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Summer 2022 EACE Undergraduate Research & Surveillance Division Internship

The Extremity Trauma & Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is offering undergraduate summer internships.

What will I be doing?

This research opportunity is within the Research & Surveillance Division of EACE and will focus on the development and sharing of scientific knowledge to optimize research capabilities and enhance the quality of life for Service Members and Veterans with extremity trauma and amputation. As an ORISE participant at EACE, you will experience a research environment that encourages collaboration and engagement with members of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation center in a DoD research hospital. 

Under the guidance of a mentor, you can expect to participate in key education and training aspects, including; exposure to various aspects of pre-clinical research by participating in ongoing collaborative research projects, data collection appropriate to existing research protocol(s), data collection process along with the analysis and interpretation of collected data, perform descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. Also, you will have an opportunity to participate in the preparation of abstracts for professional conferences and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals as a way to focus on your personal career development.

What is the appointment length? 

This appointment is a four month summer 2022 research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. 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 EACE. 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

About EACE

The Extremity Trauma & Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is a unique organization within the DoD consisting of teams of researchers embedded at the point of care within multiple Military Treatment Facilities across the nation. In line with the congressionally directed mission of the EACE, the research efforts undertaken to focus on the mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic extremity injuries and amputations with a specific focus on translating their findings into clinical practice to improve the care of injured Service Members and Veterans. Working with TRICARE, the Military Health System, VA, and other Centers of Excellence, EACE will lead efforts to enhance collaboration between the DoD and the VA extremity trauma and amputation care providers and conduct scientific research to minimize the effects of traumatic injuries and improve clinical outcomes.


This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do 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. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.


Applicants should be current undergraduate students interested in clinical research, health professions, data analytics, and other related fields of study.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing, sitting, and walking

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree