St. Vincent Catholic Charities offers many internships throughout the year. View the internship descriptions below to find the program and internship for you.

Internship Descriptions

Children’s Home

Foster Care Therapist

The Foster Care Therapist provides clinical services in the areas of individual and family therapy as well as assists, when needed, with case management service.  The Foster Care Therapist is primarily responsible for the mental health care needs of children in the foster care program, but will usually serve the whole family (biological, extended, foster, adoptive).  The Foster Care Therapist reports to the Children Services Clinical Director.  The intern must be pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related fields.

Child Welfare

Adoption Case Manager

Performs all required adoption casework services for children in the foster care programs of this agency, for whom adoption is a permanency planning goal.  In addition, the caseworker will complete family assessments for those individuals wishing to adopt infants and special needs children.  As part of the family assessments, the caseworker will provide information to prospective adoptive applicants through orientation meets.  Work collaboratively with pregnancy counselors, as appropriate, to complete direct placement adoptions.  Post-adoption services will include support, guidance, search, and reunion activities, and other services as requested by the family.

Child Welfare Support Specialist

Maintain a positive work environment through communication and collaboration with the Child Welfare Team.  Guarantee all clerical needs are met in Child Welfare.  Ensure accurate production and distribution of information generated by program staff.  Set up, maintain, and close program files.  Order and maintain office supplies and other program needs.  Maintain tracking mechanisms for various program requirements and establish new tracking mechanisms as needed.  Oversee the use of the Apricot database for the program and pull program statistics from Apricot as needed.  Assist the Child Welfare Team with other tasks as needed and approved by the Director.

Foster Care Case Manager

Provides and implements a workable plan to increase the level of functioning of the foster child and the birth family where applicable.  Works cooperatively with foster families, birth family, foster child, referral agency, school personnel, and other individuals involved in the treatment of the foster child.  Provides a consultative and supportive role for foster families in meeting the needs of the foster child.  Works closely with birth parents, when applicable, to overcome the obstacles that brought the child into foster care and return the child home.  When reunification is not possible, case manager works with Adoption Case Manager to develop a permanency plan for the child.

Foster Home Licensing Specialist

Recruits and licenses families for the purpose of providing foster homes to care for foster children.  Provides a consultative and supportive role for the foster families in meeting the needs of foster children.  Promotes skill and knowledge of foster parent development by providing ongoing training and workshops.

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

Recruit adoptive families for children that have been in the foster care system for a significant amount of time.  Meet with children waiting to be adopted to determine what type of family would best meet their needs.  Complete a thorough case review of every child referred to the program to identify any relatives or significant adults that have been in the child’s life that may be possible placement options.

Community Relations & Marketing

Community Relations & Marketing Intern

Community Relations & Marketing interns provide a wide range of support based on the volunteer’s interest and the current needs of the agency.  Interns will work with the Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing to find the appropriate placement.  Interns will continue service opportunities through ongoing communication with the Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing.

Event Intern

Event interns are responsible for the planning, implementation and execution of agency events.  Events include, but are not limited to: 3rd Party benefit events; Development events; Collection campaigns; and Catholic Parish outreach.  Intern will report to the Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing and the Outreach and Events Coordinator.

Video Intern

Video interns are responsible for the recording, designing and finalizing of agency videos.  Video interns will utilize agency equipment, including DSLR camera, microphone and tripod.  Intern will report to the Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing.

Compliance & Accreditation

Research and Survey Assistant

Intern research assistants participate in the design, execution, analysis and evaluation of Council on Accreditation Survey Research Project.  This administrative position is assigned to the STVCC Compliance and Accreditation Manager.


Masters Level

The Masters Level Intern will provide clinical service and needed related services for clients who are eligible for and requesting Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse services from the clinic.  The intern participates responsibly in the day-to-day operations of the clinic and agency. Intern is responsible to and receives supervision weekly from the program Field Instructor and as needed from the Program Director.

Immigration Law

Extern/Internship (Law students only)

Externs/Interns will be responsible for duties which may include the following: complete research and writing assignments in a timely manner, assist attorneys in every stage of case preparation, and meet with clients. Externs/Interns may shadow attorneys to observe hearings as schedules allow. Externs/Interns may be called upon to initiate, develop, or continue special projects for the Clinic.

Marketing & Development

As a Marketing & Development intern the individual is expected to enhance the capacity of the Immigration Law Clinic by seeking appropriate funding opportunities.  The volunteer will also assist the program in the development and implementation of its marketing, social media and public relations presence in the community.

Refugee Services

Community Relations & Marketing

The Refugee Services Community Relations & Marketing interns provide a wide range of support based on the volunteer’s interest and the current needs of the agency.  Interns will work with the Associate Director of Community Relations & Marketing and the Director of Refugee Services to increase awareness and acceptance of refugees in the community.  Story writing, media relations, and digital content development are examples of intern responsibilities.

Case Manager Internships

Refugee Services interns work directly with Case Managers to assist with refugee arrivals and current clients.  This can be a very rewarding experience that exposes the intern to various cultures and languages.  Up to six positions are available each semester (fall, spring, and summer).  All majors are welcome.