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.

Click on the program name to learn more about each one.

Undergraduate Student Research Programs

Program Eligibility Duration Commitment
DOE Community College Internships (CCI)
  • Community College Students Only
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Min. Credit Hrs
10-week, Fall or Spring Full-time
DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Academic Status of Sophomore or higher
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
10-week, Summer 
16-week, Fall or Spring
Full-time
Great Lakes Colleges Association/Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS)
  • Undergraduate Student
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Open to Select Universities
16-week, Fall Full-time
Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) - Entering College Freshmen
  • Entering College Freshmen Only
  • U.S. High School Diploma
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
Spring/Summer between high school and college Full-time or
part-time
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) - Current Undergraduate Students 
  • Undergraduate Student
  • U.S. Citzen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
Flexible terms Full-time or part-time
Laboratory Technology Associate Program - Undergraduates
  • Undergraduate Student
  • U.S. Citizen/LPR
  • Min. Credit Hrs
Up to 5 years, depending on academic level Full-time or part-time
Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) - Undergraduates
  • Undergraduate Student
  • No Citizenship Requirement
  • 3.0+ GPA
Flexible terms; 10-week minimum suggested in summer Full-time or part-time