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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.

Our complete catalog of recent graduate research programs will help you find a program that best matches your qualifications as well as your needs for a position in a specific region of the country or starting on a particular date.

Current Opportunities for Recent Graduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research programs ORISE sponors 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, 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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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
ORNL15-05-CSMD Post-Master's Research Associate in Scientific Software Engineering Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL15-04-CSMD Post-Bachelor's Research Associate in Scientific Software Engineering Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL15-03-ESD Post-Master's Research Associate - Radiological Engineer/Physicist Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL15-02-CSD Post-Master’s Research Associate in Chemistry Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL15-01-CSD Post-Masters Research Associate – Neutron Activation Analysis Procedures Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
DHHS-OASH-2015-0101 Research Education and Integrity Social Media Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HERE-RecentBSandAAS2015 Higher Education Research Experiences - Recent BS and AAS Degree Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
LabTech2015 Laboratory Technology Program (TECH) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ARS-USDFRC-2014-0054-02 Student Research Opportunity - Dairy Forage U.S. Department of Agriculture
ARS-WHNRC-2014-0039-01 Postgraduate Research Associate - Western Human Nutrition Research Center U.S. Department of Agriculture
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