Overview: As a Rebound pre-Physical Therapy Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of physical therapy. You will work closely with the Rebound team while enhancing your understanding of patient care, rehabilitation techniques, and the overall functioning of a physical therapy clinic. Read on for more details on how you can join us in our pursuit of making a difference in the lives of our patients.

Program Highlights and Responsibilities:

  1. Observation and Assistance: Shadow and assist physical therapists throughout the clinical day, including patient evaluations and follow-up treatment sessions. Gain insight into assessing patient needs and formulating effective treatment plans. Gain exposure to and learn the importance of accurate, thorough, and compliant documentation in physical therapy.
  2. Patient Interaction: Interact with patients under the supervision of Rebound physical therapists, providing support, and ensuring a positive experience for all patients of Rebound.
  3. Therapeutic Interventions: Familiarize yourself with various treatment techniques and methodologies, exercises, therapeutic modalities, and other equipment commonly used in physical therapy.
  4. Collaboration: Collaborate with all members of the Rebound team and see firsthand how collaboration is a key to success for our patients.
  5. Meaningful Projects: Complete at least one impactful project assigned to you by a Rebound physical therapist that aligns with your academic background and career interests. These projects will include a presentation to Rebound clinical staff and are designed to foster skill development that is important for your success at the graduate school level and later as a healthcare professional.
  6. Professional Development: Engage in ongoing learning opportunities, including in-house training You will have a career conversation with a Rebound physical therapist to enhance understanding of the field, options, and opportunities available.
  7. Community Engagement: Participate in our community outreach activities, including team injury prevention screenings and the post-race Rebound Recovery Room at local events.
  8. Feedback and Evaluation: Participate in regular feedback sessions to help highlight progress, identify areas for improvement, and foster a culture of continuous learning and


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in a related field (e.g. Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biology)
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy – consideration is also given to other pre-healthcare professions (PA, MD, DO, nursing)
  • High character (honest, dependable, reliable)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ready and willing to be an active participant as an intern
  • Ability to work on a high-performing team in a fast-paced healthcare environment



  • Hands-on experience and learning in a busy, private practice outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic
  • Mentorship from a team of physical therapists with a wide range of expertise
  • Exposure to a variety of patient cases and conditions
  • Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship


Program Duration, Schedule, and Options: Internships are available 4 times per year, aligning with the academic calendar. Internship timing is outlined below. You will be expected to commit to a consistent schedule of hours each week for the duration of your internship and scheduling will accommodate academic commitments. Rebound offers 3 levels of student participation/commitment and these internship levels are explained in more detail below.


Internship Timing:

  • Spring semester (mid-January through mid-May)
  • Summer (mid-May through mid-August)
  • Fall semester (mid-August through mid-December)
  • Winter break (mid-December through mid-January)

Internship levels available:

  • Practicum: Minimum 6 hours per week up to 15 hours per week
  • Full Internship: 16 hours per week up to 40 hours per week
  • Shadowing: 1 – 3 blocks of shadow only time, with each block being 2-3 hours in length; shadowing focuses only on Observation and Assistance as outlined in Program Highlights and Responsibilities on the previous page

Application process: To be considered for a student internship opportunity at Rebound, candidates must submit the following:

  1. A cover letter that includes:
    1. Motivation for applying
    2. Specific interest in healthcare and physical therapy
    3. Explanation of what you hope to get out of this experience
  2. A current resume
  3. A letter of recommendation
  4. A completed Rebound student internship application

Application submission: Please email the 4 items above to [email protected]. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and are due no later than one month before desired semester start date (see Internship Timing above.) Applications not containing all 4 items will not be considered. All candidates will be notified of their application status.


Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview, and internships will be awarded following these interviews.

Questions: Should you have any questions, please email [email protected].


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