Undergraduate & Graduate Internship Program
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:
- Participating in actual case studies to learn population, case management and professional documentation.
- Assisting youth with educational and vocational needs.
- Planning and co-facilitating recreational activities and basic life skill groups.
- Participating in programming activities, staff meetings and trainings.
- Observing 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.
- Providing family counseling or therapy
- Conducting psycho-social assessments
- Conducting educational assessments
- Preparing client documentation
- Networking and collaborating with other professionals and service providers in the client's network
Internship Placement Requirements:
- BA-level interns must be a Junior or Senior enrolled in a Human Service-related degree program.
- Must be receiving course credits for the internship (not "volunteer work" to gain experience)
- Must be at least 20 years of age and submit to a criminal background check.
See the internship site locations below and select your area of choice. Forward a cover letter and resume to the appropriate person. The cover letter should include details about your internship requirements including the required number of hours per week and the anticipated start and end date. If you are selected for an interview, you will then complete Key's Internship Application, provide two professional or educational references and receive approval from your college's Internship Coordinator/Advisor.
Joanna Davis, Recruiter/Trainer
email@example.com or (508) 753-6263
FRAMINGHAM, MA (for Human Resource Internship)
Carol Malone, Recruitment & Training Manager
Howard MacKenzie, Recruiter/Trainer
firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 685-0194
SOUTHEAST, MA and RHODE ISLAND
Rob Lemoi, Recruiter/Trainer
email@example.com or (774) 388-8973
WALTHAM, MA - Children's Charter Trauma Clinic (for 2nd and 3rd Year Clinical Graduate-Level Interns Only)
Norah Hass, Assistant Forensic Director
Nhass@key.org or (781) 894-4307 ext. 13
WESTERN MA (Greater Springfield, Greenfield & Pittsfield)
Lynn Meffen, Recruiter/Trainer
firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 781-6485
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.
Since the inception of the William G. Lyttle Human Service Professional Award in May 2007, there have been 55 recipients. Of these 55 Award recipients, 25 or 45%, remain working at Key in a variety of different positions. Each day, these former interns continue to make a significant difference in the lives of the children and families they are working with.