Thank you for your interest in an internship with the Collins Center!
Internships are placements made as part of an academic or professional training program – they offer a meaningful learning experience and practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. Collins Center interns are typically pursuing a degree in psychology, counseling, social work, pre-law, communications, and/or non-profit business administration.
If you are interested in an internship at the Collins Center, please submit an application.
2018/2019 application deadlines:
Applications are accepted for Spring 2019 Internships: October 1, through November 15, 2018
Spring 2019 internship offers will be made on or before December 15, 2018
Applications are accepted for Summer Internships: March 1, through March 31, 2019
Summer 2019 internship offers will be made on or before April 30, 2019
Applications are accepted for Fall Internships: March 1, through April 15, 2019
Fall 2019 internship offers will be made on or before May 15, 2019
The Collins Center reviews applications in the order they were received. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted after the application deadline. Interviewees who are not selected for a position will be notified via email. Applications postmarked or emailed past the deadline cannot be accepted.
Please note that in order to facilitate the most effective internship experience, the Collins Center prioritizes applications from local universities and colleges within a 75 mile radius of Harrisonburg. This is to take full advantage of the academic supervisor's role in supporting the internship placement through regular in-person meetings with the Collins Center staff member assigned to oversee the intern. The Collins Center is also unable to facilitate an internship through online universities for this reason.
The insight and courage of survivors can make them strong advocates for other survivors and their families and friends. We have also found that survivors who volunteer or intern at the Collins Center may need extra support. The topics we cover can be difficult for everyone, but can be especially challenging for those who have been assaulted. If you are a survivor, please be aware of the importance of self-care. The volunteer coordinator would be happy to talk with you in confidence if there are specific topics that you have concerns about. If you are working with a therapist or counselor, it may be a good idea to talk with him/her about volunteering or interning with the Collins Center. We want to ensure that your time with us is a positive and supportive experience.