Students participating in the internship program with the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) will benefit from practical, hands-on experience under the guidance of a practicing professional in exercise physiology or muscle biology. The internships are designed to enhance the student’s professional preparation by application of fundamental concepts previously learned. Students will gain practical work experience, learn new skills, and be exposed to various aspects of exercise science and research. UCEM offers three internships - Exercise Science/Kinesiology Internship, Muscle Biology Lab Internship, and Data Science Internship.

Exercise Science/Kinesiology Internship:

UCEM is looking for interns to work at its Exercise Clinical Trials Facility to assist researchers with a broad range of daily duties.


  • Exercise training for various clinical trials,

  • Exercise Testing,

  • Data collection and entry,

  • Working with Metabolic Cart and Biodex System, and

  • Equipment maintenance.

Undergraduate Students - Must be a junior or a senior with a GPA >3.0. Kinesiology majors preferred; Health related fields are accepted.
Graduate Students - Must be a student in the Exercise Science Program/Exercise Physiology Program with a GPA >3.25.

If you are interested in this internship, please fill our Internship Application form. For questions, contact Amy Miller, MS at or Jake Mintz, MS at

Muscle Biology Laboratory Internship:

This internship gives candidates the opportunity to work at UCEM's Core Muscle Biology Lab that provides blood and muscle tissue analysis in support of exercise studies conducted by Center for Exercise Medicine investigators.

What you gain from the internship:

  • Acquire molecular lab based skills;

  • Gain exposure to muscle physiology research;

  • Learn to collaborate in a team-friendly environment;

  • Receive mentorship, scientific training and career development; and

  • Present data at a scientific meeting or symposium.


  • Sample processing for molecular analysis;

  • Data collection and entry;

  • Microscopy imaging; and

  • Lab maintenance.

Science majors in their sophomore year or above (including graduate students) can apply. Must have a GPA >3.0. This internship requires 12 to 15 hours of commitment per week.

If you are interested in this internship, please fill our Internship Application form. For questions, contact Alexis Dunning, MS at

Data Science Internship:

Duties include optimization of data entry, protocol tracking, inventory management, and more. This position will provide an opportunity to learn how data collected across multiple molecular biology applications are managed in preparation for analysis, integration, and interpretation for knowledge products including scientific papers, conference presentations, and posters. Ideal candidate will have familiarity with coding languages, setting up and using API connections, etc.

If you are interested in this internship, please fill our Internship Application form. For questions, contact Amy Miller, MS at