Paid Summer Internship Program

Applications for the summer 2021 internship program have now opened! Apply here. Final deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

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. Summer interns will work alongside our treatment team in our residential campuses or group homes in Memphis, TN. Interns serve as assistants to the treatment team for a specific group of youth referred for a variety of behavioral and mental health needs. During the summer, internships are 40 hours a week for 10 weeks and are paid.

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

Please note: Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. We will not be able to coordinate housing for out-of-town interns this year due to COVID-19 precautions.


Summer Internship Requirements:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social services 

  • Must be at minimum entering junior year of undergrad program 

  • Experience working with at-risk youth and/or leadership experience is strongly preferred

  • Must be able to provide own housing & transportation in Memphis, TN

  • Must be able to commit to for the assigned schedule from June 1 – August 6, 2021