Sanford Health Summer Intern - Sports Science Research - Brain Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Summer Intern | Sports Science Research - Brain Health | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Sports Science Institute - Specialists - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift:


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.


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.


This internship will support research activities in exercise physiology and brain health (e.g., sport concussion). Research will be conducted at the Sanford Pentagon and Sanford Fieldhouse, as well as at off-site locations (e.g., football fields, training facilities).

• Prepare laboratory / equipment for research testing

• Assist SSSI research staff with lab-based testing of research subjects

• Assist SSSI research staff with off-site testing of research subjects

• Create spreadsheets and conduct basic data analyses

• Help SSSI staff troubleshoot equipment issues

• Perform literature reviews


• Must be responsible, mature and act professionally

• Technical proficiency and above-average knowledge of computer technology is preferred

• Knowledge of exercise physiology as it relates to athletic performance is preferred

• Knowledge of neurology, neurocognitive function and/or concussion is preferred

• Past human subjects research experience is preferred

• Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, athletic training, pre-medicine or closely related field; or an immediate graduate from one of the previously listed programs


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.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Student Services

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD01824