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)
Summer 2023 application closes: November 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST
  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks
  • Fall/spring: full-time 16 weeks
JUMP into STEM
Team submissions due: November 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • US citizen or LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks
Innovation in Buildings Graduate Research Fellowship (IBuild)
2023 application closes: December 2, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in master’s or doctorate program
  •  US citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • 12 months full-time

ORNL Programs

Program
Eligibility
Duration & Commitment
Graduate Research Student Internships (GRSI) 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until February 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST OR until available spaces are filled.

  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree program
  • US citizen or LPR 
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks
  • Fall/spring: full-time or part time 16 weeks
Technical and Professional Internships (TPI)

 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until February 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST OR until available spaces are filled.

  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral (Ph.D or J.D) degree program
  • US citizen or LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Summer: full-time 10 weeks
  • Fall/spring: full-time or part-time 16 weeks
The GEM Fellow Internship Program at ORNL (GEM)
Summer 2023 application closes: November 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST
  • 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 weeks
  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree program
  • US citizen or LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Required graduate coursework
  • Full-time exact duration varies based on hosting mentor

Email education@ornl.gov to request application information

  • Eligibility details: View
  • Full-time exact duration varies

For more information about graduate opportunities, please email graduate@ornl.gov.

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