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Exploration of internship or practicum

According to the Messiah College Internship Center, internships and practica can help you "sharpen your skills, begin a network of employer contacts, assess your strengths, and test classroom theories in real world settings. There will never be a better time in your life to explore the varied challenges and opportunities available." Watch video and read why internships are valuable to you as a student and a young professional.

Some of the recent Internship Placements that students in our department have obtained include:

  • Activities Assistant (Messiah Village)
  • Eating Disorder Counselor (Big Brother/Big Sister)
  • Case Work Intern (Children’s Playroom)
  • Child Life Specialist ( Polyclinic Hospital)
  • Family Life Educator (Hospice of Central PA)
  • State Correctional Counselor (Capital Pavilion)
  • Teacher ( Kindercare Learning Center)
  • Adoption/Foster Care (Kids Peace National Center/Bair Foundation)
  • Children’s Counseling (United Methodist Home for Children)
  • Children’s Programming (Perry County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task)
  • Gerontologist (Country Meadows of West Shore)
  • Therapeutic Support Staff (Edgewater Children’s Services)
  • Pastoral Intern (Colonial Park United Methodist Church)
  • Senior Center Coordinator (Area Agency of Aging)
  • Social Worker ( Claremont Nursing & Rehab Center)
  • Counseling (PhilHaven, Harrisburg Community Corrections, CONTACT Helpline)