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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.

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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
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)
NETL-2015-03-1-Rose Geospatial/Geoscience Data Specialist National Energy Technology Laboratory
EPA-OTAQ 2015-06 Matlab/Simulink Vehicle Simulation and Analysis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA-OTAQ 2015-07 Embedded Hardware and Software Design For In-Vehicle Data Acquisition U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FDA-CDER-2015-0017 Macrophage Research Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
ARS-SPARC-2015-0083 Student Research Opportunity - Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
ARS-TBFRU-2015-0073-02 Microbiological Research – Producing Anti-tick Vaccines in Yeast U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
CDC-NCIRD-2015-0023 Bioinformatics Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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