Wheeler offers many internship opportunities. Nine 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. Counseling students must be enrolled in a school that is accredited by CACREP (Council for Accredited of Counseling & Related Educational Programs).
Wheeler Health & Wellness CenterS
Bristol, New Britain and Hartford
Enrolled as a senior in Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) BSW program
As interns at Wheeler's Health & Wellness Centers, students will learn about our whole-health model as well as the importance of preventative care; prepare patients for their first visit, assist with enrollment in the patient portal and selection of a medical home. Students also will enhance patient health literacy and knowledge by delivering an evidenced-based curriculum focused on heart, diabetes and breast health.
Wheeler HEALTH & WELLNESS MEDICAL ASSISTANT EXTERNSHIP
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.
Bristol, Hartford or New Britain
Students must be enrolled in an accredited medical assistant program.
Students will have opportunities to perform front desk functions, as well as charting and other duties, with close supervision.
ALTERNATIVE IN THE COMMUNITY
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.
Bristol, Enfield, Meriden, Middletown and New Britain
Associate’s level, and/or Bachelor’s level enrolled in a degree program for criminal justice, counseling, psychology, or closely related field.
Students will learn the basics of case management and individual and group interventions, while working with clients involved in the criminal justice system.
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.
Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s level enrolled in a social work program.
Students will assist case-management services and care coordination for children and adolescents and their families in an in-home, community-based setting.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES –CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL
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.
Clinical: Bristol, Hartford and Plainville
Non-clinical: Bachelor’s in Social Work and/or closely related field
Clinical: Graduate students in counseling, marriage and family therapy and social work.
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
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.
Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville
Graduate students in counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work
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
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.
Master’s level enrolled in an accredited licensed track degree program in the field of Social Work (school track) or Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs
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.
intervention unit (family violence education and explore programs)
The Family Violence Education Program provides specialized intervention and education to individuals arrested for the first time for family violence offenses. Explore is a post-conviction program that provides domestic violence offenders with the information and skills they need to change the behaviors and improve their current and future relationships.
New Britain, Hartford, Bristol, Meriden and Middletown
Associate’s level, and/or Bachelor’s level enrolled in a degree track program for criminal justice, counseling, psychology, Human Services or closely related field.
The Intervention Unit Intern will complete tasks for both the Family Violence Education Program as well as the Explore program. Interns will be expected to provide administrative support to program staff and clients, including clerical duties and data entry functions. This position may also support case management or group facilitation, including assisting with client engagement, service documentation, and data quality review.