Thank you for your interest in an internship here at Tuesday’s Child for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year! Please read this description in full prior to applying. All applicants must submit their resume and completed copy of our Tuesday’s Child Application (found on this Handshake page or our website) to be considered. Please specify if you are looking for a semester only or full year position, which semester you are applying for, and all days of the week you anticipate being available to intern, considering the internship requirements below. Please do not apply for a Summer 2021 position on this post. Summer positions are entirely full and applications will be automatically declined.
Tuesday’s Child has spent the past 30 years working with children ages 18 months-6 with various behavioral difficulties by providing empathetic, therapeutic, and dedicated support to any family in need. We currently host a variety of programs, including a weekly behavioral group for children and parents, social skills groups, in-home services, a therapeutic preschool during the school year, and a summer camp designed for our current families and those new to behavioral intervention. As a non-profit organization, Tuesday’s Child prides itself on accepting families across Chicago regardless of financial status, and provide a sliding scale for our services. Participants in our program will benefit from individualized parent training, consultation with our clinical psychologist, developmental screenings, school advocacy services, and behavioral intervention groups designed to address aggression, inattention, avoidance, regulatory skills, social skills, and problem solving skills.
Interns will work directly with their supervisor, classroom teachers, and clinical staff to learn the core concepts of Tuesday’s Child, as well as the major tenants of child behavioral intervention, therapeutic strategies, and developmental screening. Interns will report directly to the Program Director and will receive clinical supervision throughout their internship on a 1:1 basis. Interns will become well-versed in behavioral management strategies and child mental health services, as well as gain a broad social work perspective in to all needs of the families we serve. Interns will also contribute to the organization of a non-profit such as learning about grant funding, researching best practice models, and demonstrating efficacy of our services for donors.
Applicants should have prior experience working with young children, and those applicants with experience with children with disabilities or behavioral challenges are greatly appreciated! Interns will participate in clinical supervision throughout their experience to learn more about Tuesday’s Child, our clients, and how we tailor our interventions to each individual case. Our undergraduate internship opportunities are often ideal for those pursuing their Bachelor’s in social work, psychology, social services, child development, child life, clinical psychology, etc. Tuesday’s Child also accepts Graduate Level Social Work interns for academic year and summer block placements.
All interns during the school year participate in our Saturday morning behavior intervention group and are expected to participate in programming 1-2 other days during the week. Full time interns will have preference.
We can offer school credit in many forms for all internships, however financial compensation is not provided. Tuesday’s Child is easily accessible via CTA and has access to a free parking lot/street parking. We are located at 3633 N California Avenue, Chicago IL 60618, close to the corner of Addison and California.
To learn more, visit our website! https://tuesdayschildchicago.org/internship-opportunities/
Behavioral Intervention Program:
TC Scholars: Therapeutic Preschool
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