The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education works to expand diversity in the scientific and technical fields by actively recruiting participants on both a national and international level, providing special outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions.
Internship and fellowship programs
ORISE administers STEM internship and fellowship programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies. The diversity of these programs enables individuals—whether undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, or faculty—to conduct collaborative research at national laboratories or one of DOE's federal agency partners. ORISE matches the needs of these facilities with the skills and goals of individual students, postgraduates and faculty.
STEM professionals who have the commitment and willingness to nurture the next generation of scientists and engineers make excellent mentors. ORISE matches mentors with participants and provides them with the orientation they need to contribute to the education and training of the next generation of scientists, as well as help to advance the mission of DOE. Through various resources, ORISE helps mentors develop skills that translate into successful, professional relationships.