Client Connections/Support – Interns will learn all aspects of client care (direct service) from a community health perspective. Daily activity includes learning what the needs are of expectant mothers and parents with young children and helping provide services, resources and programs to meet those needs. Sample skill outcomes: case management, notating in confidential client files, navigating through other agency systems in support of clients, field terminology, trauma awareness, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), working with diverse populations, and more.
Secondary learning – the inner workings of a small non profit, how to receive and process donations (such as diapers, clothing, car seats), and learn to communicate with a diverse community.
The time commitment and duration of the internship is generally created in partnership with the student intern and college adviser based on the University/College requirements. For students with terms, most part-time internships are for 10-12 weeks, with an average of 10-15 hours per week. For students with semesters, most part-time internships are for 12-14 weeks, for 10-15 hours per week. For students needing a full-time internship, they are usually 340-500 hours in duration.
Mother & Child Education Center provides training, mentorship and supervision equivalent to that of an educational experience in the classroom.