Knee Injury Prevention Program Summer Internship (KIPP)

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in a dynamic summer internship experience designed for the intern to learn more about injury prevention in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Coordinated by the research staff, and under the supervision of the principal investigator, the Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) Summer Internship is designed to provide students with an educational experience that will allow them to gain practical insight through teaching and leading KIPP sessions, attendance at weekly research meetings, and participation in research seminars and trainings. This comprehensive program offers a unique blend of community engagement, research involvement, mentorship, and hands-on experience in injury prevention instruction.

Students will:

  • Attend and represent the program at various community events, fostering awareness about knee injury prevention and the importance of proactive measures.  
  • Assist in ongoing research initiatives related to knee injury prevention, including data collection, analysis, and contributing to research reports. 
  • Shadow experienced professionals in sports medicine, physical therapy, orthopaedic surgery, and athletic training to gain insight into real world practices and procedures. 
  • Take an active role in instructing and guiding young athletes through a dedicated knee injury prevention program. Lead sessions, demonstrate techniques, and provide personalized guidance to participants.  
  • This educational experience will run June – August (with varying start/end dates for those with different academic schedules) for a minimum of 8 weeks during the Summer of 2024. The internship will be approximately 15-20 hours a week. Interns will consult with the research staff to set their program schedules in advance.

Please note that we are seeking candidates who have completed at least their first (freshman) year of undergraduate education by the time the internship begins. Candidates will also be responsible for their own housing as well as transportation to and from a variety of sites around Chicago.

For undergraduates interested in the KIPP Summer Internship, please see the application link posted below.  Application Deadline is March 20, 2024. Apply here.

For any questions, please contact Delanie Rybacki.