What makes the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) different? As a world-leading U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset, we develop people and solutions to strengthen the future of STEM education, research, policy, as well as scientific and technical initiatives.

What can you expect in an ORISE opportunity?

In addition to valuable mentor-guided experience, you will join the global ORISE Community and gain exclusive access to unique value-added resources, professional development events, and networking opportunities that will better position you for the next step in your career. 


Cutting-Edge TechnologyHands-On LearningPeer-to-Peer EngagementProfessional DevelopmentImpactful Mentorship Culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AccessibilityGain real-world experience to complement your educationBroaden your professional network as a member of the global ORISE CommunityAdvance your career through exclusive ORISE activities and resourcesAccess state-of-the-art equipment and resources at world-class facilitiesLearn under the guidance of top scientists, researchers and STEM professionalsJoin a STEM collective that champions diversity, respects differences, and promotes innovation and collaboration


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Meet some of the ORISE participants who are advancing scientific research and discovery

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 or at one of DOE's federal agency partners. Learn about how their research experiences have advanced their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Read Participant Success Stories

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!