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.

Apply for an Internship

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.

Andrelie Nelson Andrelie Nelson, a social work intern at The Child Center Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) in Brooklyn. The RTF serves youth with multiple psychiatric placements or involvement with the juvenile justice system and includes an on-site school to ensure youth don't fall behind while they get the care they need. It is the only downstate facility of its kind. 
Clinical Intern Wing-Wah Wong and 8-year-old client Junming Clinical Intern Wing-Wah Wong interns at our Macari Family Wellness Center in Flushing. She is pictured here with 8-year-old client Junming.

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

Contact Information

Helaine Fox, MSILR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Strategy

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 58,000 children, adults, and their families each year. Join us in changing lives!

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