The Emergence Health Network – Internship in Building Communities (IBC) affords undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop collaboration and leadership skills while interning for a dynamic, multicultural academic program. While a student life internship at heart, the greater value of the IBC lies in the broad range of professional skills and experience that interns can acquire in the many mental health and intellectual and development disabilities diverse fields.
The Internship in Building Community runs from January 9th, 2017 to April 28th, 2017.
About the Program
The Internship in Building Communities is ideal for growth-oriented, creative college students who are interested in collaborating with others to build and help shaped a the future of mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Interns hone their communication, leadership, and organizational skills while contributing in such areas as counseling, nursing, assessing and other higher mental health and IDD fields.
The IBC is divided into two parts:
- A two-week training orientation in which interns work with other associates in their field to share, learn and innovate strategies of community leadership and group organization. The training program further provides interns with a holistic view of career development and strategies for building professional competencies.
- A Practicum/Internship, lasting twelve to sixteen weeks, in which each intern serves as a program assistant for EHN’s many mental health and IDD divisions . Using skills developed during the Seminar, interns are responsible for creating a cohesive, lively, and respectful student mental health/IDD community.
Throughout the Practicum, interns meet to discuss their experiences, challenges, and accomplishments, adding to their skills and contributing the development and capabilities of the program.
The interns complete the program with real-world experience in leadership and responsibility, and find that their fellow interns have become a valuable network for sharing experiences and support in the future.
In order to apply to IBC you must ensure that your university is within the list of affiliates below:
- Midwestern State University
- University of South Carolina (School of Social Work)
- New Mexico State University
- University of Texas at El Paso
- Webster University
- Grand Canyon University
If your university is not listed, please have a university representative contact Lupita Peña, EHN Training Manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How to Apply
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