SPRI offers short-term and year-long research assistantship (intern) positions to advance its research mission and to provide a unique opportunity for research participation to future clinicians, scientists, and engineers. Research assistants support permanent staff scientists in research tasks including preparing and running experimental lab procedures, conducting literature reviews, compiling research data, preparing presentations, and writing book chapters, case reports and surgical technique papers. Co- authorship is attainable for research assistants according to the same policy that applies to all SPRI researchers (ICMJE guidelines). The SPRI research departments that offer assistantship positions include BME, COOR, CRSM, and Imaging. Generally, these positions begin at the start of the academic summer (May/June, annually).