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Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

ORAU Offers Research Opportunities for Students and Faculty of all Experience Levels

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When it comes to advancing your skills in one of the many science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, hands-on opportunities to do real-world research are invaluable. With a network of colleges and universities across the nation and a wide range of federal agencies as sponsors, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships, and research experience programs.

Want to know what opportunities are out there waiting for you? Take a look at the pages below to discover research appointments currently available that apply to your academic or professional status.

Online Catalog

If you are a student, recent graduate, or faculty member interested in learning about the hundreds of stimulating research experiences sponsored by one of ORAU’s world-class science and engineering partners, visit our extensive online catalog.

The catalog describes academic fellowships and scholarships, research experiences, sabbaticals, and internships funded by a wide range of government agencies. These science education programs are administered by ORAU—many of them through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

You can even use the catalog as a career development and planning tool. For example, if you’re an undergraduate interested in learning about internship opportunities but you’re also interested in pursuing a graduate degree, take some time to see what’s available at the graduate level. Doing so will help you focus on furthering your education and staying competitive with your peers.

Using the Catalog—Three Easy Steps

STEP 1: Begin by choosing your academic status:

  • Undergrad
  • Graduate
  • Postdoctoral
  • Recent Grads
  • Faculty
  • K-12 Teachers and Students

STEP 2: Choose the search method best suited for your needs:

  • A broad scan of research opportunities:
    • program name
    • sponsor
    • application deadline
    • geographic location
  • Direct navigation to programs of interest through:
    • field of interest
    • type of program
    • specific time period
  • A keyword search located on the catalog home page and titled “Search this Web Site” (may also use the * as a wildcard symbol; for example: NOAA* will find all NOAA programs)

STEP 3: Select a program and review a detailed description, along with eligibility requirements, provided benefits and a direct link to application instructions.

Current Opportunity

Applications are now being accepted for internships and research opportunities with Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Program.

This workforce development program offers internships and research opportunities in disciplines ranging from chemical, nuclear and other engineering fields to environmental and physical sciences, information technology and occupational safety and health.

The goal is to give participants a chance to explore a federal career with DOE and to create a pipeline of highly qualified professionals to support critical DOE missions for years to come.

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Featured Video

Dr. Tim Sands and Dr. Arlene Garrison

Following a full day of poster sessions where they presented the outcome of summer research projects completed at ORNL, more than 200 students from across the U.S. gathered for the 15th annual ORAU Graduate Student Recruitment Fair.