We are now accepting applications for the Summer and Fall 2024 Internship programs.  Program dates:

  • Summer:  5/28/24-8/9/24

  • Fall: 9/9/24-12/13/24

Internship Description: Neuro-Fit provides long-term fitness solutions to brain injury survivors looking to stay healthy and active throughout their recovery. Neuro-Fit Interns work alongside the Neuro-Fit staff to create and implement individualized exercise programs. Interns receive rigorous training and education on brain injury in the context of exercise and continuous recovery. Interns will be hands-on, working with participants of the program, demonstrating, and administering exercises from their routines. Interns will also complete periodic projects to supplement the learning objectives of the internship.

Internship Outcomes: This position is ideal for students looking to practice and perfect their patient interaction skills while learning useful strategies for graduate school and a future career in the healthcare and/or wellness industry. Interns develop various professional skills including time management, adaptability, and communication.

Commitment: This position will be 2-3 times a week for a total of up to 180 hours of hands-on experience. Please note the internship is an unpaid position. A multiple-site internship may be ideal for students looking to surpass 180 hours/semester. A full-time (30+ hour/week), unpaid internship can also be explored upon request.


  • SLI Neuro-Wellness Center, 7 Oakland St., Lexington, MA
    • Monday through Friday (minimum of 2 days/week), 11:30am-4:15pm
  • Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, 46 Legs Hill Rd., Marblehead, MA
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am-2:30pm
  •  Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St, Andover, MA
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-4:30pm
  • Greater Beverly YMCA, 254 Essex St, Beverly, MA
    • Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30am -2:30pm
  • SLI McLaughlin House Residence, 333 Park St, North Reading, MA 
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm


  1. Students should be in a related field of study which include, but not limited to: exercise science, kinesiology, health studies, neuroscience, psychology, etc.
  2. Looking to gain a basic understanding of, and comfort working with individuals living with a brain injury.
  3. Able to work both independently and as part of a team while effectively following the training guidelines established by Neuro-Fit staff.
  4. Able to assist in monitoring participant outcomes by recording health data that will be applied to improving the Neuro-Fit program.
  5. Are motivated, dedicated individuals who are looking to get a unique experience with a special population.

Download the full position description here

To apply for the internship, please send an updated resume and either Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 weekly availability to Hannah Tjalsma, Neuro-Wellness Outreach Coordinator, at htjalsma@supportivelivinginc.org.