Master’s Level Clinical Internship
Internship, Unpaid

Now accepting applications for Winter & Spring Interns

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are upholding this by recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and all other historically marginalized and excluded communities other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:

  • TEAMWORK:   Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY:           There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE:   Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION:   Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT:         Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION:   Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.

You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares our vision: To help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community.  You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo. You are equal parts learner, leader and mentor and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if…” with a reply of “Why not…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.

Childhaven is seeking Master’s Level Clinical Interns to support us in achieving our mission, vision, goals, and values. The Clinical Intern will provide a full range of direct and indirect services to children and their families presenting with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral disorders. Services include family therapy, individual child therapy, group treatment in a school setting, ongoing case management, assessment, treatment and discharge planning, and advocacy. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, in foster or birth homes, as well as in a community setting.


  • Responsible for completing initial intake as well as a comprehensive assessment and determination of DC-05/DSM V diagnosis, with an MHP and developmental testing.
  • Assists in developing strength-based, goal-oriented treatment plans, which address the specific needs of the family and specific anticipated clinical outcomes.
  • Possibility of participating in multidisciplinary meetings with parents, sources of referral, and allied service providers to establish goals and coordinate services.
  • Provides therapy in clients’ homes, schools, community settings and/or Childhaven therapeutic centers.
  • Provides direct treatment services, group therapy, and group facilitation to assigned cases, including case management, crisis intervention, home visits, referral and advocacy, and therapy in a culturally sensitive and family focused, strength-based manner. Provides discharge planning as well.
  • Maintains complete documentation of the child’s case records in the designated HER, including assessments, progress notes, individual treatment plan, discharge summaries, and other internal paperwork as needed. Maintains consumer records in keeping with Agency, County, and State guidelines.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable agency contracts and adheres to all Federal, State, and Local confidentiality requirements and guidelines. Performs periodic reviews of documentation on regular basis when required by supervisor or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Participates in scheduled supervision, clinical team meetings, quarterly psychiatrist consult meetings, and other staff and administrative team meetings.
  • Maintains ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Complies with and adheres to mandated reporting requirements of child abuse.
  • Complies with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Good standing and participation in a Master’s degree program in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or closely related field.
  • Ability to apply for and obtain Agency Affiliated status with the Department of Health and NPI number before internship begins.
  • Commitment to a 12-month internship.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, ability to relate well with parents, adolescents/teens, and superb communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to work independently or participate with the team.
  • Able to prioritize work and effectively manage requirements.
  • Able to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, have state required minimum automobile insurance, and be able to use own vehicle for the internship, including driving to different community locations and offices to provide services to families.
  • Verifiable safe driving record and ability to pass the Childhaven background check.

We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:

  • Previous experience working with children, youth, and families.

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer:

  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them.

Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:

  • Trainings
  • Project work groups
  • Clinical and/or reflective supervision
  • Community advocacy and engagement
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)


Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.