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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/NHEERL-ISTD-2015-09 Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Disinfection Byproducts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ORNL NESLS Spring 2016 Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) - Spring 2016 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL HERE - EF Higher Education Research Experiences - Entering Freshman Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ICCE 2015 Fellowship International Climate and Clean Energy Fellowship Department of Energy (DOE)
MLEF 16 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program Department of Energy (DOE)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-AED-2015-07 Sedimentological and Ecological Assessment of Anthropogenic Impacts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DOE-ORNL-VFP Department of Energy - Visiting Faculty Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DOE-ORNL-CCI Department of Energy - Community College Internships Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DOE-ORNL-SULI Department of Energy - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DOE Scholars 2016 DOE Scholars Department of Energy (DOE)
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