Internships

Internships at FamilyWise

An internship at FamilyWise can help propel you into a meaningful career in social work, psychology, human services, and more as you gain valuable hands-on experience while helping our families achieve their goals.

Each year, more than 50 student interns volunteer in our programs while pursuing their degrees or licensure credit. As a FamilyWise intern, you will work directly with diverse families experiencing complex challenges while our experienced staff offers you extensive supervision, training, and feedback.

Our internship program is well-established and highly flexible, and we will work with you to tailor your internship to your availability, interests, skills, and education level. We offer year-round internships that meet most colleges and universities’ requirements for direct family contact. Interns may work in these FamilyWise programs: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchanges, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (Clinical), In-home Parenting (Clinical), Young Parenting Services, Early Childhood Education, and Parent Assessment Services (Clinical).

We also welcome interns in other areas, from marketing to fundraising to other “central office” activities. Get in touch to see what might be the right fit!

Internships can support degree and credential requirements for:

Graduate programs:

  • Social Work
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Counseling and Psychology
  • Family Social Science
  • Public Health
  • Other related fields

Undergraduate programs:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Family Social Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Other related fields

Timeframe

We welcome interns throughout the year, not only a ligned to the academic calendar. Total hours required to complete our internships is determined by your school and academic program, so check with your advisor to confirm requirements. FamilyWise requires that all interns complete a minimum of 60 hours, though service learning students are subject to slightly different requirements.

Fill out intern interest form

Questions?

Reach out to our intern/volunteer coordinator.

Stephanie Mickelson

Volunteer/Intern Coordinator

612-877-7826