WVSJ Network offers undergraduate and graduate internships on a renewable semester basis, minimum commitment of 12 week semester and 12 hours/week, maximum 16 week semester and 20 hours/week. Applications are sought from students who want an internship training experience to complement their academic training, and who may or may not need internship credit as part of their academic requirements.
Internship preference is given to a) student veterans and b) students who are military/veteran family members, and who have at least some proficiency in electronic communications (computer skills, e.g. googledocs, word processing, ppt, spreadsheets, etc) and social media.
Exception: Graduate student clinicians and/or researchers who would like to participate in supervised clinical hours with veterans, including one-day and long weekend retreats and/or research, may apply without committing to the minimum full internship experience. This includes counseling, social work, psychology, and other graduate students interested specifically in clinical service and/or research.
A maximum of 3 internships per semester are available with rolling acceptance dates. Internships are unpaid and personal transportation is required due to diverse job and supervision sites. WVSJ Supervisors are committed to offering the best program for each student intern, and work with them to design a mutually beneficial plan.
WVSJ Network has a unique internship program of cross-training and experience in each of the following areas:
It is our intention to introduce every intern to:
and to meet the requirements of their academic major internship requirements (be that human services, technology, business, social work, etc.). To that end, we limit the number of interns. Each will rank order their preference in assignments and work with us to design an individual internship plan and goals. Interns also have an option of selecting/developing a supervised as part of their internship.
Interns are supervised a minimum of one hour weekly face-to-face in small group and/or individual sessions, and electronically/phone/in person supervision. All interns complete 10+ hours of internship orientation and training (in WVSJ structure, mission, programs; ethics and boundaries; programs and population; and subsequent e-training as assigned/deemed necessary). At the internship midpoint they and their supervisors complete a self/supervisor assessment with feedback and revision of goals as needed.
Supervisors include: WVSJ Founder and CEO, BriGette McCoy; Carolyn Bacon, CACII, Clinical Programs and Retreats Director; Christiane O’Hara PhD, Psychologist and WVSJ Development and Internships Advisor, Other WVSJ Supervisors as appropriate.
Requirements and Application Process:
References should include one academic and/or one employment reference (name, title, email, phone); and one character/personal reference (no family)
Application and supporting materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be emailed by WVSJ personnel following your initial inquiry.