If you are interested in a summer internship, please fill out the form below and include your availability.
Student interns serve a valuable role at Parsons. They, like our staff members, help children and families to reach their potential, through the experience they have with clients under the supervision of qualified staff members.
Parsons has been an intership site for more than 20 years, and hosts an average of 40 interns each year.
Who is eligible to intern at Parsons?
We are pleased to host students of various degree levels, including, but not limited to:
- Graduate students pursuing their MSW, LMHC, or another Master’s Degree
- Students pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, social work, psychology, or other human services fields
- Associate Degree candidates in human services, early childhood education, or a similar field
We also are pleased to host experiential learning opportunities. We have hosted students from Albany Medical College and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and are always open to hearing new ideas from interested students.
Which programs have opportunities for interns?
Most of them! The following programs currently host, or recently hosted interns. Other programs are available, as well.
- Residential (campus and community-based)
- Foster Care
- Early Head Start (Schenectady)
- Neil Hellman School
- Capital Region Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team
What does an internship at Parsons look like?
In the clinical programs, student interns are integrated into the multidisciplinary treatment teams which, depending on the program, may include social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers, child care workers, education specialists in areas such as speech and language, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, music or art therapies, community professionals, and collateral agencies, to provide the best service for our families.
Students are expected to participate in agency orientation, in weekly individual supervision sessions, as well as unit and program staff meetings. Students may also attend many of the training sessions and staff development programs offered at Parsons.
I am interested, what do I do now?
Please fill out the contact form, below, and Rhonda Daniel, Program Coordinator of Student Interns & Volunteers will get back to you. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda at (518)426-2634, or email Rhonda.Daniel@parsonscenter.org.