Internships

A Friend’s House, Inc. offers (unpaid) internships with professionals to give interns a general orientation to the organization in areas regarding policies, structure and function. Students are given the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom in a hands-on environment.

Intern applicants must meet the requirements listed below. All intern applicants will have an initial interview with a member(s) of the leadership team to determine the needs of the intern and the most appropriate placement. To be considered for an internship, please contact Executive Director, Sandra Gravely, sgravely@afriendshouse.org

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Must be in good academic standing (G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher)
  • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check
  • Must provide 3 letters of reference
  • Must provide official transcript
  • Internship Application

A Friend’s House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, A Friend’s House will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Internship Field Learning Opportunities

Art Therapy
Recreational Therapy
Child Care & Guidance
Social Work
Counselor Education
Special Education
Psychology
Human Resources
Human Services
Fundraising & Grant Writing
Information Technology
Marketing
Mental Health Services
Non-Profit & Public Management
Music Therapy

Goals of Experiential Learning

  • To engage students in the application of their knowledge in an agency setting through integration of classroom learning with outside experience
  • To actively involve students in the learning process such that they directly participate in assessment, problem solving and service provision in a field setting
  • To enhance student awareness of the legal issues and standards of practice in working with a child care and protective services agency
  • To turn the educational process into a collaborative experience between the university or college and the community

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes will be established collaboratively by the student, the academic advisor and the field supervisor in accordance with experience, knowledge-base, and academic requirements.
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