Paid Summer Internship Program
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Paid Summer Internship Program


Youth Villages offers undergraduate and graduate students in social work, psychology or related fields an internship experience that is challenging, relevant to your studies and future career – and a lot of fun. Interns work alongside Youth Villages' professional staff to make a difference in the lives of seriously troubled children. Most interns work on our residential campuses or group homes in Memphis or Nashville, but internships are also available in our other programs and locations around the country.

During the summer, internships are 40 hours a week for 10 weeks and are paid.

The Summer Internship Program application deadline is February 1, 2018. This is a very competitive opportunity, so apply early for Summer 2018! Offers for our paid summer internship program are made on a rolling basis until all slots have been filled.

Our summer staff receives invaluable hands-on experience working with troubled youth.

Summer interns who work in Memphis can take advantage of university housing for out-of-town students as well as organized group activities and outings to baseball games, The National Civil Rights Museum, and a smashing intern bash to ensure you have plenty of fun things to do.

Summer Internship Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or entering your junior year of college
  • Pursuing a degree in a social services field
  • Experience working with children or adolescents
  • Complete 3 reference check forms
  • Complete a physical
  • Download the Intern Reference Form.
About Us
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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