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Internships & Fellowships

ORAU provides support to almost 1,500 postdoctoral fellows and researchers at federal agencies, such as NASA and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Since 1951, we have been committed to enabling and enhancing career paths for those just launching their scientific careers to senior scientists who are building experience while furthering the missions of research organizations around the country.

A woman and a man conduct research in a lab setting

Impact Areas

What we offer

ORAU maintains a robust technical infrastructure and experienced education and operations staff to professionally administer every aspect of a premier internship, fellowship, research, or contractual program, including:

  • Marketing and communication
  • Full immigration services
  • Applicant recruiting and development
  • Award administration
  • Administration of benefits
  • Program evaluation and assessment/impact and tracking
  • Expert merit review capabilities
  • Training and enrollment
  • Full payroll capability for administering stipends, tax withholding and documentation, and fellow expenses

From science policy nerd to theoretical astrophysicist: Tiffany Lewis, Ph.D.

Tiffany Lewis, Ph.D., is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow working at the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory on theoretical modeling of jets ion active galaxies, especially blazars. She has been a NASA NPP Fellow for two years. In this episode of Further Together: the ORAU Podcast, host Michael Holtz talks to Lewis about her work, being mentored and mentoring others, and what she has planned for the future. As you'll discover, Lewis was initially interested in science policy before turning her attention to physics and the work she is doing today.

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Tiffany Lewis, Ph.D., NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

Contact us

If you would like  to learn more about ORAU's expertise in managing STEM internship and fellowship programs, contact Scott Miller, Ph.D., director of ORAU Research Programs.

If you have questions about contracting options, contact the ORAU Contracts Administration Office at (865) 576-7618 or