The following summaries describe the different types of programs available through the ORAU Maryland Science Education Programs office. All programs are offered at U.S. Department of Defense facilities.
The Student Internship Program provides high school juniors or seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students the opportunity to participate in research and development activities. As part of the Research Participation Program (RPP), this program is intended to enhance the students’ educational development by providing practical research experiences closely related to their academic pursuits. Read the eligibility requirements.
The Postgraduate Internship Program provides individuals with an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or postdoctorate degree in an appropriate science, engineering, or technology discipline the opportunity to participate in applied research activities. This program is intended to enhance the participants’ background and experience and allow them to make a research contribution in their chosen field of study. Read the eligibility requirements for postdocs and postgrads.
The Certificate Program provides individuals who are currently pursuing, or have received within one year of start date, a certificate in an appropriate science, engineering, or technology discipline. This program allows postgraduates to enhance their educational development by gaining practical experience closely related to their academic pursuits. Read the eligibility requirements.
The Guest Lecturer Program provides travel support and honoraria to consultants from the academic community and the private sector so that they can present technical seminars and colloquia. The honorarium rate is based on the individual’s credentials. The program is intended to enhance the interactions among technical staff at the facility, the academic community, and the private sector; support technology transfer; and provide learning experiences for the ORISE program participants. Read the eligibility requirements.
The Faculty Participation Program provides research opportunities to precollege educators as well as college and university faculty in the areas of science, mathematics, engineering, and other technically related fields. Faculty members receive a monthly stipend based on their regular salaries. Read the eligibility requirements.
The Knowledge Preservation Program provides opportunities for retired professionals to assist in avoiding the critical shortages in technical expertise as large numbers of professionals retire. The individual will be paired with postdoctorates, junior researchers, and other staff in order to preserve the knowledge that is critical in meeting current and future program commitments. Read the eligibility requirements.