About Oak Ridge

2012 Y-12 interns

Oak Ridge is one of the most scientifically influential cities in the United States. With a rich history dating back to the 1940s, the Atomic City has played a key role in many major scientific developments through the years. You can explore Oak Ridge’s scientific heritage in the American Museum of Science and Energy. Oak Ridge offers a variety of attractions such as the Oak Ridge Playhouse, the Secret City Commemorative Walk, and Excursion Train, as well as plenty of parks to explore.

Located about 20 miles away is Knoxville. Knoxville boasts a large arts community featuring many museums, theaters, festivals and concert venues. If you’re into sports, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee Volunteers, Ice Bears, Smokies, and many other great sports teams.

The Oak Ridge area offers something for everyone. Whether you are coming for an internship or to begin your career at Y-12, you will enjoy Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Learn More

Check out these great resources to learn more about Oak Ridge and East Tennessee.

  1. Oak Ridge Visitors Bureau

  2. City of Oak Ridge

  3. Oak Ridge City Guide

  4. Visiting Knoxville

  5. Downtown Knoxville

  6. Homes for Sale

  7. Apartments For Rent

  8. Visiting Y-12

  9. Y-12 History

  10. AMSE