“Interning at the Neuro-Fit program with SLI has been an absolute delight, and I feel so very fortunate to have had this opportunity. As an exercise science student, the opportunity and prospect of exercising alongside others is always exciting to me, but this experience has been so much more than delivering exercise prescriptions and ensuring their proper execution. My time with the Neuro-Fit program with SLI has demonstrated to me the multimodal and integral role exercise and movement plays in life. “
– Emily, Exercise Science major at Simmons University
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
- 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? See this page for Current Openings. You can also 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.
“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
“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
Supportive Living interns come from a variety of different backgrounds, majors and colleges and universities.