Master's Level Internship
ECFA will provide a limited number of internships to students who are in a Master’s level program in Social Work, Counseling, or Counseling Psychology. Interns should apply for a position, showing their interest and passion for helping others, specifically orphans.
The objectives of the internship program are:
- to offer the opportunity for students to apply theory to practice by learning the techniques of interviewing, assessing, and writing.
- to aid the student in learning how to establish and sustain appropriate relationships with clients
- to assist the student in learning to think critically and analytically; break down complex issues into manageable parts; and prioritize issues in problem solving
- to help the student learn appropriate use of supervision and consultation
- to provide the student with an understanding of the structure and functioning of a human service agency
These objectives will be accomplished through the following means:
- The student will be provided the opportunity to meet with selected administrative and professional personnel to learn the Agency’s structure and service delivery.
- Intern will attend staff meetings and in-service trainings.
- Intern will review service and licensing manuals.
- Intern will participate in staffing and consultations on cases.
- Depending on the student’s level of skill and maturity, intern will carry a selected caseload of clients.
- Intern will participate in an evaluation of the field work experience.
- Regular supervision will be provided by individuals or group means that meets the requirements of the graduate program.
- The supervisor will provide evaluative information in a format required by the graduate program.
If you are interested in the Adoption Program Master's Level Internship, please contact Barb Hellmer, Adoption Supervisor, at 630-653-6400.