Student Internships

We offer internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students.

As a social work or mental healthcare student, you know that providing expert care is more than just a job. It’s how you put your values to work to heal your corner of the world.

JSSA’s field placement program for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, including Ph.D. students, allows you to apply your education in the real world, working directly with patients and other professionals. 

Get in touch today to learn more and apply: traininginstitute@jssa.org

Undergraduate student interns at JSSA will practice: 

  • Coordinating and participating in trainings 
  • Developing curriculum and presentations for workshops 
  • Hospice care 
  • Writing reports and entering data 

Graduate student interns will practice: 

  • Clinical skills building 
  • Documentation 
  • Family and group therapy skills 
  • Fieldwork 
  • Individual case management 
  • Project management 

 

High School Student Interns 

High school students can intern at JSSA during the summertime. These students can get an overall awareness of what it means to work in a nonprofit setting where a variety of human service needs are met.  Since JSSA is an approved Student Service-Learning site, students can get credit towards their student service-learning hours.

High School students will:

  • Participate in case consultations
  • Engage in administrative tasks – Analyze data, write reports, assist in coordinating trainings
  • Assist in developing presentations such as psychoeducation on mental health and other related topics for the community etc.
  • Assist other departments within JSSA with a variety of tasks

JSSA has been a placement site for students from Georgetown Day School and looks forward to engaging with local area public and private schools.

Application Requirements 

Applicants must: 

  • Demonstrate initiative by following up with staff and leadership as directed by supervisor(s) 
  • Seek input and feedback on a consistent basis from staff and supervisor/s and incorporate feedback into behavior 
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a can-do attitude 
  • Respond quickly and accurately to staff direction 
  • Maintain a professional relationship with placement, parents, family members, teens, and school staff 
  • Appropriately and professionally document and write reports in a timely manner 
  • Utilize time management skills, and effectively meet all timelines 
  • Communicate & work with a multi-faceted team of professionals. 

Applicants must be able to: 

  • Clear criminal background check 
  • Obtain a Level One fingerprint clearance card prior to start date 

Please email any questions and/or completed applications to traininginstitute@jssa.org.