Internships
Building Strength, Hope & Resiliency

Internships 2018-2019

Now Placing Interns for the 2018-2019 school year!

 
Wayside is a teaching and training facility that provides graduate and undergraduate students with internships and clinical placement. 

Each year, Wayside welcomes a large group of student interns from Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Expressive Therapy programs, to name a few. Field placements are arranged in our agency components; Community Services and Residential and Day Services.  

Student interns participate in Wayside programming and training and are integrated into our day to day delivering of support services to clients. Our interns are integral and important members of our team and are included in Wayside’s mission of providing responsible and effective client care. While our interns receive excellent training and supervision from us, we, too, benefit from our interns energy, experience and education.

Below is a list of all our currently active internships. If you are interested please apply through our Employment Opportunities page!

Graduate Internships

Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000.

Shortstop: Somerville

Shortstop

1 Frederick Abbott Way 
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144   
617-776-3377   FAX: 617-628-3915

Contact Person: Antwan Steed @ 617-775-3377

Please send resumes to 

CORI check: Yes
Car needed: No
Stipends:  No
Home Visits: No
Travel Reimbursement: Yes
Other schedule requirements: Evenings/Nights
Description of program and training opportunities:
The Shortstop Transitional Housing Program provides an array of services for  young adults 18-24.  We serve two populations of youths, those who are considered homeless and those who are referred by DCF.  We provide intense case management services that are appropriate for his/her unique needs that promote growth, stability and structure. Shortstop also provides the vehicle for ongoing assessment. All program services are designed to help participants achieve self-sufficiency and a timely transition into permanent housing. Weekly individual and group meetings are held to discuss personal progress, conduct life skills sessions and provide a forum for group discussions.

Shortstop services include:

  • Life skills development
  • Volunteer services that provide home cooked meals for participants
  • Assistance with exploring a variety of permanent housing options
  • Employment readiness training, resume writing and interview skills
  • Money management/budgeting
  • Referrals to collaborative agencies for health, dental, mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • 6 months to follow up case management services are provided to each client who completes the program

 

Wayside MetroWest Community Services: Framingham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Wayside MetroWest Community Services

Address:  88 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA 01702   

Phone: 508-620-0010 

FAX: 508-875-1439 

Contact Person: Clinical Director, , LICSW   508-469-3245

Please contact for a phone screening and we will discuss any questions you have about this intern position.  If, together, we determine that you are a match for our program, you will be asked to forward a resume and cover letter.

Field Instructors:  LICSWs, LMHCs, LMFT

CORI check: yes        

Preservice Orientation: yes

Stipends Available
Car needed: yes           Home visits: Yes             Travel reimbursement: yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole are assets, though not required.
Description of program and training opportunities:
Wayside MetroWest Community Services serves a variety of people with serious emotional disturbances through community based interventions: Intensive Care Coordination, Mobile Crisis Intervention, In-Home Therapy, Family Support and Stabilization, Therapeutic Mentoring, Youth Support and Outpatient therapy. We utilize Wraparound, Motivational Interviewing and strength-based models of care to see families not only in the office but also in their homes and provide intensive wrap-around, family-centered, solution-focused treatment. As a member of the site team, interns will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with staff as well as independently with multi-stressed families across multiple settings.

Internship Requirements:

  • Intern must be available a minimum of 20 hours/week and have the ability to work two evenings a week
  • A background in health and human services or related field preferred
  • Second/final year interns only
  • Intern must have strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Intern must be comfortable in a variety of settings including office, home visits and community meetings
  • Valid driver’s license required and working vehicle 
  • CORI check and completion of Wayside’s Pre-service Orientation
  • Perform intakes, assessments, treatment plans/individual care plans, follow up care and on-going treatment
  • Weekly attend and participate in staff meeting and intern seminar
  • Coordinate care for families and individuals including seeking other services and resources as well as collaborating with a variety of systems and providers

Quality & Data Management (Macro): Framingham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Wayside Quality & Clinical Services

88 Lincoln Street, Framingham MA 01702 

Phone:  508-620-0010; Fax 508-626-7625
SITE CONTACT: Vice President Elizabeth Reid    [email protected] 

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS:  TBD 

TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 

CORI CHECK: Yes 
CAR NEEDED:  Yes 
HOME VISITS: Yes 
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required. 
MANDATORY MEETINGS: Supervision meetings are negotiated.  Other meetings yet to be scheduled – times are flexible.  

Description of program and training opportunities:   

This internship would provide assistance to outcomes data collection and evaluation system for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. The student would document outcomes data (utilizing current outcomes survey instruments), training evaluation data, comparison data to previous years, client and family satisfaction data results and develop executive reports and development of executive reports.  The intern will likely also assist with meeting preparation, minutes, development of reports and use of data in marketing efforts.   

The best fit is a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong team, but works well independently. Clinical and or academic exposure to sociology, statistics, data collection, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept first and second year Master’s candidates.  Student must be highly organized, have good analytical ability, be proficient in the use of excel and other systems for data analysis, and be able to handle multiple tasks at one time. 

Continuum: Waltham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Continuum Waltham

431 River Street, Waltham, MA. 02453 
Telephone: 781-891-0555/ Fax: 781-647-1432
 
Contact Person:

Karen Dexter, JD LICSW 781-966-5642



Field Instructors: Sarah Raffel, LICSW

Stipend: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 
CORI check: yes as part of a mandatory orientation 
Car needed: yes 
Home visits: yes  
Travel reimbursement: yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, Creole are assets, though not required Mandatory meetings: Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. staff meeting; 12-1:00 p.m. intern seminar. 

Other schedule requirements: flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hrs. each week min. of 20/hrs. wk commitment; must take place over at least 3 separate days per week.   

Description of program and training opportunities: Seeking 2nd year interns. The Continuum Program provides a range of in-home, community-based services designed to preserve and support families with children who may struggle with chronic mental illness and/or significant behavioral challenges. Continuum Clinicians provide individual, couples and family therapy. Treatment is generally intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based, resiliency-focused philosophy. Clinicians work with clients referred from DCF and DMH to address such issues as behavior management, substance abuse, mental health symptom management, budgeting, household management, parent education, and more. Clinicians may also have the opportunity to follow a client and their family through group home level of care and assist with treatment during a client’s stay in a higher level of care.  Clinicians also provide comprehensive assessments and goal formulation, therapeutic intervention, case management, advocacy and concrete services such as transportation to appointments, assistance with accessing services, and referrals.  This is an excellent placement for confident self-starters who will receive ample support from a strong clinical team and will also function autonomously in the community. Clinical and/or academic exposure to family work and chronic mental illness is recommended. Second year graduate students preferred, though will consider strong first year students with relevant experience.  Continuum clinicians work out of the Waltham site and serve clients residing in a wide geographical area.

Worcester East Family Networks (Macro Focus): Worcester (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Worcester East Family Networks

151 West Boylston Dr, Worcester, MA 01604

Phone: 508-929-2000 Fax: 508-754-9803


SITE CONTACT:  Michelle Grasso, LMHC 


TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 Macro-focused student. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 


Stipends: Final year 9-month Masters Level interns will be given a $2,000 stipend in three payments. Those with specific language capacity will receive an additional $1,000 for a total of $3,000. 
CORI CHECK: Yes 
CAR NEEDED: Yes
HOME VISITS: Yes 
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required. 

MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff Meetings: Fridays 10-11:30

Description of program and training opportunities:  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system, to support the team by unearthing community resources for families and the DCF Staff, and to experience working in a fast paced social services environment. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 


The Family Networks Program partners with the Department of Children and Families office in Worcester, MA to assist DCF in providing quality services to children and families. The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths, family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an environment of continuous learning. The focus of the program is to oversee in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families, as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities.


Interns will partner with a Service Coordinator to carry a case load of families and youth receiving either home-based or placement services and will be responsible for overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving towards permanent living situations for youth, and maintaining youth’s connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Family Team Meetings, collaborate in decision-making processes that emphasize family strengths, and monitoring quality of services and building and maintaining relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. We are looking for a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team but can also function independently in the community. Clinical and/ or academic exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept undergraduate students, as well as first and second year Master’s candidates.


Undergraduate Internships

Accounting Internship: Framingham

Accounting

1 Frederick Abbott Way
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508.270.1240 Fax: 508.270.2619







Duties to include:

  • General Ledger – Enter standard journal entries
  • Petty Cash
  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Accounts Payable – assist with data entry and distribution of checks.
  • Accounts Payable – assist with phone calls and email.
  • Accounts Receivable – assist with completing binders for audit
  • Audit – Assist with audit preparation Fiscal Year Audit
  • Participate in miscellaneous activities within the department

 Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s Degree Program of Accounting or Finance OR MBA
  • Must have basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • No drug or alcohol related convictions on driving record (DUI/DWI) within the past 5 years.

Interested applicants, please contact: [email protected]

 

 

**Please note that all for-credit internships must be approved by your academic department prior to acceptance. 

Family Networks (Macro Focus): Framingham

Framingham Family Networks

300 Howard St. Framingham MA 01702

Phone:  508-424-0208  Fax: 508-872-8340 

 

SITE CONTACT: Jessica Kohlstrom, Program Director

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS:  TBD 

TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  Yes 
Stipend: No

HOME VISITS: Yes 

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish/Portuguese is an asset but not required. 

MANDATORY MEETINGS: Flexible schedule

Description of program and training opportunities:
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system! The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 

The Family Networks Program partners with the Department of Children and Families office in Framingham, MA to assist DCF in providing quality services to children and families. The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths, family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an environment of continuous learning. The focus of the program is to oversee in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families, as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities. Interns will shadow program staff to gain exposure of working with families and youth receiving either home-based or placement services and overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving towards permanency, and maintaining youth’s connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to help monitor the quality of services and building and maintaining relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. We are looking for a confident self-starter, with good communication skills who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team but can also function independently. Clinical and/ or academic exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended.

Family Networks (Macro Focus): Worcester

Worcester East Family Networks

151 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01604

Phone: 508-929-2000 Fax: 508-754-9803

 

SITE CONTACT:  Resumes To: Program Director: Michelle Grasso, LMHC [email protected]

 

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS:  TBD 

TOTAL # OF SITE TRAINEES:  1 Macro-focused student

 

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  Yes 

HOME VISITS: Yes 

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes

LANGUAGE SKILLS:   Spanish is an asset but not required.

MANDATORY MEETINGS: Staff Meetings: Fridays 10-11:30

 

Description of program and training opportunities:   

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the child welfare system, to support the team by unearthing community resources for families and the DCF Staff, and to experience working in a fast paced social services environment. The best fit is a macro social work student who seeks experience working with systems. This internship is not clinical in nature and will not fulfill the requirements for direct client contact. However, this is a comprehensive case management- focused placement with exposure to child welfare and community based systems. 

The Family Networks Program partners with the Department of Children and Families office in Worcester, MA to assist DCF in providing quality services to children and families. The program convenes Family Team Meetings that focus on strengths, family involvement, community connections, cultural competency, and an environment of continuous learning. The focus of the program is to oversee in-home support/stabilization services designed to preserve or reunify families, as well as out of home placement services including specially trained foster homes, community group homes and residential treatment facilities. Interns will partner with a Service Coordinator to carry a case load of families and youth receiving either home-based or placement services and will be responsible for overseeing the client’s progress in achieving their treatment goals, moving towards permanent living situations for youth, and maintaining youth’s connections to the community. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Family Team Meetings, collaborate in decision-making processes that emphasize family strengths, and monitoring quality of services and building and maintaining relationships with DCF, providers, and communities. We are looking for a confident self-starter who enjoys being part of a strong clinical team but can also function independently in the community. Clinical and/ or academic exposure to sociology, psychology, family work and trauma is recommended. Will accept undergraduate students, as well as first and second year Master’s candidates.

Wayside Lowell

Wayside Lowell: Undergraduate Degree

77 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
P: 978.349.4155, Fax: 978.221.6924

Contact, MSW, LICSW, Site Director, 978.349.4155

Site Field Instructors: 3 LICSW, 1 LMHC

Total # of Site Trainees: 2 Senior Year Undergraduate Interns

Cori Check: YES

Home Visits: YES

Travel Reimbursement: YES

Language Skills: Spanish and/or Khmer is helpful, but not required

Mandatory Meetings: Wednesdays, 9-12

Schedule Requirements: Students will need to commit to three days a week on site. Flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hours each week, maximum of 10 hours per week. 

Description of program and training opportunities: 

Wayside Lowell provides an array of in-home, community-based services designed to protect, preserve and reunify families. Services are delivered by a team of MA level clinicians, BA level Youth & Family Support Workers, and Family Partners. The services offered range from In-Home Family Therapy, Intensive Care Coordination, Family Support & Training and Therapeutic Mentoring. Treatment is generally intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based, resiliency-focused, wraparound philosophy. 

Wayside Lowell staff work with clients referred from the local school system, Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health, and a variety of other community and mental health providers. Referrals to services are designed to address such issues as behavior management, mental health symptom management, crisis stabilization, family conflict, substance abuse, household management, parent education, access to resources and more. Using the Wraparound model, Undergraduate interns will collaborate with Wayside clinicians to assess the strengths and needs of youth and their families, assist with goal formulation and deliver therapeutic, evidence-based interventions. 

Framingham Family Resource Center

Framingham Family Resource Center

88 Lincoln Street, Framingham MA 01701



Telephone: 508-270-1313/ Fax: 508-686-7625



  



Contact Person: Rosalind Baker, 508-469-3288 [email protected]




CORI check: yes as part of a mandatory orientation 



Car needed: no



Home visits: no  



Travel reimbursement: yes



Suggested meetings: Wednesdays mornings



Other schedule requirements: flexibility is key; interns can expect to work some evening hrs. each week min. of 20/hrs. wk commitment

Description of program and training opportunities: Framingham Family Resource Center is part of a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age.

The Framingham Family Resource Center can provide easy access to information and assistance related to health care, safety, employment, training, education and peer support in Middlesex County. In each of our communities, our goal is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community. Our core values are: Respect, Trust, Safety, Wellness, Caring, Connectivity, and Education.



This is an excellent opportunity for a student preparing for a career in Human Services.  Students will gain experience working directly with families assisting them with a number of issues and connecting them to services.  Students will also be performing family needs assessments, case management and systems navigation.  Upon completion students should have a working knowledge of most of the departments that fall under the Executive office of Health and Human Services.



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