The U.S. Department of Defense seeks individuals from the academic community to participate in DoD research projects

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) depends on science, technology, and innovative engineering to carry out their mission of deterring war and protecting the security of the United States.  To ensure the robust supply of scientists and engineers to meet the DoD’s future science and technology needs, the ORISE program places individuals from the academic community (students, recent graduates, and faculty) in DoD research projects. On this site, you will find information about the many research opportunities that are available at the DoD through the ORISE program.

The ORISE Research Participation Programs accept applications from students, recent graduates, and faculty researchers year round. Research appointments can vary from three months to one year and may be renewed for additional appointment terms.

Each opportunity described below contains instructions for submitting an application and lists the required supporting documents.

  • Potential participants may apply to one or more opportunities by visiting and creating a profile and submitting electronic applications.

    The application will require:

    • Profile Information
    • Educational and Employment History
    • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
    • Resume (PDF)
    • Transcripts/Academic Records
    • References

    All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be completed and received in the system in order to be considered.

Opportunity Title Opportunity Number Program Location

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Exciting DoD research opportunities are waiting for you!

Now accepting applications to the Repperger Research Intern Program within the Air Force Research Laboratory

To honor the works of Dr. Daniel Repperger, the Repperger Research Intern Program is sponsoring an exciting opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research that supports the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's STEM initiatives.

Opportunities at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Visiting Scientist Program works with NGA Geospatial R&D Scientists who apply the scientific method in one or more disciplines (e.g., photogrammetry, geodesy, computer science, mathematics, image science, human terrain analysis) to advance geospatial science and enhance agency tradecraft through systematic experimentation and exploration.