Internships serve as a means for college students to gain valuable “real-life” experiences while learning side-by-side with seasoned professionals in their chosen field of study. Internships help to blend classroom theory with actual live practice. Familylinks views internships as an important component of the family-centered services it provides in support of the mission along with being a learning environment. Practical work experience gained during an intern’s placement is an indispensable part of the learning process as interns are able to become more skilled in their future career.
Participating in an internship is an excellent way for the intern to prepare for the transition from the classroom to the workplace. Internships encourage the development of personal contacts that may lead to job placement opportunities and build self-confidence, leadership and good communication skills while working and learning from others. Internships give interns the credibility and the opportunity to interact with other professionals, not only in their specific field but with related fields as well.
Internships in the following fields are desired; Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and the Creative Arts.
If you are interested and qualified for any of our open internships please click on the heading to the left to learn about the basic internship duties and responsibilities along with the position and program description. If you meet these qualifications, please email your resume and cover letter to the Program Manager listed for the internship for further information and consideration. If the Program Manager is interested they will contact you directly to schedule an interview. Please, no phone calls.
Thank you for your interest in Familylinks.