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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 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, sponsoring agency or location. Additionally, you can search the listings for keywords related to your specific are 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
#EPA-ORD/NRMRL-WSWRD-2015-02 Drinking Water Corrosion/Solids Analysis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EERE-STP-WPP-2015-1500 EERE Science and Technology Policy Fellowship - Water Power Program  
EERE-STP-WP-2015-1901 EERE Science and Technology Policy Fellowship - Wind Program  
EERE-STP-VTO-2015-1301 EERE Science and Technology Policy Fellowship - Vehicles Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy
EERE-STP-SPO-2015-2301 Sustainability Performance Office U.S. Department of Energy
EERE-STP-OSP-2015-2201 Office of Strategic Programs U.S. Department of Energy
EERE-STP-GTO-2015-1401 Geothermal Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy
EERE-STP-GEM-2015-1601 Government Energy Management Office U.S. Department of Energy
EERE-STP-FCT-2015-1801 Fuel Cell Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy
EERE-STP-BETO-2015-1001 Bioenergy Techonologies Office U.S. Department of Energy
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