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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
PIADC-USDA-APHIS-2016-0002 Summer Internship Biodefense Research Opportunities in Foreign Animal Disease – USDA – PIADC - APHIS U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FDA-CDER-2016-0085 Biology/Immunology Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA-CDER-2016-0082 Establish Novel Relational Database For Analysis of Postmarket Drug Safety Issues Fellowship – CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
PIADC-USDA-ARS-2016-0001 Biodefense Research Opportunities in Foreign Animal Disease – USDA – PIADC U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FDA-CDER-2016-0066 Summer Internship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
EERE-RPP-AMO-2015-1104 Cyclotron Road Applied Research Experience Program Department of Energy (DOE)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-ISTD-2016-01 Research Participation Opportunity - The Effects of Cyanotoxins on Human Cells U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-TAD-2016-03 Impacts of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors on Neurodevelopment in Rats U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-AED-2016-03 Demonstration of a Living Shoreline Project U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-OTAQ-2016-06 Corporate Social Responsibility Research U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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