Internships

Wheeler is now accepting applications for Fall 2017–Spring 2018 internship year.


Wheeler offers many internship opportunities. Eight potential placements are listed below, but other programs may also accept interns. If you are interested in an internship at Wheeler Clinic, please submit your resume and cover letter to Internships@wheelerclinic.org.

Tips for items to include in cover letter:

  • Program and location that interests you. Please be aware that we do make every effort to match students to expressed interest, however this is not guaranteed due to program and organizational need.
  • Indicate what college/university and year you are currently enrolled and the degree program you are pursuing
  • Length of the internship and total hours needed. Please be advised that most programs at Wheeler Clinic prefer year-long interns.

NOTE: To be considered for internship placement, students must be enrolled in an accredited degree program.


Medical Assistant Externship Program

Alternative in the Community

Care Coordination

Development and Communications

Children’s Services

Adult Outpatient Services

Northwest Village School


Wheeler HEALTH & WELLNESS MEDICAL ASSISTANT EXTERNSHIP

Program Description

An externship at a Wheeler's Health & Wellness Center offers a unique opportunity to work in an integrated care facility, offering primary care and behavioral health services.

Location

Bristol, Hartford or New Britain

Requirements

Students must be enrolled in an accredited medical assistant program.

Duties

Students will have opportunities to perform front desk functions, as well as charting and other duties, with close supervision.


ALTERNATIVE IN THE COMMUNITY

Program Description

The Alternative in the Community (AIC) programs in Bristol, Enfield, Meriden, Middletown and New Britain have an annual internship program that educates interns about criminal justice programming, clientele, procedure and policy.

Locations

Bristol, Enfield, Meriden, Middletown and New Britain

Requirements

Associate’s level, and/or Bachelor’s level enrolled in a degree program for criminal justice, counseling, psychology, or closely related field.

Duties

Students will learn the basics of case management and individual and group interventions, while working with clients involved in the criminal justice system.


CARE COORDINATION

Program Description

Wheeler’s Care Coordination is an in-home, community-based program that collaborates with families of children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges by identifying family strengths and arranging appropriate supports and services to maintain children or adolescents in the community.

Location

Plainville

Requirements

Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s level enrolled in a social work program.

Duties

Students will assist case-management services and care coordination for children and adolescents and their families in an in-home, community-based setting.


DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Program Description

Wheeler Clinic, a unique provider of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families, seeks a development and public relations intern for the fall and spring semesters.

Location

Plainville

Requirements

  • Second-year+ undergraduate student pursuing majors in any of the following: health care or non-profit administration, public policy, marketing, business, English or public relations.
  • Graduate students pursuing related advanced degrees also encouraged to apply.
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and research skills, and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and selected social media.

Duties

  • Development and implementation of Facebook posting schedule.
  • Expansion of department media lists.
  • Maintenance of Intranet website calendar.
  • Research and collection of non-profit communications outside of Wheeler Clinic, including appeal letters, annual reports, brochures, websites, social media initiatives.
  • Draft and distribution of selected media advisories, press releases.
  • Special projects, as assigned.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES –CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL

Program Description

Wheeler's Children's Outpatient services provides family, individual and group therapy including; anger management, substance abuse, social skills, girl’s empowerment group and adolescent coping skills. The program serves children and adolescents, birth to 18, and their families who are experiencing developmental, behavioral, emotional, cognitive or family distress or dysfunction who are not in imminent danger to themselves or others.

Location

Non-Clinical: Plainville

Clinical: Bristol, Hartford and Plainville

Requirements

Non-clinical: Bachelor’s in Social Work and/or closely related field

Clinical: Graduate students in counseling, marriage and family therapy and social work.

Duties

Non-clinical: Students will assist with case-management services and care coordination for children and adolescents and their families.

Clinical: Students will have opportunities to perform the following: intakes, individual therapy, family therapy or group therapy. Group and individual supervision offered weekly.


ADULT OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Program Description

Wheeler's Adult Outpatient programs for adults and families. Individual, group and family therapy to address problems associated with, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, pain management, anger management, grief and loss, chronic illness, trauma, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender services.

Location

Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville

Requirements

Graduate students in counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work

Duties

Students will have opportunities to perform at least one of the following: intakes, individual therapy, family therapy or group therapy. In-services will be provided weekly besides individual supervision.


Northwest Village School

Program Description

Northwest Village School offers an innovative learning environment for students who may have had limited past success in school. Our staff focus on helping students achieve academic success, as well as effectively manage their emotions, build positive relationships and meet their clinical goals.

Location

Plainville

Requirements

Master’s level enrolled in an accredited licensed track degree program in the field of Social Work (school track) or Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs

Duties

Graduate students will work with students in the classroom, participate in development of Individual Education Plan (IEP), support crisis de-escalation, and provide group and/or individual therapeutic services as needed.

Doctoral students will perform psychological testing.

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