The Foundation for Physical Therapy is currently looking to fill the role of: 2018 Summer Internship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018


The Foundation for Physical Therapy is accepting applicants for a full-time, paid internship to work with a national nonprofit that funds physical therapy research. This selective opportunity will provide a student with the chance to do substantial work in a number of areas across the Foundation. The work space will be at the headquarters of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) located in Alexandria, VA. The APTA represents more than 100,000 member PTs, PTAs, and students. The intern will work 37.5 hours per week from May – July/August 2018 for a total of 10-12 weeks.

Criteria:  Prospective interns must be matriculated in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program and have been accepted into a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program.  Applicants must have education, experience or interest in physical therapy, nonprofit management, communications or a demonstrated interest in Foundation affairs. Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be able to work independently and have experience working with Microsoft Office programs. The ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment is highly critical for this internship.

Responsibilities:  Work directly with various Foundation staff and one other summer intern on important projects in the following areas: Fundraising, the Scientific Program, Communications and upcoming events taking place at the APTA NEXT Conference in Orlando, FL.

Salary:  Current hourly rate for interns as designated by APTA’s Human Resources Department. Full time paid position from May – July or August 2018.

Applications:  Applicants interested in being considered should provide the following application materials to the Foundation (Erica Sadiq, by January 15, 2018.  Submit:

  1. a resume and cover letter;
  2. an essay, not to exceed one page, indicating why you are interested in being an intern at the Foundation and what you expect to take away from your internship experience, and
  3. provide two letters of recommendation from professional or faculty contacts.  Selected applicants will need to complete an interview and only one applicant will be chosen.

The intern will be selected by March 1, 2018.