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Purpose of the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

The purpose of the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is to address EPA’s need to increase the supply of promising scientists, engineers, and administrative personnel in disciplines related to the EPA mission. This program provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and postdoctoral graduates to work in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) research and administrative projects at multiple EPA laboratories and research centers.

ORAU manages the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program for EPA under the Student Services Contracting Authority. Selected applicants will become temporary employees of ORAU for the duration of the assignment, up to five years. The successful candidate will receive hands-on training in a real-world setting, academic incentives and professional benefits, all while contributing to EPA’s Mission. We are seeking qualified applicants in business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields for this program.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age and
  • enrolled in good standing in a degree-seeking program at an accredited U.S. educational institution or a recent (within the last 24 months) graduate with a bachelor’s, master’s or postdoctoral degree and
  • a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.

Latest News

EPA Researcher studying connections between diet and how the body handles air pollution

Samantha SnowEPA scientist Dr. Samantha J. Snow is working to answer some questions about what fish oil may do by investigating the potential link between fish oil and how the body handles air pollution exposure. These results could have very interesting implications for health research in the future, and could help scientists better identify how changing our diets might actually help protect our bodies from the harmful effects of air pollution.

You can read more about Dr. Snow’s research in an article written by another ORAU program participant, Rose Keane, on EPA’s It All Starts with Science blog.