Current Opportunities

Three kinds of items are listed here:

  • Paid job openings
  • Volunteer openings (internships)
  • Events (lectures, information fairs, etc.) related to career development

Use the drop-down menu to select from these categories.

Additional opportunities can be found on the IPHY Advising Blog.

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Paid positions

Date posted: 4/2/14


We are looking for a compassionate Exercise Specialist who has experience working with frail seniors. This part-time (paid) opportunity (possibly growing to full time) requires travel within Boulder County and involves providing one-on-one functional fitness services to elders. We are looking for applicants with or working toward a bachelors' degree in a related field.


Candidate MUST have:
An excellent understanding of the functional aspects of the human body as it relates to aging.
The ability to assess functional capabilities (ROM, strength, functional mobility) and be able to prescribe exercise programs specific to the senior population.
An understanding of age-related disease processes/medical conditions and appropriate modification of exercises related to those conditions.
Good time management skills
Excellent observation skills
Creative ideas & problem solving around functional fitness
Exceptional communication skills
Patience, openness and compassion

For information about our services please go to Initial inquiries by email please to We will only consider applicants with a resume and cover letter.

Paid positions

Date posted: 3/27/14

Therapy/Clinic Aid - FT Paid position

Applicants can email their resume and cover letter to

Job Title: Therapy/Clinic Aide
Job ID: 46885
Location: Aurora, Colorado

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Why Work at Children's.... Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Additional Information
Department: Occupational Therapy
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday-Friday 8-5
Job Overview:
Provide a clean, organized and appropriately prepared environment for therapy. May also assist clinic staff (in patient care activities or in front office tasks) and be responsible for day-to-day facility management. Assist therapy team in completion of prescribed daily therapies/treatments for children. Assist the Early Childhood Specical Education Teacher in implementation of intervention programs for children with learning disorders.
Preferred License/Certification - CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Required Education - High School Diploma or Equivalent
Six months experience as a therapy aide or certified nurses assistant. Skilled in use of general office equipment. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and product lines.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
General Activity: Sit: 1-2 hrs. per day
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 6-8 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Carry: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Climb: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Crawl: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Lift: Light lifting regularly, moderate lifting occasionally.
Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Reach: 1/3 or more of time
Motion: Squat/Crouch: 1/3 or more of time
Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of patients
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Feet - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 3/10/14

Physical Therapy Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a student who would be interested in gaining experience by assisting my relative with physical therapy appointments. Six months ago he suffered a TBI. He will be getting his PT and OT therapies through Mapleton Outpatient rehabilitation. He suffered damage to his right eye and is unable to drive. He has dyskinesia in the right leg but is mobile and able to walk on his own. At this time, therapists have recommended that he be attended at all times.

We are looking for someone to drive him to his appointments two times a week and possibly shadowing the PT/OT. In addition, if possible we would be interested in having someone then oversee some PT time at home or the gym MWF for an hour or two.

If interested, please contact us at

Paid positions

Date posted: 2/26/14

Medical Assistant (paid) needed FT for busy dermatology practice. Candidates must possess a good work ethic and be reliable. Must be able to travel to satellite offices in a 20 mile radius. Requires schedule flexibility. Ideal candidate would be a quick learner who can follow procedures in a fast-paced environment and exhibit good judgment, while maintaining a friendly demeanor towards patients. Ability to multi-task is vital.

Responsibilities include: Record medical histories, take vitals, administer subcutaneous lidocaine injections, prepare patients for biopsies and surgeries, assist with surgeries, dress surgical and non-surgical sites, submit electronic prescriptions, provide diagnosis and treatment education, schedule procedures and follow up appointments, sterilize and pack surgical instruments, and perform triage. The medical assistant will also document all aspects of the patient encounter on an electronic medical record system.

This is great experience for pre-med and pre-PA. College education preferred.

  • Location: Boulder County and East
  • Compensation: TBD
  • Send resume and cover letter to
Volunteer positions

Date posted: 2/13/14


The University of Colorado Sports Medicine Athletic Department offers practical experience to a limited number of students interested in health care career. Due to changes in educational standards by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the University of Colorado can no longer offer a direct route to an athletic training certification. Visit if you are interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Sports Medicine Internship video:

Internship Description:
Sports Medicine interns work on a daily basis under the supervision of the Sports Medicine staff providing quality health care for the University of Colorado Intercollegiate programs. Interns must be self-motivated, reliable, flexible and professional. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Weekly hours can vary 8-25 depending on year in program, sport placement and competitive season
  • Assist with taping, pre and post-practice treatments, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation programs, practice and competition coverage, first aid and all other team needs
  • Set-up facilities for daily practice, conditioning and competitions
  • Distribute water, athletic training supplies and emergency equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of the training rooms
  • Completion of Sports Medicine Practical Skills
  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Sport Medicine staff related to the health care of CU student-athletes

Academic Requirements:
All interns are required to be enrolled in at least 6 hours at CU with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA.

Internship Credit for Accepted Interns:
Please visit:

Open House:
Feb 25th at 6pm in the Dal Ward Athletic Center (north side of Folsom Field) Open House is to present the internship program, talk to our current interns, review application process and give applicants an opportunity to ask specific questions.

Please RSVP if you'll be attending the Open House to Nicole Makris at

Application Process:
Application consists of the following:

  • Application Form - provided on this email or download off of our website Updated application won't be available on our website for another week.
  • Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendations i.e. Teachers, Professors, employers, etc.

Due Dates:
Applications are due the Monday, March 24th by 5pm. Send or drop off your complete application, resume and two letters of recommendation to:

Sports Medicine Internship Application Committee
Attn: Nicole Makris
University of Colorado Sports Medicine
Dal Ward Athletic Center
Campus Box 368
Boulder, CO 80309

Qualified applicants will be tentatively notified April 14th to schedule a professional interview for the following week. Non-qualified applicants will be notified at that time

Reserve all questions for the Open House. The open house information will not be repeated. If you have a specific question please contact Nicole Makris at

Paid positions

Date posted: 2/12/14

Are you someone who is passionate about social justice, feminism, and health? The Women's Resource Center is currently looking to hire a Health & Wellness Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for students looking to work in the health field in the future, as it gives you the opportunity to bring health knowledge gained in the classroom to campus and the community around you.

Applications and further descriptions of this position and other open positions can be found here:

Applications are due February 21st at 5PM, don't delay!

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 1/31/14

Frasier Meadows Retirement Community Wellness Center is looking for a student intern to work with older adults, guiding them through strength training programs within our Wellness (fitness) center. No pay is offered for this internship at this time, but it is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of Older Adult Fitness and Wellness while earning academic credit for your hours. Hours can be somewhat flexible according to student schedule; but an example of times that are currently needed include: Mondays 8-10am or 8-noon and 1:15-3:00pm; Wednesdays 1:15-3:00pm; Fridays 8-10am or 8-noon and 1:15-3:00pm. Other possibilities of experience in addition to the aforementioned duties may be explored if student's available hours allow.

Please contact Whitney Garcia McCain, Director of Fitness and Physical Wellness at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder: 720-562-4317 or email

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 11/19/13


Exercise Physiology

  • Thinking about a career in Exercise Physiology? This would be an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field.
  • Unpaid - but with potential for academic credit.
  • Exposure to working with a variety of populations and complex medical conditions.
  • Senior Community Wellness/Education
  • Locations in Boulder & Longmont
  • Please contact Jon at 303-939-0691 or email
Paid positions

Date posted: 11/7/13

Graduate AND undergraduate students can get paid for tutoring in the ASAP program.

ASAP is an organization that provides tutors at no cost to the students who live on campus. We are hiring part-time, on-campus tutors for the 2013-14 academic year. We match the tutor with students needing assistance in groups of 5 or less. The hourly pay for undergraduate students starts at $9.50 per hour, and $12.00 per hour for graduate students with merit increases. Potential tutors needs to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a 3.2 in any of the subjects they will be tutoring.

We are looking for tutors for IPHY 2800, 3410 and 3480

If you are interested in applying send an email to for an application or you can stop in to our office in Kittredge Central, room 244 (above the “Hub”), 9a-4pm M-F.

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 10/25/13

Science Discovery is now recruiting undergraduate IPHY majors for a spring semester internship in Informal Science Education ("Communicating Science to K-12 Audiences"). The Internship provides training in engaging K-12 students in science as well as practicum experience in Science Discovery's after-school science program.

Participating IPHY students will:

  • Learn how to engage K-12 students with inquiry-based science
  • Improve their abilities to communicate about science
  • Develop fun hands-on health and physiology activities for kids
  • Refine their skills by teaching in an after-school science class
  • Share their excitement for science with young students!

Students who complete the class are eligible for 2-units of IPHY credit (IPHY 2910 (Practicum in Integrative Physiology) OR IPHY 4930 (Internship)) and may be eligible to apply for paid teaching opportunities in Science Discovery's summer program.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Applications are due on Nov. 8.

Questions? Please contact Corrie Colvin Williams at or 303-492-0771.


Date posted: 10/17/13

Want to know the requirements for Pharmacy school?

October 23rd from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at Clare 111A

IPHY Student Club presents: Guest Speaker: Candido A. Chacon III, Pharm.D. From the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Campus

Come learn from a Director of Admissions for the Anschutz Medical Campus - Pharmaceutical Program about what it takes to succeed in a pharmacy program. Attend this informational talk to get the following questions answered:
- GPA and Course Requirements.
- Tips to stand out on an application.
- Career Paths within the field of Pharmacy.
- Learn about an interesting case study.
- And much more!

Paid positions

Date posted: 10/13/13

Healthy subjects needed for high altitude research study:
For a research study on the effects of drugs on blood oxygen levels.

Healthy Male subjects needed that:
- Are between the ages of 18-45 years old
- Do not smoke
- Engage in regular physical exercise
- Are willing and able to engage in moderate physical activities in a simulated high-altitude environment

Compensation will be provided. For more information, please contact Study Coordinator at: 303-724-1674 or (Principal Investigator: Robert Roach, Ph.D. COMIRB #:13-1635.)

Paid positions

Date posted: 10/10/13

Paid position - neuroscience education outreach in local elementary schools

We are looking for approximately 20 motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist with implementing lessons during the 2013-2014 academic year. Application review will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted through 10/17.

The Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology, and the Institute of Cognitive Science have received support from the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee to teach local elementary students about how their brains work. In addition, this outreach effort will use cutting-edge, CU-led research findings to teach children and their families how they can improve brain development and function during childhood. We hope to use current neuroscience research findings to teach kids how to build a strong and healthy brain.

We are looking for approximately 20 enthusiastic undergraduate students for paid positions to assist with lesson delivery in the participating classrooms. As an undergraduate learning facilitator you will be provided approximately 16 hours of training that will focus on how to support young students in their learning and understanding basic learning processes and the primary influences on student learning, as well as targeted training on basic topics in neuroscience, physiology, and psychology. Our goal is to provide enough information and support that you feel comfortable and confident in facilitating the lessons, even if you do not have experience with students this age and/or experience in a classroom setting with larger groups. Training is likely to be scheduled on the weekends so as to avoid conflicts with classes, so weekend availability is important.

Being a learning facilitator is a great opportunity. It requires a serious commitment of your time and energy, as well as diligence, careful thought, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and a desire to work with elementary school age children. You will be expected to conduct your responsibilities on time, fully participate in the training sessions, and communicate with the project team. This project requires many hands to help ensure our outreach is performed to the highest caliber. This means no one is "above" doing basic tasks such as helping to clean up classrooms, making copies, or running errands!

Please complete the application and send it electronically with your CV or resume to For best consideration please apply by 10/16/13.

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 10/5/13

Internship - Elder Care

Greetings Students! My name is Jaime Kirchner. I am seeking experienced or genuinely eager and bright volunteers to assist with my mother Jackie's Stroke Rehab exercises. My mother is a 65 year old woman, world traveled and bursting with personality. I am looking for someone who is patient and kind and focused. My mothers stroke was about three years ago and she is working through paralysis on her left side. Specifically her arm, hand and leg. She is receiving Botox injections to help with her spasticity. I am looking for someone to meet with my mother at least three times a week for 45 min sessions where you would assist her in following through with her PT exercises. These include helping her with hand and arm movements, using a mirror box, which she has had great success with, electo stimulation pads etc. My mothers lives at The Carillon, an assisted living facility off of Folsom and Taft Drive. Due to the stroke, my mother is challenged with inner motivation and can tend to want to give up before she's even started. I am hoping to connect with a student that can help instill positivity, follow through and ''tough love'' in these exercises. The student would be required to meet with her physical therapists for a session to get an idea about how my mom works and what her exercises are. The student would report back to me and her therapists regarding my mothers progress. This is a great opportunity to really help someone who's eager to move onto the next step of recovery. I hope to connect with someone authentic and excited for the one on one interaction and hungry to learn and apply their skills, both technical and emotional.

You can reach me, Jaime Kirchner at 917-612-1161. The Carillon is Located at 2525 Taft Drive boulder CO.

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 10/5/13

Internship - Coaching

The Alpine Training Center (, a strength & conditioning gym in Boulder, is offering a coaching internship. Responsibilities: Assist in coaching training sessions for general fitness athletes and climbing athletes. Write training sessions and programs. Adapt current training for injured athletes. Light cleaning and maintenance after gym sessions. Weekly commitment should be 8-10 hours but they are flexible but must coincide with current training schedule. Please contact Connie Sciolino at for more information.


Date posted: 9/3/13

Information on careers in chiropractics

Life Chiropractic College West is coming to Denver! Please join us for this special event. You will meet Life West Philosophy Department Chair, Dr. Brian Flannery, local chiropractors and will find out more about how to choose the right chiropractic college for you. If you know anyone else who might be interested in attending, please invite them to join you.

Check out the website and register at

Monday, September 16, 2013
Starts @ 7:00pm
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Humboldt Peak Room
4900 South Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80237


Date posted: 8/23/13

IPHY Lecture Series - Career Paths

Part 1: Strength and Conditioning Fitness

Interested in a career in fitness? Want more information about different options in this field? Come and learn about careers in Personal Training, Strength Coaching, and Fitness Management.

Thursday, September 19th 5:30PM (Clare Small 111A)
Tuesday, September 24rd 4:30PM (Clare Small 210)
Presented by:
Tim Houston MS CSCS
Josh Scott MS
Clare Small 111A

Volunteer positions

Date posted: 8/8/13

Fall internships - SCI Recovery Project

Available to IPHY students this fall, this internship is a wonderful opportunity for IPHY students to get hands-on experience with exercise based rehabilitation for those with spinal cord injury at the Denver based SCI Recovery Project. Our organization provides a wide variety of experience through not only our exercise-based recovery programs, but also in the areas of healthcare policy change and research.

Following a strict, intensive program, SCI Recovery Project provides post-acute, exercise-based-recovery for those that have suffered from a spinal cord injury or related neurological trauma/conditions. Our program fills the void encountered for post-acute care for those who are suffering with these conditions. By using multiple diverse exercise modalities to assist in neuromuscular re-education and stimulation, we believe that optimal functional outcome can be achieved in addition to increasing the health and overall well-being of our clients.

In addition to our in-house programs, we have recently entered into collaborative relationships with (1)the Chanda Plan Foundation and the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Finance, and (2)the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the following projects:

1. CHANDA PLAN FOUNDATION AND COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE POLICY AND FINANCE (HCPF): SCI Recovery Project is a satellite location for the HCBS SCI Waiver pilot program (legislation funded by the Chanda Plan Foundation and implemented by HCPF), which allows 67 patients with spinal cord injury to receive acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care from 2012-2015, covered by Colorado Medicaid. This program is designed and implemented to study the effects of these preventative, and "alternative therapies" on the cost to the Medicaid system. The hope is that we can prove that these therapies reduce costs by reducing secondary complications and therefore the need for continual use of medications and physician visits, as result of spinal cord injury.

2. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION: SCI Recovery Project is working closely with Dr. Patricia Heyn, PhD to create data collection/research programs, which will translate to future research studies and publications through the University of Colorado on the benefits of adaptive exercise for those with paralysis.


Following a strict, intensive program, SCI Recovery Project provides post-acute, exercise-based-recovery for those that have suffered from a spinal cord injury or related neurological trauma/conditions. Our program fills the void encountered for post-acute care for those who are suffering with these conditions. By using multiple diverse exercise modalities to assist in neuromuscular stimulation, we believe that optimal functional outcome can be achieved in addition to increasing the health and overall well-being of our clients. Our experienced Adaptive Exercise Specialists design and implement these programs. Interns then fill the role of an assistant to these Adaptive Exercise Specialists. Visit for more information about our organization!

Assistant/Internship responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Exercise Specialist/provider assistance both in designing and implementing adaptive exercise programs/acupuncture/massage/chiropractic care.
  • Client lifts (must be able to lift up to 100lbs.)
  • Equipment maintenance and cleaning
  • Filling out and filling client records
  • Facility maintenance
  • Scheduling appointments and other possible minor office duties
  • Must be empathetic to special needs population
  • Training and education will be required, and on-going throughout the internship
  • Certifications in personal training, CPR, and/or first-aid are preferred but not required.

Please e-mail a resume to to be considered for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!!!

Paid positions

Date posted: 6/6/13

ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE: Secretary position in South Boulder

DESCRIPTION: Physical Therapy Clinic secretary position - Active Solutions Physical Therapy is seeking a secretary to perform clerical duties in a small clinic setting. Position is part-time and begins June 10.

QUALIFICATION: The qualified candidate would be expected to answer phones, check insurance, greet patients, and perform general housekeeping duties. The ideal candidate would be a Pre-PT student who is an energetic, reliable person with good initiative, people and computer skills. Applicants must be available between 16-20 hours/week. Observation hours are possible.

APPLICATION: Please email a CV or resume as well as availability to