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EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program


The purpose of the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is to address EPA’s need to increase the supply of promising scientists, engineers, and administrative personnel in disciplines related to the EPA mission. This program provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and postdoctoral graduates to work 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.

ORAU manages the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program for EPA under the Student Services Contracting Authority. Selected applicants will become temporary employees of ORAU for the duration of the assignment, up to five years. The successful candidate will receive hands-on training in a real-world setting, academic incentives and professional benefits, all while contributing to EPA’s Mission. We are seeking qualified applicants in business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields for this program.
Program Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age and
  • enrolled in good standing in a degree-seeking program at an accredited U.S. educational institution or a recent (within the last 24 months) graduate with a bachelor’s, master’s or postdoctoral degree and
  • a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

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