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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.

Begin your search by clicking the button below to connect to our full catalog of undergraduate research programs. You can then sort them by location, length of appointment, or sponsoring organization name, and learn how to apply to each of them.

Current Opportunities for Undergraduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponors 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 opportunties 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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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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Posting Number Position Sponsor Location
CDC-NCEZID-2014-0029 HPV Serology Laboratory Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
CBFO-42014 CBFO Fellowship - Summer 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office
FDA-CVM-2014-0022 Residue Chemistry Research Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Laurel, MD
FDA-CVM-2014-0021 Method Development for Regulatory Use Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Rockville, MD
DHHS-OASH-2014-0110 Public Affairs/Communications Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, D.C.
FDA-ORA-2014-0016 Rapid Screening Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Los Angeles, CA
FDA-ORA-2014-0015 Rapid Screening Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Jamaica, NY
NESLS Fall/Winter 14 Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) - Fall/Winter 2014 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN
FDA-CDER-2014-0014 Clinical Outcome Assessment Qualification Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD
EERE-ORISE/STP-2014-4 Science and Technology Policy Fellowships in Strategic Programs U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C.
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