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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
DHS-OUP-2014-0002 Information Management Student Internship U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC
CDC-NCEZID-2014-0066 Technical Research Assistant Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
CDC-NCIRD-2014-0064 Next Generation Sequencing Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
FDA-CDER-2014-0039 Semantic Web Development Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD
CDC-NCEZID-2014-0051 Health Communications Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
FDA-CDER-2014-0033 Sterile Filtration of Pharmaceuticals Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD
CDC-NCEZID-2014-0036 Microbiologist/Bioinformatics Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
CDC-NCEZID-2014-0039 Proteomics/Biopolymer Chemistry Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
USACE-IWR-2014-0003 Technology and Water Resources Internship U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alexandria, VA
STP-WPP-2014-GEN-1500 Water Power Program Office U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC
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