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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.

Our complete catalog of recent graduate research programs will help you find a program that best matches your qualifications as well as your needs for a position in a specific region of the country or starting on a particular date.

Current Opportunities for Recent Graduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research programs ORISE sponors 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, sponsoring agency or location. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific are 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
DHS-RPP-2015-0004 DHS Systems Engineering in Biosurveillance Post-Master's Fellow U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
CDC-NCBDDD-2015-0005 Health Science Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NETL-2014-10 Post Graduate Researcher - Materials Science and Engineering National Energy Technology Laboratory
CDC-NCEH-2015-0006 Surveillance Team Informatics Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EPA-OP-OA-2014-01 Climate Adaptation Project U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
CDC-ATSDR-2015-0003 Health Services Research and Quality Improvement Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC-CGH-2015-0004 Health Science Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ORNL15-11-CSD Post-Master’s Research Associate – Extractions and Separation Chemistry Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL15-10-ESD Post-Master's Research Associate - Software Developer Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
FDA-CDER-2014-0071 Generic Drug Quality Control Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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