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 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, fellowships, and research opportunities at national laboratories and government agencies across the United States

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Find 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.

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



Every year, ORISE connects students, post-graduates, and faculty with paid internship and fellowship opportunities. Learn more about how you can experience ORISE and jumpstart your career through a STEM research, policy, or technical internship or fellowship.

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Discover available ORISE summer 2024 internships

Learn more about ORISE summer internships starting their terms during the summer of 2024. ORISE administers science education programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies. The diversity of these programs enables individuals—whether undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral or faculty—to conduct collaborative research with national laboratories and partners of federal agencies.

CONNECT Expand your professional STEM network and meet others in the ORISE Community. EXPLOREDiscover professional development resources and informative content.ENGAGEShare information and recognize member achievements.ORISE Connections is a new virtual platform for ORISE participants, alumni, mentors, and STEM professionals.

Join the exclusive ORISE community of current and alumni participant peers, mentors, and STEM professionals.

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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!