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Dr. Jeffrey Spence, director of biostatistics at the Center for BrainHealth, and Dr. Asha Vas worked together on the gist reasoning test research.  Vas was a postdoctoral fellow during the time of the study.

BrainHealth® has an expansive range of career opportunities that change over time, including: doctoral students interested in clinical neuroscience; brain imaging experts; cognitive neuroscientists with a focus on research in brain plasticity; computer technology specialists; clinicians and coaches; and many others.

To find out faculty and staff positions that are currently available, please visit search postings at The University of Texas at Dallas employment opportunities site.

All potential Center for BrainHealth candidates must complete an application for employment at UT Dallas Human Resources.

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Internship Programs

Apply what you have learned in the classroom to practical work experiences.  Find out if there is an opportunity that is right for you at the Center for BrainHealth. The primary focus of an internship is educational in nature. Any future openings will be listed on this site.

Research Internships

Researchers often have intern opportunities available to students, particularly in the summer. Preference is given to UT Dallas students for internship positions. Generally, paid internships are not available.


BrainHealth Scholars Program

This is a 4-week summer opportunity for undergraduate and graduate college students from all colleges and universities pursuing any field of study. The goal of the program is to introduce the next generation of career professionals to behavioral and translational research practices while defining and exploring the importance of brain health. Weekly seminars provided by our faculty and staff provide insights into current research as well as an appreciation for the impact research has on society. Scholars can take part in our landmark research study The BrainHealth Project and learn strategies to improve their clarity, resilience and fortitude. The program culminates with a formal poster presentation highlighting the work of program participants.

Interest Form

To let us know you are interested in the Summer 2022 BrainHealth Scholars Program, please provide your information, and someone will contact you as soon as more details are available.


ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP)

The ExxonMobil CSJP provides assistance to nonprofit agencies and enables college students to gain valuable work experience and a better understanding of the important role of nonprofit organizations.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, the Community Summer Jobs Program is currently suspended. We appreciate your understanding while we navigate these unique circumstances. We hope to restart CSJP in 2022.

Other Internships

Other internship opportunities may be available to work with the development, communications and event logistics teams. More information will be available prior to Summer 2022.

Past Interns on Their Experience

We were blown away by the energy, intelligence, innovation and dedication of this group. As much as the interns gained, we benefited even more and are newly inspired in our mission to bring better brain health to the world. This experience has underscored just how critical a robust internship program is to prepare and inspire future generations in this new field of brain health.

-Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Distinguished Professor and Chief Director