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:
Interested in gaining hands-on, real-life experience in a Supportive Living internship? We are now accepting applications for our 2018 fall programs. Application deadline is September 7, 2018. And check out our 2017 Summer Camp photo album, where many summer interns shared experiences and fun as well as this video where Patrice shares some of her intern experience.
Intern Role: Assist with delivering a physical fitness program designed to improve the quality of life of survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI).
September 24 -- December 14, 2018.
Note: there are two separate physical fitness internship offerings for the fall of 2018, with one program running Monday-Wednesday-Friday and another program running Tuesday-Thursday.
Interns will complete up to 150 hours of hands-on experience for the Monday-Wednesday-Friday internship, or up to 120 hours for the Tuesday-Thursday internship. Please note these are both unpaid positions. Application deadline is September 14, 2018.
Intern Role: Capturing Supportive Living’s mission, people and services in words and pictures and telling our story on social media platforms.
September 24 -- December 14, 2018. Hours flexible, minimum 10 hours/week.
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