Family & Children’s Services is known within the community as an agency that not only values client advocacy, but also embraces the training and education of current and future professionals who work in the social services field.
FCS accepts undergraduate and graduate level interns in our internship program. Many of our students are working towards degrees in psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, and other related health professions. We have also accepted interns who are pursuing degrees in human resource and business administration. We have recently partnered with local colleges, including Towson University, Johns Hopkins University, McDaniel College, University of Maryland School of Social Work, to provide enriching internship experiences for their students.
Is an internship at Family & Children’s Services right for you?
What FCS offers
• 12 and 18 month internship lengths
• Flexible schedules for both employees and student interns
• Respected CARF accreditation as an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
• Offices in Baltimore City, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County
• Learning through being a part of a dynamic, high functioning team
• Access to internal training opportunities
• Weekly supervision by a professional in your field of study
• Opportunities to earn direct client hours towards licensure*
• Access to other interns in an internship cohort who are at similar stages in their education and training
What to expect
• Collaboration with supervisor to develop learning objectives and goals that will help you make the most out of your internship
• Infusion into the daily functioning of one or more clinical offices
• Experience interfacing with community partners, including local child advocacy centers, social services agencies, and treatment facilities.
• Exposure to clients presenting with a range of issues across the lifespan, including children, adults, elders, and. families.
• Opportunities to work directly with clients presenting with a variety of mental health and case management needs, including those affected by trauma.*
How to Apply
• Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be accepted beginning November 15, 2019.
• Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. These interviews are typically conducted over the phone, with the possibility of a follow-up, in person interview.
• During this interview, applicants should be familiar with and prepared to discuss their program’s internship requirements.
• All applicants will be notified of the Internship Program’s decision by March 1.
• Accepted interns will complete a group orientation with their internship cohort before beginning at their sites.