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The future viability of ORNL's nuclear science technology programs depends on developing relationships with science and engineering communities, both in the United States and abroad. One of our highest priorities is to recruit and retain a diverse workforce with a wide range of experiences, ideas and talents.  

  • If you are currently a student, please explore internships at ORNL through ORISE

  • If you are interested in joining our team as a staff member or post-doc, take a look at our career opportunities.


As part of our commitment to the local community around us, FFESD participates in ORNL’s Corporate Giving programs, which support 501(c)(3) nonprofits and educational institutions that align with our core competencies and benefit laboratory employees and their families. These include initiatives that strengthen STEM outreach, as well as civic and cultural programs. 

To learn more about these, please visit the ORNL Community Outreach Page.

Employee resource groups

Staff is also invited to participate in the employee resource groups available at ORNL. 

WINGS—Women In Nuclear and Global Security—is an employee resource group in the National Security Sciences Directorate (NSSD), Fusion and Fission Energy and Science Directorate (FFESD), and Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED) of ORNL, operating under the umbrella of the ORNL Committee for Women. WINGS is focused on issues that disproportionately impact women in NSSD, FFESD and ISED and provides a welcoming social network as well as opportunities for professional development. For more information about WINGS, visit their website.

To find out more about other ORNL employee resource groups, visit the laboratory's Diversity and International Office page.