In 2006, USAARL began utilizing, through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation Program (RPP). The ORISE RPP, which is operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), provides opportunities for students (high school through graduate school), postgraduates (Doctoral, Master, Bachelor, and Associate degree recipients), faculty members, visiting scientists, and retired federal affiliated personnel to participate in a STEM program, project, or activity at federal agencies, like USAARL. USAARL's ORISE program components are as follows.
ORISE Internship Opportunities
The Student Research Participation Program provides high school juniors or seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students the opportunity to participate in research and development activities. This program is intended to enhance students' educational development by providing practical research experiences closely related to their academic pursuits.
The Postgraduate Research Participation Program provides individuals with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, or post-Doctorate degree in an appropriate STEM discipline the opportunity to participate in applied research activities. This program is intended to enhance the participants' background and experience and allow them to make a research contribution in their chosen field of study.
The Faculty Participation Program provides research opportunities to pre-college STEM educators as well as college and university STEM faculty.
To learn about the eligibility requirements for the ORISE RPPs, open internship opportunities at USAARL, and to apply to an open internship opportunity at USAARL, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) website.
USAARL ORISE Contact
USAARL ORISE Program Coordinator