Internships

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 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 currently accepting applicants for our Summer 2017 sessions beginning in June.  Also, consider a Fall internship with Supportive Living (Fall 2017 sessions run September through December). 

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunities

Physical Fitness Assistant Internship

Intern Role:  Assist with delivering a model functional fitness and exercise program for individuals living with brain injury related disabilities.

Location:

SLI Brain Injury Wellness Center

7 Oakland Street, Lexington, MA  

June 5 - August 10, 2017.  Mon –Fri 12:30pm to 5:30 pm (Ideally 9 hour commitment per week, and up to 12 or 15 hours per week) Tuesday and Thursday only timings possible.

Download the program description for all programs here.

Cognitive Fitness Assistant Internship

Location:

SLI Brain Injury Wellness Center

7 Oakland Street, Lexington, MA  

June 5 -- August 10, 2017.  Tuesdays or Thursdays: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Social and Cognitive Fitness Assistant Internship

Intern Role:  Assist with delivering social and cognitive fitness programs for individuals living with brain injury related disabilities.

Locations:

Supportive Living’s group homes:

McLaughlin House, 333 Park Street, North Reading, MA

Warren House, 17 Warren Ave, Woburn, MA

Douglas House, 7 Oakland Street, Lexington, MA

June 5 -- August 10, 2017  1:30pm to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

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

"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