Intern Program

Who should apply

  • Social Work majors 

  • Psychology majors 

  • Childhood Development majors 

  • Nonprofit Management majors 

  • Child and Family Studies majors

  • Students interested in working with individuals with autism

  • Advanced Masters students seeking clinical supervision


  • Be available at least 12 hours per week. Some tasks can be done offsite.

  • Must demonstrate excellent writing skills, especially technical writing, and ability to communicate concisely and professionally via emails, fliers, and web articles.

  • Need three letters of recommendation.

Interns will receive the following experiences and opportunities 

  • Shadowing behavior therapy, ABA therapy, or family therapy performed by a BCBA, licensed psychologist, or LCSW. Clients age range from 2 years old to adulthood.

  • Observing psychological assessments performed by a licensed clinical psychologist.

  • Working with autistic children at events, workshops, or in the clinic.

  • Shadowing independent living skill training provided by therapists to young autistic adults

  • Developing a greater understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

  • Making connections with many other resources and service providers in our region.


Intern tasks, projects, and responsibilities

  • Assisting clinicians schedule clients and help with client file management.

  • Answering phone calls and emails from families seeking resources and helping them find appropriate center-based programs and resources provided at the CAC and others.

  • Creating fliers to communicate upcoming events and programs.

  • Creating content for weekly email newsletter.

  • Updating content for website.

  • Assisting in grant writing (or, depending on skill level, completely writing small grants).

  • Assisting in nonprofit management tasks.

  • Exhibiting at events: Set up our display, hand out materials, engage in face-to-face communications with the community, discuss the programs the CAC provides.

  • Participate in planning committees for annual autism conference and autism walk

To apply for internship:

Submit the following:

1. Letter of Interest. Including:

  • Name and contact information

  • Major (minor if applicable)

  • Reasons why you would be a good fit for this practicum

  • Experience with autistic individuals (if applicable)


2. Phone numbers and emails for three references who will attest to your reliability and professionalism

Email these items to

Call 423-531-6961 opt 4 with any questions