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Staffing Services

ORAU helps government agencies and private companies find interns and employees for STEM positions

ORAU provides expertise in the recruitment of highly specialized, hard-to-find STEM talent for government agencies and private industry. ORAU is the solution to your scientific, engineering and R&D staffing needs.

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Primary STEM skill sets

  • Chemistry
  • Computer sciences
  • Data science and business analytics
  • Earth and geosciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental and marine sciences
  • Life and medical sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Social and behavioral sciences

What we offer

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Customers we've served

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Lifecycle STEM workforce solutions approach ensures candidates are STEM-career ready

Because great experiences fuel lifelong passions, ORAU focuses on a lifecycle approach to developing the next generation of scientific and technical talent. From K-12 science education programs to hands-on jobs and internships, we provide a wide range of experience for STEM talent acquisition. We also reach deep into our 120+ member university consortium and other academic networks to find students, graduates and postdoctoral researchers, and subject matter experts in a variety of STEM fields and engage them with government and private sector opportunities.

Lauren Bamford

Lauren Bamford

EPA-RTP's Community Engagement and STEM Education Program hosted an EPA booth at The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) Coast Event at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. At the event, Lauren presented two EPA lesson plans to local educators—Generate: The Energy Game, a teaching tool designed to demonstrate the challenges and tradeoffs involved in making energy choices; and Build Your Own Particulate Matter Sensor, a hands-on STEM activity that engages students in the issues surrounding air quality. The event aims to connect local STEM researchers and educators to foster the dissemination of current research and ultimately enhance the science literacy of today's youth.

Our Experts

Dawn King

Dawn King, M.S.

Expertise: Human resources, talent acquisition, recruitment, teambuilding, business development, networking, coaching, employee engagement, training and development, performance management, leadership development, and employee retention

King has more than 15 years of Human Resources professional experience with a Master's of Science focused in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, from the University of Tennessee. She has a demonstrated history of working with both the private and government administration industry and is highly skilled in accessing the human capital needs of an organization and implementing an effective recruitment strategy to fulfill these needs.

Michelle Goodson

Michelle Goodson, M.S.

Expertise: Goodson leads a recruitment and human resources team that supports the EPA National Student Services contract. Goodson is a member of numerous teams that oversee project management, talent management and retention and process improvements.

She is an expert on full-cycle recruitment, metrics, and application development and is a Senior Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resource Management. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration.

Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley

ExpertiseHurley is an ORAU project manager, recruiter and subject matter expert for recruiting trends and technology. Previously, she worked for, where she recruited top talent and developed retention strategies for companies across the United States. Hurley has a background in recruitment, marketing, sales and organizational communication. As an ORAU project manager, she recruits for and manages the relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Research and Development Office.

Contact us

For more information about ORAU’s Workforce Solutions, contact us at 865.576.3424 or