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Recent Graduate Research Opportunities

ORISE offers internships, scholarships and fellowships at national laboratories and federal research facilities

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides recent graduates with challenging research opportunities that will prepare them for a career in the scientific workforce and give them laboratory knowledge they can use in pursuit of advanced degrees. As a result, recent bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates are in a position to gain invaluable research experience that takes them beyond entry-level understanding.

Current Opportunities for Recent Graduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research programs ORISE sponsors for recent graduates, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students who have recently completed a science or engineering degree.

Below is a list of those current openings for recent graduates 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.

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Recent Graduate Research Experiences

Want to learn more about research opportunities for recent graduates offered through ORISE?

Browse through the following profiles of actual past recent graduate research participants to learn more:


Current Research Opportunities for Recent Graduates

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
NETL-2015-07-7-Goodman Post-Graduate Researcher, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Carbon Sequestration National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
EERE-RPP-BTO-2015-1209 Building Energy Codes Opportunity Department of Energy (DOE)
RPP-IA-2015-2403 DOE - Science, Technology, and Policy Opportunity - European and Eurasian Regions Department of Energy (DOE)
FDA-CDER-2015-0075 Prescription Drug Abuse Research Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
CDC-NCIPC-2015-0104 NCIPC Research Program Evaluation Fellow--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-NCEZID-2015-0103 Epidemiologist Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ARS-FNPRU-2015-0052-05 Post Graduate Research Opportunity – Horticulturist - Floral and Nursery Plants Research U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FDA-CDER-2015-0072 Pharmacometrics Exposure-Response Analyses Fellowship - CDER U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
ORNL15-43-MSTD Mechanical Engineer in Additive Manufacturing Post Bachelor's Position Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
CDC-OPHPR-2015-0101 Emergency Partners Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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