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MRC Summer Internship


The Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC) and Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA) of Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) sponsor a summer internship for undergraduates or recent college graduates. Chosen applicants participate in a 10-week clinical research or engineering internship, June to August. Modest compensation is provided. Summer interns are assigned to active protocols based on experience and faculty need. Internship positions are available for applicants interested in clinical research or engineering.

The application can be accessed HERE.

Applications are due no later than Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 11:59pm MST

All questions can be emailed to MRC@ChildrensColorado.org. You will receive confirmation of your application submission.



Clinical research and engineering interns and internship coordinators from Summer 2016

Clinical Research Internship
Clinical Research Interns will work with clinicians, engineers, statisticians, and researchers. Research activities include literature reviews, chart reviews, data collection, and preparation of manuscripts. Interns will present their research findings during the last week of the internship. Interns will also be offered opportunities to shadow various clinical professionals and attend relevant lectures. Research experience is preferred but not required.

Clinical Research Internship Learning Objectives:
(1) Develop a testable research hypothesis;
(2) Interpret research findings;
(3) Understand the relevance/clinical implications of research findings;
(4) Identify and understand potential sources of bias;
(5) Develop an oral presentation to communicate research findings to orthopedic clinicians and researchers.

Engineering Internship
Engineering interns can expect to utilize and adapt technology as a data tool for clinicians. This encompasses problem solving and optimizing technological tools. Projects may include incorporating motion capture technology into routine physical therapy, surgical evaluation, rehabilitation, or clinical decision making. Interns will be asked to give a final presentation of their work. In addition to these activities, interns will be offered opportunities to shadow various clinical professionals and attend relevant lectures.

Engineering Internship Learning Objectives:
(1) Gain a working knowledge of the collaboration between clinical teams and engineers;
(2) Learn how to describe engineering results and concepts to non-technical professionals;
(3) Complete and present an engineering specific project relating to a clinical need;
(4) Understand technological applications and limitations in medicine.


• 10 weeks, June – August
• 40 hours per week
• Weekly lecture series that includes topics related to research design, biostatistics, engineering, and current advances in orthopedic research
• Weekly journal club
• Symposium where interns will present their research findings
Applicants will need to submit the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Current Resume/CV (with GPA)
3. One paragraph describing your interest in orthopedics and/or biomechanics, specifically this internship, and how this opportunity fits into long-term goals and plans (250-word limit)
4. Brief timeline of your future plans, including applying to professional/graduate school
5. Two References (Name and E-mail address)
6. Blinded cover letter (remove your name as well as the name(s) of the colleges and/or universities you have attended)
7. Blinded Resume/CV (remove your name as well as the name(s) of the colleges and/or universities you have attended)

Note: Any extra materials, including letters of recommendation, will NOT be considered. Due to the competitive nature of this internship, applications with a 3.25 GPA and lower will not be considered.

Questions? MRC@Childrenscolorado.org
Engineering Research Internship Application Requirements

Qualifications:
1. Engineering major with a vested interest in medicine and/or bioengineering *Current Juniors and higher preferred
2. Prior coding experience using multiple programing languages.
3. MATLAB experience strongly preferred

Applicants will need to submit the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Current Resume/CV (with GPA)
3. One paragraph describing your interest in orthopedics and/or biomechanics, specifically this internship, and how this opportunity fits into long-term goals and plans (250-word limit)
4. Brief timeline of your future plans, including applying to professional/graduate school
5. Two References (Name and E-mail address)
6. Blinded cover letter (remove your name as well as the name(s) of the colleges and/or universities you have attended)
7. Blinded Resume/CV (remove your name as well as the name(s) of the colleges and/or universities you have attended)

Note: Any extra materials, including letters of recommendation, will NOT be considered.

Questions? MRC@Childrenscolorado.org