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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
DHHS-OMH-2015-0109 Health Equity Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DHHS-OASH-2015-0108 Research Education and Integrity Social Media Fellowship U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
FDA-CDRH-2015-0012 Health Data & Information Research Fellowship U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CDC-NIOSH-2015-0019 Occupational Safety and Health Summer Fellowships Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC-NCIRD-2015-0020 Bioinformatics Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
VDSP-2015 Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
FDA-NCTR-2015-0007 NCTR Summer Student Research Participation Program 2015 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
USFS-RD-GEN-2015-0001 Research Opportunities at the US Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
PIADC-USDA-2015-0001 Biodefense Research Opportunities in Foreign Animal Disease – USDA – PIADC U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
CDC-ASTDR-2015-0009 Environmental Health Summer Fellowships Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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