Student Intern


The McNabb Center is a highly sought after placement for students looking to advance their field-work experience. Because it is a competitive environment, it is important to know that the McNabb Center does not have specific student placement opportunities each semester. We appreciate the opportunity to guide students and give them the opportunity to learn from our skilled and knowledgeable staff. However, not all students that apply are guaranteed a placement at the McNabb Center.

If your application is selected for placement, the placement supervisor will reach out to you regarding the assignment.

Deadlines for application as a student intern are as follows:

  • July 1 - Deadline for Fall Semester Placement
  • Nov. 1 - Deadline for Spring Semester Placement
  • April 1 - Deadline for Summer Term Placement


The Student Intern undertakes a professional role designed to provide on-the-job training and experience to students fulfilling curriculum requirements. Engages in various work assignments, projects, and activities of varying complexity, structured to enable the intern to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform at a professional level. Receives training and mentorship in planning and carrying out activities and assignments

COMPENSATIONThis is an UNPAID internship position.


  • Must have good attendance and begin workday at assigned time.



  • Must be enrolled in a Master's degree program in child & family studies, early childhood education, social work, psychology, sociology, or other related field. If APRN, must be enrolled in PMHNP program.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of HIPAA, Confidentiality and appropriate client/staff boundaries.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • Interns should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, student interns, and applicants for employment/placement and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment or student intern placement.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks and degree verification prior to student intern placement. Some placements require additional background checks at the Center's expense. Placement is contingent upon acceptable results of completed background check. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.