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

Internship Scheme

The 2022 scheme will run for a 8 week period between 4th July - 26th August 2022, plus a dissemination day on the 6th September.

Applications are now CLOSED.    

These internships are aimed at newly graduated health clinician or health scientists, with a first or upper second class degree. Also eligible to apply are medical students (3rd year or later). Competent computer skills including spread sheet calculations and word processing are required.

The Centre internship scheme provides the opportunity for those interested in research in sport, exercise and osteoarthritis to obtain first-hand experiences of multi-disciplinary research environments.

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

  • With mentorship from key senior researchers, they will be exposed to research design, conduct, governance and analysis and dissemination activities in a range of health disciplines beyond that of honours graduates. 

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

  • Opportunities throughout the Centre will be 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.

  • You will 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. 

This is an unpaid internship; however we can pay up to £1,000 towards living costs and travel for internship-related activities during your placement but proof of accommodation costs will be required. 

For other enquires, please email