Internships

Front Row: Isaac: Villanova, Audrey: Welleslay, Ethan: BU, Rachael: BU. Second Row: Serena: Columbia, Sharla: BU, David: Cornell. Third Row: Sara: Union College, Rachel: Wellesley.
Fourth Row: Lenka: Cornell, Caroline: UVA, Divya: Brandeis. Top Row: Ryan: Bates College.

Students gain valuable, hands-on education and experience through Supportive Living internships by assisting brain injury survivors in health and wellness programs in one-on-one and group settings.  Most interns major in Health Science, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Neuroscience or Public Health.  Through the internship program students can:

  • Integrate theoretical information with practical experience in professional settings involving direct interaction as a member of a health care team
  • Gain experience to advance your own career planning and expand career potential
  • Provide a public service to individuals with brain injury
  • Acquire relevant hands-on experience for applications to professional programs in physical therapy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and other graduate/professional programs
  • Get exposure to other aspects of the community care setting such as business, legal, insurance, administrative, and personnel issues to broaden your understanding of the healthcare industry
  • Integrate the content, skills and experience gained in health science courses and apply them to clinical and human performance problems while practicing independent, self-directed learning
  • Effectively access, understand and evaluate the primary literature in biomedical science and apply this knowledge to research/clinical situations

Interested in gaining hands-on, real-life experience in a Supportive Living internship?  We are now accepting applications for 2018 spring and summer internships.  And check out our 2017 Summer Camp photo album, where many summer interns shared experiences and fun.

2018 Spring Semester Internship Opportunities

Physical Fitness Assistant Internship

Intern Role:  Assist with delivering a physical fitness program designed to improve the quality of life of survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI).

Location:

Supportive Living Brain Injury Wellness Center, 7 Oakland Street, Lexington, MA  

February 5 - April 20, 2018.  Program one: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30pm to 5:30 pm.  Program two: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30pm to 5:30 pm.  

Interns will complete up to 150 hours of hands-on experience for the M/W/F internship or up to 120 hours of hands-on experience for the Tu/Th internship.

Download the Physical Fitness Internship information sheet, including qualifications.

Inline image 2Cognitive Fitness Assistant Internship

Intern Role:  Assist with delivering a cognitive fitness program designed to improve the quality of life for individuals living with brain injury related disabilities.

Location:

Supportive Living Brain Injury Wellness Center, 7 Oakland Street, Lexington, MA  

February 5 -- April 9, 2018.  Wednesdays, 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Interns will complete a minimum of 50 hours including 30 hours of hands-on experience.  Additional internship hours are available up to 300 hours per semester.  

Download the Cognitive Fitness Internship information sheet, including qualifications.

2018 Summer Internship Opportunities

Brain Injury Programming and Research Internship

Intern Role:  Assist with delivering a host of wellness programs and research initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI).

Location:

Supportive Living Brain Injury Wellness Center, 7 Oakland Street, Lexington, MA

June 4 -- August 10, 2018.  Monday -- Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Interns will complete up to 300 hours of hands-on experience. Please note this is an unpaid position.

Download the Brain Injury Programming and Research Internship information sheet, including qualifications.

 

 

 Here are some reflections from recent SLI interns about their experiences:

“Thank you so much for this opportunity. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much and enjoyed working with everyone, both interns and residents. I will definitely be coming to visit over the school year. Thank you for giving me a summer I will never forget."

- Divya, a Neuroscience and Psychology major at Brandeis University

 

"Working closely with three different residents gave me a huge amount of inspiration. To see them push through and break down boundaries while exercising was an amazing experience. Although each person had some kind of limit, no one ever let that stop them and this proved a lot to me. It was truly encouraging."

- Brooke, a Psychology major at Franklin Pierce University

 

"This internship has changed the way I act and perceive life for the better. I learned what it takes to be patient and persuasive. Working with brain injury survivors requires these aspects more than anything I have encountered in the past, and working on improving these qualities has made me a stronger person."

- Henry, majoring in Health Sciences at Northeastern University