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ORAU now accepting applications for new EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

Looking for applicants in business and STEM fields

Jan. 6, 2015

Oak Ridge, Tenn.—ORAU is now accepting applications for the new EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program which provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates to participate in EPA-sanctioned research and administrative projects.

Opportunities are available at 13 EPA Office of Research and Development laboratories and research centers across the U.S.

  • Ada, Okla.
  • Athens, Ga.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Corvallis, Ore.
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • Edison, N.J.
  • Grosse Ile, Mich.
  • Gulf Breeze, Fla.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Narragansett, R.I.
  • Newport, Ore.
  • Research Triangle Park, N.C.
  • Washington, D.C.

Selected individuals in both business and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will receive hands-on training in real-world settings at these laboratories and research centers while contributing to EPA’s mission.

Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • accounting
  • aquatic assessment
  • atmospheric modeling and air quality forecasting
  • biofuels
  • biogeography
  • business
  • business law
  • carbon sequestration
  • climate change
  • computer science
  • ecology
  • engineering
  • epidemiology
  • ground water and ecosystem restoration
  • human resources
  • human exposure to chemical and microbial hazards
  • multimedia modeling for landscape, nutrient, and chemical stressors of ecosystems
  • nanotechnology
  • source/stressor formation
  • statistics
  • sustainability
  • toxicology
  • water quality stressors

To be eligible for this program, individuals 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
  • legally authorized to work in the United States of America.

Interested students and recent graduates can learn more about these opportunities and apply for appointments for this program by visiting

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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