Key's Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Program will provide a practical work setting, hands-on experience, structured supervision, and ongoing feedback about your strengths, skills, and potential for growth.
Key’s Internship Program will expose you to a wide variety of experiences and build a bridge between your academic preparation and a practical applied setting.
Intern Experiences Include:
- Participate in actual case studies to learn about the client population, case management and professional documentation.
- Assist youth with educational and vocational needs.
- Plan and co-facilitate recreational activities and basic life skill groups.
- Participate in programming activities, staff meetings and trainings.
- Observe the network and collaboration of many human services professionals from the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health and Educational Systems.
- Special projects can be tailored to meet educational or course requirements.
Graduate level interns may have the experiences listed above as well as additional experiences required by their graduate degree program. For example, the following clinical experiences may occur under the direct supervision of a clinically-licensed internship placement supervisor.
- Provide family counseling or therapy
- Conducting psycho-social assessments
- Conducting educational assessments
- Preparing client documentation
- Network and collaborate with other professionals and service providers in the client's network
Internship Application Process:
- BA-level interns must be a Junior or Senior enrolled in a Human Service-related degree program.
- Must be at least 20 years of age and submit to a criminal background check.
- Complete Key’s Internship Application.
- Interview and provide two professional or educational references.
- Receive approval from your college’s Internship Coordinator/Advisor.
Northeast MA Areas
- Rob Lemoi, Agency Recruiter/Trainer
Western MA Areas (Greater Springfield & Greenfield)
- For Springfield:
- Lynn Meffen, Agency Recruiter/Trainer
Lynn Meffen, Agency Recruiter/Trainer
William G. Lyttle Human Service Professional Award
The William G. Lyttle Human Service Professional Award proudly recognizes those special individuals whose passion is to make a difference in the world around them. Eligible recipients of the William G. Lyttle Human Service Professional Award are Bachelor-level or Master-level graduates who have successfully completed an internship or co-op placement at Key and, upon their graduation, are offered and accept a full-time position at Key.
The award of $2,500 is received upon successful completion of a three-month orientation period.