Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
University of Nottingham

About the Internship Scheme

The Internship Scheme concluded in 2022 and ran from 2013 – 2022.

The scheme was aimed at newly graduated health clinician or health scientists, with a first or upper second-class degree plus medical students (3rd year or later) that had an interest in research in sport, exercise and osteoarthritis. The Scheme allowed candidates to to obtain first-hand experiences of multi-disciplinary research environments.

  • Interns worked alongside some of the leading UK sports science, AHP, nursing and medical researchers within the Centre. 

  • Mentorship from key senior researchers, exposture to research design, conduct, governance and analysis and dissemination activities in a range of health disciplines beyond that of honours graduates. 

  • Interns were given a project that aligns with the host institution research team and is feasible to complete within the short time frame. Mentors are identified as someone who has the wisdom, insight and experience of clinical research.

  • Opportunities throughout the Centre were available and, if appropriate, in other Universities within the collaboration to maximise the training opportunities and exposure to the research environment and state of the art equipment.

  • Interns become part of the Centre network and develop potential collaborative links in the broader context of sports, exercise and osteoarthritis research.  

  • The Centre asks all interns provide ongoing research contributions to the Centre once their internship has ended.