EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

Funding Agency:
Oak Ridge Associated Universities

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and postdoctoral graduates to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) research and administrative projects at multiple EPA laboratories and research centers.

We are seeking qualified applicants in both business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields for our program. Selected applicants will receive hands-on training in a real-world setting, academic incentives and professional benefits, all while contributing to EPA’s Mission.

Location of the project will be determined by the needs of the respective research and development laboratories and offices within the Office of Research and Development. Past positions have been offered in Cincinnati, Ohio; Gulf Breeze, Florida; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Duluth, Minnesota; Athens, Georgia; and Washington, D.C.

ORAU will announce new positions throughout the year according to EPA’s needs.

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Areas of Interest

Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • accounting
  • aquatic assessment
  • atmospheric modeling and air quality forecasting
  • biofuels
  • biogeography
  • business
  • business law
  • carbon sequestration
  • climate change
  • computer science
  • ecology
  • engineering
  • epidemiology
  • ground water and ecosystem restoration
  • human resources
  • human exposure to chemical and microbial hazards
  • multimedia modeling for landscape, nutrient, and chemical stressors of ecosystems
  • nanotechnology
  • source/stressor formation
  • statistics
  • sustainability
  • toxicology
  • water quality stressors

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows
Grad/Prof Students


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences