Undergraduate and graduate students receive hands-on training from experienced professionals in either clinical or macro-level work.
Our professional staff includes experienced clinicians with LCSW, LCPC, and LMFT licensure. Consequently, we can provide supervision that meets most accreditation requirements for bachelor's and master's students.
Interns work with licensed clinicians to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals and families can address their mental health and counseling needs. NEDFYS works closely with area schools, libraries, and other partner agencies to provide services in off-site locations that minimize barriers and provide much-needed resources to clients in diverse settings. In some cases, we provide home-based services.
NEDFYS also proudly partners with police departments to provide various services, including crisis intervention, domestic violence follow-up, case management, and counseling for individuals, families, and groups. This partnership allows police to focus on public safety while NEDFYS addresses the community's mental health needs.
All master’s level interns gain experience in crisis intervention work through the CCBYS program. A training protocol is provided for all interns before being placed on the on-call schedule, and support is available at all times while interns are on-call. Interns provide crisis intervention coverage weekly (24 to 48 hours) or on weekends, including holidays.
NEDFYS provides flexible schedules. However, interns are required to be available during regular business hours and 1 -2 evenings per week to meet the needs of our clients. Additionally, NEDFYS provides a minimum of weekly one-hour individual supervision, monthly group supervision, monthly group clinical presentations, and ongoing learning opportunities.
Students seeking macro-level work internships will work in communications, development, program administration, and policy advocacy. They will gain broad exposure to the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. Interns will work closely with the Operations Director and meet with the Executive Director as needed.
Responsibilities include outreach, social media campaigns, newsletters, annual reports, and website maintenance. Additionally, interns will collaborate with internal leadership and external sources to help develop revenue by planning events, engaging donors, and researching and writing grants. Interns may also help with program tasks such as data tracking and analysis, project coordination, and other duties as assigned. Interns must maintain a regular schedule yet enjoy some flexibility as permitted, including partial remote work.