ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the Department of Energy and other federal agencies to advance national priorities in science, health, education and national security. Our largest contract is with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Established as an official U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute in 1992, with programs dating back to 1946, ORAU is a national leader in science education and research. ORAU directly supports DOE’s national agenda to advance science education and research programs by creating opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with DOE facilities, other federal agencies, the academic community and industry. ORAU manages several Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and other Research Opportunities for Students and Faculty throughout the country. We had more than 8,300 students, recent graduates, postdoctoral researchers and faculty who participated in science education and workforce development programs in FY12.

Current Opportunities for Department of Homeland Security / ORAU /ORISE

Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: December 22, 2017
Description: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce. The DHS Education Program is managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement between DHS and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ORAU manages the application and review process, notification and implementation of the program. DHS reserves the right to make no awards or to cancel this program. DHS assumes no liability for canceling the HS-STEM Summer Internship Program or for anyone’s failure to receive actual notification of cancellation.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
Description: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.”

Contact Information

Department of Homeland Security / ORAU /ORISE
100 ORAU Way
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/