Applications Open for 2019 Summer Intern Program

The deadline has been extended to June 15 to apply for a 6-week immersion experience in healthcare

Applications are now open for JOF’s Summer Intern Program, which runs July 8 to August 16, 2019. All applications must be received by June 15.

The 6-week program is designed to provide undergraduate college students with a clinical immersion experience in healthcare. It offers plentiful opportunities to explore career options while shadowing experienced providers as they treat patients. Whether prospective interns are interested in becoming a nurse, physician, physician assistant, or a physical or occupational therapist, they will have the opportunity to gain insight into the unique aspects of a variety of professional healthcare roles and inter-specialty collaboration.   

Throughout the program, we emphasize musculoskeletal health, focusing on conditions affecting the bones, muscles and joints. Students learn basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and present case studies based on their shadowing experiences during weekly conferences with each other in guided, group-learning sessions. We encourage teamwork and professional collaboration among interns.

The program requires that prospective interns be available three days each week (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) throughout the duration of the program. One day per week, most likely Monday, will be devoted to a weekly conference day, and two other days will be devoted to shadowing clinical preceptors in their work environments. We aim to be flexible with interns’ summer school and work commitments so students are able to get the most from this unique opportunity while maintaining ongoing commitments outside the program.

Successful applicants to the program will have completed one year of college education prior to the start of this year’s program. They should be able to demonstrate an active interest in the medical field and a common respect for humanity through ethical conduct.

Students can apply online or download the application in printable PDF format at The cost of the program in 2019 is $500 per student. Applicants may apply for a program scholarship based on financial need. For details, write: