Safe Families for Children
Bachelor's or Master's Level Internship

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ECFA will offer a limited number of internships to students who are in a Bachelor’s or Master’s level program in Social Work.

ECFA’s Safe Families for Children program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children whose parents are going through a short-term crisis. Families receiving support through the program reside within DuPage County. ECFA recruits host families, informs the community about the program, facilitates placements, provides support and referrals for services to the biological parents, and provides support and resources to the Host Families caring for the children.

An internship in the Safe Families program is designed to expose students to families who are in a crisis and to help them learn case management skills involved in ensuring the safety of the children.

The objectives of the internship program are:

If you are interested in a Safe Families for Children internship, please contact April McAboy, Safe Families Hub Manager, at