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Summer Intern Interview Day for University of Memphis Students 2/22/24

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Memphis
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Youth Villages will be hosting an exclusive on-site Interview Day at the University of Memphis on February 22, 2024, from 1pm - 4pm. This special event is a gateway for University of Memphis students to experience internships that are not just jobs, but life-changing opportunities. Engage directly in work that impacts the lives of youth and families, backed by Youth Villages' over 35 years of dedication to successful programs and services. Don't miss this chance to kickstart a career that truly makes a difference.This Interview Day is an RSVP- only event with limited spots available. We invite you to submit your resume today. If you're a strong fit, a recruiter will reach out to discuss your experience and provide you with all the necessary details of the interview day including interview time and location.The final deadline to apply for the interview day is February 18th, but spots are limited so we recommend applying as soon as possible. -


Youth Villages places interns each summer throughout our Tennessee residential treatment programs and group homes in Memphis and Nashville. Interns serve as assistants to the treatment team for a specific group of youth referred for a variety of behavioral and mental health needs. Initial training will be provided on child development, trauma-informed care, crisis de-escalation, and more before beginning work with our youth.The internship is a 10-week, full-time, paid position running from May 28 - August 2, 2024. Interns must be able to commit to work for the duration of the summer. -Opportunities are available for both bachelor's and master's level interns. -The internship is a 40 hour/week position. Schedules will vary depending on residential treatment program assignment, training, and/or other events. -

  • Bachelor's level interns in Memphis will work alongside our residential direct care and leadership staff on Monday - Friday from approximately 1pm - 9:30pm. Schedule may vary slightly -by campus.
  • Bachelor's level interns in Nashville will work alongside -our group home staff and leadership Monday - Friday, 8 hours a day, approximately 11am-7pm (could vary depending on activities of the youth)
  • Master's level interns will work alongside our residential clinical staff on Monday - Friday from approximately 8:30am - 5pm. -Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Providing a positive role model to residents by participating in all activities, demonstrating a healthy and wholesome approach to life, & developing -a sense of community
    • Assisting youth with the positive development and implementation of individual goals and objectives
    • Attending cottage/courtyard planning meetings and treatment team meetings
    • Assisting in resolving conflicts with residents using problem solving techniques and role playing
    • Giving residents immediate feedback on appropriate and inappropriate behavior -
    • Planning and leading recreational activities and participating or instructing youth in games
    • Facilitating ongoing group evaluations throughout the day for planned groups, activities and responsibilities.
    • Working with other staff and residents to develop and implement life skills groups
    • Responsible for maintaining a safe program environment through appropriate responses and attendance
    • Adhering to treatment model and Re-Ed philosophy
    • Participating in weekly consultations with other interns and campus leadership
    • Master's level interns also assist with treatment planning and facilitating individual, group, and family therapy with supervision from licensed clinical staff. -Please note: Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. -


      • Must be at minimum entering junior year of undergrad program at the University of Memphis
      • If pursuing Bachelor's degree, social services major is preferred & open to relevant experience
      • If pursuing Master's degree, qualifying social services major is required
      • Experience working with at-risk youth and/or leadership experience is preferred
      • Must be able to provide own housing & transportation in Memphis or Nashville, TN
      • Must be able to commit to work 10 weeks, 40 hrs/week for the assigned schedule -Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

Keywords: Youth Villages, Memphis , Summer Intern Interview Day for University of Memphis Students 2/22/24, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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