CHAMP Internship



The CHAMP Internship Program is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level students interested in developing holistic skillsets, gaining relevant experiences, and advancing in their career paths related to Human Performance Optimization (HPO) and Total Force Fitness (TFF). CHAMP offers 8-week (Summer) and 16-week (Fall) internships. Students fulfilling a capstone project may contact our program throughout the year for longer internship durations and specific focuses.

Skills learned at CHAMP will be supplemental to what students are able to learn in the classroom, such as laboratory research, customer/client interaction, business/academic/scientific writing, etc. An internship with CHAMP may provide students with experiential learning, the opportunity to further develop and strengthen their resume and professional capabilities, and make them more competitive for future employability.

Each intern will have a dedicated preceptor and culminating project or presentation.


Internships are awarded based on competitive merit. Applicants will be reviewed on completeness of application, a minimum 2.0 GPA, scholastic and extracurricular achievement, recommendation from a previous instructor or employer, and quality of essay. Selected applicants will be invited to a telephone interview for determining compatibility with our program. Selected interns will be notified via email after their interview of their acceptance into the program. Student must be at least 16 years of age at the start date of their intended internship cycle to participate.

Past internship experiences included:

  • Statistics & Analysis
  • Business Administration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Scientific or Educational Writing
  • Multimedia Production
  • Health Communications
  • Basic Research
  • Animal Research
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Community-based Research
  • Fitness & Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition & Dietary Supplement Fitness
  • Medical & Environmental Fitness
  • Social, Spiritual, & Psychological Fitness


Information regarding the application period for 2020 internships will be available in February 2020.


  • Completed Application
  • Official proof of enrollment from academic institution
  • Official or unofficial transcripts
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)


For all internship questions, please only email