Placements in Psychology and the Social Sciences are typically in a lab, counselling, or non-profit setting. Tasks could include writing behavioral management plans and developing counseling skills, as well as improving research and interviewing skills.
This is a life altering opportunity for gender studies, human rights, or social work students who want to help fight for equality. This organization believes that LGBT young people need to be respected and cared for on the same basis as all other young people. The organization operates on the principle that when they are safe and supported in their families, in school and in society they will thrive as healthy and equal citizens.
This position involves working with staff as an all-around staff assistant. This entails general office administration, social media & blogging, working on special projects and staffing assistance for Pride Month and other community events.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to LGBT issues with strong classwork or work experiences in this field. A sense of humor and a 'never say die' attitude is required.
Sophomore class standing, 3.0 GPA, Social Work or Psychology major and/or demonstrated commitments to LGBTQ issues.
This national volunteer development agency is the peak body for all Irish organizations involving volunteers in their work. The organization facilitates the national network of local volunteer centers, their promotions, services, and the placement of volunteers.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong history of volunteerism or mobilizing and coordinating volunteer efforts. He or she should have research and event planning skills, and a passion for 'people helping people' through charitable efforts and positive energy.
This organization works with the elderly in need, providing long term housing, a befriending service, and support in the community. They endeavor to support elderly citizens in ways that meet their needs and maximize their independence through a wide range of services, both statutory and voluntary.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in Psychology or Social Work, strong interpersonal communication skills, and a desire to work in community response.
This childcare center believes that a child learns best in a relaxed and accepting atmosphere where fun is the medium through which English skills are developed. Through music, art, language, and laughter, children are able to develop to their full potential. An intern in this placement will gain experience working with children, teaching English, and gaining an understanding of how an innovative childcare center is run.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a prior experience in child care or coursework in either sociology, psychology, or child care. No Italian language skills are required.
This counseling center was set up in 2001 with the goal of providing psychological therapies to deal with the specific problems of anxiety, depression, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health and social anxiety. Interns in this psychology placement will be able to learn more about these particular cases, and how a counseling center in the UK operates. The role will allow for both clinical shadowing and relevant administrative tasks.
Ideal Candidate: Educational background/experience in psychology, familiarity with Office programs, interest in addiction or clinical setting is an advantage.
The internship will be a split role between the Learning & Development programme and Insight K&C, the Young People’s service in West London.
This is a unique role and will provide the intern an opportunity to experience a wide-range of service delivery. The intern will develop skills in planning, communication and increase his/her knowledge of working with young people who have substance abuse issues.
The two days a week with LAD will be based in the head office reception and the three days a week with Insight K&C will be within the community project.
In the first two weeks of the internship, the intern will shadow and observe the staff to familiarize themselves with the organization and key aspects of their role. Throughout the role the intern will have a supervisor who will support and guide them through the internship within each service. The intern will also be encouraged to attend regular accredited training to support their internship and career development.
Ideal Candidate: Background in psychology, social work, counseling or related field. Interest in working directly with service users as well as events and marketing.
This placement is a national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospitals, and the community. They provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman's journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. As an intern, you would be providing face-to-face or phone support to women in crisis, accompanying women to meetings with social services or other agencies, and providing social contact – going to a café, park, sports, museums, etc. For those interested in forensic psychology, this internship is a learning experience not to be missed! You will have the opportunity to shadow staff in prison, assist with escorting women home from prison and to probation meetings, and observe court cases.
This charity is looking for a female student studying psychology or social work with excellent interpersonal and listening skills and a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude. It is also important to understand the need for confidentiality and have a firm belief in women’s rights.
Ideal Candidate: Female student studying psychology, social work or comparable social sciences degree who is interested in mental health and prison work.
Excellent interpersonal skills a must.
This organization is one of New York's top LGBT psychotherapy and training centers. They advocate for personal growth, free of traditional gender, sexual orientation or cultural bias and provide care to their clients, helping them resolve issues causing emotional distress. It is a training institute with therapists offering a broad range of therapeutic approaches, ensuring clients get the best fit for their problems. The intern is likely to be working on a number of projects during their internship. One main project will be to organize a workshop related to therapy/counseling where they will choose the workshop topic, secure the speaker, and promote the event to our colleagues and the staff. This project will be alongside administration and outreach efforts for the benefit of the clinic.
Ideal Candidate: The candidate should be enthusiastic about working with the LGBT population; have some training or coursework in the field of psychology; be open to learning new skills; have the ability to see projects through from beginning to end; possess strong communications skills. Whether working on a specific project or just helping out around the office, prioritizing tasks is important. The idea is to gain work experience and skills, and having an intern who is open to doing various things will make the internship more pleasant and successful for all involved.
Communications Intern for Charity to End Sexual Violence
This NGO is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and has been recognized as one of the top 100 charities in America. They created and operate a national sexual assault hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 rape crisis centers across the country. The organization also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Tasks may include:
•Writing articles for the monthly newsletter
•Media database creation and maintenance
•Web-based social networking
•Special events assistance
•Organizational and college outreach
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is passionate about helping victims and putting an end to violence. Those with strong writing and communications skills will flourish in this phenomenal, yet challenging placement. Psychology, Social Sciences, PR, English, and Communications majors are encouraged to apply.
An organization whose focus is to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the US with offices in DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. We operate a national network of service centers, staffed by trained volunteers and partner with social service agencies and city offices to connect participants to resources such as healthcare, childcare, legal services, and food and clothing assistance. Full training is provided and you will participate in one-on-one meetings with community members in need of help prioritizing goals in order to better their quality of life. Assistance with resume-building, filling out job applications, food stamps, health care access, etc.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is passionate about helping others with a strong background in volunteering. Spanish or American Sign language skills would be helpful. Psychology, Sociology, Social Services and Counseling majors preferred, but enthusiasm and volunteer experience comes first.
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