Internships
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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.

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.

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

Wayside Academy: Framingham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Wayside Academy

1 Frederick Abbott Way. Framingham MA 01701 Phone: 508.879.9800, fax
508.875.1348

Contact Person: Phil Ekberg, Vice Principal


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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 - all background checks required by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are completed
Car needed: yes
Home visits: no
Travel reimbursement: yes for school related meetings
Language skills: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese are preferred but not required

Mandatory meetings: Fridays from 1:00pm-3:30pm

Schedule Requirements: Graduate clinical interns are required to be here all 3 days a week for 24 hours. Student Teaching practicums need to meet the hours required by their program. Wayside requires all interns to complete our mandatory pre-service training as well as all online trainings prior to beginning an internship

Description of program and training opportunities:

Wayside Academy is a Chapter 766 special education school located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Wayside Academy provides an educational placement for students requiring specialized education, per their I.E.P's. Students may also be referred by their school districts for 45-day assessments. These assessments include both educational as well as behavioral/clinical needs.

  • Clinical interns will gain experience by working in an educational setting, completing functional behavioral assessments, running therapeutic groups, providing 1:1 support and counseling, and working on transitional living skills with age appropriate students. Wayside provides monthly clinical trainings on a variety of subject matters in addition to clinical trainings in staff meetings.
  • Student teaching interns will gain experience by teaching specific subject matter and differential learning techniques based on needs of the students in the classroom. Experience writing IEP goals and quarterly progress reviews. Participation in annual IEP meetings with school districts and educational treatment team. Wayside provides monthly professional development training opportunities for educational staff.

Tempo Young Adult Resource Center: Framingham (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Tempo Young Adult Resource Center 

68 Henry Street Framingham MA 01701 

Phone: 508-879-1424

SITE CONTACT (Please send resumes to contact if interested):

SITE FIELD INSTRUCTORS: Yolanda Ortiz & Oscar Landaverde

TOTAL # OF INTERNS NEEDED: 1

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  No, but interns will accompany Tempo/Community LINKS staff

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Would prefer a Spanish speaker but no language skills required.

MANDATORY MEETINGS: 1 community meeting per month, 1 on-line training per month, 2 staff meeting per month

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Monday 10am-2pm, Wednesday 3pm-8pm, Friday 9am-1pm (however hours can be flexible). 

SUPERVISION PROVIDED: Yes, weekly supervision provided.

Description of site and its training opportunities:

Wayside’s Tempo Young Adult Resource Center grounds it services in the principles of positive youth development by engaging youth in healthy activities, building strong positive relationships with youth, partnering with young people in program development, educating the community about high-risk behaviors, and providing safe, productive alternatives to youth.  Tempo staff and Outreach Workers patrol the Framingham area by van and on foot to locate homeless, runaway, and street youth in order to meet the urgent needs of young people at very high risk of harm.  Tempo (in collaboration with SMOC) provides temporary emergency shelter.  Tempo provides other basic needs and links youth to health care, individual and group counseling, employment, education, case management, and family reunification services. Our vision is that all young people will have strong, resilient foundations for adulthood. 

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. 

In-Home Therapy: Lowell (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Wayside Lowell

73 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell MA 01852
Phone: 978.221.6923, fax 978.221.6924 

Contact Person :Beth Chin, LICSW @ 978.349.4155,

Field Instructors:3 LICSW, 1 LMHC
 
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 as part of a mandatory orientation
Car needed: yes
Home visits: yes
Travel reimbursement: yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer are assets, though not required

Mandatory meetings: Staff meeting; 9-12 Wednesdays
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, minimum of 20 hours/ 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 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 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, Clinicians collaborate with families and system partners to provide comprehensive assessments, goal formulation, therapeutic, evidence-based intervention, care coordination and advocacy. 

This is an excellent placement for confident students who will receive ample support from a strong clinical team and will also function autonomously in the community. Individual and group supervision is provided weekly by an independently licensed clinician. Clinical and/or academic exposure to family work is recommended. Second year students preferred, though will consider strong first year students with relevant experience. 


Intensive Care Coordinator Internship: Lowell (Stipend Available to Final Year Interns)

Lowell Community Service Agency (CSA) 

73 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 

Telephone: 978.221.6923 Fax: 978.221.6924

Site Contact: , MSW, LICSW Senior Program Director , 978.349.4155

Site Field Instructors:  2 LICSW, 1LMHC

Total # of Site Trainees:   2 Second Year Graduate Social Work Students

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 and/or Khmer is helpful but not required
Mandatory Meetings: Wednesdays

Schedule Requirements: Students will need to commit to three days a week on site.

Description of program and training opportunities:Wayside’s Community Service Agency provides two services for children/youth and their families: Intensive Care Coordination and a Family Partner providing support and parent coaching. The ICC (Intensive Care Coordinator) and Family Partner work together as a team and use a Wraparound approach in working with families to help them identify their strengths and needs and facilitate a process that assists the families in bringing about change to reach their vision for their child and family. 

The Family Partner provides direct support to the parent/caregiver of the child/youth who is enrolled in the CSA. Interns acting in the role of ICC will coordinate all providers and team members to ensure that the child/family’s needs are being met in accordance with their goals. This includes conducting a Comprehensive Assessment on the child to ensure eligibility for the program (under the age of 21, on MassHealth and have a Severe Emotional Disturbance, SED).  This assessment will provide a summary of the child and family’s strengths, needs and culture to assist with the facilitation of the Wraparound process. The ICC will then be responsible for weekly contact with the family and team members to monitor progress towards the goals developed. The Intensive Care Coordinator will convene and facilitate monthly family team meetings (Care Plan Meetings) with the family, collaterals, schools, state agencies and natural family supports in attendance. The ICC intern has regular face to face contact with the child and caregivers that is clinical and therapeutic in nature. However, the ICC will not be doing individual therapy with the child.

Wayside’s Lowell program serves a variety of people with serious emotional disturbances through community based interventions funded by MassHealth, the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health. The Wayside Lowell Program utilizes a strength-based model of care to see families in their homes and provide intensive wrap-around, family-centered, solution-focused treatment. As a member of the Lowell 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 preferred, strong first year interns considered
  • 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 Preservice Orientation
  • Languages: Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian-Creole-speaking are not required but considered assets.
  • Carry a caseload of 3 to 5 families and meet with them 1 to 2 times weekly; 1 case will be outpatient
  • Perform intakes, assessments, and on-going treatment
  • Write interpretive summaries, treatment plans and progress notes
  • Weekly on Wednesday 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

Blackstone Valley Community Services: Milford (Stipend Available for Final Year Interns)

Blackstone Valley Community Services

10 Asylum St. Milford,  Massachusetts 01757  508-478-6888   FAX: 508-478-9042

Contact Person: Denise Barry, LMHC, LMFT @ 508 478-6888 x 3168

Resumes to:  

CORI check: Yes    Mandatory preservice training will include CORI paperwork. 
Car needed: Yes  (site is not on public transportation) 
Stipends:  Second year Master’s 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
Home visits: Yes
Travel reimbursement: Yes
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, and ASL desirable, not required 
Mandatory meetings: Staff meetings Monday 10-11:30am; Intern Seminar Monday 12-1:30
Other schedule requirements: expectation is 20 hours per week over at least three separate days; some evening hours required.

Description of program and training opportunities:
Seeking 2nd year, Masters level interns.  Wayside’s Blackstone Valley Community Services program is located in Milford, MA and provides a range of treatment services.  Interns would participate in in-home therapy services, community based services and outpatient counseling services in the clinic office.  Interns at this site would also have the opportunity to work with our Trauma Intervention Team, which is a service for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (adolescents and adults). 

Interns will provide individual, group and family therapy.   In-home and outpatient services are primarily provided for children and adolescents and their families.  Referrals typically come from DCF, DMH and area schools and pediatricians, as well as various insurance companies, with a focus on improving behavioral and mental health functioning.  In addition to therapy services, interns gain experience in providing diagnostic assessments, case management,  treatment planning, crisis intervention, and discharge planning.  This site is a placement for interns who want to increase their skills and knowledge in working with families, have a strong work ethic and who have excellent writing skills. Interns are supported by licensed supervisors and an experienced clinical team.  Second year graduate students only.

Blackstone Valley Trauma Intervention Services: Milford (Stipend Available for Final Year Interns)

Blackstone Valley Trauma Intervention Services

10 Asylum St. Milford,  Massachusetts 01757  508-478-6888   FAX: 508-478-9042

Contact Person: Jeanne Ward, LCSW @ 508 478-6888 x 3135

Resumes to:  

CORI check: Yes    Mandatory preservice training will include CORI paperwork. 
Car needed: Yes  (site is not on public transportation) 
Stipends:  Second year Master’s 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
Home visits: No
Travel reimbursement: Yes 
Language skills: Spanish, Portuguese, and ASL desirable, not required 
Mandatory meetings: Staff meetings Monday 10-11:30am; Intern Seminar Monday 12-1:30, Team Meeting 2nd and 4th Thursdays 1-2:30
Other schedule requirements: expectation is 16-20 hours per week over at least three separate days; some evening hours required.

Description of program and training opportunities:

Seeking first year, or second year Masters level interns.  Trauma Intervention Services Program is located within Wayside’s Blackstone Valley Community Services Program in Milford, MA.  It is a victim service program offering support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Interns working for TIS would participate in providing hotline coverage, individual and group supportive counseling and advocacy services to clients ages 12 and up in our Sexual Assault and ages 5 and up for our Child Witness to Violence Programs. Services are free and confidential and offered to both victims and their non-offending significant others.
Referrals typically come from DCF, area police, schools and pediatricians, as well as other medical professionals, with a focus on improving safety and overall functioning following their victimization.  In addition to counseling services, interns gain experience in providing brief assessments, case management, safety planning, crisis intervention, and provide information and referrals.  This site is a placement for interns who want to increase their skills and knowledge in working with families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, and who are interested in working on a team. Interns are supported by licensed supervisors and an experienced clinical team. A 40-rape crisis/domestic violence training is required and will be provided.

Shortstop: Somerville

Shortstop

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

Contact Person: Antwan Steed @ 617-775-3377

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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

 

Community-Based Services: Waltham/Malden (Stipend Available for Final Year Interns)

Home Base Services: Waltham & Malden (2 SITES)

431 River Street, Suite 1, Waltham, MA, 02453 

Telephone: 781-891-0556/ Fax: 781-701-8905

 

5 High Street, Suite 101, Medford, MA, 02155

Telephone: 781-338-2640/ Fax: 781-338-2217

 
Contact Person:

Leza Sarrouf, LICSW @ 781-423-5229

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Field Instructors: Leza Sarrouf, LICSW, Marcy West, LICSW, Valerie Conen, LICSW, Rachel Levy, LICSW, Beth Garreau, LICSW, Sara Berkowitz, LICSW

Stipend: Financial stipends awarded to Final Year Graduate Level Clinical Interns who participate in full academic year internships: $2,000/ $3,000 for Bi-lingual Interns (Haitian-Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, American Sign Language, Mandarin, and Cantonese) paid in three parts. 
CORI check: yes as part of a mandatory orientation 
Car needed: yes 
Home visits: yes  
Travel reimbursement: yes
Language skills: Haitian-Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, American Sign Language, Mandarin, and Cantonese are assets, though not required

Mandatory meetings: Tuesdays: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. staff meeting; Tuesdays: 12-1pm 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 Waltham and Medford sites provides a range of in-home, community-based services designed to protect, preserve, and reunify families.  Community-Based Clinicians provide individual, couples and family therapy. Treatment is generally short-term and intensive in nature and delivered using a strengths-based, resiliency-focused philosophy. Clinicians work with clients referred from DCF, DMH, and a variety of insurance companies to address such issues as behavior management, substance abuse, mental health symptom management, budgeting, household management, parent education, and more. Clinicians 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 is recommended. Second year graduate students preferred, though will consider strong first year students with relevant experience.

There is a possibility, if desired, for second year interns to carry 2-3 outpatient cases in the Outpatient Department at the Waltham site. Opportunities exist to co-facilitate a DMH activity-based group for youth receiving DMH or Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) services.   Community-Based Clinicians work out of two sites, Waltham and Medford, and serve clients residing in a wide geographical area. 

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.


Wayside Multi-Service Center: Watertown (Stipend Available for Final Year Interns)

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

SITE: Wayside Multi Service Center

SITE ADDRESS:  127 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA
PHONE NUMBER: 617-926-3600
FAX NUMBER: 617-924-1027

CONTACT PERSON:  Danielle DeMoss
CONTACT INFORMATION: 617-284-2641; [email protected]
SEND RESUMES TO: [email protected]
CORI CHECK? YES 
CAR NEEDED? NO
STIPENDS?  Final year graduate interns are eligible for a stipend.  Also, second year graduate interns choosing to do their internship at Wayside who are fluent in one or more of the following languages: Haitian-Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, and American Sign Language and Khmer, will receive a stipend totaling $1500 to be paid in two parts upon successfully completing each semester.  

Fall/Spring Stipend:   $1500.00 Payments:  $750 per semester                               
HOME VISITS?  Not required
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE?  Yes
REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS?  Spanish and Haitian-Creole are assets, though not required
MANDATORY MEETINGS:  Staff Meetings Thursday mornings 
OTHER SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: School day hours plus 2 late afternoons or evenings per week. This placement ends the second week of June.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:
Wayside Multi Service Center is a small community-based mental health and prevention center offering a range of clinical and community services to children and adolescents. Services include delivery of clinical care to Watertown youth through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). Interns carry a caseload of high school and middle school youth who need individual counseling, crisis intervention & case management. Additional clinical work involves working with the Watertown’s Social Service Resource Specialist; answering calls and meeting with Watertown residents in need of assistance around a wide variety of issues. Interns will assist in providing assessment, short term intervention, referral, and follow up services.  Final year interns also have the opportunity to do clinical work through the outpatient clinic in Watertown.  

Additional intern experiences involve implementation of after-school activity groups for youth in Watertown’s low-income Housing Development, HIV/AIDS prevention in Somerville, and Peer Leadership with the Watertown Youth Coalition. These groups concretize Wayside’s mission of prevention and early intervention by offering enrichment opportunities that increase emotional resiliency and decrease risk factors such as substance abuse and violence.

This site offers interns an excellent experience working in a variety of capacities with a committed group of staff. Interns should understand the nature of youth development and prevention work and be invested in community- based services and organizing. Must also be able to work independently and in a team environment, demonstrate initiative, flexibility and have strong organizational skills.  

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 Receivable – assist with completing binders for audit
  • Audit – Assist with audit preparation Fiscal Year Audit on 6/30/15
  • Systems implementation – Document management system

 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.

Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. Must be at least 18 years old.

 

Interested applicants, please contact: [email protected]

 

Internship Application Packet

 

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

Department of People & Culture: Framingham

The Department of People & Culture consists of Human Resources, Benefits and Payroll. 

The internship duties include:

  • Payroll-assist Payroll Department with overall accountancy and audit preparation
  • Benefits- Assist with Benefits enrollments, wellness initiatives and benefit communications
  • Human Resources- Assist with new hire on-boarding, compliance and training
  • Human Resources Information System Data Entry (Ceridian)
  • Administrative support for the Department of People & Culture

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor's Degree Program
  • Must posses the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintain confidentiality and adhere to the organization's standard of ethics
  • Must have basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Interested applicant, please contact: , Director of People & Culture

Community LINKS/Tempo Young Adult Resource Center: Framingham

Community LINKS & Tempo Young Adult Resource Center

68 Henry Street Framingham MA 01701 

Phone: 508-879-1424

 

SITE CONTACT: Yolanda Ortiz   [email protected]

 

SITE FIELD INSTUCTORS: Yolanda Ortiz & Oscar Landaverde

 

TOTAL # OF INTERNS NEEDED: 1

 

CORI CHECK: Yes 

CAR NEEDED:  No, but interns will accompany Tempo/Community LINKS staff

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Yes.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Would prefer a Spanish speaker but no language skills required.

MANDATORY MEETINGS: 1 community meeting per month, 1 on-line training per month, 2 staff meeting per month

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Monday 10am-3pm, Wednesday 2pm-8pm, Friday 9am-1pm (however hours can be flexible). 

SUPERVISION PROVIDED: Yes, weekly supervision provided.


Description of site and its training opportunities:

Wayside Community LINKS grounds it services in the principles of positive youth development by engaging youth in healthy activities, building strong positive relationships with youth, partnering with young people in program development, educating the community about high-risk behaviors, and intervening in destructive situations to provide safe, productive alternatives to youth.  Street Outreach Workers patrol the Framingham area by van and on foot to locate homeless, runaway, and street youth in order to meet the urgent needs of young people at very high risk of harm.  Community LINKS provides temporary emergency shelter and other basic needs and links youth to health care, individual and group counseling, employment, education, case management, and family reunification services. 

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.

Residential Internships: Framingham

Wayside Campus

 1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham MA 01701

 

We would be happy to consider undergraduate students for our residential and day programs. Students must be Juniors or Seniors and working towards a degree in any of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice. Interns are required to have four separate background checks which include: CORI, SORI, DCF, and Finger Printing and must also be drug-tested. Summer Internships available. Students must be Seniors and attend a week-long orientation training.  

 

  • All applications must be in by April 1st.
  • Fall Internships all applications in by September 1st 
  • Spring Internships all applications must be in by February 1st 
  • Year Internships are available however students must attend a week-long training and be Seniors. 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about residential treatment and non-profit agencies. We are seeking mature students who will support and adhere to our boundaries policy and the impact of their role. We need students who are highly flexible, able to multi-task and have excellent interpersonal skills. All interns are expected to act professionally and in a manner that is consistent with Wayside’s core service values of resiliency, excellence and diversity.
 
This placement would be working alongside our Residential Counselors with youth (boys & girls) ages 12-18 who are in residential care and who are dealing with mental illness, behavior problems or multi-stressed families.

Fall Internships between September-December/ Spring Internships January – May Requirements: This internship is for a minimum of 8 hours per week minimum, 16 hours maximum during the school year. We strongly prefer the Intern attend our week-long Pre-Service training helped usually the 3rd week of the month. 

Year Internships September – May 

This internship is for a minimum of 12 hours per week and a maximum of 24 hours. Year Interns are required to attend our week-long Pre- service Training. This training is 9-5 usually held the third week of the month. 

Summer internships require a commitment of 21 hours a week for 3 days and require attendance at our week of Pre-Service usually held the third week of the month. 

The hours are flexible and on weekdays/weeknights although we would request that intern attend staff meetings if possible. The undergraduate intern is responsible for providing constant monitoring, providing a safe and therapeutic milieu through established behavior management systems. The intern will provide modeling in the milieu to facilitate group and activity structure and work with the team to promote identified standards of behavior and provide a positive role model for youth.
 
There is also an opportunity to develop and facilitate a curriculum for  psychoeducational groups. This new curriculum will be on various topics such as healthy eating, fitness, body image, current events, social media awareness, goal and dreams making, arts and crafts, dance, sports etc. The intern will co-lead this group and will receive supervision and support throughout placement.
 
This internship is unpaid by Wayside. Our campus is not on public transportation so alternative transportation is required for this position. All interns are required to attend an orientation before beginning placement.
 
For information, please contact or send resumes and cover letters to:
 
Sara McCabe
c/o Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
One Frederick Abbott Way Framingham, MA 01701

508.270.1279 Fax: 508.875.1348

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. 

Contact Information

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
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