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Children's Home has a strong history of working with universities to place interns into appropriate positions in order to give them the greatest opportunity to fulfill their field placement requirements. There are internship opportunities available in four areas of the agency: Live-In Care; Education; Family Services; and Community Affairs.

We have a continuum of care ranging from in-home intervention to residential treatment. Interns would have the ability to gain experience in many of these areas. Such areas include: Assessment, Case Management, Family and Individual Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Family Violence, Support Groups, Networking, and much more. Interns would also be eligible to participate in any of our agency-sponsored training opportunities while they are interning at the agency.

Students interested in obtaining an internship (unpaid) should submit an online application for Internship. Applicants may also attach an updated resumé along with a cover letter. This letter should include the following:

  • The school requirements for the internship
  • The type of supervision that would be required
  • The number of hours required for the internship

We have openings for interns in the following programs. Click on each heading to see specific information. To apply (as well as submitting the cover letter and resumé), click the “Apply Now” link that corresponds to the internship you desire.

• Family-Based Intervention

Type:
In-home DCFS Medicaid therapy program
Level:
Master's
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology and Social Work

» Apply Now for a Family-Based Intervention internship.

• Supervised Independent Living Program

Type:
Assists youth as they complete education, begin and maintain employment and gain independence in the community
Level:
Masters
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology, Social Work and other disciplines in the social service or behavioral science field

» Apply Now for a Supervised Independent Living internship.

• System of Care

Type:
In-home therapy and case management/mentoring DCFS program
Level:
Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology and Social Work

» Apply Now for a System of Care internship.

• Behavioral Health Services

Type:
Therapy/counseling and case management services provided in the home, schools and community
Level:
Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of positions:
Three per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology and Social Work

» Apply Now for a Behavioral Health Services internship.

• Residential

Type:
Individual, group, and family counseling; medical/psychiatric assessment and treatment provided to youth requiring highly structured care
Level:
Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of positions:
Up to three Master's level students per semester; up to four Bachelor's level students per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Criminal Justice and other social service related fields.

» Apply Now for a Residential internship.

• Kiefer School

Type:
NCA-accredited private school for youth experiencing special learning problems coupled with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances
Level:
Bachelor's in classrooms; Master's for clinical work
Number of positions:
Up to two Master's level students; up to two Bachelor's level students per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education

» Apply Now for a Kiefer School internship.

• Foster Care

Type:
Program provides counseling and case management for youth who have been removed from their homes
Level:
Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology and Social Work

» Apply Now for a Foster Care internship.

• Family Support Services

Type:
Outreach programs, some school based, targeting at-risk youth and their families
Level:
Bachelor's
Number of positions:
Four, with concentration in Teen REACH
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Psychology, Social work, Counseling and other social service related fields

» Apply Now for a Family Support Services internship.

• Good Beginnings - Group Facilitation

Type:
Group work, casework, mentoring, resource development
Level:
Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology, Social Work and other disciplines in the social service or behavioral science field

» Apply Now for a Good Beginnings - Group Facilitation internship.

• Good Beginnings - Group Facilitation

Type:
Group facilitation (requires some evening hours)
Level:
Associates or Bachelor's
Number of positions:
One to two per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Human Services, Counseling, Social work, Psychology

» Apply Now for a Good Beginnings - Group Facilitation internship.

• Intact Family Services

Type:
Case management and counseling program for DCFS court and non-court involved cases with allegations of abuse/neglect
Level:
Bachelor's
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Counseling, Psychology and Social Work

» Apply Now for a Intact Family Services internship.

• Marketing

Type:
Fund raising and public relations
Level:
Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer, two semesters preferred
Accepted Majors:
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs, Business, etc.

» View job description.

» Apply Now for a Community and Donor Relations internship.

• Worksite Wellness

Type:
Worksite Wellness
Level:
Bachelor's or Master's
Number of positions:
One per semester
Time Period:
Any semester, including summer
Accepted Majors:
Any health related major

» View job description.

» Apply Now for an Operations internship.

All applications will be considered for review. If an opportunity is available in your area of interest, you will be contacted for prescreening. Upon completion of prescreening, a brief orientation and background clearances will take place. From there, students will be able to have firsthand experience and knowledge in the field of social services.

For more information, please contact:

Beth Brodkorb - HR Generalist

309.687.7212

Email Beth Here.

For more information, please contact:

Amber Miller - HR Generalist

309.687.7213

Email Amber Here.

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