Paid Summer Internship Program

The safety of our community is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, we will not be hosting interns this summer. We are continuing to plan for the future, though! Applications for the Summer 2021 Internship program will open in October 2020.

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.

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

Summer interns who work in Memphis can take advantage of an affordable housing option 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