ATTENTION: Due to health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has temporarily suspended new internship and research associate appointments for most programs. The suspension does not affect the U.S. Department of Energy’s Community College Internships (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) programs, which are continuing to offer some virtual appointments. Learn more here.
Are you ready for a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) research experience with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s prestigious scientists and engineers? Are you looking for an internship opportunity with a research or technical focus? If you are an undergraduate student at a college or university, with an interest in STEM, ORNL may be the place for you!
All of the programs on this page are limited to students who have been accepted to, or are currently attending, an institution of higher education in the United States. You must be at least 18 years old by the first day of your appointment or by the date indicated in the posting description.
Click on the program name to learn more about each one.
|DOE Community College Internships (CCI)||
||10-week, Fall or Spring||Full-time|
|DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)||
16-week, Fall or Spring
|The GEM Fellow Internship Program at ORNL (GEM)||
||10 weeks in summer||Full-time|
|Great Lakes Colleges Association/Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS)||
|Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) - Entering College Freshmen||
||Spring/Summer between high school and college||Full-time or
|Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) - Current Undergraduate Students||
||Flexible terms||Full-time or part-time|
|Laboratory Technology Associate Program - Undergraduates||
||Up to 5 years, depending on academic level||Full-time or part-time|
|Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) - Undergraduates||
||Flexible terms; 10-week minimum suggested in summer||Full-time or part-time|