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.
The State of Ohio Employment Law