|Tangela, a summer intern in 2010, answers some FAQs about the program in a post on the Youth Villages Careers Blog.
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 Intern Program applications deadlines are Nov. 1 and Feb. 1.
Our summer staff receives invaluable hands-on experience working with troubled youth.
To get a better picture of our Residential treatment programs and what you’ll be involved with as an intern, view this day-in-the-life gallery of one of our full-time counselors.
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, Graceland (right), cosmic bowling and a smashing intern bash to ensure you have plenty of fun things to do.
- 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
Only current graduate or undergraduate students are considered.
To be considered for the summer internship, please complete our online application. Once we review your application, we will contact via email to set up a phone interview. If you have any questions, please contact our Intern Manager, Barbara Spencer.