ATTENTION: Due to health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has temporarily suspended all new internship and research associate appointments. This includes the Lab’s summer 2020 programs. Learn more here.
The Science Education and Workforce Development Programs at ORNL are managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Established as an official U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute in 1992, with programs dating back to 1946, ORISE is a national leader in science education and research.
Through the management of ORISE, ORAU directly supports DOE’s national agenda. We strive to advance science education and research programs, with a vision to be a national leader in doing so.
Fundamental to ORISE’s mission objectives are:
- Strengthening our nation’s research and development enterprise through education and research participation programs
- Ensuring the readiness of our nation to respond to terrorist incidents and other emergencies
- Protecting workers, the public, and the environment through research, outreach, and verification activities.
Learn more about ORISE’s work to strengthen our nation’s research and development enterprise and to advance science education initiatives by visiting the ORISE website.