The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Military Nutrition Division (MND) is offering a bachelor’s level internship at the Natick, Massachusetts facility.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to analyze information collected from Military Service Members on the efficacy of deployed physiological status monitoring (PSM) systems.
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Specifically, you will transcribe, categorize, and analyze responses from military focus group soldiers whose sessions have been videotaped. You will also learn the use of SPSS statistical software and how to transform qualitative data (focus group responses) into quantitative (e.g., frequency of like responses). During your appointment, you will also learn about the U.S. Army’s acquisition process while partaking in other projects that will examine how to develop individualized models that predict thermal strain in military personnel based on the clothing they wear, the environmental conditions they experience, and their individualized physiological responses they possess to thermal strain. Additional learning objectives during your appointment will include examining physiological and performance attributes associated with successful completion of elite military combat training (e.g., U.S. Army Ranger training) by female Soldiers.
Where will I be located?
What is the anticipated start date?
The USARIEM is ready to make appointments effective June 1, 2021. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
This is a three-month appointment. An ORISE appointment period can be a short-term (less than 2 weeks), summer (10-12 weeks), or yearlong appointment. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by USARIEM. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
- Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
- Relocation Allowance
- Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of Appointment
You will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD, or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter performance science and its useful applications. The Institute functions as a world-class laboratory for environmental medicine, physiology, performance and nutrition research. It features integrated cellular, tissue, & human research programs. For more information about the USARIEM, please visit https://www.usariem.army.mil/.
The minimum grade point average (GPA) should be 3.5 or better in physiology, exercise science, or an associated program that matriculates to a B.S. degree. The participant should have completed at least three years of college/university study in the above or associated academic fields with the intent of furthering their education in an M.S. or Ph.D. program.
Knowledge of kinesiology and physiology, as well as an understanding of the research process to include human subjects’ protection, is an essential prerequisite to achieving the above learning objectives.
Interest in the advancement of physiological monitoring and other technologies is preferred.
Please note: Personal experience in physical performance and the necessary training to meet high-level performance in sport or military physical performance tasks are encouraged.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree to be received by 5/31/2022 12:00:00 AM.
- Overall GPA: 3.50