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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 Jan. 1, 2017. This is a very competitive opportunity, so apply early for Summer 2017!

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 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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