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Each year, Youth Villages cares for more than 18,000 emotionally and behaviorally troubled children from throughout the country, including more than 2,000 young people right here in Memphis.

Youth Villages offers undergraduate and graduate students in social work, psychology, or related fields an internship experience that is challenging, relevant to your studies and future career – and a lot of fun. Interns work alongside Youth Villages’ professional staff to make a difference in the lives of seriously troubled children.

Paid Summer Internships
During the summer, internships are 40 hours a week for 10 weeks and are paid. The Summer Intern Program applications deadlines are Nov. 1 and Feb. 1. Our summer staff receive invaluable hands-on experience working with troubled youth. Summer interns who work in Memphis can take advantage of university housing for out-of-town students as well as organized group activities and outings to Graceland, Civil Rights Museum, and a smashing intern bash to ensure you have plenty of fun things to do. Learn more.

Fall and Spring Internships for Credit
Youth Villages will work with you and your professor to tailor an internship that meets your academic and practicum needs. We can be flexible with internship hours, allowing you to work around your class schedule. Learn more.


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