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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.

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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
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-ISTD-2015-09 Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Disinfection Byproducts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ORNL NESLS Spring 2016 Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) - Spring 2016 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ICCE 2015 Fellowship International Climate and Clean Energy Fellowship Department of Energy (DOE)
MLEF 16 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program Department of Energy (DOE)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-AED-2015-06 The Impact of Oyster Reef Restoration on the Benthic Community U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-EPHD-2015-05 Geo-Spatial and Temporal Trends in Populations Vulnerable to Wildfire Smoke & Other Air Pollutant Ex U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EERE-BIRD-BTO-2015-1212 Building-Grid Integration Research and Development Innovators Program (BIRD IP) Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-ORNL-VFP Department of Energy - Visiting Faculty Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DOE Scholars 2016 DOE Scholars Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-STP-EPSA-GEN-3002 Science, Technology, and Policy Program, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Department of Energy (DOE)
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