ORISE STEM education programs provide students and faculty with experience at government laboratories and research facilities

Through its contract to operate the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), ORAU partners with some of the most respected federally-funded research laboratories and programs.

Below are links to websites created specifically to provide information about these ORISE programs both for prospective applicants as well as for current research participants and the laboratory staff who mentor them.

U.S. Department of Energy Internship & Fellowship Programs
DOE provides opportunities for students, postgraduates, senior scientists and faculty researchers to participate in research projects that offer insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that affect energy technology development.

U.S. Department of Defense Internship & Fellowship Programs
Senior researchers with a background in biology, chemistry, engineering, information science, health and human performance, materials science, physics, cybersecurity, or other related field are encouraged to pursue a DoD research experience that mutually supports the Department’s mission as well as the participant’s professional development.  

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Internship & Fellowship Programs
DHS education programs provide opportunities for students and faculty seeking to make an impact on homeland security related projects at federal research facilities across the country. 

Other Federal Agency Internship & Fellowship Programs 
Whether you are a current college student, recent graduate, a postdoc, or a university faculty member, federal agencies are seeking researchers for professional development opportunities in the areas of health, environmental protection, food safety, basic science and applied research.