Cloud Impact on Meteorology and Air Quality U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FBI-OTD-2015-01 Tracking Technology Mission Fellowship-FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
FDA-CDER-2015-0029 Therapeutic Antibody Integrity Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA-CDER-2015-0023 Benefit-Risk Framework Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CDC-DFWED-2015-0046 Agricultural Water Quality Laboratory Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-DCPC-2015-0044 HPV Research Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0043 Research and Evaluation Fellowship-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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