Sanford Health Summer Intern - Sports Science & Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Summer Intern | Sports Science & Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : HR Intern Program - Career Development - Fargo

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: Other


Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Work collaboratively with organization leadership, enhancing knowledge and skills and improving the delivery of quality healthcare. Assist in the completion of projects and administrative duties while developing skills related to the assigned function and/or location. Attend training and development opportunities, learning about various processes and functions within the organization.


Collaborates with departmental associates and management. Researches business related data and generates and interprets basic analytics. Demonstrates a basic understanding of organizational project management practices and tools. Demonstrates the ability to speak, write and present clearly. Delivers formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds. Identifies tasks or outputs that require accuracy and detail-level attention. Demonstrates an expectation that there will be ongoing shifts in demands and priorities. Demonstrates the ability to respond to change. Describes opportunities for taking initiative in the organization. Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities.


Our Sports Science and Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory Intern will contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first-hand experience that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The Lab focuses on sport performance, musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation, and orthopedics research as well as athletic services. Investigators apply knowledge of exercise physiology, biomechanics, orthopedics, and sports medicine to clinical, laboratory and field-based research in a comprehensive effort to study real world problems and develop meaningful solutions. Interns will be responsible for assisting staff members at all stages of the research process. This includes cleaning, maintaining, and preparing laboratory work areas, developing teaching simulation models for orthopedic physicians and, designing research projects, pilot testing, collecting data, and analyzing data. Interns will also be responsible for developing various written materials including extensive literature reviews, institutional review board applications, grants, and manuscripts. Interns will have the opportunity to use biomechanical testing equipment, mechanical tools, two- and three-dimensional motion capture systems, surface electromyography, force plates, LabVIEW, AutoCAD, MATLAB, statistics programs, and other data acquisition systems as appropriate to meet various research project and services goals. Interns are expected to develop case reports, presentations, or scientific abstracts at the conclusion of the internship that summarizes the scope of a project they assisted with, which will be presented to department leadership or at a local, regional, or national conference. Students with or presently obtaining an undergraduate or advanced degree in kinesiology, exercise science/physiology, biomechanics, engineering, physical therapy, and medicine (MD/DO/PA) with are encouraged to apply. Must commit to the hours scheduled during the 12-week internship.


Current enrollment or recent graduate of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of healthcare industry preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care,

leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research,

education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition

here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families

and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Student Services

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD02021