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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

ORISE offers summer internships and scholarships each year for students working toward their bachelor of science degree

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States. So whether you are seeking a summer internship, a scholarship to help fund your academic progress, or a longer-term research position to provide hands-on laboratory experience, ORISE has a program for you.

Current Opportunities for Undergraduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponsors for undergraduates, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students currently pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

Below is a list of those undergraduate opportunities which can be sorted by position title or sponsoring agency. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific area of interest or experience.

Undergraduate student in research lab

Undergraduate Research Experiences

Want to learn more about research opportunities for undergraduates offered through ORISE?

Browse through the following profiles of actual past undergrad research participants to learn more:


Current Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
DOE-ORNL-VFP Department of Energy - Visiting Faculty Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DOE-ORNL-CCI Department of Energy - Community College Internships Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DOE-ORNL-SULI Department of Energy - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
EPA-ORD/NERL-ERD-2015-09 Assessment of Chemical Exposure and Toxicity Using Cell-Based Metabolomics U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-TAD-2015-06 Stem Cell 3-D Cultures for Study of Morphogenetic Fusion U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DOE-STP-EPSA-GEN-3002 Science, Technology, and Policy Program, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE-STP-IA-GEN-3001 Department Of Energy, Science, Technology, and Policy Program, Office of International Affairs Department of Energy (DOE)
EPA-ORD/NHEERL-ISTD-2015-06 Investigate the Actions of Chemicals on Neural Network Function U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EERE-RPP-BTO-2015-1209 Building Energy Codes Opportunity Department of Energy (DOE)
ICCPT June 2015 ICCP&T International Climate Change and Technology Department of Energy (DOE)
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