Practicums & Internships

Check out a complete list of available practicum and internship opportunities.

Counseling Opportunities

Master’s-level students in the fields of social work and counseling can learn about available practicum opportunities at Youth In Need by contacting Opportunities are available at our Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program group home and and in our office-based counseling program. Students will gain experience working with diverse individuals and families and have an opportunity to facilitate group counseling. Practicum students also will have an opportunity to gain experience in case management, advocacy, networking and play therapy in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Youth In Need requires a two-semester commitment.

Early Learning Program Opportunities

Youth In Need’s Early Head Start & Head Start program offers practicum opportunities to teachers who need early childhood experience. Opportunities include associate or bachelor-level in hands-on classroom or home visit settings. In addition, Youth In Need offers RN-supervised opportunities for nursing students and registered dietician-supervised opportunities for dietician students. For more information about current graduate-level opportunities with the Early Head Start & Head Start programs, contact 636-332-0265. For undergraduate opportunities, contact

Administration Opportunities

Youth In Need offers a variety of internship opportunities in the agency’s administrative offices, including experience in development, marketing, public relations, grant writing, quality improvement and many more. For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Demetria Lightfoot.