Summer Research Internship Opportunities

- Champaign, IL4.0

Temporary
Organization U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Reference Code ERDC-CERL-2019-0003
How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:
Profile Information
Educational and Employment History
Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
Resume (PDF)
Transcripts/Academic Records -Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
References
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

If you have questions, send an email to usace@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

Description
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) develops and infuses 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.

Students and recent graduates will research alongside CERL staff and primary researchers. Through student participation in the ORISE program at CERL, students will be introduced to a real world laboratory environment as well as modern research technologies and techniques. This experience will inspire students to continue to pursue STEM disciplines as a career pursuit.

Research Areas Includes:
Military installation and contingency bases sustainability
Enhancing socio-cultural understanding in theater operations
Improving civil work facilities and infrastructure
Resilient Facilities and Infrastructure
Smart Sustainable Materials
Installation Decision Support
Urban and Stability Operations
Appointment Length

An ORISE appointment period can be a short-term (less than 2 weeks), summer (10-12 weeks), or yearlong appointment. Faculty appointments are generally for 10-12 weeks during the summer, but appointments during the academic year are also available. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by ERDC-CERL. Stipends are typically based on the 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

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.

Eligibility Requirements
Degree: High School Diploma/GED, Associate's Degree, or Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.

Discipline(s):
Business (11 )
Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
Computer Sciences (17 )
Earth and Geosciences (23 )
Engineering (27 )
Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
Nanotechnology (1 )
Other (8 )
Other Physical Sciences (12 )
Physics (16 )
Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )
Age: Must be 16 years of age