Research Center Internship Program

The Research Center at Children’s Specialized Hospital mentors and trains undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining clinical research experience in a pediatric rehabilitation setting.

Our Research Internship Program

The Children Specialized Hospital’s Research Internship Program hosts cohorts of 3-4 undergraduate and graduate students during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. During the internship students:

  • Learn how to analyze research articles and summarize key literature by participating in our Bi-Monthly Journal Club.
  • Establish an understanding of CSH’s 5 core areas by engaging in program-specific projects. Based on skillsets and research needs, each intern is paired with an active project in one of our five research areas: Autism, Brain Injury, Chronic Health Conditions, Cognition, and Mobility.
  • Interact with CSH clinical staff and scientific collaborators by conducting clinician interviews, as well as attending local events or clinical team meetings taking place at CSH, Rutgers, and across the RWJBarnabas Health campus, as well as visit research labs at collaborating institutions including the Kessler Foundation.

If interested, please fill out the Research Internship Application. For questions, please contact Claire Marchetta at 732-258-7288 or

Application Deadlines

For the Summer Research Internship, please submit applications no later than January 31st

For the Fall Research Internship, please submit applications no later than May 31st

For the Spring Research Internship, please submit applications no later than October 31st

Please note that due to volume of applications we can only contact those who have been selected for an interview.

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