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. Scholarships may be available through the Uniformed Services University; it is the responsible of the applicant to obtain financial aid. Paid internships are only available for graduate students. Academic course credit through the applicant’s affiliated academic institution may be received for the Fall internship experience.

Skills learned at CHAMP will be supplemental or additional 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, and quality of essay. Selected applicants will be invited to a formal interview for determining capability with our program. Selected interns will be notified via email after their interview of their acceptance into the program.

Available internship experiences in 2019:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Statistics
  • Business Administration
  • Strategy
  • Exercise Science
  • Scientific Research
  • Media Production
  • Communications


Applications for the Summer or Fall cycles will be accepted beginning Friday, February 1, 2019 (12AM) to March 8, 2019 (11:59PM). Application packets will be available on our website for download on January 28, 2019.

Telephone or virtual interviews will be scheduled to occur April 1-April 12. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program on April 19.


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

Important Timelines

Application period: February 1 - March 8
Interviews: April 1-12
Acceptances: April 19

2019 Summer Internship: June 3 – July 26

2019 Fall Internship: August 19 – December 6


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