Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine has three internship programs available for college undergraduates.
Pediatric Sports Medicine Athletic Training Internship
The Athletic Training Internship prepares college students that are currently enrolled in a CAATE accredited university, for the various roles that an Athletic Trainer may have in the outreach and clinical settings. The internship will also provide the student athletic trainer with the opportunity to gain hands on experience, and a very real world working experience in the field of athletic training.
Play Strong Internship
The Play Strong intern works with patients within the Play Strong Program offered by Sports Medicine. Patients in this program are ages 5 and older and may be living with chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain and obesity. This internship is geared toward direct patient interactions where clinicians and interns work to support patients in an effort to provide positive lifestyle changes related to physical activity. Interns will be involved in leading group exercises, assisting with patient interviews & goal setting, as well as administrative tasks associated with the growth & improvement of these programs. Interns may also have the opportunity to participate in research, data collection and program design.
Sports Performance Internship
Sports Performance interns will have the opportunity to work with high school, collegiate and private sector athletes (ranging from 6 to 22 years of age) and also be involved in leading small group sessions and coaching large group sessions. Administratively, you would also have the opportunity to participate in several teaching/learning sessions per week and be involved in research, data collection and program design. From the teaching/learning sessions and weekly projects you will have a portfolio that you will be able to use at your next interview and at your next position.