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, 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 in Douglasville, Ga. and in Memphis, TN.
Youth Villages has an active online community exchanging, tips, resources, and encouragement with each other every day. You can also find out about new job openings, relocation opportunities, career fairs, and informational webinars. Connect with YV Careers and share through any of the social networks below!


Register for our next Youth Villages Information Session – Careers and Internships session:
Full schedule