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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-CDER-2016-0017 Risk-Based Assessment & Inspections Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
ARS-FNPRU-2016-0052-06 Plant Biology/Microscopy Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FDA-CDER-2016-0014 MIT Practice School Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
CDC-NCEH-2016-0011 Biochemical Markers Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-20 Emissions Modeling Research- Data Analysis and Software Development - EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-21 Emissions Modeling Research- Mobile Source Fuel Production & Transport Focus - EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-18 Emissions Modeling Research— Computer Science & Data MGMT- EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-17 Emissions Modeling Research - Air Quality Modeling Focus - EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DOE Scholars 2016-2 DOE Scholars-2 Department of Energy (DOE)
VDSP-2016 Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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