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Unpaid internships offer flexible hours and vary depending upon the site’s needs and the student’s internship requirements. The range of experiences interns receive may include:

  • Working directly with individuals with mental illness, senior citizens, or individuals with developmental disabilities in a group setting.
  • Executing creative, educational, and engaging programming designed to provide positive social role-modeling while supporting the recovery process.
  • Communicating client progress with treatment team members on treatment goals.

The minimum requirements for an internship are as follows:

  • Active student status in an accredited university or college studying related field.
  • Certain Clinical internships may require the students to have appropriate licensure/certification for billing purposes. 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse clients and staff and maintain confidentiality.
  • Dependable with interest and commitment to serving others.
  • Formally apply and, if selected, interview.
  • If accepted, complete criminal background check (where applicable) and orientation/training.

If you’re interested in applying for an internship, note these important timelines.  To apply for:

  • Fall Semester placement, applications must be received between April and June.
  • Spring Semester placement, applications must be received between September and October.
  • Summer Semester placement, applications must be received between February and March.

To apply:

  • Click here to view and print an application.
  • Scan and email a completed application to the applicable email below based on your first choice of county in which to intern.  In the email subject line, provide the County in which you’re interested in interning along with the semester you want to start your internship and the word “Intern,” such as “Stark County Intern Spring.”
  • Portage and Summit Counties:
  • Jefferson, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties:
  • Stark County and Allen, Auglaize, & Hardin Counties:

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