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Internship – Intensive Program
6-8 available positions
Open to graduate students interested in working with children and adolescents in a school setting, the Intensive Program Internship falls under the school-based team at CIS of Chicago and takes place over the course of an entire academic year (September through May/June). Individuals pursuing advanced degrees in psychology, social work, counseling, expressive therapies or a related field are encouraged to apply.
Interns will gain exposure in using a model of Integrated Student Supports to help students stay successful in school. Our students (“clients” in other settings) are referred to our services for a variety of reasons, including a change in key school success indicators (attendance, behavior, course performance), grief/loss issues, mental health issues and/or student leadership opportunities.
- Learn to conduct initial assessments (Strengths & Risks, Social Emotional Academic Development, Questionnaire on Self-Regulation, Developmental Relationships);
- Run individual and group sessions with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning;
- Maintain accurate student files;
- Stay current with service data entries (using SIRP notes); and
- Participate on various teams in the school setting, as assigned (for example, a Behavior Health Team or a Culture/Climate Team).
For more information on the internship and application process, contact Paul Fagen at email@example.com.
Our staff stay because they are challenged to accomplish measurable and meaningful work, and when they leave, they are prepared for even more demanding jobs, or graduate school or nonprofit leadership.