Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Opportunities with KIN department

Director of Research Projects
Need: Empowerment3 has numerous action-based research projects going on each semester. Dr. Moran needs a motivated individual to coordinate all projects. Ensuring adherence to protocols and appropriate handling of data is important!

Required Hours: Flexible (This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but Dr. Moran is willing to write a recommendation letter for candidates who do an exemplary job) – Great resume builder!

Your help is needed to ensure the following:
-          Each protocol is administered properly
-          Ensure all data collection tools are available and working
-          Work with program staff to ensure accurate data collection and handling of data
-          Assist with analysis of data (experience preferred but not necessary).
-          Opportunity to take the lead on one selected research project (if desired).

Research Assistants
Need: Dr. Moran needs motivated individuals to assist with accurate data collection and/or analysis. Assistants can select the research project based on interest and/or availability.

Required Hours: Flexible (This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but Dr. Moran is willing to write a recommendation letter for candidates who do an exemplary job) – Great resume builder!

Your help is needed to ensure the following:
-          Adherence to research protocol during collection
-          Assist with data collection; review data sheets for accuracy and/or completion
-          Assist with analysis of data (experience preferred but not necessary).
Available Research Projects
  • Quadriciser – Improving Overall Functionality through Movement
  • Impact of Physical Activity Programs on Overall Health and Wellness of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Bike Project – Protocol in Development
  • Barriers to Community Based Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities (Survey Research)
  • Mentor Research – Protocol to be developed

Quadriciser Research Assistants (Multiple Disabilities Classrooms – Local Elementary, Middle, and High Schools)
Need: Empowerment3 has been given the amazing opportunity to test the impact of the Quadriciser, a passive-active therapy machine on students with multiple disabilities in the schools. The students use the Quadriciser as part of their daily school routine. Our protocol requires us to measure weekly changes in range of motion, specified activities of daily living, and overall academic readiness (ability to lift head to look at the instructor). Assistants will be trained to collect the specified dependent variables.  To learn more -
The Quadriciser® is a Robotic Therapy System that gently moves all four limbs to provide a variety of targeted therapies using Continuous Passive Motion. It ...

Availability – At least once a week during school day hours – mornings preferred. Research takes place in the schools so must have a car or ability to get to the school.

Required Hours: Flexible (This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but Dr. Moran is willing to write a recommendation letter for candidates who do an exemplary job) – Great resume builder!

-          Serve as a member on Empowerment3’s Board
-          Communicate with existing partnerships to identify why they got involved, what they feel their role is within the mission, what support they would need to take the next step to offer programming on their own, etc.
-          Identify new potential partnerships
-          Work with Dr. Moran and his team to support and resources to any organizations who would like to consider launching new programming as part of the continuum of wellness opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Director of Bike Project Research
Need: Empowerment3/Kinesiology/Engineering have been partnering for eight years to build a human powered vehicle for an individual with a physical disability each year. Here is an example of client number two - Empowerment3 is seeking a motivated individual who is interested in taking the lead on a research project to measure the impact of the bike project on the client and/or on the Engineering students building the bike. IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO CONDUCT ACTION BASED RESEARCH – THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR YOU! Drs. Moran and Nagel will assist in the development of the research protocol.
One Valley teen, who suffers from cerebral palsy, now has a bike custom made just for him, thanks to some JMU engineering students.

Required Hours: Flexible (This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but Dr. Moran is willing to write a recommendation letter for candidates who do an exemplary job) – Great resume builder!

-          Assist in the development of the specific research question
-          Identify appropriate instruments based on research question
-          Assist in the development of the research protocol and IRB
-          Once approved, take a leadership role on the administration of the research
-          Assist with data collection, etc.

**Each director has the potential to recruit others to your team to support efforts/ carry out tasks – team members would ultimately report to the director. Director would report to Dr, Moran and the E3 project assistant on a weekly basis via e-mail and/or face to face meeting.

Georgetown University Sports Performance Internship


Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) Sports Performance Department is seeking highly motivated College Level Interns and Volunteer Interns for Fall 2017 semester.

If interested, please email

College Level Intern Requirements:
Currently working towards obtaining a field related certification (CSCS, etc.).

Volunteer Intern Requirements:
Must have obtained field related certification ( CSCS, USAW1, CFSC, etc.).

General Requirements:
CPR and AED certified
Completion of university issued background check.
20 hours per week starting August 28th to December 8th 2017.
Scheduled mornings (6am-10am) or afternoons (2pm-6pm)
Knowledge of spotting techniques and weight room safety.
Interest in pursuing a career in Strength and Conditioning/Sports Performance **Preference will be given to those who express this**
Passion, energy and commitment to succeeding in the workplace.

Gain insight on current sports performance modalities, research and sports nutrition.
Gain hands on experience working with 23 Division 1 teams.
Experience working Velocity Based Training technology.
Gain valuable coaching experience and references.
Gain practical strength & conditioning/sports performance knowledge through a Curriculum will consist of: Organization, Observation and Practical (hands on).

Interested candidates must submit: cover letter (one page maximum), resume (one page maximum), and three professional references. Links to any personal, applicable social media profiles that might reflect work history, creativity and/or are computer literacy are encouraged but not required (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).

**NOTE: Cover Letters, Resume and References (in that order) must be submitted in ONE PDF file**

To apply, send one email (with PDF attached) to David Terry at Subject line should be: “Georgetown Internship, Fall 2017: Last Name, First Name.”

Monday, July 31, 2017

Physical Therapy volunteer needed - Staunton, VA

 As students start to come back into the area I wanted to reach out to you again for any potential students who would not mind making the drive to Staunton to do their internship.  If there are any students in need of hours we do have some availability this fall.  

Thank you,

Chris Greco
Business Manager
Bethesda Physical Therapy
1609 N. Coalter Street
Staunton, Va  24401

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Practicum opportunity - Waynesboro, VA

Opportunity to teach seated exercise classes to older adults. Looking for three times each week. Contact: 

Alicia Harpine
Resident Services Coordinator
Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Box 1138
1700 New Hope Road
Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
540-946-9230  Fax: 540-946-9233

***If this were to be a practicum site, it would likely need to be combined with another site to be able to accumulate 90 hours.****

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Virtual Internships - Deadline July 26!

Have you ever been interested in interning from home in areas like graphic design, research, videography, history, marketing, community management, writing, policy planning, app development, among others? The U.S. Department of State is recruiting eInterns for their Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS)! This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional skills and make connections in a flexible manner. 

VSFS has over 500 projects across 33 agencies, including the Smithsonian Institute! Interns work 10 hours per week from September to May and may even be eligible to earn course credit. 

Deadline is Wednesday July 26! 

For more information and application information:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Physical Therapy Technician employment - Richmond, VA

Physical Therapy Technician

Progress Physical Therapy, LLC in Glen Allen, VA,  This dynamic out-patient physical therapy practice is looking to add an exceptional member to our team.  This position will involve assisting Physical Therapists who are treating patients with a wide variety of orthopedic impairments and helping to maintain a clean and organized clinic.  Duties also include some assistance with taking phone calls/scheduling patients, as needed.  B.S. in related field of study preferred.  1 year commitment requested.  Fantastic experience for those applying to physical therapy school.  Full time with excellent benefits.  Please submit resume to  For questions about the position, contact Myra or Kelly at 804-270-7754.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Fieldwork Site List

Here is the list of sites where students are completing fieldwork during the summer 2017 term: