Cultivating a highly qualified scientific and technical workforce can take years. With a large percentage of the nation’s current scientific minds nearing retirement, workforce studies show that filling the pipeline with workers who are able to compete in the international global science, technical and research arenas has never been more critical.
Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.
ORAU has been providing STEM talent staffing solutions and designing, managing, and evaluating jobs and internships for more than 70 years. We have developed programs for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Research Laboratory and many others, and have demonstrated their success through comprehensive program evaluations.