Internship Program

The Children’s Room offers a 10-month academic internship in the field of bereavement for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of social work, psychology, expressive arts, and/or child life. This work involves children, teens, and families, and is both trauma-informed and based on the model of peer support.

Students co-facilitate peer support groups, participate in a weekly didactic and experiential seminar, family nights, the community and school groups, and help plan and prepare activities for the groups.

All students participate in additional Center-based events throughout the year. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Graduate Students

  • Co-facilitate 3 on-site peer support groups, one of which must be a Sunday afternoon.

  • Participate in school- and community-based grief support groups.

  • Conduct new family intakes and assessments.

  • Work with staff and volunteers.

  • Receive individual and group supervision.

  • Participate in a two-hour weekly seminar.
  • Schedules for each student are based on the needs of the families and communities. There are daytime, evening, and weekend hours.
  • Depending on scheduling, graduate students may also be involved in consultations and observe education trainings by staff.

  • In the spring semester, each graduate student must complete a project of their choosing related to the field of grief and the work at TCR.

  • Graduates must be at least in the second year of their program.

Undergraduate Students

  • Co-facilitate 2 peer support groups, one of which must be a Sunday afternoon; the other will be an evening group during the week.

  • Participate in three-hour weekly supervision and help prepare all materials for activities and events at The Children’s Room.

  • Attend two-hour weekly seminar for the first semester.
  • Work with staff and volunteers.

  • Undergraduates must be in their junior or senior year.

Requirements For All Students

  • All students must have at least one year of clinical experience working with children.
  • All students must participate in a mandatory 35-hour training at the start of the academic year. These hours are counted as part of the student’s direct service learning hours.

  • All students must provide a cover letter, a CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to apply.


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