Oakland Family Services Intern Institute
Oakland Family Services offers a variety of internships.
The Intern Institute provides bimonthly trainings for all of its interns. At these meetings, interns have an opportunity to do case presentations. Various agency staff present about topics related to clinical treatment, programming and administration issues that further an intern’s knowledge about Oakland Family Services and the human services field. All internships at Oakland Family Services are non-paid internships.
Behavioral Health: Internships are available to Master's level students only. This placement offers an opportunity to provide individual and family counseling to a case load of clients of various ages and to co-facilitate groups. Training and experience in mental health and substance use disorders is obtained. Program requires student to be enrolled in a formal internship program with their school.
Clerical Services: Students who are interested in learning about office management, customer service and overall skills needed to run a front (reception) office will learn a wide variety of skills.
Early Childhood Services: Students enrolled in an Early Childhood degree program would have an opportunity to learn assessment skills and do in-home assessments for children ages 0-3. This department also takes interns enrolled in other undergraduate programs to co-facilitate parenting groups. Internships for this program are both center- and community-based. Program requires student to be enrolled in a formal internship program with their school.
Finance: This department takes interns who are interested in learning about billing, customer service and payroll.
Foster Care and Adoption: This department provides internships to Bachelor's level students, who are in a two-semester internship. An intern would get an opportunity to learn about the foster care system and courts, have a small case load of foster care families, observe supervised visits and do home visits. Program requires student to be enrolled in a formal internship program with their school.
Human Resources: Human Resources places interns who are interested in learning more about hiring, management, implementation of agency policies and are interested in licensing requirements of an agency. This department accepts both Bachelor's and Master's interns. An intern does not have to be enrolled in an internship program for this opportunity.
Planning: Internship opportunities would appeal to Master's level interns who are interested in research, program development and evaluation, and grant and contract development. This internship does not have direct service hours with clients. This placement is not available every semester. Program requires student to be enrolled in a formal internship program with their school.
IF YOU ARE interested in a placement, please complete the Intern Placement Questionnaire. After responding to all questions, click ”submit” and your information will be sent to the Intern Institute. Your completed questionnaire will be reviewed and responded to within one week.
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