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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
ARS-GEN-2016-0003 ARS Research Opportunity – Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GEN-2016-0004 ARS Research Opportunity – Crop Production and Protection U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GEN-2016-0001 ARS Research Opportunity – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Quality U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GEN-2016-0002 ARS Research Opportunity – Animal Production and Protection U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-WED-2016-02 Small Communities to Assess Sustainability and Climate Resiliency U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FDA-CDER-2016-0101 Advanced Spectroscopy of Chiral Pharmaceutical Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-WED-2016-03 National Watershed Integrity Mapping U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC-NCEZID-2016-0093 Molecular Biology Post-Bachelor Fellowship -- CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-EPHD-2016-05 Cardiovascular Health Effects of Air Pollutants in Patients at Risk of Coronary Artery Disease U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-EPHD-2016-04 Role of the Epigenome in Pollutant Exposure Effects and Susceptibility U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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