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Oak Ridge Employment Resources

Read the Oak Ridge overview presentation by Gerald Boyd, Manager of U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Operations, at Oak Ridge Opportunities Workshop, February 2010 sponsored by the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration and Oak Ridge Economic Partnership.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

As a university consortium, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) creates and promotes collaborative partnerships among academia, government (with a focus on Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and industry to strengthen our nation’s scientific research and education enterprise. Also as nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, we provide responsive, innovative solutions to address national needs in the areas of worker/public health and environmental stewardship, emergency response, and scientific research and education. Applying these capabilities, we manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

In addition, as a strategic partner with UT-Battelle, the managing contractor for ORNL, we work with the University of Tennessee and Battelle to help strengthen the science and technology programs at ORNL. Our purpose is to facilitate mutually beneficial university partnerships that will enhance collaborative research and expand faculty and student participation at the lab.

Fellowships, Scholarships, Research, Internships – Marisa Moazen
ORAU Positions – LaShanda Miller

Follow us on Twitter to learn about upcoming internship and fellowship deadlines for all of our programs.

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Oak Ridge Residential Relocation program is a component of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s “Live Where You Work” initiative. The program is designed to promote living in Oak Ridge for those who relocate to the region for new career opportunities. The program provides information on housing, quality of life, leisure and recreational activities, healthcare and educational opportunities and local attractions. If you or someone you know is interested in acquiring information about Oak Ridge, please contact the Chamber at (865) 483-1321 or by their contact page.

Oak Ridge Economic Partnership

The mission of the Partnership is to recruit, retain and expand office and industrial businesses to the Oak Ridge community.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing region, the Oak Ridge Economic Partnership was founded in 2002 as the result of a comprehensive community analysis. It was recommended that Oak Ridge streamline its economic development efforts in order to better market itself and to present a unified marketing message. The Partnership’s founding partners are the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, City of Oak Ridge, and the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee.

The Oak Ridge Economic Partnership offers an integrated approach to programs and services in support of the creation of new businesses, the expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new companies that offer high impact jobs and share the community’s values.

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Oak Ridge Energy Corridor

The Oak Ridge Energy Corridor seeks to promote the Department of Energy’s Energy Parks Initiative within the Tennessee Valley region.

This “Energy Corridor” is formed as a result of the close proximity of the DOE facilities in Oak Ridge, the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee; along with hundreds of technology-based businesses and other organizations that exist in an area reaching from the Knoxville airport to the UT campus to Oak Ridge, particularly along the Pellissippi Parkway.


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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.

Managed since April 2000 by a partnership of the University of Tennessee and Battelle, ORNL has a staff of more than 4,600 and annually hosts approximately 3,000 guest researchers who spend two weeks or longer in Oak Ridge. Annual funding exceeds $1.4 billion. As an international leader in a range of scientific areas that support the Department of Energy’s mission, ORNL has six major mission roles: neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology, materials science at the nanoscale, and national security. ORNL’s leadership role in the nation’s energy future includes hosting the U.S. project office for the ITER international fusion experiment and the Office of Science-sponsored Bioenergy Science Center.

A World-Class Scientific Research Facility

Already the world’s most powerful neutron source, the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, combined with the upgraded High Flux Isotope Reactor, makes Oak Ridge the world’s foremost center for neutron science research. The Leadership Computing facility is home to the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

A Campus for the Next Generation of Research

ORNL is completing a $350 million project to provide a modern campus for the next generation of great science. A unique combination of federal, state, and private funds is supporting the construction of 13 new facilities, including the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, the Office of Science’s Leadership Computing Facility for unclassified high-performance computing, the Chemical and Materials Sciences Building, and the state-funded joint institutes for computational sciences, biological sciences, and neutron sciences.

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Centrus Energy Corp

Centrus Energy Corp (formerly known as USEC) mission is to supply enriched uranium and nuclear industry related services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.


The Y-12 National Security Complex is a premier manufacturing facility dedicated to making our nation and the world a safer place. Operated by B&W Y-12 for the National Nuclear Security Administration, Y-12 plays a vital role in the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Y-12 helps ensure a safe and reliable U.S. nuclear weapons deterrent. We also retrieve and store nuclear materials, fuel the nation’s naval reactors, and perform complementary work for other government and private-sector entities.

While drawing on more than 60 years of manufacturing excellence, Y-12 is continually expanding its capabilities and preparing for the future. We stand ready to help the existing and emerging security challenges facing our nation and the world.

We have many opportunities for students, particularly in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
  • Science

For opportunities at Y-12, please visit our website at:
You will have an opportunity to create a profile and apply directly for positions of interest. Positions that start with the letters “CRH” are designated as open positions for our student programs.

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