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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.

Begin your search by clicking the button below to connect to our full catalog of graduate research programs. You can then sort them by location, length of appointment, or sponsoring organization name, and learn how to apply to each of them.

Current Opportunities for Graduate Students

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponors 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, sponsoring agency or location. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific are of interest or experience.

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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
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0014 Viral Hepatitis Prevention Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC-NCCDPHP-2015-0015 Surveillance Evaluation and Enhancement Epidemiology Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS-OASH-2015-0106 Education and Development Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
VDSP-2015 Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DHHS-OAH-2015-0105 Evaluation Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
FDA-CTP-2015-0008 Health Communication Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA-NCTR-2015-0007 NCTR Summer Student Research Participation Program 2015 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
USFS-RD-GEN-2015-0001 Research Opportunities at the US Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
PIADC-USDA-2015-0001 Biodefense Research Opportunities in Foreign Animal Disease – USDA – PIADC U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0007 Public Health Analyst Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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