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Dr. Wong and Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine offer summer research student internship positions to advance research output and project efficiency. These positions typically last from May to September, but may be extended in some circumstances. Research interns support the team in research related tasks including (but not limited to) spreadsheet management, data entry, data analysis, preparing presentations, and, in some scenarios, preparing surgical technique papers. Generally, these positions are reserved for students with a science degree who have displayed knowledge and experience conducting scientific research.  


All incoming applications are reviewed on an annual basis in March-April. If selected for an interview, applicants will be provided with an interview date, which will be conducted over Zoom. Note: the Research Internship role is extremely competitive with only 1-2 positions available per year. Successful applicants commonly possess an undergraduate degree in the sciences with some research related background.

If interested, please attach an updated CV with references and a cover letter to the application form. Please Note: all uploaded documents must be in PDF format and those in alternate formats will not be considered for the position. 

  • The cover letter should be one page maximum and should explain why you would make a good candidate for conducting research in orthopaedics.

  • Should you have any additional questions, please email research at:



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My summer internship with Dr. Wong and his team was a positive experience. It provided me with valuable insight into Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery. Being part of an enthusiastic and hardworking team taught me the value of effective communication and collaboration. I look forward to using these transferable skills in the future as I progress towards a career in medicine.

- Neha Katote BSc, Former Summer Intern, Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

This experience has opened my mind to a career in medicine. It is an honour to be a part of such an inclusive and ambitious team. This position has allowed me to grow both professionally and academically and will provide me with the tools needed to pursue medicine.

- Ben Hewins BSc (hons), Former Summer Intern and Current Research Assistant, Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

During my time as a summer research intern, I was exposed to a wide variety of clinical orthopaedic research that informed my aspiration for pursuing a career in medicine. These past experiences have continued to be invaluable to me, as I now continue through my medical education.

- Ryland Murphy BSc, MD (candidate) Former Summer Intern and Research Assistant, Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

Dr. Wong and his research team provided me with an excellent and highly supportive experience for my initial foray into medical research. They facilitated the development of skills that will serve as an important foundation as I continue into my career in medicine.

- Matthew Oldfield BSc, MD (candidate) Former Summer Intern, Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

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