Internships

General Information

All internship candidates must complete the following pre-placement requirements:

  • Submit a professional resume, three references and academic pre-placement agreement
  • Criminal background check and drug screen
  • On-boarding orientation
  • A physical and TB test (Early Learning internships only)

For client continuity of care, we require a one-year commitment to serve our families in outpatient services. Day treatment and school settings require a full school-year commitment.

Internship Opportunities

Counseling or Social Work: Early Childhood Day Treatment

  • Student must be actively enrolled in a Master’s Degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on Supervisor availability and are selected following an interview process.
  • Candidates must be strong team players, flexible, enthusiastic, and able to collaborate closely with other providers.
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • 20 hour/week internship (Monday, Wednesday, and ½ day Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, and ½ day Friday)
  • Activities include: group therapy, individual/family therapy, diagnostic intake assessment, member of a treatment team
  • Individual and group supervision provided
  • Approximately 12 hours/week spent in face-to-face contact with clients
  • E-mail Marilyn Robinson at Mrobinson@Child-Focus.Org  

Counseling or Social Work: Outpatient

  • Student must be actively enrolled in a Master’s Degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on Supervisor availability
  • Candidates are selected following an interview process
  • 20 hour/week internship (10 hour/week practicum students accepted only if student also commits to 20 hour/week internship)
  • Activities include: individual/family therapy, group therapy, diagnostic intake assessment
  • Individual and group supervision provided
  • Approximately ½ time on site spent in face-to-face contact with clients
  • Stipend provided
  • E-mail Lisa Turner at lturner@child-focus.org

 Counseling or Social Work: Partial Hospitalization

  • Student must be actively enrolled in a Master’s Degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on Supervisor availability
  • Candidates are selected following an interview process
  • 20 hour/week internship
  • Activities include: group therapy, individual/family therapy, diagnostic intake assessment, member of a treatment team
  • Individual and group supervision provided
  • Approximately15 hours/week spent in face-to-face contact with clients
  • Stipend provided
  • E-mail Marilyn Robinson at mrobinson@child-focus.org

Counseling or Social Work: Schools

  • Student must be actively enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on supervisor availability
  • Candidates are selected following an interview process
  • Flexible schedule during school hours of 7:15am-3:45pm, August through June
  • Individual and group supervision provided
  • Supervisor will have regular contact with academic supervisor
  • Activities include: individual or group prevention services, consultation, case management services
  • No stipend provided
  • E-mail Krissie Myers at kmyers@child-focus.org

Foster Care & Adoption

  • student must be actively enrolled in a BA/ BS or Master’s Degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on Supervisor availability
  • Candidates are selected following an interview process
  • E-mail Katie Peters at kpeters@child-focus.org

Preschool Practicum

  • Student must be actively enrolled in an Early Childhood AA or BA degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on referral from university mentor
  • E-mail Bethany Lapp at blapp@child-focus.org

Psychology: Outpatient

  • Student must be actively enrolled in a Doctorate Degree program
  • Candidates are accepted based on Supervisor availability
  • Candidates are selected following an interview process
  • 20 hour/week practicum
  • Activities include: individual/family therapy, group therapy, diagnostic intake assessment, psychological evaluation
  • Individual and group supervision provided
  • Approximately ½ time on site spent in face-to-face contact with clients
  • Hourly wage
  • E-mail Dr. Laura Stith at lstith@child-focus.org