The CHAMP Internship Program is available to high school, undergraduate, graduate-level students and Active Duty Military Service Members in transition to civilian careers interested in developing holistic skillsets, gaining relevant experiences, and advancing in their career paths related to Human Performance Optimization (HPO) and Total Force Fitness (TFF). CHAMP offers 8-week (Summer) and 16-week (Fall) internships. Students fulfilling a capstone project may contact our program throughout the year for longer internship durations and specific focuses.

Skills learned at CHAMP will be supplemental to what students are able to learn in the classroom, such as laboratory research, customer/client interaction, business/academic/scientific writing, etc. An internship with CHAMP may provide students with experiential learning, the opportunity to further develop and strengthen their resume and professional capabilities, and make them more competitive for future employability.

Each intern will have a dedicated mentor to supervise their tasks, opportunities to attend professional workshops, and a culminating project or presentation. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our internship experiences will be virtual until federal guidelines allow us a safe way to have interns onsite.


Internships are awarded based on competitive merit. Applicants will be reviewed on completeness of application, a minimum 2.0 GPA, scholastic and extracurricular achievement, recommendation from an instructor or employer who is familiar with the student, and quality of essay. Selected applicants will be invited to a telephone interview for determining compatibility with our program. Selected interns will be notified via email after their interview of their acceptance into the program. Student must be at least 16 years of age at the start date of their intended internship cycle to participate.


FEB 17 – APR 2: Applications accepted

APRIL: Applications are reviewed and eligible applicants are scheduled for an interview

EARLY MAY: Applicants are notified of acceptances

JUN 22 – AUG 14: Summer Internship Cycle

AUG 17 – DEC 4: Fall Internship Cycle


Download the CHAMP Internship Application and submit to beginning Monday, February 15, 2021. Applications to be considered for summer and fall structured internships are accepted until April 2, 2021. Internship inquiries after that date will only be considered for capstone projects or Active Duty Military Service Members in transition to civilian professions.


  • Completed Application (including essay)
  • Official proof of enrollment from academic institution
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • (1) Letter of Recommendation
    *please note that letters can also be sent by the recommender directly to our email

For all internship questions and submissions, please only email