Strengthen your scientific and technical knowledge while developing key career contacts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Start your career with an ORNL recent graduate opportunity in the research or technical fields.

All programs on this page are limited to recent associate and bachelor’s degree recipients from an institution of higher education in the United States. The definition of recent graduate varies by program.You must be at least 18 years old by the first day of your appointment or by the date indicated in the posting description. Application deadlines vary by program. Click on the program name to learn more about each.

Recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduate Research Programs

Program Eligibility Duration Commitment
DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  • Recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduates
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA prior to graduation
10-week Summer
16-week Fall or Spring
Full-time
The GEM Fellow Internship Program at ORNL (GEM)
  • Selected GEM fellows (enrolled or plan to enroll in MS or PhD program)
  • U.S. citizen/LPR
10 weeks in summer Full-time
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) - Recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduates
  • Recent Graduate
  • U.S. Institution
  • Citizenship varies
  • 3.0+ GPA prior to graduation
Flexible terms Full-time or part-time
Laboratory Technology Associate Program - Recent Graduates
  • Recent Graduate
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
Year-round - 
up to 5 years, based on academic level
Full-time or part-time
Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate
  • Recent Graduate
Year-round - 
up to 1 year, 1 additional year possible
Full-time or part-time