Undergraduate Research Summer Internships
Looking for a research experience that can open a world of opportunities?
The Undergraduate Research Summer Internship (URSI) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) complements academic programs, offering unique resources and mentorship from ORNL scientists to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math education; encourage careers in science and technology; and improve scientific literacy.
This 10-week summer program for current associates and bachelor’s students will advance your scientific skills and knowledge in areas of critical national need. As an URSI intern, you will engage in rewarding research opportunities, connect with world-class scientists, have opportunities
to share and exchange innovative ideas and techniques, and enjoy enrichment activities with other undergraduate interns.
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
- Dislocation allowance
- Collaborations with leading scientists
- Virtual access to world-class user facilities and labs
- Current associate’s or bachelor’s 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
The URSI program does not have citizenship requirements, although specific research projects may have additional restrictions.