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Internship - Cold Regions Summer Research

The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (est. February 1, 1961) solves interdisciplinary, strategically important problems for the Corps of Engineers, Army, Department of Defense, and the Nation. CRREL discovers, develops, and delivers advanced and applied science and engineering to complex environments, materials, and processes in all seasons and climates. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, CRREL is a national resource focused on solving specific, customer-driven problems and conducting innovative research in five program areas - Civil Works - Engineered Resilient Systems - Environmental Quality & Installations - Geospatial Research & Engineering - Military Engineering.

Students and recent graduates will research alongside CRREL staff and primary researchers. Students participating in the ORISE program at CRREL, will gain hands-on experience in a real world laboratory environment, in addition to modern research technologies and techniques. This experience will also focus on personal career development in the areas of STEM, providing opportunities to collaborate and network with other students and researchers across all STEM disciplines.

Research areas include:
  • Science and technology for national security
  • Unique, multidisciplinary expertise related to the Earth’s cold regions
  • Biogeochemical Sciences
  • Force Projection and Sustainment
  • Remote Sensing/Geographic Information Systems Center of Expertise
  • U.S. Ice Jam Database
  • U.S. National Levee Database
  • Signature Physics
  • Terrestrial and Cryospheric Sciences

Appointment Length
This ORISE appointment is a summer opportunity.  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-CRREL. 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.