Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

An internship at The Village Network is more than earning credits toward a degree, as it is our mission to be an important and fulfilling step for our interns in their career. You will be contributors, with a calling to help youth and families become resilient, healthy and have brighter futures, while growing professionally and personally.

As an intern for The Village Network, we will prepare you for the real world, and support your growth within the progression of this organization. We value hard work and effort, as over half of our interns are offered employment and become part of our team.

The Village Network continues to grow with each passing year and the need for mental health services in the state is greater than it has even been, and we are constantly adding staff, and perfecting our standard of care. We serve over 7,500 youth and families each day, which means when you join us as an intern, communities across Ohio feel your impact.

Our services include community-based services, residential treatment, and treatment foster care programs. You will gain experience in our Trauma-Informed Care approach, using Collaborative Problem Solving along with The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™, collaborating alongside experienced professionals to address the individual needs of youth and their families.

  • Clinical Internships

    As a Village Network intern studying for a master’s degree in social work or clinical counseling, you become an advocate for those whom The Village Network serves, providing clinical services and working in community-based, school-based, foster care, or residential settings.

    Clinical interns actively engage in the treatment process with clients from admission to termination. Interns will have the opportunity to complete diagnostic assessments with clients, develop treatment plans, and provide ongoing interventions. Additionally, there are opportunities to discuss and plan for discharge from services, as well as participate in therapeutic closure of relationships.

    Our clinical interns develop a therapeutic relationship with each client through individual, group, or family counseling sessions. Clinical interns also conduct clinical consultation and work in collaborative partnerships with agency partners, parents, the youth’s family and outside entities to advocate for mental health services connected with The Village Network.


    The Village Network is an active participant in Ohio’s Great Minds Fellowship program. Reach out to your intern field advisor today and find out if you are eligible!

  • General Internships

    A Social Work Internship at the undergraduate level is a chance to put skills learned in a classroom into practice, under the guidance of an experienced professional. Bachelor level social workers have opportunities to shadow experienced social workers. This includes co-facilitating psycho-education and skill building interventions with clients, link clients with community resources, and learn aspects of the program assigned.

    The Village Network team strives for improvement and encourages interns to engage in problem solving and offer solutions for issues as they arise, supporting staff decisions. This experience creates a resource network that can be maintained throughout the internship and beyond.

    In addition to bachelor level social work interns, there may be opportunities for internships for counseling, psychology, or criminal justice students.

Please note: Internships can be paid or unpaid, depending on level of internship. We give preference to students seeking 2-semester placements or longer.

Are you interested in gaining valuable work experience?

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Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off
  • Affordable medical, dental & vision insurance (No Surprises Act Legislation)
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • HSA Accounts
  • Tuition & Licensure Reimbursement
  • Wellness programs

“Honestly, I love waking up, and going to work every day. It doesn’t feel like a job. We really strive to help kids see how bright their future really can be.

Stacia Crawford, Community Coordinator

“I don’t really feel like just another employee. I truly feel my bosses and my coworkers really care about my well-being.

Martin Green, Behavioral Management Specialist

“Working at The Village Network has been great. It’s been a great learning experience, and I look forward to many years to come.

Katie Robinson, Administrative Assistant

“Every day when I go in, I enjoy going into work… and that’s what makes the difference. If I didn’t enjoy being at work, I’d go somewhere else. Nobody wants to leave; we’ve all been here for a lot of years.

Mark Willow, Clinical Therapist

Treatment Foster Care

Youth with complex needs are raised in a family environment while receiving support and the opportunity to heal and grow.

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At The Village Network, no investment is too small to make a difference, as even a donation of $5 could provide a struggling child with a stuffed animal to hug or a book to read.