Applications must be completed by February 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EST.
A completed application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-MRMC@orise.orau.gov.
The US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR. The internship has a firm start date of Monday, 1 June, and will end on Friday, 7 August 2020. Applicants will be evaluated once their complete packet is submitted. The final deadline for application submission is Saturday, February 15, 2020. Only U.S. citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible for this program. Previous alumni of this program are not eligible to apply.
The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large. This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute.
Hemorrhage Control and Resuscitation Research Dept. (HCRRD)—Develop methods and products to stop bleeding, replace lost blood volume and mitigate the pathophysiologic consequences of severe trauma (e.g., bleeding, burns)
Blood Coagulation Research Dept. (BCRD)—Improve the safety, efficacy and logistical supportability of blood products, identify mechanisms of coagulation dysfunction in trauma, diagnostics and therapeutics to restore normal function.
Tactical and Enroute Care Research Dept. (TECRD)—Focused on patient care under the unique set of tactical, environmental and patient factors associated with point of injury care, including ground and air transport.
Sensory Trauma Research Dept. (STRD)—Develop treatments, methods and modeling that protect, repair and restore the sensory system (e.g., Ocular, Auditory).
Clinical Research Support Dept. (CRSD)—Provides support to other ISR programs requiring technology solutions to identified programmatic requirements and documented gaps.
Burn and Soft Tissue Research Dept. (BSTRD): Battlefield Pain Management and Burn Injury Research
Program Dates: June 1 – August 7, 2020 (10 weeks)
Research Location: Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
Stipend: ~$2,750 per month, full-time participation
Number of Selections: Approximately 13 students will be selected for research participation.
Nature of Appointment The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Prerequisites: All interns must have completed at least their first year class requirements for a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of a maximum of 4.0; if other scale is used, provide qualitative interpretation and/or equivalency to 4.0 scale). A science or engineering program of study is preferred, and prior research experience will be considered.
For consideration, the applicant’s CV must include the following elements:
Chosen applicants will collaborate closely with a USAISR staff mentor and their research team to conduct a scientific investigation in one of the research Task Areas of the USAISR. Applicants are asked to rank their Task Area preference to their top 5 choices. (Of note, not all areas will participate in the summer program and, therefore, top choices cannot be guaranteed). Interns will present the findings of their research projects at a poster session at the end of the experience.
Those traveling from outside the San Antonio, TX area may be eligible to receive additional travel funds, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All participants must procure their own housing and transportation.