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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
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
ORNL15-08-BSD Post-Masters/Post-Bachelors Research Associate – Microbial Ecology Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
CDC-NCCDPHP-2015-0001 Behavioral Economics – Nutrition & Obesity Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FDA-CTP-2015-0003 Health Communication Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
RPP-BETO-2015-1002 Bioenergy – Demonstration & Market Transformation Department of Energy (DOE)
RPP-BETO-2015-1001 Bioenergy – Conversion Research and Development Department of Energy (DOE)
DHHS-ODPHP-2015-0103 Health Policy Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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