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National Energy Technology Laboratory

National Energy Technology Laboratory Professional Internship Program- Opportunities to participate in energy-related research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Students- opportunities to participate in research in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the environment

Laboratory Technology Program- A full-time or part-time internship opportunity to receive continuous hands-on training and experience while in school or as a recent graduate (within one semester of AS or BS graduation). Selected participants will have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom at world renowned facilities located in Oak Ridge, TN. This program is limited to individuals attending colleges and universities in close proximity to Oak Ridge, TN.

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis- A cooperative research initiative geared toward students in nuclear engineering and science applications.

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is a 1,600-person civil engineer field operating agency responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. AFCEC missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, readiness, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management. The unit conducts its operations at more than 75 locations worldwide.

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Research Participation Program- The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air and space forces. AFIT accomplishes this mission through three resident schools: the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Systems and Logistics, and the Civil Engineer and Services School. Through its Civilian Institution Programs, AFIT also manages the educational programs of officers enrolled in civilian universities, research centers, hospitals, and industrial organizations. Since resident degrees were first granted in 1956, more than 16,000 graduate and 350 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the past twenty years. The Research Participation Program for Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) provides opportunities to participate in AFIT on-going applied research and development projects.

Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) Healthcare Informatics Division (HID) Office of the Chief Information Officer (SG6H) Research Participation Program- The Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) is the execution arm of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) and is the larger of the two primary field operating agencies. Restructured to oversee execution of every major program within the AFMS, it consolidates activities previously done resulting in a more effective management oversight capability. It also provides operational support for ground and air expeditionary medical capabilities used in global, homeland security, and force health protection, as well as all aspects of medical and dental services, aerospace medicine operations, and medical support functions. Additionally, the AFMSA executes policy and programs for modernizing medical capabilities to address critical challenges for operational and peacetime health care and for the joint warfighter through state-of-the-art technological solutions. The Air Force Medical Service is comprised of nearly 60,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian, and contract medical and support professionals who are responsible for the care of more than 2.6 million patients. The Air Force has 63 medical facilities in the continental United States and 12 at overseas locations. More than 1,700 Air Force medical personnel are deployed to 19 countries and have moved more than 85,000 patients out of the the Central Command area of operations since October 2001.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) / Command Leadership (CL) Research Participation Program- The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 711 Human Performance Wing (711-HPW)-Command Leadership's mission is to advance human performance in air, space, and cyberspace through research, education, and consultation. The Wing supports the most critical Air Force resource – our operational military forces. The Wing’s primary focus areas are aerospace medicine, human effectiveness science and technology, and human systems integration. In conjunction with the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton and surrounding universities and medical institutions, the 711 HPW functions as a Joint Department of Defense Center of Excellence for human performance sustainment and readiness, optimization, and enhancement. The Research Participation Program for 711 HPW provides opportunities to participate in on-going applied research and development projects.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) Human Effectiveness Directorate (RH) Research Participation Program- Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Human Effectiveness Directorate (711 HPW/RH) provides science and leading-edge technology to define human capabilities, vulnerabilities and effectiveness; train warfighters; integrate operators and weapon systems; protect Air Force personnel; and sustain aerospace operations. The directorate is the heart of human-centered science and technology for the Air Force. The 711 HPW/RH’s vision is to integrate biological and cognitive technologies to optimize and protect the Airman’s capabilities to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Their mission is to lead the Air Force in human-centered research.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) Human Effectiveness Directorate (RH) Warfighter Readiness Research Division (RHA) Research Participation Program- The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Human Effectiveness Directorate Warfighter Readiness Research Division researches, develops, demonstrates, evaluates and transitions leading-edge technology and methods to train and equip our warfighters. Its Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) technology and state-ofthe-art logistics management are pushing the envelope of battlespace information fusion, the key to informed and optimum decision-making. RHA’s focus on Distributed Mission Operations brings together fighters, tankers, airlift, command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions—all the elements of war—to create mission-oriented scenarios that are virtually indistinguishable from actual wartime operations. Deployable training systems one day will provide “top-off” training for troops on the front line, so they can rehearse a mission only hours before they execute it. The RHA mission is to research, demonstrate, and transition leading-edge human performance methods and technologies that provide the Warfighter the necessary knowledge and skills to dominate the decision environment. RHA’s vision is to be the leader in the science and technology of maximizing Airmen decision making and performance in the global decision environment. Their aim point is focused training research that enables training across all air, space, and cyberspace domains that is optimally and individually tailored.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Research Participation Program - Headquarters- The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)-HQ is the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. They trace their roots to the vision of airpower pioneers who understood science as key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of AFRL people to realize this vision has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace force. The Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate is a key component of the 711th Human Performance Wing. The directorate is composed of a diverse group of scientists and engineers studying developing technologies specific to the human element of warfighting capability. We are leading the Air Force in its human-centered research, and we integrate biological and cognitive technologies to optimize and protect the Airman's capabilties to Fly, Fight, and Win in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. We are headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, with additional locations at Brooks City-Base, San Antonio, Texas, and the Mesa Research Site, Mesa, Arizona

Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) is an internationally renowned center for aerospace medical learning, consultation, aerospace medical investigations and aircrew health assessments. USAFSAM promotes readiness and protects force and community health by utilizing a range of tools and expertise including environmental and health surveillance, laboratory and risk analysis, process re-engineering, consultation and technological innovation to maximize operational health capabilities and to solve problems through ingenuity and partnerships. The school trains approximately 6,000 students each year.

U.S. Army

Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program - U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) is a subordinate research laboratory command under the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, located at Fort Detrick, Md. USAARL aims to provide medical research in the military operations environment to sustain the Warfighter’s performance by delivering medical research, developing, testing, and evaluating solutions to air and ground Warriors. USAARL conducts medical research to develop and provide the biomedical basis for countermeasures that prevent and mitigate Warrior injury. Specifically, the Lab’s research includes developing return-to-duty standards for Soldiers suffering from neurosensory injuries, mild traumatic brain injuries, determining the effectiveness of life support equipment, and preventing and mitigating ground- and air-crew biomechanical injuries. Today, USAARL’s mission has expanded to cover research preventing and mitigating aviator and ground warrior injuries. However, the mission would not be accomplished without USAARL’s team of physicians, engineers, scientists, psychologists, pilots, and administrators. USAARL applies its medical, psychological, and physiological knowledge and skills to optimize systems for the end user – the U.S. Army Warfighter. In doing so, the Laboratory has had an immeasurable effect on improving Army systems and has helped save countless lives. Through research, USAARL supports the USAMRMC’s motto, “Protect, Project, Sustain.” In the future, the USAARL will continue to pursue its vision of becoming innovators in aeromedical and operational medical research. This vision will be achieved by our commitment to the Aviator, the airborne Soldier, and ground Warriors to find medical solutions that reduce health hazards, prevent injury, and protect and improve performance. Our goal is to be recognized as the Army’s focal point for research and expert consultation on issues related to medical, physiological, and psychological support of the Aviator and Warrior.

Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), a subordinate laboratory to the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), is the Army&s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the lifecycle. AMRDEC has a long history of providing unparalleled service to its aviation and missile customers, while always striving to provide the greatest service to its ultimate customer, the warfighter, by providing technology and weapon system solutions to ensure his/her victory on the battlefield. AMRDEC is a world-class facility with approximately 2,500 employees, including more than 1,900 scientists and engineers who provide technical services and conduct scientific research and development in disciplines that support AMRDEC customer platforms and weapons systems. AMRDEC conducts operations in approximately 1.7 million square feet of facilities with a total investment exceeding $975 million per year. As a result of the vast resources that AMRDEC can bring to bear to support its customers, AMRDEC's annual revenue exceeds $1.5 billion. AMRDEC provides a wide array of technologies, hardware and software applications, and products and services that run the gamut from game-changing technologies to detect and destroy threats, enhance performance, lethality, survivability and reliability of aviation and missile systems, along with programs to miniaturize missile and aircraft components, provide modeling and simulation applications for these technologies and systems, and the associated training applications. Also, AMRDEC serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) lead for Rotorcraft Science and Technology (S&T) and the DoD lead for Gel Propellants. In addition, AMRDEC has one of the few Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 4 software engineering facilities in the Army, certified by the world-renowned Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Add to that the enormous capability provided by the AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) which has quickly become "The Army's Premier Rapid Response Organization," and you gain a sense of the breadth of end-to-end capability that the AMRDEC provides to its customers.

Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) at Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA, is located in a renovated building that includes state-of-the-art aquaculture facilities and laboratories specifically designed for aquatic toxicology and molecular biology. USACEHR has an interdisciplinary team of scientists and technicians who are dedicated to improving risk assessment methods and to developing biomonitoring technologies for military environmental health hazards. They consult and collaborate with other U.S. Military and government organizations, as well as partner with industry and academia, to enhance their research base and share resources. USACEHR's vision is to effectively develop medical products to ensure force health protection. Their mission is to provide diagnostic and prognostic tools for environmental and occupational health surveillance. The USACEHR is an outgrowth of a robust and comprehensive toxicology program that existed as part of the US Army Biomedical Research and Development Laboratory (USABRDL) under the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). Although USABRDL was closed under the 1991 Base Re-alignment and Closure Act, a small contingent remained onsite to support research on the use of sentinel species and bioassays for detecting environmental pollutants. Supported by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as part of installation remediation, this effort established key elements and innovative concepts for medical and environmental surveillance. This effort was renamed the United States Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) and was organizationally placed under the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM). Currently, the USACEHR is under the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD). This organizational relationship is beneficial to both organizations, because the missions are closely related. In response to changing requirements and the availability of new biotechnologies, the USACEHR is now focusing upon two research areas: the Environmental Sentinel Biomonitor System and Biomarker Discovery and Toxicogenomics.

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (USAERDC) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) performs ocean, estuarine, riverine and watershed regional scale systems analyses research support work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Defense Task Force in support of the Ocean Commission. CHL provides experimental and computational expertise for solving water resource problems worldwide. Our research and development addresses water resource challenges in groundwater, watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, estuaries, harbors, coastal inlets and wetlands. Research programs range from design guidance to three-dimensional numerical models. CHL partners with government agencies, academia and industry to solve complex problems in the following areas: Inland and coastal navigation; Military engineering and logistics over the shore; Dredging, flood control, storm and erosion protection; Waterway restoration and fish passage; Hydro-environmental modeling; and Water/land management.

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (USAERDC) Research Participation Program- The mission of the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is to solve interdisciplinary and strategically important problems of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Department of Defense and the Nation by advancing and applying science and engineering to complex environments, materials and processes in all seasons and climates, with unique core competencies related to the Earth’s cold regions. Serving the Corps of Engineers team, CRREL builds innovative products which support the warfighter, water resources, environment, infrastructure and homeland security. CRREL uses a multi-disciplinary research approach that solves the most difficult environmental physics and cold region engineering problems. With recognized international expertise, CRREL fosters partnerships across government agencies, academia and industry to solve complex problems in the following areas of focus: Biogeochemical processes in Earth materials; Cold regionsiInfrastructure; Environmental fate and transport geochemistry; Hydrology and hydraulics; Maneuver support and sustainment; Signature physics; Terrain properties and processes; Water resources geospatial applications

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (USAERDC) Research Participation Program- The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Army Engineer Research & Development Center (USAERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is to develop and infuse innovative technologies to provide excellent facilities and realistic training lands for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army and many other customers while also supporting ERDC’s research and development mission in geospatial research and engineering, military engineering, and civil works. CERL directs its research efforts toward increasing the Army’s ability to more efficiently design, construct, operate and maintain its installations and contingency bases and to ensure environmental quality and safety at a reduced life-cycle cost. Excellent facilities support the Army’s training, readiness, mobilization and sustainability missions. Adequate infrastructure and realistic training lands are critical assets to installations in carrying out their military missions. Efficient contingency bases, which minimize the use of external resources and the generation of waste and enhance relations with local communities, are critical for successful deployments in all situations—from disaster response and humanitarian assistance to stability operations and conflicts. Products and services from CERL research enhance the Army’s ability to design, build, operate and maintain its installations and contingency bases and ensure environmental quality at the lowest life-cycle cost. An active technology transfer program ensures these products and services receive the widest dissemination among prospective users. CERL researchers work in collaboration with other ERDC labs and with partners in government, industry and academia. This helps CERL develop technologies for the U.S. Army’s current and future force as well as the private and public sectors where no similar applications and capabilities exist. While the CERL program centers on military installations, contingency bases, and sustainable ranges and lands, additional focus areas include enhancing socio-cultural understanding in theater operations and improving civil works facilities and infrastructure. The laboratory also conducts research on Resilient Facilities and Infrastructure; Smart Sustainable Materials; Installation Decision Support; and Urban and Stability Operations.

Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) was established in 1943 as the Surgical Research Unit at Halloran General Hospital, Staten Island, New York. The unit initially studied antibiotics for treating war wounds and expanded to study innovative surgical techniques and developments. In 1947 the Surgical Research Unit moved to Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In 1949 their mission expanded to encompass the study of thermal injury. In the 1950s the Army’s “Burn Unit” became a class II activity of the Surgeon General. It was later assigned to HQ, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, which became premier dialysis research center. Research on plasma extenders, grafting and preservation of blood vessels, and the artificial kidney. In 1994 USAISR became a subordinate command of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). Expanded research focus to include battlefield injury and combat casualty care. In 2003 the USAISR Burn Center implemented the mission of caring for war casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010 the Battlefield Health and Trauma (BHT) Research Institute collocated with the USAISR. Established an entity that integrates all services’ combat casualty care research missions and functions into a multifaceted synergistic research capability with a clinical foundation.

Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School is where the Army Medical Department formulates its medical organization, tactics, doctrine, and equipment. The School is where the Army educates and trains all of its medical personnel. Together, the Center and School fulfills it`s mission and vision. AMEDDC&S mission is to design and train a premier military medical force for decisive action in support of our Nation. Their vision is to be the foundation on which the AMEDD is built, sustained and transformed.

Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is the nation's leading science and technology laboratory in the area of medical chemical countermeasures research and development. With sophisticated laboratories located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USAMRICD manages a diversified portfolio of medical chemical warfare agent research projects for the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies. Our strategic plan relies on the continued outstanding performance of our scientists and support personnel and their abilities to exceed expectations on customer directed research projects. As the Department of Defense's lead laboratory for the development of medical countermeasures against chemical threat agents, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is increasingly called upon to provide expert analytical and consultative services related to medical chemical defense research and to the medical management of chemical casualties. The Institute’s growing national and international customer base includes other government agencies, academia, pharmaceutical companies and commercial enterprises. To fulfill this expanding mission, the USAMRICD has established an Office of Consultative Services (OCS). The OCS represents a core capability of the Institute and formalizes the consultative process by integrating the service into our business operations. Fees for services are necessary to reimburse the Institute for the time and effort required to research and answer queries.

Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- Since its inception in 1969, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has spearheaded research to develop medical solutions—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and information—to protect our military service members from biological threats. Our specialized capabilities include Biosafety Level 3 and Level 4 laboratories, world-class expertise in the generation of biological aerosols for testing candidate vaccines and therapeutics, and fully accredited animal research facilities. The outstanding national reputation of USAMRIID has been built over the years by numerous scientists and technical staff working to protect both military personnel and civilians from the threat of infectious diseases. We participate in support of emerging disease investigations, working alongside colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. As a reference laboratory for the Department of Defense, we set the standard for identification of biological agents. Our customers in the Army and the Department of Defense know us as a "tech base" organization that has produced some 20 candidate medical products over the past decade. Still others recognize the impressive scientific credentials of our workforce, which represents some of the top infectious disease and biological defense experts in the Nation—indeed, in the world. As the United States continues a new era of civilian biodefense research, it is also clear that USAMRIID plays a critical role in the status of our country's preparedness for biological terrorism and biological warfare. While our primary mission is to protect the warfighter, our research benefits civilians as well. USAMRIID is looking forward to continued collaborations with industry partners and with other federal agencies—including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security—to develop medical countermeasures that will protect all of our citizens, both military and civilian. I'm excited about our future and confident that together, we can accomplish great things.

Army Natick Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The Natick Soldier RD&E Center (NSRDEC) is located at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts, under the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). We have the dedicated mission to maximize the Warrior’s survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness and quality of life by treating the Soldier as a System. Situated near the birthplace of the Nation’s Army, NSRDEC is also the birthplace of the Soldier as a System concept. NSRDEC's focus is to deliver world class research, development, systems engineering and services, with a unique human-centric focus, by (A) cultivating a highly motivated, expert and agile workforce; (B) exceeding customer and stakeholder expectations; (C) delivering what we promise at an unprecedented pace and honoring our commitments; and (D) fostering long term strategic partnerships and collaborations with key customers, other government agencies, industry, and academia.

Army National Guard (ARNG) Research Participation Program- The purpose of the Army National Guard (ARNG) Industrial Hygiene (IH) program is to ensure that potential workplace health hazards have been recognized, evaluated and controlled in order to make worksites as safe as possible for the Federal technicians who work at those locations. IH technicians complete Industrial Hygiene Implementation Plans (IHIPs) annually to prioritize evaluations of potentially hazardous worksites. Following this plan, the IH technician conducts worksite surveys to ensure that each facility is up to current standards and all engineering controls are functioning properly. This program evaluates the buildings themselves as well as the operations performed and machinery and equipment used at the site.

Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) Research Participation Program - The mission of United States Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) is to promote health and prevent disease, injury, and disability of Soldiers and military retirees, their Families, and Department of the Army civilian employees; and assure effective execution of full spectrum veterinary service for Army and Department of Defense Veterinary missions. Their vision is to be a world-class provider of public health services across DA and DoD.

Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), U.S Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program - The U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) conducts biomedical research to improve and sustain Warfighter health and performance under all conditions. USARIEM was established in 1961 as a research laboratory under the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (now USAMRMC). USARIEM is internationally recognized as the DoD’s premier laboratory for Warfighter health and performance research and focuses on environmental medicine, physiology, physical and cognitive performance, and nutrition research. Military guidance has been published for operations in heat, cold, and high-altitude environments and nutrition for health and performance. The Institute is organized into five divisions: Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling, Military Nutrition, Military Performance, Thermal and Mountain Medicine, and Research Support. By leveraging its unique capabilities and facilities with industry, academia, and the government, USARIEM produces a variety of important products, including performance optimization doctrine, preventive medicine and planning doctrine, materiel development support, physiological monitoring strategies and predictive algorithms, and Health Hazard Assessments.

Army Research Laboratory (ARL), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The mission of Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is to provide innovative science, technology, and analyses to enable full-spectrum operations. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the Army Materiel Command is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory for materiel technology. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and its workforce of government engineers and scientists comprise the largest source of world class integrated research and analysis in the Army. ARL's programs consist of basic and applied research and survivability/lethality analysis. ARL consists of six directorates and the Army Research Office. These organizations focus on technology areas critical to strategic dominance across the entire spectrum of operations. The ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE (ARO) initiates the scientific and far reaching technological discoveries in extramural organizations: educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry. The COMPUTATIONAL & INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE (CISD) is the scientific research and technology focused on information processing, network and communication sciences, information assurance, and battlespace environments, and advanced computing that create, exploit and harvest innovative technologies to enable knowledge superiority for the Warfighter. CISD's technologies provide the strategic, operational, and tactical information dominance across the spectrum of operations. The HUMAN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE (HRED) is the scientific research and technology directed toward optimizing Soldier performance and Soldier-machine interactions to maximize battlefield effectiveness, and to ensure that Soldier performance requirements are adequately considered in technology development and system design. The SENSORS & ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE (SEDD) is the scientific research and technology in electro-optic smart sensors, multifunction radio frequency (RF), autonomous sensing, power and energy, signature management, directed towards reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition (RISTA), fire control, guidance, fuzing, survivability, mobility and lethality. The SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE (SLAD) is the Integrated survivability and lethality analysis of Army systems and technologies across the full spectrum of battlefield threats and environments as well as analysis tools, techniques, and methodologies. The VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE (VTD) is the scientific research and technology addressing propulsion, transmission, aeromechanics, structural engineering, and robotics technologies for both air and ground vehicles. The WEAPONS & MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE (WMRD) is the scientific research and technology in the areas of weapons, protection, and materials to enhance the lethality and survivability of the nation's ground forces. ARL has consistently provided the enabling technologies in many of the Army's most important weapons systems. Technology and analysis products are moved into Army Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs) and to other Army, Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry customers. ARL's programs are focused on key underpinning science and technology underpinnings that will enable the transformation of the Army into a more versatile, agile, survivable, lethal, deployable, and sustainable force. The Soldiers of today and tomorrow depend on the Army's corporate laboratory to deliver the scientific discoveries, technological advances, and the analyses that provide warfighters with the capabilities with which to execute full-spectrum operations. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) investment portfolio is focused on maturing technologies for transition principally to the Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs), but also to our other partners in the Army Transformation Program Executive Office/Program Managers (PEOs/PMs), the Army Test and Evaluation Center (ATEC), the Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Battle Labs, the other services, and the private sector.

Army Tank-Automotive & Armament Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) Integrated Logistics Systems Center (ILSC) Research Participation Program- The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) unites all of the organizations that focus on soldier and ground systems throughout the entire life cycle. The TACOM LCMC consists of the Army Contracting Command - Warren, Integrated Logistics Support Center, Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support, Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems, Program Executive Office Soldier, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, System of Systems Engineering & Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development & Engineering Center, Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center, and the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

Army Training Support Command (USATSC), U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Research Participation Program- The cornerstone of the Army's training support management structure, the U.S. Army Training Support Center (ATSC), is a field operating activity of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Established on 1 July 1976, ATSC is located at Fort Eustis, VA. Its mission is to plan, integrate, implement, and sustain many of the training support programs, products, services, and facilities that support training across all domains, TRADOC’s core missions, and the Army. At its inception, ATSC employed approximately 75 people and was the former Training Support Activity that managed television and motion picture programs, in-house development and production of training devices, and computerized training support. The activities added in July 1976 included the Armywide Doctrinal and Training Literature Program, Training Extension Course Program, Individual Training Evaluation Program, Army Correspondence Course Program, engagement simulation, and training devices requirements. In the fall of 1976, ATSC expanded to 440 personnel. Today, ATSC employs about 400 military, civilian, and contracted personnel who are critical to ensure Soldiers have the essential training support products and services they need. These products and services enable training necessary to develop agile, adaptive warriors, comfortable with uncertainty and able to operate in an expeditionary environment. ATSC’s workforce is charged with duties such as the design, development, acquisition, production, reproduction, distribution, maintenance, and accountability of training products and materials, training scheduling, and student record maintenance for Army individual and unit training. We work closely with Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), HQ TRADOC, 33 TRADOC centers and schools, and installations worldwide to provide the Army training community with a wide variety of training support products and services. Over the last decade, ATSC has been instrumental in establishing and managing the Army Training Support System (TSS) that accommodates the full spectrum of training requirements. The TSS is a system of systems that provides the capabilities necessary to enable an operationally relevant training environment for warfighters. It represents a way to migrate training support from its current state to a fully integrated, interoperable training support enterprise across all training domains. Our ability to manage and sustain the TSS and its many superior training support programs, products, and services make us uniquely qualified to support our nation at war with exceptional training support anytime, anywhere.

Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) is an internationally acknowledged hub for the advancement of armament technologies and engineering innovation. As one of the specialized research, development and engineering centers within the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the ARDEC has the responsibility for meeting this critical demand. The ARDEC's workforce provides life-cycle support for nearly 90 percent of the lethal Army systems used by U.S. Warfighters. The ARDEC strives to support the Army's efforts to ensure Soldier survivability and enhance platform and area protection by providing engineering, design and development support. This support is essential to the rapid delivery of critical technologies to U.S. Warfighters. Although the ARDEC's principal mission is to mature technologies for armament applications, it also looks for ways to transfer beneficial technologies to public use. The ARDEC has transferred technologies to the law enforcement community such as non-lethal, aversive technologies for crowd control and a forcible entry device for breeching doors. Its military warheads expertise is helping the oil and gas industry develop more effective oil drilling technology. Our manufacturing technology program is transferring a variety of technologies to U.S. industry such as model-based control and environmentally safer manufacturing methods. ARDEC.

Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- The mission of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) is to reduce the mortality and morbidity resulting from injuries on the battlefield through the development of new life-saving strategies, new surgical techniques, biological and mechanical products, and the timely use of remote physiological monitoring. The CCCRP is focused on leveraging cutting-edge research and knowledge from government and civilian research programs to fill existing and emerging gaps in combat casualty care. This focus provides requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers from self-aid through definitive care, across the full spectrum of military operations. The CCCRP share the mission of developing improved treatment for service members injured in combat with other organizations within the MRMC, thus internships and research opportunities exist within the following ten major areas of emphasis: Damage Control Resuscitation, Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine, Pain Control, Advanced Capabilities for Emergency Medical Monitoring, Critical Care Engineering (including Medical Knowledge Engineering), Clinical Trials, Craniomaxillofacial Injury, Blood Products, Neuroprotection, and Neurological Effects of Blast.

Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center - Headquarters (CERDEC HQ), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) develops and integrates C4ISR technologies that enable the warfighter to sense the battle space; deny and disrupt enemy efforts; and remain “connected” to achieve and sustain information superiority, strike with decisive lethality and survive. Our many government-unique and world-unique facilities support a broad range of technical areas that leverage expertise in the radio/digital/electronic realms of information technology and systems engineering including command and control, communications, computers, electronic warfare, and sensors. CERDEC is headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. with facilities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. and Fort Belvoir, Va. A sampling of CERDEC’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment are its PD C4ISR & Network Modernization Experimentation Venue, Joint Satellite Engineering Center; Semiconductor “Microfactory” in its Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate; Audio/Interactive Speech Technology Laboratory; Power Sources Battery Test Facility; Intelligence and Information Warfare Center of Excellence; and Infosphere Security Laboratory.” CERDEC-HQ

Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Command, Power & Integration Directorate (CP&I), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Command, Power & Integration Directorate’s (CP&I) mission is to research, develop, integrate and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities, as well as to enhance existing technologies to support the Soldier.

Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Product Realization Directorate (PRD), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- By implementing “product realization” engineering across C4ISR research & development, acquisition, and sustainment communities, the Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center Product Realization Directorate (CERDEC-PRD) leverages the expertise of seasoned technologist in systems engineering, analysis, integration, exercise and demonstration planning, production engineering, maintenance engineering, test engineering, supply chain management, assessments and reporting, briefings, technical support, and project leadership efforts to assist in more efficiently synchronizing, delivering, and sustaining technology for the warfighter.

Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Software Engineering Directorate (SED), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate (CERDEC-SED) conceptualizes, develops and supports the fielding and sustaining of Systems and Software products, services, and technologies that enhance America’s warfighting capabilities. CERDEC SED helps ensure America’s Warfighters and Allies are equipped to defend the Homeland and own the decisive edge throughout the battlespace. SED performs this mission through a well-trained and professional Software workforce.

Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The mission for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate (CERDEC-S&TCD) is to research, develop and evaluate trusted communications and networking technologies to transition operationally relevant solutions to the warfighter through employment of a dedicated and superior workforce, world class facilities and global partnerships. Their vision is to be the DoD leader advancing innovative technologies to ensure networked warfighter dominance.

Directorate of Public Works - Engineering (DPW), U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground (USAGAPG) Research Participation Program- The mission of the U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground Directorate of Public Works Engineering Branch (USAGAPG-DPW) is to manage the USAGAPG and supported organizations the accomplishment of engineering and construction services. They are responsible for developing broad and unique facilities engineering design criteria and specifications. Supervise personnel engaged in providing administration of contracted service.

Directorate of Public Works - Environmental (DPW), U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground (USAGAPG) Research Participation Program- The mission of the U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground Directorate of Public Works Environmental Branch (USAGAPG-DPW) is to develop and execute programs, and provide guidance to all members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community, regarding issues encompassing work place and personnel safety, environmental regulations and compliance, natural and cultural resource conservation and preservation, and fire prevention and protection. The directorate is committed to the protection of life, health, property, and the environment through the involvement of its people and the sharing of its knowledge, education, expertise, and technical capabilities.

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) is the nation's principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical and biological (CB) defense. As a critical national asset in the CB defense community, ECBC supports all phases of the acquisition life-cycle - from basic and applied research through technology development, engineering design, equipment evaluation, product support, sustainment, field operations and demilitarization - to address its customers' unique requirements. Their mission is to integrate lifecycle science, engineering and operations solutions to counter CB threats to U.S. Forces and the nation. ECBC is unique in its ability to advance the mission of the warfighter and other stakeholders by leveraging unique expertise, specialized equipment and state-of-the-art facilities. Their vision is to be the premier resource for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives solutions, uniting and informing the national defense community.

Environmental Management Research Participation Program for the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC)- The mission of the United States Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is to lead and execute Army cleanup and environmental quality programs, providing technical expertise to enable Soldier readiness and sustainable military communities. Through the ORISE Environmental Management Participation Program, opportunities exist to participate in the following areas: environmental projects involving cultural and natural resources, restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, validation, demonstration, technology transfer, quality assurance and quality control, training, information management and reporting, and related programs.

National Museum of Health & Medicine (NMHM), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program - The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) was established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. In 1862, Surgeon General William Hammond directed medical officers in the field to collect "specimens of morbid anatomy together with projectiles and foreign bodies removed" and to forward them to the newly founded museum for study. The Museum's first curator, John Brinton, visited mid-Atlantic battlefields and solicited contributions from doctors throughout the Union Army. During and after the war, Museum staff took pictures of wounded soldiers showing effects of gunshot wounds as well as results of amputations and other surgical procedures. The information collected was compiled into six volumes of The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, published between 1870 and 1883. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Museum staff engaged in various types of medical research. They pioneered in photomicrographic techniques, established a library and cataloging system which later formed the basis for the National Library of Medicine, and led the Museum into research on infectious diseases while discovering the cause of yellow fever. They contributed to research on vaccinations for typhoid fever, and during World War I, Museum staff were involved in vaccinations and health education campaigns, including major efforts to combat sexually-transmissible diseases. By World War II, research at the Museum focused increasingly on pathology; in 1946 the Museum became a division of the new Army Institute of Pathology (AIP), which became the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 1949. The Museum's library and part of its archives were transferred to the National Library of Medicine when it was created in 1956. The Army Medical Museum became the Medical Museum of the AFIP in 1949, the Armed Forces Medical Museum in 1974, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1989. MRMC-NMHM

Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division (R2D) Research Participation Program- The Office of the Surgeon General's Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division (R2D) is the U.S. Army’s comprehensive oversight office for all rehabilitation and reintegration programs and policies for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and their Families, to include those with chronic/acute musculoskeletal injury and pain, traumatic brain injury, amputations, polytrauma, and functional limitations related to combat stress. They develop, guide, and influence strategic rehabilitation and reintegration policy and programs to optimize the quality of life and function of Soldiers and their Families. Their goal is to be military medicine’s premier organization for integrative rehabilitation and reintegration.

Research Participation Program for the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Aberdeen Proving Ground- The U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Public Works mission is to direct, and coordinate the: development and implementation of peacetime and emergency master plans; utilization of real estate and real property facilities; provision of utilities (except telephone), construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, operations, and management of facilities; provision of professional engineering and architectural design for modification and construction of facilities; matters inherent to environmental and energy consumption situation attendant to operations; for engineering management services of the Installation and supported activities; and for housing operations and management.

Student Internship Program at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine- opportunities to participate in applied clinical research in areas such as occupational and environmental health engineering, entomology, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, health promotion, industrial hygiene and worksite hazards, ergonomics, environmental sanitation and hygiene, laboratory science, chemistry, biology, toxicology, health physics, environmental health risk assessment and risk communication, and related projects

Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- The Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) performs medical reconnaissance and special operations to address critical gaps that are underrepresented in DoD medical research programs. TATRC is an office of the headquarters of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). TATRC fosters research on health informatics, telemedicine/m-Health, medical training systems, and computational biology, and promotes and manages science and engineering in other key Scientific Domains. Through an extensive network of partners, TATRC is focused at both ends of the research spectrum, exploring models of high risk and innovative research, and putting research findings into the hands of warfighters while looking toward wider civilian utility. TATRC augments core medical research programs through special funding and partnership opportunities. The Mobile Health Innovation Center (MHIC), located on Fort Gordon outside of Augusta, Georgia, provides a unique capability for TATRC. The MHIC serves as an innovation center of excellence for evaluating mobile health technologies and networks by providing subject matter expertise and a unique laboratory environment for intramural and extramural research activities in support of service members, beneficiaries, patients and Role 1 (first responders) through Role 4 (definitive health care facilities) of the military healthcare system (MHS) prior to enterprise wide deployment.

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Research Participation Program- The Walter Reed Army Insitiute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense and US Army requirements and delivers life saving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter. By integrating basic research and advanced technology which protect, project, and sustain the Warfighter, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research strives to be the premier DoD biomedical research organization. We host the Centers for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research and for Infectious Disease Research. With headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, our laboratories are also hosted in our subordinate command locations in Thailand, Germany, and Kenya.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Participation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- opportunities to conduct research in infectious diseases, environmental health, epidemiology, occupational safety and health, exposure and disease registries, health investigations, toxicology, emergency response, public health assessment, and health education

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program (USDA)- opportunities to conduct research on foreign animal diseases

US Forest Service- A postgraduate fellowship project at the research and development (R&D) arm of the U.S. Forest Service (FS).

US Forest Service-National Forest System- A postgraduate research participation program position is available at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in the Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants (WFWARP) Program.

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) Research Participation Program- The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) conducts global search, recovery, and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts. The command is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and was activated Oct. 1, 2003. Employing more than 400 joint military and civilian personnel, JPAC continues its search for the more than 83,000 Americans still missing from past conflicts. The laboratory portion of JPAC, referred to as the Central Identification Laboratory, is the largest and most diverse forensic skeletal laboratory in the world. The command maintains four permanent detachments to assist with command and control, logistics and in-country support during investigation and recovery operations. Detachment One is located in Bangkok, Thailand; Detachment Two in Hanoi, Vietnam; Detachment Three in Vientiane, Laos; and Detachment Four in Honolulu, Hawaii. In order to facilitate logistical support to teams, JPAC maintains storage facilities in Hawaii, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Europe and Papua New Guinea. Having these facilities strategically placed around the world minimizes costs and provides quick access to supplies for teams in remote locations. The core of JPAC’s day-to-day operations involves researching case files, investigating leads, excavating sites and identifying Americans who were killed in action, but were never brought home. This process involves close coordination with U.S. agencies involved in the POW/MIA issue, including the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the appropriate Service Casualty Office, U.S. Pacific Command, Department of State, the Joint Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and the U.S. Air Force’s Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Visiting Scientist Program - The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security. NGA is the nation's primary source of geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. As a DOD combat support agency and a member of the IC, NGA provides GEOINT, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as disaster relief. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that describes, assesses and visually depicts physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth.

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Research Participation Program- The United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation for: Central America, South America, The Caribbean (except U.S. commonwealths, territories, and possessions). The command oversees the force protection of U.S. military resources at these locations. SOUTHCOM is also responsible for ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal and Canal area. Under the leadership of a four-star commander, SOUTHCOM's staff is organized into directorates, component commands and military groups that represent SOUTHCOM in the region of Central America, South America & the Caribbean. SOUTHCOM is a joint command comprised of more than 1,200 military and civilian personnel representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and several other federal agencies. The services provide SOUTHCOM with component commands which, along with our Joint Special Operations component, two Joint Task Forces, one Joint Interagency Task Force, and Security Assistance Offices, perform SOUTHCOM missions and security cooperation activities. SOUTHCOM exercises its COCOM authority through the commanders of its components, Joint Task Forces/Joint Interagency Task Force, and Security Assistance Offices.

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (SunShot Initiative Fellowships)- Professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy.

Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program- The Department of Energy (DOE) CBFO Program provides the opportunity to conduct mission-oriented research in DOE's CBFO in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

DOE - OREM Professional Internship Program- Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management offers students and recent college graduates opportunities to learn about the mission of the DOE-EM office and to receive specialized training and practical experience on the safe cleanup of environmental projects stemming from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored energy research.

DOE Community College Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory- Opportunities to participate in research in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the environment

DOE Scholars Program- The DOE Scholars Program provides opportunities at various DOE sites to gain first-hand experience and training in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and related professions that support the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy.

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory- Opportunities to participate in research in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the environment

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program- The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE), is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors), but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. If selected, candidates will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, students will work at one of several locations. At the conclusion of the internship, students will attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research project and tour several technical sites located nearby (the location of the technical forum changes every year). The MLEF program allows students to gain valuable experience in DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and offers an "inside view" of federal employment which encourages students to consider future opportunities within the Department of Energy.

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

Minority-serving Education Institution DHS Summer Faculty and Student Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions- The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking applicants for summer research appointments for faculty and student research teams from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Each research team consists of one faculty and one or two students. Research is conducted during the summer at universities affiliated with DHS Centers of Excellence. At the end of the summer, faculty participants are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding. The intent of the program is to provide research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. In addition, the program is designed to provide faculty and students with limited DHS research experience an opportunity to understand the mission and research needs of DHS and make advances in research areas of importance to DHS, while strengthening the talent pool of scientists and engineers.

Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program (DHS)- opportunities to conduct research on foreign animal diseases

Transportation Security Laboratory Visiting Scientist Program- The Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) Visiting Scientist Program is designed to allow researchers across multiple levels the opportunity for research training and education on DHS mission-relevant science and technology at a one-of-a kind federal research laboratory. The overall objective of this program is to enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of the future DHS scientific and engineering workforce. In addition, this program will be a catalyst for new ideas and skills to achieve the DHS mission and enhance interactions with the wider academic and private sector communities. Participants in this program can include undergraduate and graduate student interns, recent graduates including postdoctoral fellows, faculty researchers, and other visiting scientists. For full program details and application materials see TSL Visting Scientist Program.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Research Participation/Internship Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- opportunities to participate in research in environmental areas

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Research Participation at the National Center for Toxicological Research- opportunities to participate in research on biological effects of potentially toxic chemicals and solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment. See for more information

Research Participation at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration- Opportunities to participate in research related to the mission of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. See for more information

U.S. Navy

Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton (NAMRU-D) Research Participation Program- The mission of the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton (NAMRU-D) is to maximize warfighter performance and survivability through world-class aeromedical and environmental health research by delivering solutions to the field, the Fleet and for the future. There are two major directorates at NAMRU-D. The Environmental Health Effects Research Directorate assesses the environmental and occupational health risks to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines with unique and state-of-the-art technologies. The inhalation systems are equipped with a diverse suite of analytical instrumentation capable of monitoring precise exposures to gases, vapors, aerosols, and particulates, including nanoparticles, as well as environmental conditions such as humidity, pressure, and temperature that may effect a response. Whole-body inhalation chambers and nose-only inhalation systems are fully automated to minimize manpower requirements for regulating test atmospheres and ensuring accurate data collection. Leach-style chambers are used for vapor uptake studies in rodents to provide data for physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models. Research in neurobehavioral/cognitive sciences are supported by a proprietary neurobehavioral test battery, which assess exposure-induced changes in animals for motor coordination, locomotor function, emotionality, as well as learning and memory. Our facility also houses six primary labs dedicated to advanced bioinformatics, including genomics, transcriptomics, molecular biology, biochemical and analytical chemistry, with a tissue culture facility and state-of-the-art equipment in flow-cytometry and RT-PCR to identify mechanisms of toxic action and identify biomarkers of environmental toxicants that may affect the warfighter’s health. These capabilities have increased Tri-Service collaboration and enhanced the research activities associated with force health protection. NAMRU-D inhalation scientists are currently collaborating with Air Force Toxicologists in several research areas, including jet fuel toxicity and jet fuel plus noise co-exposures studies. The Aeromedical Directorate conducts aerospace-relevant basic and applied research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Key areas of investigation include: spatial disorientation (SD), situational awareness, motion sickness, unusual acceleration environments, effects of altitude, sustained operations and fatigue, personnel selection, and visual and auditory sciences. Research efforts focus on the transition of products from our basic and applied research base to Navy Medicine, Naval Aviation, and other governmental and civilian customers. Recent and anticipated transitions include: validated aviation selection tests, novel training media to reduce SD mishaps, and new medications for motion sickness. Their lab boasts a unique set of man-rated acceleration devices used by NAMRU-D researchers and international visiting scientists to maintain a technology base critical to Naval Aviation and other federal and non-federal aerospace customers.

Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) Research Participation Program- The mission of the Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) is to conduct medical, dental, and directed energy biomedical research, which focuses on ways to enhance the health, safety, performance, and operational readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and addresses their emergent medical and dental problems in routine and combat operations. AREAS of RESEARCH COMBAT CASUALTY CARE The Resuscitative Medicine Program (RMP)conducts RDT&E focused on the protection, resuscitation, and stabilization of combat casualties at frontline points of care in the combat theater. The Trauma Medicine Program (TMP),in synergy with RMP, conducts primary and pre-clinical RDT&E for the development and optimization of drug products and advanced therapies for the treatment of hemorrhagic shock. The Expeditionary Medicine Program (EMP) works to identify and effectively mitigate stressors and improve survivability through the evaluation of products and agents that deliver capabilities to meet rapidly evolving Expeditionary Warfare requirements. DIRECTED ENERGY The Bioeffects Program studies directed energy (non-ionizing electromagnetic (EM) radiation) upon living systems. EM sources are used extensively in the Navy. These include communications, jamming, target designation, surveillance and medical therapies, and emit radiation throughout the spectrum including radio-frequency, millimeter wave, and optical frequencies. This research ensures that exposure standards are adequate to protect the health and safety of all personnel operating in and around these sources. The research also identifies new directed energy threats in the operational environment. The Modeling and Simulation Program conducts research to generate and test computational models representing the physical interaction of all forms of electromagnetic energy with biological systems ranging from single cells to complex organisms. These models are used to estimate and ensure EM source standards compliance, and to understand the effects of new EM sources on biological, biomedical, or novel materials to include nanomaterials. DENTAL AND BIOMEDICAL The Applied Clinical Science Program emphasizes development of new restorative dental materials and the epidemiology,diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral/dental diseases that affect the health and readiness of Sailors and Marines. The Applied Laboratory Science Program conducts research on microbiology, immunology, etiology, diagnosis, and prevention of medical and dental diseases and develops diagnostic tools to detect infectious diseases from saliva samples. The Dental Materials and Equipment Program conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of systems and technologies to minimize the environmental impact and occupational hazards of Navy Dentistry. This includes mobile dental delivery systems for use by the Fleet Marine Force and dental treatment byproducts in deployed environments.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Research Participation Program - The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) provides worldwide Force Health Protection services to Naval and Joint forces in support of the National Military Strategy. They survey, consult, develop, and shape public health for the Navy and Marine Corps, working primarily with public health providers and policy makers in support of readiness for all Sailors and Marines. The NMCPHC executes the Naval Public Health mission by providing health readiness to operating forces and shore command stakeholders across the full range of military commands and civilian organizations in Navy, Marine Corps, and joint environments. Their customers include the Navy and Marine Corps Components of the Unified Combatant Commands (Africa Command, Central Command, European Command, Northern Command, Pacific Command, Southern Command, Special Operations Command, Strategic Command, and Transportation Command) and the Shore Based Commands (Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps, Fleet Forces Command, Pacific Fleet Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and BUMED). Health Readiness is provided through force health protection and risk mitigation capabilities to numerous customers that exist in these environments, including Naval vessels (ships and submarines); facilities (shore commands and barracks); troops (Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, and Airmen); Medical staff (Fleet and MTF—deployed and garrison), and DoD personnel (civilian and contractor). These categories of customers are located in organizations across the globe—from a ship in port in San Diego to a deployed regiment in Afghanistan.

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