Students and Recent Graduates

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory hosts approximately 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students in internship and research opportunities every year. These opportunities are available in the summer, fall, and spring semesters and are extended to students in various science, engineering, technology, and mathematics disciplines.  Talented students are selected by our distinguished staff to be fully immersed in hands-on research and technical training. Whether you are an entering college freshman or a PhD student, enhance your career with an ORNL appointment. Visit our Science Education Programs' page and start your application today!

Recent Graduates

Graduating is a huge milestone, and ORNL has rewarding opportunities for those early in their careers. The ORNL Post-Bachelor’s and Post-Master’s Research Participation Programs target upcoming and recent Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates who are ready to tackle challenging problems related to ORNL research initiatives.  Positions within these programs seek individuals with various skillsets that are prepared to work in dynamic research teams.  Upcoming and recent Bachelor’s graduates visit our Post-Bachelor’s page to find your next big challenge. For the upcoming and recent Master’s graduates, visit our Post-Master’s page.


ORNL has a vibrant postdoctoral program for those seeking opportunities following their doctoral degree. Candidates must be nearing graduation or have received their degree within the past five years, and have had no more than one previous postdoc experience elsewhere and no previous postdoctoral appointment at ORNL, to be eligible. Those seeking postdoc appointments please visit our Postdoc Positions page for a current list of opportunities.