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ORISE Science Education Programs by Sponsor

ORISE research participation programs provide students and faculty with experience at top government laboratories

Through its contract to operate the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy, ORAU partners with some of the most respected federally-funded research laboratories and programs.

Below are links to websites created specifically to provide information about these ORISE programs both for prospective applicants as well as for current research participants and the laboratory staff who mentor them.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Science Education Programs at ORNL provide a wide variety of research experiences for students from K-12 to university students from undergraduates to postdocs as well as university faculty all at the historic ORNL facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Research Participation Programs at the CDC are educational and training programs designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific CDC research and current public health research initiatives at their facilities in Atlanta, Ga.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Internship/Research Participation Programs at EPA provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in current environmental research in areas such as air and radiation, water quality, solid waste and emergency response.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Research Participation Programs at FDA are designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific FDA research and developmental activities at eight different FDA facilities.

DOE Scholars

DOE Scholars offers unique opportunities for students or post-graduates to learn about the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission and operations in disciplines such as energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation, environmental responsibility, and management excellence.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program for students who have completed at least one year of study in a science, technology, engineering, or math major. The program's goal is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship Program

The Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship Program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates to conduct mission-oriented research in Carlsbad, N.M., or at other sites throughout the DOE complex.

USDA Agricultural Research Service Postdoctoral Research Program

The Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency responsible for developing and transferring solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority. The ARS Postdoctoral Research Program places postdoctoral researchers in frontline research posts around the nation.