Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

About Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research and STEM or policy related facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and 20+ other federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Forest Service. These internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation’s scientific workforce.

Find opportunities via Zintellect (, a searchable database of research and non-research STEM, STEM-support, and policy internships and fellowships administered by ORISE and its managing contractor, ORAU. Opportunities listed on Zintellect aim to strengthen the scientific and technical workforce in areas of science, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support to the national commitment to science education.

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ORISE Intern

May 2023 - August 2023 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
“I liked meeting new people with similar interests and expertise in government service. ”

Intern Lead insructor

July 2019 - September 2019 Davis, CA
“I liked that i had a lot of ability to shape the program i was participating in. I also like that i had a lot of moments to share and apply my knowledge and experience.”
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