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Internships in 360 Counseling Department

360 Youth Services accepts interns interested in gaining experience in the mental health field.  Internship opportunities are available for all Master’s level students working towards their degree in clinical mental health, or clinical social work.

Internships can begin at any semester or quarter of the University’s Master’s program.

Interns will be provided weekly supervision by a fully licensed clinician.  Group supervision is also implemented in addition to individual supervision.  There are also opportunities for the intern to participate in clinical training throughout the internship.

360 Youth Services offers a flexible schedule to our interns; however; you must provide availability for daytime hours and 1-2 evenings per week.

Internship Opportunities

  • The internship involves providing therapy with your own caseload working primarily with youth ages 11-25 and/or their families. 
  • Caseloads will be developed through our community partnerships with schools, local law enforcement and DuPage County juvenile probation.
  • Services provided are through individual counseling and crisis counseling; as well as family and group counseling. 
  • Interns will gain experience providing crisis intervention services through our CCBYS program in conjunction with local law enforcement to service youth who have runaway or been locked out by their parents/guardians.  Interns will provide on-call crisis coverage, (3-5 shifts a month, including weekends and holidays) as part of the internship.

Internship Requirements

  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Willingness to submit a background screening.
  • Must be enrolled in a Master’s level program.
  • Must have transportation and be willing to travel to different sites to provide services in local schools and at local police departments.

Contact Information

Please send your application materials or questions to Jaclyn LaPorte, Clinical Director at

Social Work Internships in Transitional Housing Programs

Please read the following information about interning in the Housing Department at 360 Youth Services.

The Housing Department accepts Master’s level internship applications for MSW students on a rolling basis beginning 12/1 for the school year (or until all three spots are filled).

Each year, 360’s Housing Department accepts internship applications starting in December for students pursuing their Master’s in Social Work. Ultimately, 360 aims to select three interns each year to work with young people in our transitional housing programs for youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness.


  • Our housing programs are located near downtown Naperville.
  • Internships typically start in August and end in May.
  • We require that interns spend at least 2 semesters with the program and ideally span at least 9 months. Given the population that we serve, we do not want adults in and out of our young people’s lives so quickly so we cannot accommodate 3-6 month internships.
  • The internship is ideal for students interested in working with youth experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ+ youth, individuals interested in social justice, etc. Interns will provide case management and 1:1 support for 2-3 residents and have the opportunity to run groups and teach life skills.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Submit a Resume and Cover Letter (detailing your interest in working with this population)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation at the time of application (a 3rd will be required before starting an internship at 360 Youth Services)
  • Willingness to work between 16-20 hours per week, with at least one full day shift. Evenings and some weekends can be accommodated.

Please send your application materials or questions to Valerie Tawrel, Director of Housing at