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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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Posting Number Position Sponsor Location
FDA-CDER-2014-0054 Economic Impact Policy Analysis Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD
PIADC 2014-01USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center - Animal Virology Research Support Appointment U.S. Department of Agriculture Orient Point, NY
DHS-OUP-2014-0002 Information Management Student Internship U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC
CDC-OADP-2014-0072 Data Analysis Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
CDC-DVBD-2014-0070 Molecular Biology Laboratory Fellowships Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA
NETL Grad Student for Geological and Envirnonmental Sciences Graduate Student – Geological and Environmental Sciences National Energy Technology Laboratory Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA
FS-2014-RD-202 US Forest Service Research Participation Program – Research Hydrologist Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture Raleigh, NC
FS-2014-RD-201 US Forest Service Research Participation Program - Landscape Ecologist Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture Asheville, NC
FDA-CDER-2014-0044 Renal Impairment Fellowship   Silver Spring, MD
FDA-CDER-2014-0048 Drug-Drug Interactions Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD
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