STEM Internships and Fellowships

ORISE STEM internships and fellowships prepare the next generation of researchers, scientists and engineers

ORISE connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM internship and fellowship programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These STEM internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation’s scientific workforce.

Browse hundreds of paid STEM internships and research fellowships at national laboratories and government agencies across the United States

Zintellect logoFind opportunities via Zintellect, a searchable database of research and non-research internships and fellowships administered by ORISE and its managing contractor, ORAU. Opportunities listed on Zintellect aim to strengthen the scientific and technical workforce in areas of science, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support to the national commitment to science education.

Search for opportunities via Zintellect!

You can also identify a program or experience that best suits your needs by choosing the classification below that matches your current academic status:


Nominations being accepted for inaugural ORISE Future of Science Awards

To honor the 30th anniversary of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, we are proud to announce the inaugural Future of Science Awards. This prestigious award recognizes excellence performed by ORISE participants in the areas of scientific achievement, professional growth, project contributions, and leadership.

Learn more about the awards

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ORISE seeks submissions for STEM Moments video

Attention ORISE participants and alumni! What are those “moments” you will always remember about your ORISE experience? We want to know and share with others. Your participation is more than just a few short months—it is the start of a lifetime!

ORISE is seeking submissions from current and past program participants for an exciting new video about the STEM Moments of your ORISE experience! This is your chance to share, through a video or a photo, what your ORISE appointment means to you. 

Read more about the contest

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Learn more about new opportunities through ORISE

Discover the 700+ STEM, policy, and technical internship and fellowship opportunities available through ORISE! Watch for upcoming recruiting and informational events in the Events Calendar or in the ORISE GO app.

Ask the Experience ORISE Team

Want to learn more about an ORISE internship or fellowship? Have questions about how the ORISE experience can successfully impact your career path and/or add value to the research opportunities of students or alumni you work with at your organization? If so, contact our team today—we look forward to hearing from you!