Our student interns are an important part of our success. We have been fortunate to have enjoyed some great interns over the years, some of whom we hired as employees!
A forensic internship at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County provides a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the child welfare and criminal justice system, the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, and observer forensic interviews. A clinical internship, available to Master’s Level students, allows the student to perform intakes with non-offending family members, provide trauma-based services and work with the children through the process of healing.
Internships are provided for college students looking to complete a minimum of 250 hours to satisfy practicum/internship requirements. The practicum/internship program must specify that the Child Advocacy Center will 1) complete an evaluation of the intern’s performance and 2) verify that 250 hours have been completed.
At the Children’s Advocacy Center, each intern will be assigned a focus area at the beginning of their internship, but will may rotate their assignment to gain a broader perspective on the work we do. Interns are assigned to:
- Observe forensic interviews and provide advocacy services to the families;
- Assist our multidisciplinary teams by participating in MDT Case Review;
- Observe the non-offending caregiver(s) intake and assist the family advocate with documentation;
- Provide clerical support and attend professional training
- Provide intake support under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director
If you are interested in being considered for a non-paid internship at the Children’s Advocacy Center, please fill out our Internship Application. Background checks and drug screens will be conducted on all prospective interns. If you have any questions or problems, please email Teresa.Wright@caclowndes.org.