Internships

Current Internships

Application Deadline

February 12th, 2021

Program Date

Monday, June 21 - Friday August 13, 2021

High School

Experience an enriching summer by working with faculty members on exciting research projects. Join other motivated students for the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Groups Summer Research Internship. This 8-10-week program (flexible) is a challenging opportunity to work on collaborative research projects under the supervision of major names in Sports Medicine and Sports Research.

Program Highlights
  • Gain employment as a paid student researcher for the summer
  • Earn potential resume building experiences in the sciences
  • Become a researcher in a student-faculty collaborative team
  • Profit from invaluable research experience that looks attractive to future employers and for university, graduate and professional school programs
  • Qualify for the Intel Student Talent Search
  • Present research at an informal symposium
  • Participate in seminars on topics such as career development, resume building, introductory statistics, epidemiology, science ethics and sports medicine and injury prevention
  • Shadowing opportunities at collaborative institutions
  • Enjoy data collection at major events and infield programs
Research Projects

Summer Research participants will have the opportunity to be involved in exciting original research in the following areas:

  • INJURY SURVEILLANCE – documenting and follow-up with injuries and technology
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY – finding the most common sports injuries
  • SPORTS MEDICINE – injuries in sports, diagnoses and treatment with Hospital for Special Surgery
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE/ DATABASE MANAGEMENT – databases, intro to programming & data analysis at the NYU Steinhardt School of Education and Global Institute of Public Health
  • STATISTICS – Data analysis with NYU Schools
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - collaborative work with the RRIPG and current software development
Apply High School

Application Deadline

February 12th, 2021

Program Date

Monday, May 24 - Friday August 13, 2021

Undergraduate

Experience an enriching summer by working with faculty members on exciting research projects. Join other motivated students for the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Groups Summer Research Internship. This 8-10-week program (flexible) is a challenging opportunity to work on collaborative research projects under the supervision of major names in Sports Medicine and Sports Research.

Program Highlights
  • Gain employment as a paid student researcher for the summer
  • Earn potential resume building experiences in the sciences
  • Become a researcher in a student-faculty collaborative team
  • Profit from invaluable research experience that looks attractive to future employers and for university, graduate and professional school programs
  • Qualify for the American College of Sports Medicine local chapters membership and presentation at a local ACSM-conference
  • Present research at an informal symposium
  • Participate in seminars on topics such as career development, resume building, introductory statistics, epidemiology, science ethics and sports medicine and injury prevention
  • Shadowing opportunities at collaborative institutions
  • Enjoy data collection at major events and infield programs
Research Projects

Summer Research participants will have the opportunity to be involved in exciting original research in the following areas:

  • INJURY SURVEILLANCE – documenting and follow-up with injuries and technology
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY – finding the most common sports injuries
  • SPORTS MEDICINE – injuries in sports, diagnoses and treatment with Hospital for Special Surgery
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE/ DATABASE MANAGEMENT – databases, intro to programming & data analysis at the NYU Steinhardt School of Education and Global Institute of Public Health
  • STATISTICS – Data analysis with NYU Schools
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - collaborative work with the RRIPG and current software development
Apply Undergraduate

Application Deadline

February 12th, 2021

Program Date

Monday, May 24 - Friday August 13, 2021

Are You Thinking About A Career In Medicine or Scientific Research?

Are you a first-year medical, dental, physician assistant, physical therapy student who has an interest in research and is thinking about specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, preventive medicine or applied epidemiology? Would you like to get hands-on experience and mentoring from Sports Medicine Research experts?

RRIPG's Summer Research Internship is a program designed to introduce professional healthcare students to preventive medicine, public health, and the principles of applied epidemiology, all under the mentorship of the nation's top Sports Researchers.

Professional Student

Experience an enriching summer by working with faculty members on exciting research projects. Join other motivated students for the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Groups Summer Research Internship. This 12-week program (flexible) is a challenging opportunity to work on collaborative research projects under the supervision of major names in Sports Medicine and Sports Research.

Program Highlights
  • Gain employment as a paid student researcher for the summer
  • Earn potential resume building experiences in the sciences
  • Become a researcher in a student-faculty collaborative team
  • Profit from invaluable research experience that looks attractive to future employers and for university, graduate and professional school programs
  • Qualify for the American College of Sports Medicine Research Grant
  • Present research at an informal symposium
  • Participate in seminars on topics such as career development, resume building, introductory statistics, epidemiology, science ethics and sports medicine and injury prevention
  • Shadowing opportunities at collaborative institutions
  • Enjoy data collection at major events and in-field programs
Research Projects

Summer Research participants will have the opportunity to be involved in exciting original research in the following areas:

  • INJURY SURVEILLANCE – documenting and follow-up with injuries and technology
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY – finding the most common sports injuries
  • SPORTS MEDICINE – injuries in sports, diagnoses and treatment with Hospital for Special Surgery
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE/ DATABASE MANAGEMENT – databases, intro to programming & data analysis at the NYU Steinhardt School of Education and Global Institute of Public Health
  • STATISTICS – Data analysis with NYU Schools
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - collaborative work with the RRIPG and current software development
Apply Professional
Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships at HSS

We also offer the opportunity to apply for one of the most coveted Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships at HSS for first year medical students, nationally, interested in Clinical Sports Medicine with Dr Answorth A. Allen at Hospital for Special Surgery. Students who have completed their first year at an LCME accredited US medical school are eligible to apply.

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Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Dates

Fall/Spring/Summer 2020

Are you interested in Data Science and Applied Statistics?

The Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group Inc of Hospital for Special Surgery is offering a part-time Data Science and Applied Statistics Semesterly Internship for students looking to further their careers in Data Science. This internship, which spans 20 weeks (each Fall & Spring) and 10 weeks (Summer), will provide the students with rigorous training in statistical research techniques and their applications in rugby injury analysis and prevention. Accepted students will have the opportunity to undertake challenging assignments while enhancing their technical, communication and leadership skills. This program is an excellent opportunity to work on collaborative projects under the supervision of major names in Sports Medicine and Research.

Public Health, Data Science & Applied Statistics Students?

This semesterly part-time internship, happening or appearing once per academic semester, is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Public Health, or Applied Statistics Program or a similar academic curriculum, interested in furthering their careers in Applied Statistics and Data Science.

Program Highlights

These part-time job duties may include:

  • Participate with other internship program participants.
  • Enjoy data collection at major events and infield programs.
  • Data entry and dataset management.
  • Earn potential resume building experiences in the sciences.
  • Profit from invaluable research experience that looks attractive to future employers and for higher institutional programs.
  • Practice presenting data and public speaking at informal symposiums.
  • Participate in seminars on topics such as career development, resume building, introductory statistics, epidemiology, science ethics and sports medicine and injury prevention.
  • Shadowing opportunities at collaborative institutions

Applied Data Science

  • Build and enhance the predictive power of existing models.
  • Develop state of the art predictive models that help achieve business targets.
  • Partner with product, sponsors, institutions and other areas to implement predictive models.
  • Evaluate new internal and external data elements and technologies to be included in predictive models.
  • Develop and implement new multivariate methodologies to solve practical applicable problems.
  • Build databases to facilitate robust analyses.
  • Provide insight into leading analytic practices and produce new and creative analytic solutions.
  • Find patterns and insights in unstructured data.
  • Potential for machine learning, optimization analysis, simulations research, geospatial statistics and a growing number of advanced analytic topics.
Program Eligibility
  • All candidates must be able to work remotely.
  • Undergraduate applicants, must be enrolled in a Public Health, Applied Statistics Program or a similar academic curriculum, as a sophomore, junior or senior at the time of application.
  • Graduate candidates in Data Science and Applied Statistics, must be enrolled in a Master’s Degree or PhD in Public Health, Public Policy, Statistics, or similar program.
  • Candidates must have previous knowledge in using statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R.
Apply Data Science & Applied Statistics

Rugby Research & Injury Prevention Group Inc. Summer Internships

Three years ago, the Metropolitan NY RFU and the RRIPG created the Medical Advisory Board of the Met NYRFU, and now on their own, provide through the RRIPG, potential opportunities to gain knowledge, experience and information for all.

This regional organization since its inception provides critical leadership, experience and shadowing opportunities in injury prevention/sports medicine research and training for the emerging healthcare provider, through internships for High School-aged students, Pre-Healthcare Professionals, and Medical students at all three levels. These “Summer Research Internships and Shadowing Opportunities” will be for students, interns and fellows, in many disciplines, these would be involved with our affiliates

  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Service, Weill-Cornell School of Medicine.
  • New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Institute of Global Public Health.
  • University of California - San Francisco, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • University of Calgary, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology at the University of Calgary, University of Calgary School of Medicine

These will be focused in the direction of player welfare and safety in sport; with a focus on contact in the sport of rugby particularly. These opportunities would allow mentee’s the capability to learn and hence convey information to teams of all levels, club officers and their healthcare providers, offering an intensive immersion experience designed to address the challenges of building healthcare providers for the future as well as for the rugby community.

Former Research Interns

Carl S. Winkler (2009)

MD (2012)

Tulane University School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

Colin Moncrieff (2009)

BS, MBBS

McGill University; The University of Sydney School of Medicine

Quebec, Canada; Camperdown, Australia

Christian Victoria (2010-18 Former Lead Intern)

BS, MPH

Stony Brook University of the State University of New York

Stonybrook, NY

Mario Ortega (2010-2014)

BS

Stony Brook University of the State University of New York

Stonybrook, NY

Eric F. Soto (2010-2018)

BS

Stony Brook University of the State University of New York

Stonybrook, NY

Christopher Black (2010-11)

BS

Rutgers University

Orange County, New Jersey

Nikolas L. Baret (2010-2012)

BS

Kean University

Union, NJ

Douglas E. James (2010)

MD (2010)

Tulane University School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

Jessica Ruggiero (2011)

Advanced Science Program

Calhoun High School

Merrick, NY

Steven Azzara (2011)

Advanced Science Program

Calhoun High School

Merrick, NY

Nikolas L. Ramos (2011)

MD

NYU School of Medicine

New York, NY

Umar Nabi (2012)

Advanced Science Program

Calhoun High School

Merrick, NY

Jennifer Choi-Lee (2012)

DO (2012)

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Old Westbury, NY

Roman Ashyman (2013)

DO

New York College Osteopathic Med

Old Westbury, NY

Luis Varela (2013)

BS (2013)

St. Johns University

Queens, NY

Tony Locrotondo (2014)

DO (2014-2016)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bradenton, FL

Michael Wilinksi (2015)

DO (2015)

Lake Erie College Osteopathic Med

Bradenton, FL

Sophie C. Queler (2015)

BS (2015-2018)

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Khalil JA. Webb (2015-20)

BS, MD

University of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Samuel Y. Haleem (2016-19 Lead Intern)

BS (2016-2020), MD (2020-2024)

City College, City University of New York; Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY; Fort Smith, AR

Jessica Delallo (2016-17)

MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

Kyle Clark (2016)

BS

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York

Martena Mettry (2016)

BS (2016-2020)

City College, City University of New York

New York, NY

Sarah Chen (2016)

Advanced Science Program

Valley Stream North High School

Valley Stream, NY

Krishna Pandit (2016)

Advanced Science Program

Valley Stream North High School

Valley Stream, NY

Dorothy Pierre (2016-2018)

Advanced Science Program; BS (2017-Current)

Valley Stream North High School; Stony Brook University of the State University of New York

Valley Stream, NY; Stonybrook, NY

David T Zhang (2017)

MD

Weill Cornell School of Medicine

New York City, NY

Michael Youseff (2017)

BS, DO (NYCOM 2022)

Hunter College, City University of New York; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York City, NY

Fady Gries (2017)

BS (2016-2018), DO (2021)

City College, City University of New York; West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY; Lewisburg, WV

Dyese Drigo (2017)

Advanced Science Program, BS (2018-Current)

Valley Stream North High School; Hunter College, City University of New York

Valley Stream, NY; New York, NY

Batool Quteishat (2017)

BS (2016-2017), MSc (2018-current)

Aberdeen University; Loughborough University

Aberdeen, Scotland; Loughborough, England

Mariana Adieb (2018)

BS (2017-2019) DO (2020-Current)

City College, City University of New York; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY; Erie, PA

Jennifer Wales (2018)

BS

Penn State University

State College, PA

Janet Gonzales (2018)

BS

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Lilianna Tasovac (2018-20)

Advanced Science Program (2018); BS (2019-Current)

Valley Stream North High School; Binghamton University

Valley Stream, NY; Binghamton, NY

Steven Santiago (2018)

Advanced Science Program, BS (2018-Current)

Valley Stream North High School; St. Peters University

Valley Stream, NY; Jersey City, NJ

Aishwarya Sridhar (2019)

MD

NYU School of Physical Therapy

New York, NY

Osaiyekemwen (Ruth) Ogbemudia (2019-20)

Advanced Science Program (2021)

Valley Stream North High School

Valley Stream, NY

Jordan Genece (2019-20)

BS

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Freedom Salas (2019-20)

Advanced Science Program

Valley Stream North High School

Valley Stream, NY

Som Singh (2019-20)

BS, MD (2017-Current)

University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri