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Internships with Youth Villages


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, Nashville or Linden, Tennessee.

Paid Summer Internships
Paid Summer Internships During the summer, internships are 40 hours a week for 10 weeks and are paid. The Summer Intern Program application deadline is Jan. 1. Our summer staff receive 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 Graceland, Civil Rights Museum, and a smashing intern bash to ensure you have plenty of fun things to do. Learn more.

Fall and Spring Internships for Credit
Youth Villages will work with you and your professor to tailor an internship that meets your academic and practicum needs. We can be flexible with internship hours, allowing you to work around your class schedule. Learn more.

Therapeutic Recreation Internships
Youth Villages offers unpaid internships in our Recreation Therapy Program at the Inner Harbour Campus in Douglasville, Ga.

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About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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