ORAU-administered program gives students and recent graduates opportunities to explore a federal career with the U.S. Department of Energy

May 12, 2015

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.— The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) currently is seeking college students and recent graduates for paid internships and research opportunities in a variety of disciplines through the Oak Ridge Environmental Management Science Education and Internship Program.

The mission of OREM is to remove environmental legacies resulting from decades of uranium enrichment activities and energy and scientific research. Students and recent college graduates will learn about this mission and receive specialized training and practical experience in the safe cleanup of environmental projects.

This workforce development program offers internships and research opportunities in disciplines ranging from chemical, nuclear and other engineering fields to environmental and physical sciences, information technology and occupational safety and health. The goal is to give participants a chance to explore a federal career with DOE and to create a pipeline of highly qualified professionals to support critical DOE missions for years to come.
Appointments generally take place during the summer, or part-time appointments may occur during the semester depending on the requirements of the position. Internships or research opportunities will be located at the Oak Ridge Environmental Management office. The program provides stipends, allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses as well as limited reimbursement for relocation and travel expenses, all of which vary by position.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age and undergraduate or graduate students or post-graduates. For more information on eligibility requirements, please see frequently asked questions guidance provided on the program website.

More information as well as an online application is available on the program website.

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Pam Bonee
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Office: 865.576.3146
Phone: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
Office: 865.576.0028
Phone: 865.207.7953

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. 

ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.osti.gov.