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Graduate Student Researcher in Physical Therapy

The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is offering a graduate-level internship at the Fort Stewart, Georgia, location.

What will I be doing?

As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to be part of a multi-faceted research study evaluating the influence of early access to musculoskeletal (MSK) injury expertise and targeted education & training in order to reduce injury rates within the US Army 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. 

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. Along the way, you will engage in activities and research in several areas. These include, but are not limited to having the opportunity to expand your skill sets and gain valuable training and experience to further your scientific development. Additionally, as part of the research, you may contribute to efforts to:

  • Collect and analyze data
  • Support Tactical Athlete Training Courses to improve the non-trauma skills of Army medics
  • Conduct physical performance and injury risk screenings
  • Collaborate with the project team to provide forward based MSK care to Soldiers in training and clinic-based MSK care to Soldiers
  • Assess Reconditioning Physical Readiness Training (PRT) programs
  • Provide injury prevention education classes to Soldiers, medical providers, and leadership as appropriate
  • Support the establishment of temporary treatment sites at PRT and field training events to evaluate and triage injuries

Where will I be located?

Fort Stewart, Georgia

What is the anticipated start date?

The USARIEM is ready to make appointments effective September 7, 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 or fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.

What is the appointment length?

This appointment is a three-month part-time 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 USARIEM. 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


The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance. Our research studies are conducted by scientists from our four research divisions, working in concert with one another, as well as other world-class scientists from government, industry and academia. The Military Performance Division conducts research to enhance the performance (physical, cognitive, behavioral and psychomotor) of military occupational tasks, or to prevent performance decrements due to physical overload, nutritional imbalances, environmental and operational stresses, and musculoskeletal injuries.


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.


The qualified candidate will be currently actively pursuing a master's or doctoral degree.  U.S. military veterans who have been honorably discharged (or who have been medically discharged because of a service-connected disability) and who received a degree within ten years of the desired start date are also eligible.


  • Graduate student in physical therapy or athletic training
  • First Aid/ CPE/ AED Certified
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and sound skills in written and oral communication
  • Must be able to pass a Federal Background Check

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (word, outlook, and excel)
  • Research experience preferred but not required

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing