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Graduate Student Research Opportunities

ORISE offers summer internships and scholarship programs each year for grad students in science and engineering

For students who already have their bachelor’s degree and are currently pursuing an advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline, a graduate level research position can open doors for advanced studies. ORISE sponsors more than 50 graduate student research programs across the United States.

Current Opportunities for Graduate Students

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponsors for graduate students, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students who have already earned their B.S. and are currently pursuing advanced degrees.

Below is a list of those graduate student immediate openings which can be sorted by position title or sponsoring agency. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific area of interest or experience.

Graduate Student in laboratory

Graduate Research Experiences

Want to learn more about research opportunities for graduate students offered through ORISE?

Browse through the following profiles of actual graduate student research participants to find out more:


Current Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
NETL-2016-05-4-Pekney Post-Doctoral Researcher – Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Meteorological Science, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
CDC-NCEZID-2016-0101 Chronic Viral Diseases Fellowship-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ARS-GEN-2016-0003 ARS Research Opportunity – Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GEN-2016-0004 ARS Research Opportunity – Crop Production and Protection U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GEN-2016-0001 ARS Research Opportunity – Nutrition, Food Safety, and Quality U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-GEN-2016-0002 ARS Research Opportunity – Animal Production and Protection U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-OTAQ-2016-09 On-Board CO2 Absorption U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
NETL-2016-05-1-Chorpening Applied Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
CDC-NCEZID-2016-0093 Molecular Biology Post-Bachelor Fellowship -- CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
EPA-ORD-NHEERL-EPHD-2016-05 Cardiovascular Health Effects of Air Pollutants in Patients at Risk of Coronary Artery Disease U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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