via Children's Participation in Environment Research Lab (CPERL):
We are seeking a curious, creative, organized, and tenacious honors student (i.e., rising junior/senior) to join the Children’s Participation in Environment Research Lab (CPERL) for a part-time (2-3 days/week) and paid summer research internship (5/16 – 8/6).
The successful applicant will be immersed in advancing an active extramurally funded project led by our PhD candidate, Vera Kaelin. The project employs a mixed-methods design to examine factors influencing the participation of children and youth with a facial difference (i.e., craniofacial microsomia). This mentored opportunity could lay the foundation for the student’s capstone project and could be beneficial to rising juniors and seniors students who are on a pre-occupational therapy track.
Responsibilities and Funding: This is a part-time (2-3 days/week) Summer internship with single stipend
payment upon internship completion (no tuition waiver). The successful candidate will be directly mentored
and supervised by Vera Kaelin and immersed in an anti-racist lab environment that employs a team science
model to advance participation-focused pediatric rehabilitation. CPERL is a team of undergraduate, graduate
and post-graduate trainees, directed by Dr. Khetani. We value a mentorship model, team work, tenacity,
equality, innovation and quality in our work. When working at CPERL, you will have a unique opportunity to
work in a thriving team with high productivity and high expectations. Your tasks will include mentored
support with qualitative data collection and analysis, therefore good communication skills are required.
To Be Considered: Please send the following to initiate the process of being considered: 1) an email with
subject line “Summer Internship” outlining your motivation for this Summer internship, 2) a resume attached
to your email that includes details about your education and work history. Please submit these materials to
Vera Kaelin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4/10 for earliest consideration. Following initial review of these materials by
Vera Kaelin, select candidates will be invited for Zoom interviews the CPERL team to appraise mentor fit.
Mary A. Khetani, Sc.D., OTR/L
Honors College Fellow
Director, Children’s Participation in Environment Research Lab (CPERL)
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Disability and Human Development, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, & Honors College
Scientist, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research