The focus of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience is the research experience. Students will be integrated into a research team focusing on issues in engineering and neuroscience within one of several laboratories. Students are assigned a research project and are guided by their research advisor over the course of the summer. At the end of the program, students present the results of their research to their peers and the research community. This program allows students to obtain hands on experience in the development, execution, analysis, and presentation of research in engineering and neuroscience.
Internships run for two 10 week sessions during the summer. This summer two sessions will be offered: June 15 - August 21, 2020 and June 29 - September 4, 2020. Interns will be able to select which session they prefer. Interns will be paid a total of $5200 for the 10 weeks.
Applications have closed for 2020. Please check back in December for information regarding the 2021 Summer Internship.
Students may join one of the several research teams involved in neuroscience or engineering research. This research involves fundamental techniques in electrophysiology, advances in computer science and computational modeling, along with new theories in mechanical, electrical, biological and biomedical engineering applications. Students utilize these techniques to identify mechanisms and strategies used by the nervous system to function in health and disease and to develop innovative strategies for restoring this function after injury.
Below is a list of labs that are offering opportunities for internships this summer. Due the diverse nature of the research carried out in the various labs, we recommend only applying to internships with labs whose research match your interests.
- Single Motor Unit Laboratory led by Dr. Rymer (Application Closed)
- Center for Aphasia Research & Treatment led by Dr. Cherney (Application Closed)
- Neural Engineering for Prosthetics & Orthotics Lab led by Dr. Hargrove (Application Closed)
- Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research led by Dr. Jayaraman (Application Closed)
- Pediatric Muscle Physiology Lab led by Dr. Dayanidhi (Application Closed)
- Spinal Cord Repair Laboratory led by Dr. Oudega (Application Closed)
We recommend that interested applicants explore the different research opportunities offered at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab so that they can apply to the labs that are of the most interest. More information about the research at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab can be found at http://www.sralab.org/research