Graduate Student Opportunities

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.

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

DOE Programs

Program
Eligibility
Duration
Commitment
  • Undergraduate student
  • Recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduates. The time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term must be two years or less.
  • US citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA

10 weeks
Summer

16 weeks
Fall or Spring

Full-time

  • Eligibility details: View
  • Duration: Minimum of 3 consecutive months and no longer than 12 months

10 weeks
Summer

16 weeks
Fall or Spring

Full-time

Challenges close: November 12, 2021 at 11:59 ET

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • US citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA

10 weeks
Summer

Full-time

  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in master’s or doctorate program

12 months

Full-time

ORNL Programs

Program
Eligibility
Duration
Commitment
  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree program
  • Be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident at the time of application
  • 3.0+ GPA

10 weeks
Summer

Full-time

  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree program
  • US citizen/LPR
  • 3.0+ GPA

10 weeks
Summer

Full-time

  • Selected GEM fellows (enrolled or plan to enroll in master’s or doctorate program)
  • US citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)
10 weeks
Summer

Full-time

  • Currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree program
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Required graduate coursework

Email 
education@ornl.gov to request application information

Full-time

  • Eligibility details: View
  • Duration: Variable

Variable

Full-time

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