Graduate Student Opportunities

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Enhance your expertise and collaborate with many of the nation’s leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experts as you complete your research. Opportunities are available for current master’s degree and PhD students to participate as members of research teams at ORNL. All internships come with a stipend. 

Application deadlines vary by program. Click on the program name to learn more about each opportunity.

DOE Programs

Program
Eligibility
Duration & Commitment
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)
2023 Solicitation 2 proposals due November 8, 2023.
  • 3-12 months full-time
JUMP into STEM
Team submission window closed: November 11, 2023
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • US citizen or LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in master’s or doctorate program
  •  US citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • 12 months full-time
  • Fellowship for research

ORNL Programs

Program
Eligibility
Duration & Commitment
Graduate Research Student Internships (GRSI) 
Summer 2024 applications due:  February 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree program
  • Recent graduate (master’s)
  • US citizen or LPR 
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10-12 weeks
  • Fall/spring: full-time or part time 16-20 weeks
Technical and Professional Internships (TPI)
Summer 2024 applications due:  February 22, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral (Ph.D or J.D) degree program
  • Recent graduate (master’s)
  • US citizen or LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks
  • Fall/spring: full-time or part-time 16-20 weeks
The GEM Fellow Internship Program at ORNL (GEM)
Summer 2024 applications due November 15th, 2023
  • Selected GEM fellows (enrolled or plan to enroll in master’s or doctoral degree program)
  • US citizen or LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10-12 weeks
Graduate Research at ORNL (GRO)
No deadlines for GRO, contact a staff member in your discipline to get started.
  • Currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Required graduate coursework
  • Full-time 3-12 months
National School on Neutron
and X-ray Scattering
Summer 2023 application window closed
  • Eligibility details: View
  • Full-time exact duration varies

For more information about graduate opportunities, please email [email protected].

Graduate Student Opportunities are managed by ORNL and administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education