Become an Intern: Internships with the Association for Individual Development are learning experiences guided by an AID supervisor, occur during a specific agreed upon time frame, and provide benefits related to intern education, coursework, or career goals.

AID appoints internships for summer, fall/winter and spring semesters (or a combination of), as established prior to the start of the internship and depending upon the program and school requirements.

AID strives to ensure that all interns receive an educational and valuable experience while engaging with our team of employees. We expect interns to not only obtain valuable skills and learn about AID services, but also gain further insight into their professional interests. Interns will build professional relationships, and act as integral members of their respective programs.

Interns may be eligible for a stipend upon the completion of the internship.

How to Apply:
E-mail the completed internship form (download below) AND your resume AND transcript to Maureen Spradlin: mspradlin@the-association.org

Eligibility Requirements for College Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

  • Intern applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university
  • Intern applicants must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Intern applicants must possess the skills and minimum requirements outlined by individual placements within AID

When to apply:

  • Fall and summer intern applicants should try to apply by January 31st for the next summer or fall. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
  • Spring intern applicants should try to apply by October 31st of the previous year. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Internships Available:

Adult Day Program Intern – Bachelor Level

Adult Day Program Interns will be working with our client populations who have developmental, physical, and/or behavioral challenges. The internship would provide learning opportunities in a variety of settings: classroom, vocational and community, which would include client program implementation, documentation, production, training and community employment. This position is perfect for students pursuing bachelor level education, disabilities studies or rehabilitation services or human services careers.

Corporate Accounting Intern – Bachelor Level

Corporate Accounting Interns will learn, observe and assist with all facets of our accounting department including processing of invoices, verifying expense coding and authorizations for check requests and purchase requisitions, weekly invoice reports, expense reimbursements as well as back up accounting and finance with accounts receivable and cash receipts/deposits.

Human Resources Intern – Bachelor Level

Human Resources interns will learn, observe and assist with all facets of our human resources department including: recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, payroll and intern/volunteer services.

Corporate Marketing and Communications Intern – Bachelor Level

Marketing and Communications Interns will learn, observe and assist with many facets of marketing, fundraising, communications and public relations and will involve working with specific targeted groups both external as well as internal to the organization.

Corporate Marketing and Communications Intern – Bachelor Level

Marketing and Communications Interns will learn, observe and assist with many facets of marketing, fundraising, communications and public relations and will involve working with specific targeted groups both external as well as internal to the organization.

Health Information Technology Intern – Bachelor Level

Health Information Technology Interns will gain exposure and practical experience in the application of theories and concepts acquired in an educational setting in field of health information technology. Activities and exposure opportunities may include management of health information including data collection, organizing, analyzing, maintaining, protecting, reporting, filing/scanning and indexing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a related post high school educational program.

Behavioral Health Intern – Social Work, Human Services, Counseling, Psychology – Bachelor Level

Bachelors level interns in our Behavior Health area will learn, observe and assist with the development and implementation of individual programs to maximize the client’s independent community living skills and reduction of symptoms of mental illness. Interns will provide documentation on clients in accordance with DHS and CARF. Advocate for and maintain rights of clients that are served. Maintain and assure that all aspects of internship work involved comply with all applicable federal, state and accreditation standards. Internships are available in both our residential as well as out-patient areas.

Behavioral Health Victim Services Intern – Bachelor or Master Level

Behavioral Health Victim Services Interns will learn, observe and assist with the provision of crisis intervention to victims and families in emergency or crisis situations. Also includes education to the community, police and other service providers. Must live within 30 minute drive of Aurora, Illinois and be available evenings and weekends, bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.

Behavioral Health Intern-Social Work, Counseling, Psychology – Master Level

Masters Level Internships are available in our out-patient areas, which may include AOD-CADC, as well as in our residential area. Interns will learn, observe and assist with the development and implementation of individual programs to maximize the client’s independent community living skills and reduction of symptoms of mental illness. Duties may include: assistance with behavioral therapy, counseling and intervention services as well as all documentation. CADC interns must be enrolled in a current CADC program and will assist with the development and implementation of individual treatment plans to maximize harm reduction and move the client towards abstinence from mood altering substances. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team to consult regarding clients’ needs.