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Recent Graduate Research Opportunities

ORISE offers internships, scholarships and fellowships at national laboratories and federal research facilities

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides recent graduates with challenging research opportunities that will prepare them for a career in the scientific workforce and give them laboratory knowledge they can use in pursuit of advanced degrees. As a result, recent bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates are in a position to gain invaluable research experience that takes them beyond entry-level understanding.

Current Opportunities for Recent Graduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research programs ORISE sponsors for recent graduates, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students who have recently completed a science or engineering degree.

Below is a list of those current openings for recent graduates 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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Recent Graduate Research Experiences

Want to learn more about research opportunities for recent graduates offered through ORISE?

Browse through the following profiles of actual past recent graduate research participants to learn more:


Current Research Opportunities for Recent Graduates

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
ORNL16-16-ESD Software Developer Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Post-Bachelor Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
NETL-2015-11-2-Ohodnicki Graduate Student or Post-doctoral Researcher: Microwave Sensor Devices National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
CDC-CSELS-2016-0016 Systematic Review Research Fellowship-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-DNPAO-2016-0013 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Management Healthcare Fellowship – CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ARS-FNPRU-2016-0052-07 Postgraduate Research Opportunity - Horticulture U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ORNL16-15-CSMD Quantum Networking -Post-Bachelor's Associate Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
FDA-CDER-2016-0017 Risk-Based Assessment & Inspections Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
DOT-2015-0001 Postgraduate Participant/Data Fellow U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
ARS-ICCDRU-2016-0030-02 Plant Pathology Laboratory Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-FNPRU-2016-0052-06 Plant Biology/Microscopy Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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