Student Internship Program
- Eligibility Criteria Second year Master’s-level social work or mental health counseling student
- Languages English and Spanish
- Days and Times Requires 21 hours, including two evenings or one evening and a weekend day
- Location 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10018
- Cost N/A
About Our Intern Program
The NYSPCC collaborates with accredited master’s-level Social Work and Mental Health Counseling Programs to arrange internships and ensure student educational goals and agency service goals are met. Interns provide services to low-income families who have been impacted by trauma in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program and our Trauma Recovery Program. Students also help co-facilitate sexual abuse prevention workshops in our Safe Touches Program. Interns are provided with a comprehensive orientation to the agency and the clinical programs. Once the orientation period is complete, interns take on a caseload and become members of our dynamic and supportive clinical team. Throughout the internship, interns receive clinical support through group supervision, individual supervision, and team meetings. All supervisors are SIFI-certified, licensed mental health professionals.
- Facilitate therapeutic supervised visits with a diverse population of court mandated visiting parents and their child(ren) who have been impacted by domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.
- Facilitate trauma-focused therapy with children, ages 5-21, and their caregivers who have experienced child abuse, neglect, domestic violence, psychological maltreatment, homicide, community violence or mass violence.
- Document service provision through progress notes and summary reports.
- Co-facilitate a sexual abuse prevention workshop, Safe Touches, for elementary school children.
- Support the outreach team in calling newly referred mandated families to help explain the program, answer questions, and determine family availability for services.
- Engage in weekly individual supervision, bi-weekly intern group supervision, weekly clinical team meetings, and trainings.
Eligibility Requirements Include:
- Second year master’s-level student or equivalent
- Experience providing services to vulnerable populations or coursework focused on trauma assessment and intervention
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to intern on several evenings or weekend days
- Ability to travel within five boroughs to co-facilitate Safe Touches Workshops (1 -2 times per month)
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