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. 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 Graduate
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA prior to graduation
10-week Summer
16-week Fall or Spring
Full-time
Higher Education Research Experiences - Recent AAS/BS (HERE)
  • Recent Graduate
  • U.S. Institution
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 2.5+ 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 Participation
  • Recent Graduate
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
Year-round - 
up to 1 year, 1 additional year possible
Full-time or part-time