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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

ORISE offers summer internships and scholarships each year for students working toward their bachelor of science degree

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) sponsors more than 50 research programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities in 24 states and some outside the United States. So whether you are seeking a summer internship, a scholarship to help fund your academic progress, or a longer-term research position to provide hands-on laboratory experience, ORISE has a program for you.

Begin your search by clicking the button below to connect to our full catalog of undergraduate 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 Undergraduates

In addition to the full slate of scholarships, internships, and other research positions ORISE sponors for undergraduates, there are also a limited number of positions with immediate availability for students currently pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

Below is a list of those undergraduate opportunties 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.

Undergraduate student in research lab

Undergraduate Research Experiences

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

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


Current Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

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Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Organization
EERE-RPP-2015-2801-GEN Opportunities in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department of Energy (DOE)
CDC-OADS-2015-0063 Case Management Fellowship-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0062 STD Network Optimization Fellowship-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
EERE-RPP-AMO-2015-1103 Cyclotron Road Applied Research Experience Program Department of Energy (DOE)
OREM-2015 Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Science Education and Internship Program Department of Energy (DOE)
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0055 STD Laboratory Fellowship-Molecular Diagnostics and Typing Laboratory-CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC-NCHHSTP-2015-0052 Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Laboratory Fellowship--CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-12 Engine Data Analysis and Visualization U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ARS-SPRRS-2015-0084 Biological Science Research Opportunity U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-11 Small Engine Design and Analysis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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