Cole Neuroscience Center Externship Program

The Cole Neuroscience Center offers an externship program for undergraduates and graduates who are eager to learn more about the medical fields of neurology and geriatrics. Externs have the opportunity be an integral part of the neurocognitive evaluation team at the Cole Center. Cole Neuroscience Center accepts externs into the program who exemplify the values of the University of Tennessee Medical center and who are eager to learn from a real-life neuroscience experience.  Externs must demonstrate their ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner while remaining sensitive to the needs of patients and families.

Cole Neuroscience Center Externship program provides externs an opportunity to participate in hands-on experiential learning while assisting the region’s healthcare experts in the areas of Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and others neurological disorders. Cole externs receive specialized training in a battery of neurocognitive exams used in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.  Externs are also involved in the collection of neurocognitive data for clinical trial research.

If you are interested in applying to the Cole Neuroscience Center Externship Program, please click here to complete our online application.


  • Available for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Available times: At least one day a week: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM; AM and PM shifts available
  • Priority and firm commitment