Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Klingberg Family Center

Title: Staff Development Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: May 21 - August 17
Hours: Schedule TBD

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Staff Development Coordinator recommends, develops, implements, coordinates the employee orientation and staff development program.

Duties include: 

  • Assists the Staff Development Coordinator in all their functions. 

  • Gain an understanding of the broad functions of a non-profit organization. 

  • Gain an understanding of other programs within the agency (and possible positions.) 

  • Gain knowledge of specific trainings: NEO (New Employee Orientation), CPR/FA/AED Trainings American Red Cross, TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) ~ Verbal De-escalation model by Cornell University. 

  • Assures provision of training in physical management (TCI), CPR/FA/AED, and NEO. 

  • Assists with administrative responsibilities. 

  • Participates in regular supervision.

Career Experience:

The student will gain an understanding of how a private non-profit agency working with children and families functions and the process of the initial trainings required of positions within a human services agency. The intern will learn from the content of the trainings information about de-escalation of crisis, suicide prevention, child development, the effects of trauma, self-awareness, active listening and basics of CPR/FA/AED through American Red Cross.

Applicant Requirements:

The student must possess an understanding of normal and disrupted child development, family functioning, social services; skills in human relations; facility in both verbal and written communication; the ability to work constructively with agency staff; and the ability to affirm the philosophies, policies, goals and heritage of the agency, together with the ability to apply these philosophies and goals constructively in the performance of duties.

Suggested College Major:

Psychology/human services, or related field.