SPRI offers short-term research assistantship (intern) positions to advance its research mission and to provide a unique opportunity for research participation to future clinicians, scientists, and engineers. An employment duration of 1 year is preferred; however, other opportunities (shorter or longer) may be available. Research assistants support SPRI permanent staff in research tasks including, but not limited to, preparing and conducting experimental lab procedures, conducting literature reviews, compiling research data, preparing presentations, and writing manuscripts for journal publication, 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 departments that offer research assistantship positions include BME, COOR, CRSM, and Imaging. Generally, these positions begin at the start of the academic summer (May/June, annually).