Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, there are many ways to intern with Family Service;
such as through our counseling and mental wellness services, helping our Human Resources team manage our over 450 employees, assisting with our accounting department, learning about early childhood development and behavioral skills, fundraising and development in the nonprofit world, event planning and logistics, and so much more. We offer flexible weeknight and weekend hours to support traditional and non-traditional students.
Qualifications vary per position, and what we have outlined here may not be all of the specifics for each internships within the organization. If you have questions concerning certain internship opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are undergraduate internship opportunities occurring throughout the year at Family Service.
Other departments within the agency also accept internships as well. If you are interested in another field, please complete our application and we will be in touch.
Family Service Administration Undergraduate Interns serve in various capacities by providing backend support to the business functions of the agency, including, but not limited to, human resources, data evaluation, business administration, and other critical functions of the agency. Traditionally, these roles are focused on assisting our team with administrative, day-to-day support.
KidShare provides supervised visitations and safe exchange services between custodial and non-custodial parents. Interns assist with different aspects of supervised visitations, safe exchanges, and parental interactions to help provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment where children can build and strengthen positive relationships.
Interns work with high-conflict families, allowing our interns the opportunity to observe the dynamics of family interaction and how children are impacted by parental relationships. Throughout their internship, interns learn intervention and de-escalation techniques and how to positively engage with the parents and children alike.
Strengthening Families programs typically complete afterschool activities with the entire family. Interns help logistically prepare for the weekly meetings by developing activity kits, packets, and handouts. They also interact with the children and teach life skills such as sharing and talking about your feelings. Interns with experience or an interest in children’s development and evening availability are preferred to attend the afternoon sessions.
Empower middle and high school youth to explore their unique potential, equipping them and their families with a toolkit of resiliency and resourcefulness. Youth Development Interns assist in developing youth’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning and life skills, and provide resources to enhance youth’s community involvement and college and career readiness. You can also intern as a mentor through the Best Buy Teen Tech Center.
Graduate and Post-Graduate Internships
Below are graduate and post-graduate internship opportunities occurring throughout the year at Family Service.
Other internship opportunities are available throughout the agency. If you are interested in another field, please complete our application and we will be in touch.
Family Service Administrative Interns serve in various capacities by providing support to the business functions of the agency, including but not limited to human resources, data evaluation and monitoring, business administration, system controls, public health initiatives, and other general administrative tasks, and other key behind-the-scene, critical functions of the agency. Gradate and post-graduate students typically determine a project aligning with their career goals to help escalate our best practices.
Graduate counseling interns serve in a professional counseling capacity to deliver behavioral health services based on individualized plans for mental wellness and counseling tailored to the needs of children, youth, adults, and/or families. Counseling interns receive a variety of training, including training on trauma-informed care and social determinants of health, and are integrated into our counseling team. Family Service’s behavioral health work is provided throughout the City of San Antonio and at various locations offering students insight into various case management. Our work helps social work students, counseling students, and marriage and family therapy students complete their training for licensing and gain real-world experience.
Early Childhood Well-Being primarily accepts Graduate Social Work Interns who are actively pursuing their Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) degree. Interns provide mental health and related support services, often working with partner agencies and programs including schools, specialty courts, and others to ensure children, youth, adults, and families receive the needed services and community resources to build resiliency and improve their quality of life.
KidShare is a unique opportunity for interns to work with high-conflict families and allows them the opportunity to observe the dynamics of family interaction. As a high-conflict environment, interns learn intervention and de-escalation techniques and how to positively engage with the parents and children alike. Additionally, graduate and post-graduate interns have the opportunity to provide services to families through one-and-one counseling; group therapy classes covering topics such as domestic violence and co-parenting; and supervisions of family interactions by writing objectively as a fact witness. Preferred candidates have a background in social work and counseling.
Empower middle and high school youth to explore their unique potential, equipping them and their families with a toolkit of resiliency and resourcefulness. Youth Development Interns assist in developing youth’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning and life skills, and provide resources to enhance youth’s community involvement and college and career readiness. As an intern, you can help develop program project plans, activities, and best practices, co-facilitate groups, and consistently engage with our youth across our youth development programs. Additional opportunities interns participate in one and one case management with child and parents alike helping provide resources and services to the entire family. Ideal candidates have a background in social work or are actively pursuing a degree in social work, enjoy working with Elementary through High School students, and education.
Get real-life work experience through work study programs in our different service programs.
Talk with your financial aid office to see if you qualify. Alamo Colleges and UTSA are our current partners. Family Service can partner with any university, though – ask your university about their individual requirements.
Paid summer internships for students 14 to 17 years old.
The youth internship happens for 6 weeks over the summer, and students are paired with a San Antonio company to complete their internships.
Call us at 210-319-8092 or email email@example.com.
Other departments within the agency also accept internships as well. If you are interested in another field, please complete our form below and we will be in touch.