Graduate Research Summer Internships
Looking for a research experience that can open a world of opportunities?
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Graduate Research Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience in information technology, facilities and operations, human resources, legal counsel, communications, finance, health services, and other technical and professional fields.
As the largest US Department of Energy (DOE) science and energy laboratory, ORNL is a great place to learn about the technical and professional systems that support a DOE laboratory every day. Engage with ORNL projects, connect with ORNL staff, and join student activities during this full-time internship experience.
ORNL’s World-Leading Capabilities
Diverse Research Areas
- Biological and environmental sciences
- Clean energy technologies
- Nuclear fusion and fission
- Isotope research and development
- Materials science
- National security
- Neutron science
- Supercomputing and computational science
- Spallation Neutron Source
- High Flux Isotope Reactor
- Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility
- Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
- Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
- Building Technologies Research and Integration Center
- National Transportation Research Center
- Biweekly stipend based on educational level
- Current associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student
- Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited US college
or university at time of application and continuing into the upcoming semester
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- 16 years of age or older
- Available for full-time work.
Other relevant qualifications will depend on the specific project of interest.