Internship/Practicum

Sarah Reed Children's Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of all ages with behavioral and mental illnesses. We promote a safe and healing environment for our children and families in order to help them reach their full potential. We offer a wide range of services to provide support every step of the way.  

We currently have internship opportunities at our Alternative Education, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Treatment program.

Why choose Sarah Reed Children's Center for your internship?

  • Get real life experience working in the mental health field
  • Explore the various departments and functions within a mental health organization
  • Work closely with a team of professionals focused on the individual needs of children and adolescents in our care
  • Observe trauma-informed care and treatment, utilizing the Sanctuary Model
  • Have the freedom to work on your own individual project pertaining to the organization

Job Requirements vary by program:

  • Assist team members with job responsibilities and essential tasks associated with their clinical support positions
  • Provide support in classroom or residential setting with behavior monitoring and therapeutic interactions
  • Model and teach a psych-education curriculum that focuses on the Sanctuary Model
  • Plan group activities and/or create incentive programs
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions 

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a psychology, social work, education, criminal justice or related field at a university or college
  • Ability to obtain clean clearance for FBI Fingerprints, Child Abuse, and PA Criminal History
  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Must be motivated, enjoy working with kids, organized, and have good communication skills

Schedule: Flexible part-time

Unpaid

Please submit your resume and cover letter by the due dates listed below. At the time of interview, you will be asked to provide a list of internship requirements and 3 letters of recommendation. 

Fall 2019: May 30th

Spring: October 20th

Summer: March 1st

Fall 2020: March 1st