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Current jobs and internship opportunities

Browse the listings below to view opportunities available through Zintellect. You can also access the entire Zintellect opportunity catalog to narrow your search by keyword, academic level, field of study, citizenship, organization, program or location.

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Employment Information

  • At ORAU, we are committed to a diverse workforce and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all persons. ORAU is committed to eliminating profiling, promoting diversity, and to providing equal employment opportunity for all. Employment practices will be made without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, protected veteran’s status, or genetic information.

    Requests must comply with federal travel expenditure guidelines.

    EEO is the Law poster (PDF)

  • ORAU is an E-Verify employer. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to  work in the United States. Please visit the federal E-Verify website for additional information.

  • ORAU will take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants without profiling based on perceived racial, sexual, or national origin characteristics. This includes the employment and advancement of eligible protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, minorities, and females.

    To review ORAU's Affirmative Action plan, contact Mae Mosley at 865.576.3984. The plan may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in Human Resources located at 100 ORAU Way, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Résumé writing tips

The dos of résumé writing:

  • Do list your GPA, but only if it is good and if you are a recent grad (3.5 and above only)
  • Do highlight your achievements, not just your responsibilities
  • Do optimize for applicant tracking systems
  • Do use keywords at the start of your bullet (example—Process Improvement: Updated workflow by designing an app with Perl)
  • Do tell the truth
  • Do make your resume “scannable”
  • Do provide context
  • Do quadruple check it for typos

The don’ts of résumé writing:

  • Don’t overstate your value
  • Don’t have an unprofessional email address
  • Don’t just list keywords to “trick” the ATS (Tell your story and the keywords will fall in place)
  • Don’t waste space with hobbies, headshots or other photos
  • Don’t use jargon
  • Don’t list your high school, unless that is your highest level of education
  • Don’t exceed two pages
  • Don’t have typos


Most overused résumé jargon: Team player, utilized my skills, proactive, responsible for, detail oriented or goal oriented, problem solving skills, salary negotiable, hardworking, my wheelhouse, results-driven, and rockstar, guru or ninja.

Improve your personal digital brand

Young people using social mediaWe all have a digital brand, whether we want one or not. If you are on any social media or contributed to a blog or a company’s website (or university website), then recruiters and potential employers can find you. Guess what, they are hunting for you. So, how do we improve our digital brand and put our best foot forward?

  • Check your privacy settings so that posts intended only for your friends aren't also seen by potential employers.
  • Follow your industry and follow your dream job(s)/company. Recruiters look to see what your interests are. Don’t worry—they won’t judge if you follow a Kardashian, but they do want to see that you are career focused or passionate about your work.

Ask your HR team or manager if your company uses employee profiles on their website or on social media. Get your name out there in a professional setting. (Note, we do and would love a profile from you!)

  • Publish! If given the opportunity to blog or contribute to anything searchable on the web, do so. This allows you to control the content that you want potential employers to see.
  • Create a personal professional website or blog. Again, this is helping you be found and showcase what a valuable employee you will be.
  • Be aware of what you say about your industry. We all have bad days at work, but going into detail on social media is not always the best avenue.
  • Be aware of what you say about politics, religion, etc.
  • Respond to industry news on LinkedIn and defend your response. By the way, have a profile (up to date) on LinkedIn.
  • No, really. Check your privacy settings.
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Showcase your communication skills

Communication skills are a significant recruiting discriminator. Many of us take this skill for granted, but all of your experience, education and accomplishments can be brought down by poor communication. So, take a public speaking or technical writing class, or join a Toastmaster’s club to hone your skills! Not sure how to showcase your communication skills on your résumé? Here are a few great examples:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities (and experience)
  • Empathic listener and persuasive speaker
  • Writing experience in technical, creative and factual
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills

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Contact us

For more information about ORAU’s Workforce Solutions, contact us at 865.576.3424 or