Applicants must apply through www.Zintellect.com. All profile and application questions/requirements must be completed and submitted and references returned before application can be reviewed.
The profile and application will require:
For questions, contact HERE@orau.org.
Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for participants at all levels, beginning the term before college entrance through thesis/dissertation research, and higher education faculty. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to enhance science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education; encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy. At the same time, the program contributes to the Laboratory mission.
This is a continuous posting. Applications will be reviewed and selected as opportunities become available. Suggested dates to apply by for best chance of selection (application does not close, you may continue to apply):
Before you get started on your application, you should:
After you have completed your application, you may want to reach out via email (use the Find People or Our People links at www.ornl.gov to obtain the email address) to the researchers you identify and let them know about your interest for the summer and why you would be a good fit for that researcher’s projects and the division. Showing initiative through this connection process and discussing your passion for science and research and how it relates to what is happening at ORNL is a great way for you to introduce yourself to potential mentors. You should reference the ORNL research you have done as well as your background and interest in these emails and in appropriate application questions and essays. For pool-based programs such as HERE, this personal connection is the key to “standing out” from the hundreds of applications received each cycle.
An applicant must:
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; will be at least 18 years old prior to the start of the appointment; have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; am currently enrolled as an advanced degree candidate at a U.S. accredited institution in a STEM field or related discipline, am performing Master’s or PhD thesis/dissertation research, and have completed all coursework.