The Research Institute

The National Spine Health Foundation established its Research Institute to foster a collaborative research environment for students to gain experience and knowledge of the spine health landscape. Our aim is to encourage the development of healthcare-focused students and drive collaboration in spine health research.

The Research Institute gives highly motivated students the opportunity to play an integral role in investigating innovative spine treatments through volunteer internships. Internship activities include collaborating with top spine physicians and industry leaders on cutting-edge treatments, learning best practices in patient-related research, collecting and analyzing data, and learning techniques in writing blogs, abstracts, journal articles, and manuscripts for publication. The research projects our interns assist with help the Foundation promote innovation and to prove what treatments work. Our results give patients hope they will get better and back to living their best lives.

About the Internship.

Internship Objectives

  • Gain knowledge of current, innovative spine treatments and the current landscape of spine health care including surgical techniques, and patient-reported outcome metrics through scientific literature searches and clinic interactions.
  • Learn study design, data collection and analysis procedures, and database management techniques for peer-reviewed publication and research findings presentations.
  • Learn best practices in clinical research, including patient confidentiality, protected health information, and good clinical practices.
  • Gain first-hand experience of the benefits of research to patients and clinicians.

Team Approach

Become part of a team of individuals working towards improving awareness and education of spine patients. The Research Institute offers volunteer internships for highly-motivated students including:

  • High school students
  • College students
  • Healthcare/premedical focused students

How To Apply.

Join a team dedicated to enhancing awareness and education for spine patients.

The Research Institute offers enriching internships to highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in research, healthcare, and premedical fields. Download the documents below learn more about the position and how to apply. If you have any questions about the internship, please reach out to

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Application Steps

  1. Download the Application form
  2. Send your Application, Resume and Cover Letter using the form below
  3. Once your submission is received, a member of our team will reach out to discuss next steps.

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    For more information regarding our research, please read about our current research projects and SpineOnline® initiative.