Internships at Babcock Center

Our internship programs offer students the opportunity to shadow our staff and gain hands-on experience in a wide range of areas. Here are the types of internships we offer and the fields of study they typically support but keep in mind, this is not an exhaustive list. We are able to tailor internships to meet the needs of students. Let us know how we can accommodate you.

To learn more about Babcock Center internships, please contact Carrie Deaton, Director of Babcock Center Foundation, at cdeaton@babcockcenter.org.

Areas: Psychology, Special Education and Educational Studies

Through an internship with our Behavioral Department, you will observe and support staff members who:

  • Interview family members and others to gather preliminary background information and develop behavior plans.
  • Observe individuals in all settings to collect and analyze data to determine when, where and why problems occur.
  • Educate family members and other staff on the implementation of the behavior support plan.

Areas: Counseling, Social Work, Health Services, Human Services, Sociology, Psychology and Public Health

Through an internship with our Vocational Training and Supervised Living programs, you will observe and support licensed master social workers (LMSW), certified brain injury specialists (CBIS) and other staff members who:

  • Provide rehabilitation support (RS) — interventions and assistance to improve a condition or to sustain optimal functioning in a person with a behavioral health disorder and functional deficit. RS focuses on the restoration or strengthening of skills that are necessary for increased independence and stability in living, learning, social, and working environments.
  • Maintain case files and interact with individuals supported with higher abilities who work independently but need some supervised care and support.

Areas: Medical Assisting, Nursing and Similar Programs

Through an internship with our Residential Support and Vocational Training programs, you will observe and support staff who:

  • Carry out instructions from supervisory staff for medically-prescribed diets, supply needs, special medical treatments.
  • Measure vital signs and biometric data, and dispense medication.
  • Encourage community involvement by helping people find interesting, meaningful activities and transporting individuals to and from work and recreational activities outside of the home.