Supporting the nation's workforce development mission to ensure availability of future scientists and engineers
ORISE connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and more than a dozen other federal agencies.
You can also identify a program or experience that best suits your needs by choosing the classification below that matches your current academic status:
Undergraduate Research Internships & Fellowships
College students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree; opportunities include summer STEM internships and fellowships taking place during the academic year.
Graduate Research Fellowships
College students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are currently pursuing a master’s degree or higher.
Recent Graduate Research Fellowships
For those who have recently completed an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree and now seek a position providing practical experience at a federal research facility.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Researchers who have recently completed a Ph.D. and are searching for a STEM postdoctoral research fellowship or other research opportunities in their area of specialty.
Faculty Research Opportunities
Current college and university faculty looking for collaboration opportunities at national laboratories or other federal research labs.
View all ORISE STEM Research Programs (by sponsor)
Learn about ORISE's partnerships with federal research laboratories and agencies that assist university students and faculty who are seeking to advance their STEM careers. These program websites allow both current and potential participants to learn about the research programs in much greater detail.
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Kevin Womack was just weeks away from graduation from Morehouse College and a degree in math and computer science; but he had a tough decision to make. Should he accept a position with Google, go directly to work and start earning a paycheck? Or pursue a graduate degree at Columbia with time spent at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the GEM Fellowship Program?Read More