Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Klingberg Family Centers

Title: Quality Parenting Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible to begin around 5/28 and run continuously for nine consecutive weeks from start date
Hours: Hours can be flexible. Scheduling will be determined between the supervisor of the QPC and the intern.

Job Description: 

The Quality Parenting Center (QPC) arranges visits in a home-like atmosphere between children and their biological parents. It is done with care, consideration and respect for everyone involved. Parents have the ability to visit or cook with their children in a safe environment. With this growing program, the intern will help with many of the tasks required for programming while giving an undergraduate student pertinent and vital experience in the human services industry.

Functions of Internship:

  • Assists the Quality Parenting Coordinator and the FFS Visitation Supervisor 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.)
  • Attend specific trainings: NEO (New Employee Orientation), CPR/FA/AED Trainings American Red Cross, TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) ~ Verbal De-escalation model by Cornell University and RC (Risking Connection) ~ A Training Curriculum of Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse.
  • Assures provision of physical management within the program.
  • Assists with administrative responsibilities in this department and around the agency to gain a better perspective of the workings of the agency.
  • Participates in regular supervision.

Career Experience:

The intern will gain valuable experience in the field of quality parenting, 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.

Suggested College Majors: 

The student must be in the psychology/human services, or related field.  

Applicant Requirements: 

he 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. 

Relevant course work/study in Human Services or similar studies.