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ORISE is continuing normal program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ORISE U.S. DOT opportunities will be offered as long as each individual U.S. DOT office is able to complete the onboard process and ensure a meaningful experience for participants. We encourage you to apply and submit your application as soon as possible. If selected for an opportunity you will be provided with up-to-date onboarding guidance at that time.  Updates will be available on this page as needed.

About the U.S. Department of Transportation

The Research Participation Programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between U.S. DOT and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The purpose of U.S. DOT is:

  • To improve the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and to increase the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.