Deadline to apply online is Jan. 3, 2020

Dec 3, 2019

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program. Most opportunities are available during the summer, but opportunities may also be available during the year to accommodate the needs and schedule of individual sponsoring offices. The DOE Scholars Program introduces college students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations at various locations across the U.S.

DOE Scholars Header LogoThe DOE Scholars Program offers students and recent graduates a competitive edge for learning about DOE functions while showcasing the students’ education, talent and skills. U.S. citizens in a variety of disciplines are eligible to apply for these opportunities across the DOE enterprise, such as engineering, sciences, information technology, business, communications, program management, math, statistics, safety and health, accounting, finance, economics, research analysis, law and other related areas.

Stipends for this program start at $600 per week, depending on academic status, and some travel may be reimbursed.

The deadline to apply online is Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit

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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. 

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