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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

ORISE offers summer internships and scholarships each year for students working toward their bachelor of science degree

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States. So whether you are seeking a summer internship, a scholarship to help fund your academic progress, or a longer-term research position to provide hands-on laboratory experience, ORISE has a program for you.

Current Opportunities for Undergraduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponsors for undergraduates, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students currently pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

Below is a list of those undergraduate opportunities 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.

Undergraduate student in research lab

Undergraduate Research Experiences

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

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


Current Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
EPA-ORD/NERL-EMMD-2016-01 Assessment of Chemical Exposure and Toxicity Using Cell Based Metabolomics U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DOE-MSIPP-16-39-PNNL Waste Processing Filter Fouling Investigation at the Hanford Site Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-38-PNNL Hydrologic Modeling for Subsurface and Transport Simulations at the Hanford Site Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-37-PNNL Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments of Lead Arsenate in Soil at the Hanford Site Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-42-ANL Understanding the Food-Energy-Water Nexus’ Effect on Women through GIS Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-41-ANL Plant Fluorescence and Leaf Chemistry Data Collection Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-40-ANL Field Data Collection and Data Analysis for Ecosystems Functions Research Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-36-PNNL Validating Deposition Models for the Transportation of Radiological Waste Slurries Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-35-PNNL Determining the Health and Stability of Microbial Communities at the Hanford Site Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-MSIPP-16-34-PNNL Understanding the Biogeochemistry of Radionuclide and Metal-reducing Bacteria Department of Energy (DOE)
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