The Child Center of NY Internship Program
The Child Center of NY prepares students to become future leaders in health and human services for the benefit of all New Yorkers by providing practical learning opportunities. During Internship, also known as field education, students have the opportunity to connect and integrate classroom theories and practice in a real-world setting. Over the past few years, The Child Center of NY Internship Program has successfully recruited nearly 50 interns annually and served as a pipeline of seasoned professionals for our programs.
With the support of more than 40 universities and colleges, we recruit interns from a variety of fields, including social work, mental health counseling, creative arts therapy, psychiatric-mental health nursing, nutrition, marriage and family therapy, human resources, public health programs, and more. Our interns make a difference on every level, every day.
We know that with the right skills, education, and emotional support—tools that our interns help provide—children and adults of any background can build a happy, healthy, and fulfilling future.
Intern Training Curriculum
During their internships at The Child Center of NY, interns receive comprehensive training to enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies. Their experience will enable them to become competent and compassionate professionals in the future. Interns will attend training sessions weekly, biweekly, or monthly, and there will be a variety of training programs available, including, but not limited to:
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Ethics and Boundaries for Interns
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Play Therapy 101
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Groups
- Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy
Dr. Anderson Yoon, DSW, LCSW-R, CASAC
Senior Intern Program Consultant
Read about it
Read the interview with one of our internship graduates, Sandra Ka, MS, who served as an intern in our 0-5 Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) program and now works as a full-time social worker for The Child Center’s new Functional Family Therapy program.Read More
The Child Center of NY is an approved NYS provider of continuing education for social workers (#SW-0715) and mental health (#MHC-0253).
About The Child Center of NY
Founded in 1953 as a children’s counseling center in Queens, The Child Center of NY has become a powerful community presence throughout all NYC boroughs and Long Island. With 60 locations and 100 programs in some of New York’s most under-served communities, our 1,000+ results-oriented professionals make a difference for more than 43,000 children, adults, and their families each year. Join us in changing lives!