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 an intern’s 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’s 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.

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

How to Apply:

  • Review internship positions (below) and specific requirements (above)
  • Complete the internship form by clicking on the link below. Note: you will need to upload a copy of your resume AND a copy of your most recent school semester transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) in order to complete the application. Please direct questions to Maureen Spradlin: mspradlin@aidcares.org
  • Internship applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Internships Available:

Activity Support Intern – Bachelor or Master Level – Disabilities Studies, Rehabilitation Services, Human Services, or Related Degrees

Activity Support 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 variety of settings: classroom, vocational and community, and would include client program implementation, documentation, production, training and community employment. This position is perfect for students pursuing bachelor or master level education in disabilities studies, communication studies, rehabilitation service or human services careers.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program to apply.

Behavioral Health CST (Community support Team) Intern – Bachelor (With Behavioral Health Experience) or Master Level – Social Work or Related Degree

The Behavioral Health CST intern will learn, observe and assist with all facets of AID CST services provided to clients. This includes the provision of mobile emergency crisis intervention services and community support and engagement services and are provided primarily in the community, including local hospitals, other agencies, shelters and client homes. Interns will work with a team of AID staff, as well as other service providers within the agency and throughout the social service community to ensure that all needs of clients are met.
Must be enrolled in a graduate level social work or counseling degree program. Undergraduate level students must have behavioral health experience.

Behavioral Health Crisis Line Sunshine Program Intern – Bachelor Level – Human Services, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice or a Related Degree

The AID Crisis Line Sunshine Program provides assistance to persons with a wide variety of needs and concerns:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Substance Use Help

Callers are linked to appropriate referrals in their community. Interns offer regularly scheduled phone calls to those in need of general social interaction, medication reminders, etc.

Must be enrolled in a related undergraduate level degree program to apply.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Intern – Social Work, Counseling – Master Level

Interns will learn, observe and assist with the development and implementation of individual programs to maximize the client’s independent community living skills and reduce symptoms of mental illness. Duties may include: assistance with behavioral therapy, counseling and intervention services as well as all documentation. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team to consult regarding clients’ needs.
Must be enrolled in a graduate level degree program to apply.

Behavioral Health Residential Community Living Intern – Bachelor or Master Level – Social Work, Human Services, Counseling

Behavioral Health Residential Interns will learn, observe and assist clients of this program to live more independently in the community. These interns will gain exposure to services including counseling, case management, assistance in the community, crisis resolution and more.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program to apply.

Mobile Crisis Response team (MCR-T) Intern – Master Level – Social Work, Criminal Justice, or a Related Degree

The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCR-T) provides mobile emergency crisis intervention services in the community. The intern will learn, observe, and assist with all facets of the MCR-T, included but not limited to: screening clients for level of care needs and suicide risk, as well as a crisis safety plan when dispatched to respond to crisis in the community, completing appropriate paperwork including client data sheets, suicide assessments and follow safety protocols upon dispatch. MCR-T interns will utilize active and empathetic listening, and motivational interviewing to provide professional interactions with all clients in person and via phone. The intern will assist with providing appropriate case management support and follow-up as well as engagement services. Crisis intervention, assessments and de-escalation services will be provided via telephone through the Crisis Line as well as in person in the community, including local hospitals, other agencies, shelters, and client homes. MCR-T interns will work with a team of service providers within the agency and throughout the social service community assisting to ensure that all clients’ needs are being met. MCR-T interns must be available to work necessary shifts under supervision in the MCR-T program and assist in maintaining crisis line coverage during down-time.

Must be enrolled in a graduate level degree program to apply.

Behavioral Health Victim Services Intern – Bachelor or Master Level – Social Work, Counseling, Criminal Justice or a Related Degree

Behavioral Health Victim Services Interns will learn, observe and assist with the provision of crisis intervention to victims and families in emergency crisis situation. Experience will also include education to the community, police and other service providers. May be required to be within a 30-minute commute to specific locations, bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.
Must be enrolled in a related undergraduate or graduate level degree program to apply.

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 gain exposure to working with specific targeted groups both external as well as internal to the organization.

Must be enrolled in a related undergraduate level degree program to apply.

Health Services Dietetics Intern – Bachelor Level

Health Services Dietetics Interns will learn, observe and assist with assessment and coordination of clients’ nutritional needs. Responsibilities may include observation and assistance with nutrition assessments, menu planning for residential clients, dietary consultation with clients, teaching nutrition and food sanitation to clients and staff, assuring facilities meet food sanitation standards, and assuring agency compliance with all applicable program, agency and regulatory requirements.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate level degree program in dietetics/nutrition.

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.

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate level Human Resources degree program.

Health Services Dietetics Intern – Bachelor Level

Health Services Dietetics Interns will learn, observe and assist with assessment and coordination of clients’ nutritional needs. Responsibilities may include observation and assistance with nutrition assessments, menu planning for residential clients, dietary consultation with clients, teaching nutrition and food sanitation to clients and staff, assuring facilities meet food sanitation standards, and assuring agency compliance with all applicable program, agency and regulatory requirements.

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate level degree program in dietetics/nutrition.

Not For-Profit Management Intern – Bachelor or Master Level

Not For-Profit Management Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of resource development including but not limited to: sourcing and securing financial resources from individuals, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other targeted sources. May assist with the annual fund solicitation, planned giving program, capital campaign and special events. May assist with the development and creation of media including publications, web content, video, etc., advertising, communications, public relations, special events and promotions and fundraising, or other special projects.
Must be enrolled in a related undergraduate or graduate level degree program.

Public Health Intern – Bachelor or Master Level

Public Health Interns will have a program customized to their interests and education by rotating through selected departments at AID, as developed with their supervisor and the school’s requirements. Depending on their rotations, interns may gain exposure and practical experience in: assisting with learning opportunities, working with individuals in various settings, client program implementation and trainings, assisting with internal activities of quality assurance and enhancement at AID, compiling reports of health outcomes data for clients in behavioral health and developmental disabilities services, maintaining reports and records for compliance with applicable federal, state and accreditation standards, data collection, organizing, analyzing and maintaining record management, needs analysis, development and implementation of health related programs for clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. May include, OSHA and safety, resource development, public relations, communications and special events and projects.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level public health degree program.