Internship Program SRALab


Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience

Posted By Daniel Ludvig, Ph.D.



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. In addition to this experience, students participate in a number of educational and social events throughout the summer.

Internships run for two 10 week sessions during the summer. This summer two sessions will be offered: May 20 – July 26 and June 17 – August 23. Interns will be able to select which session they prefer. Interns will be paid a total of $5200 for the 10 weeks.

Applications will open in January. Please see below for a list of labs that interns can apply to and the links to apply. Please only apply to a maximum of 2 labs. Deadline for application is February 15.

The Research


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. This summer, internship opportunities are available in the following labs:

  • Single Motor Unit Laboratory led by Dr. Rymer - Apply Here
  • Center for Aphasia Research & Treatment led by Dr. Cherney - Apply Here
  • Neural Engineering for Prosthetics & Orthotics Lab led by Dr. Hargrove- Apply Here
  • Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research led by Dr. Jayaraman - Apply Here
  • Biology Lab led by Dr. Domenighetti - Apply Here
  • Pediatric Muscle Physiology Lab led by Dr. Dayanidhi - Apply Here
  • Regenstein Center for Bionic Medicine, Mechatronics Team - Apply Here

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

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