APLA Health

Contact: 
Tiana Monteilh
Address: 
Volunteer Resources, 611 S. Kingsley Dr. Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 
213-201-1313
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is a private, non-profit, community based organization that exists to ensure the dignity and self respect of people with HIV/AIDS, through the provision of vital human support services to people with AIDS and their loved ones. The Client Services Clientline is a direct telephone line to a team of Case Managers who provide assistance to self-sufficient clients, their caregivers and family members. Clients receive referrals to programs and services throughout Los Angeles County.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns will serve as Case Managers, Housing Specialist and Benefits Specialist. In addition to monitor the Clientline to help clients implement and develop an appropriate plan aimed toward meeting their individual needs, to respond to client inquiries and contact clients as necessary, to assess client situations and make appropriate referrals, to maintain client records and complete data entry, to assist in preparing outreach materials, and to participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings.
Special Qualifications: 
Two-quarter commitment preferred. Ability to interview & assess client needs, respond effectively to crisis & stressful situations, communicate effectively with a diverse population.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

APLA Health-Research & Evaluation Program

Contact: 
Jim Williams
Address: 
611 South Kingsley Drive, LA, CA 90005
Phone: 
(213) 201-1379
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
APLA Health is one of the nation's largest AIDS service organizations, provides direct services to more than 10,000 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. Services include prevention education, a food bank, professional dental care, housing assistance, mental health counseling, women's services and case management. APLA Health is a leader in the provision of bilingual HIV treatment information, in print and on the Internet, and advocates for effective AIDS-related policies and legislation on the local, state and federal level. For more information, please visit www.apla.org. APLA exists through the generous contributions of private individuals, private foundations and government sources, and has an annual budget in excess of $16 million. APLA currently has a paid staff of 130, and a volunteer staff of over 2,000. The Community-Based Research program focuses on examining social and psychological factors that influence the health and health behaviors of people living with HIV and populations at high risk of HIV infection. Our research focuses particularly on the experiences of HIV-positive people of color and young Black and Latino gay and bisexual men. APLA Health community-based research interns work on multiple APLA Health research projects.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns may participate in scheduling or conducting interviews, qualitative data analysis, collaborative team meetings, entering survey data, searching research literature, and assisting with preparation of grant proposals, as well as materials for presentation and publication. Other activities might involve screening participants or doing outreach at community venues, including nighttime outreach at gay-identified bars and clubs. Interns in our program are active team members involved in many aspects of the research projects, and expected to contribute independently and creatively to the research process. Self-motivated interns typically develop many new skills during the program, along with a hands-on understanding of community-based research.
Special Qualifications: 
Must possess willingness to learn research and evaluation skills necessary for applied social, behavioral, and public policy research.Must have word processing skills using MS Word, and should have some familiarity with statistical analysis using SPSS. Interns should be nonjudgmental and sensitive, have good written and oral sills, and the ability to work well with others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong PC, MS Office, and Internet skills. Candidates should possess strong writing skills and familiarity with multiple research methods. Equally important is experience in or eagerness to learn about recruitment methods, writing about qualitative research findings, qualitative analysis procedures, and guidelines to protect study respondents’ confidentiality and welfare. We particularly encourage candidates who have experience with diverse populations, such as ethnic minority, HIV-positive, or LGBT individuals. There are two internship levels: gap year and three-month. The gap year internship is a yearlong program for students who have completed a BA or BS and are considering graduate studies leading to a PhD or MD. Gap year interns work 24-32 hours per week on a range of different projects over the course of their year at APLA Health. They obtain extensive training in research planning, recruitment, interviewing, analysis, and writing, while taking on progressively more challenging responsibilities over the course of the year. Three-month internships are designed for students who are currently in school. Fall and spring three-month internships require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week, while summer internships are 40 hours per week. Applications should be submitted directly to the Community-Based Research program. Detailed application instructions and deadlines are available at: http://www.apla.org/researchinternship
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
15 hours

Baby & Toddlers SignShine Parenting Program

Contact: 
etel@SignShine.com
Address: 
265 S Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 
3102777446
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
SignShine® provides a variety of services and classes for families and educators of babies and young children. We specialize in using American Sign Language (ASL) for young children’s language development, early literacy skills, and early brain development. SignShine®'s focus is on fun and interactive ways to support the development of healthy minds and healthy children through play, music, and communication to promote school readiness.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interning at SignShine offers a unique opportunity to Psychology Majors. Interns have the opportunity to work with families. This position allows for interaction and observation of different cognitive growth methods. By partnering with SignShine, interns can enhance their communication skills, learn new communication methods and parenting skills, and gain valuable business management insights. Intern will: • Develop public relations and communications strategies increase community awareness • Write a monthly article in the subjects of communication and child development • Participate SignShine in all social media • Observe group classes
Special Qualifications: 
*** Please fill in the application at: https://www.signshine.com/apply-for-internship **** Qualifications: • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. • Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects. • Responsible, organized, self-motivated and ethical. • Knowledge of principles of project management. • Some experience in one or two of these areas: management, marketing, or public relations experience. • Working towards a degree in Arts in business, communication, marketing, social work or related disciplines. • Highly organized and able to work well with others and work well with a team. • Interested in research and thinking outside of the box. • The ideal candidate will have previous Knowledge of basic ASL / Baby Sign Language and early childhood development (not a must). • Has the passion to work with people. • Motivated and works well independently. Minimum Internship hours per week: 6 (max 10) Start date: Immediately This internship is for the length of minimum 2 semesters.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

Center for Scholars & Storytellers

Contact: 
Yalda T. Uhls
Address: 
Franz Hall
Phone: 
3102101244
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
We work to share psychological research with practioners in the entertainment industry who create content for youth.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The project will include summarizing research papers, helping with events, reviewing content (scripts, shows) and writing up reports.
Special Qualifications: 
English language
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-10

Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Contact: 
Rachel Derstine
Address: 
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Phone: 
323-653-4045
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
At Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF), we help Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Our services are free, confidential, and available in more than 30 Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
As part of the shelter program team, the shelter Program Intern will develop practical experience and training in domestic and sexual violence, crisis-intervention, family counseling, child development, and trauma informed care. * interns will develop programs for women to support their needs and to help clients self-advocate and to live independent lives. 1. Program curricula for self-empowerment 2. Program curricula for self-advocacy 3. Program curricula for parenting support * interns will also develop programs for children to improve child care development 1. Program activities that utilize create art as an emotional expression 2. Program activities that reach milestones in motor skill development
Special Qualifications: 
Must complete 65-hour Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Training
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-10

Child Development Institute Early Learning Center

Contact: 
Jamie Olivas
Address: 
7260 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park CA 91303
Phone: 
818-712-0453
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
For over 20 years, the Child Development Institute (CDI) has served as one of the principle providers of relationship-based early intervention and therapeutic services to children and their families. CDI focuses on the development of the whole child, including his or her early relationships, environments and communities. Created by CDI, the Early Learning Center (ELC) is a museum-quality, developmentally-appropriate play and learning space in Canoga Park that promotes healthy development for all young children from birth to six years old and provides connection to community resources and opportunities to strengthen families. With a focus on nature and the benefits of nature in children’s healthy development, the ELC offers activities and special events that support children’s social-emotional development. Volunteers and Interns facilitate school-readiness skills through literacy, art, science, music, gardening, health and wellness activities. CDI also provides free developmental screenings to address parent concerns and get families connected with community resources.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns are responsible for assisting in everyday operations of CDI's Early Learning Center including, leading daily parent and child activities such as Storytime and Music & Movement. Interns will plan, implement, and evaluate a program with an interdisciplinary team. Other responsibilities include supporting developmental screenings, the Learning Lunch Series, and community outreach.
Special Qualifications: 
Interns must have a current TB test on file. Interns should have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively in a diverse environment. Training is provided.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hour minimum per week

Childhelp Resource and Training Center Support

Contact: 
Joe Arias
Address: 
1743-A Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, California, 92374
Phone: 
(909) 335-1164
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Founded in 1959, Childhelp is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect, focusing on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp's programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as "models that work." The Childhelp Hollywood Resource and Training Center has been a hub for our hotline and our school curriculum for over 20 years and now serves as a Foster Family and Adoption Agency (FFA) and Community Outreach Facility. Note: Patricia Old oversees both the Los Angeles office and the Redlands office. Although the phone contact provided is in Redlands the internship is for the Los Angeles facility.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The Volunteer program at Childhelp FFA is designed to provide meaningful experience and training for Bachelor's level interns in social work or psychology, as well as to benefit the agency in appropriate helpful ways. Childhelp receives 40 calls per day from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services to place children in foster care. We must certify more foster families to meet the immediate need and find homes for these children. The Childhelp intern position includes following-up with foster parents to complete their file, assisting foster parents through the orientation and required trainings, and eventually conducting trainings, under supervision, with both parents and children. Those accepting the position would be required to pass a fingerprint screening and sign a confidentiality agreement. Cultural sensitivity is necessary given the diversity of our families. Successful interns should be dependable, detail-oriented and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Special Qualifications: 
Requirements and Screening Process: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age Currently enrolled in a university program for social work, psychology or related field requiring a field placement or internship. A Volunteer Application must be completed, including three verifiable references. Candidates will participate in an interview with the Director and FFA Developer Volunteers must be fingerprinted Volunteers must have a TB test Volunteers sign an agreement of Confidentiality Volunteers sign a Health Status statement Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, flexibility, sensitivity, efficiency. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Volunteers must be able to commit to 8-10 hours per week (4-5 hours, 2 days a week on a fixed schedule). The specific days and hours will be determined at the beginning of the internship to accommodate the volunteer's class schedule, etc., but once established the volunteer must maintain that schedule to allow others to prepare for and plan on their assistance.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hours

Children's Institute, Inc. Day Treatment Intensive (DTI) Program

Contact: 
Nicole Fauscette
Address: 
21810 Normandie Ave. Torrance,CA 90502
Phone: 
424-201-3279
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The Preschool Day Treatment Intensive Program (DTI) at Children's Institute International (CII) in Torrance, California is a comprehensive, mental health intervention program for children ages 3 to 5 who have severe emotional and/or behavioral problems and are unable to function in a traditional preschool setting. It is designed to serve as an alternative to inpatient care and school exclusion. The program serves as an early intervention that allows the child to maintain daily contact with his preschool, family and community while receiving treatment. Therapeutic activities are integrated into the preschool schedule, emphasizing behavior management and learning pro-social skills. DTI typically enrolls 12 students and strives to maintain an average daily attendance of 10 children.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns would be responsible for (1) Assist in preparing and leading age-appropriate individual and group activities (therapeutically-oriented) (2) Supervise clients ages 3-5 years of age who have behavioral and/or emotional difficulties (3) Models effective child development & behavior management (4)Participates in training and staff development as needed/as time permits (5) Prepares and submits incident reports as needed (6)Ensures safe environment in compliance with funding & licensing regulations (7)Assists in implementing children's individualized treatment plans in collaboration with mental health staff (8) Intervene & assist in de-escalation of crisis situations
Special Qualifications: 
Interns must we willing to work with physically aggressive and defiant children. Interns needs to be able to be patience and flexible. ** Note **We do require a 6 month commitment (2 quarters). Interns must be able to work 2 days a week (exact days can be flexible, but hours will always be 8am-1:30pm).
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-10 hours

Dr. Sophie Duriez, M.D., A Professional Corporation

Contact: 
Jaclyn Chu
Address: 
9400 Brighton Way, Suite 407, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 
(310) 271-8407
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Board-certified Psychiatrist in private practice serving Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Dynamic and busy practice with an average of 6-8 consultations per day from 10am to 6pm. Therapeutic approach is Client-centered, Strength-based, and Solution-focused with Positive Psychology. Patients are mainly professional young adults, male and female, between the ages of 25 and 35. Specialization: Adult and Child ADHD treatment, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy. Conventional (Allopathic) and Alternative (Homeopathic) medications may be prescribed. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is available as a treatment for depression.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
As administrative assistants in a busy Mental Health practice, interns will be responsible for entering and updating patient consultation data (intake forms, medication prescriptions, treatment plans) using FileMaker Pro. The ability to work efficiently in an organized manner is crucial in order to be able to successfully manage patient files and sync them up with appointment schedules, patient documentation, and doctor’s notes. Interns will be exposed to the inner workings of a medical practice, including how and why medications are prescribed and how insurance claims are processed. Unique to this office is the opportunity to learn more about TMS treatment and its therapeutic effect on mood disorders.
Special Qualifications: 
Excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for being involved in the running of a clinical private practice is mandatory. Fluency with Microsoft Office applications and FileMaker Pro is preferred. While interns will not be interacting directly with patients, they should maintain a friendly and professional demeanor and appearance at all times and should be able to communicate clearly with other coworkers. Must be able to comply with established HIPAA regulations. It is through working hands-on in a thriving practice that interns will be able to learn more about the medical field, specifically Psychotherapy and Psychiatry.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6- 10 hours

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Contact: 
Amanda Gentz
Address: 
100 West Walnut Street Suite 375, Pasadena, CA 91124
Phone: 
(626)395-7100 ext. 2561
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Hathaway-Sycamores is a large non-profit community mental health agency providing services throughout Los Angeles County. We provide a comprehensive array of treatment services ranging from residential treatment, community based outpatient programs, medication support, psychological testing, and co-occurring services. We also have a large family resource center in Highland Park where we do outreach and engagement providing resources for low income families.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The internship program is directly supervised by Amanda Gentz, a Research Analyst. The intern's main role is to support the research department in data evaluation and integrity. Interns will work with an array of clinically sensitive data by conducting literature reviews, assisting with data entry, verification, and analysis utilizing Excel and SPSS programs. Tasks will be assigned to maximize the interns learning experience and will be provided within the larger organizational context to better understand how data is used within the organization to drive performance improvement amongst our programs. Interns will also have an opportunity to meet with the department head, Janine Quintero Psy.D., Assistant Vice President of Evaluation and Research (a licensed clinical psychologist who is also alumni from UCLA's psychology undergraduate program) to discuss career aspirations, graduate school, and professional development.
Special Qualifications: 
Please apply 3-4 weeks before the quarter starts as students must undergo a fingerprint process.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours a week

Hollywood HEART

Contact: 
Alanna Swovelin
Address: 
www.hollywoodheart.org
Phone: 
6267147505
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Hollywood HEART is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for young adults affected by HIV/AIDS and other at-risk youth to build confidence as well as interpersonal and career skills through our various arts programs and annual summer camp. Our goal is to open the door to a successful future for a growing number of these young people in the Los Angeles area and around the United States. Camp Hollywood HEART gives participants a unique opportunity to learn one of seven art skills taught by Hollywood professionals throughout a week in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We also run year-round Educational Arts Workshops, a condensed version of our annual summer camp that provides mentorships in writing, visual, performing, and culinary arts across the United States, through after-school and weekend-long formats. We bring Hope, Education, Arts, Recreation, and Teamwork to children who wouldn't otherwise have opportunities for summer camp, movie making, or life skills enhancement.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns will assist in various areas of programming, operations, fundraising, marketing, and event planning. Duties will also include basic office work. Spring and summer interns will help plan for Camp Hollywood HEART.
Special Qualifications: 
Hollywood HEART is seeking a motivated and reliable college student who has an interest in nonprofit organizations. The ideal candidate is someone who takes initiative, is enthusiastic, enjoys working with children, has a positive attitude, and possesses excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with grants, Mac operating systems, public relations, and event planning is helpful, but not required.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10

Neuropsychology Fieldwork

Contact: 
Lev Gottlieb, PhD
Address: 
270 26th Street #207 Santa Monica 90402
Phone: 
(424) 835-0854
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. This Fieldwork includes two applications of neuropsychology: 1. Technological application: This is a startup endeavor that applies principals of neuropsychology to health and wellness in order to offer users insight into their minds and strengths. 2. Media applications: This includes dissemination of neuropsychology to lay audiences via various forms of media and entertainment such as video, books and podcasts.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
This Fieldwork will involve motivated and diligent interns in both applications of neuropsychology listed above in the organization description: 1. Technological application: The intern will support business development. 2. Media applications: The intern will aid in producing types of media.
Special Qualifications: 
No special qualifications are required. However the intern must be motivated and diligent. Creative and entrepreneurial interest would be additive. Familiarity with technology and/or media would also be helpful.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours per week

Neuroscience Associates Inc.

Contact: 
Dr. Lori Holt
Address: 
16633 Ventura Blvd. #700, Encino CA 91436
Phone: 
310-855-1265
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Neuroscience Associates Inc. is a multi-specialty Clinical Neuropsychology practice founded by Dr. Jeffrey Schaeffer in 1980. Dr. Schaeffer is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. Neuroscience Associates Inc. offers a broad range of services, including neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment. Our practice consistent of a number of associates trained in both clinical neuropsychology as well as general clinical psychology. Neuropsychological assessment focuses on understanding the adverse effects of brain injury and diseases of the central nervous system upon cognitive, intellectual, emotional and behavioral capacities and functions. Psychodiagnostic assessment focuses on understanding an individual's personality, emotional functioning, and thought processes. Both assessment methodologies rely upon the use of psychometric measures to evaluate the patient as well as clinical interview, behavioral observations, and review of medical records and other background information. The cases seen in our practice are typically individuals (primarily adults; some children and adolescents) who have sustained a brain injury or who have a known or suspected neurological disorder. These individuals have either been referred by their treating doctors to assist with differential diagnosis or guide treatment, or by an attorney who requires expert witness testimony or consultation as part of a civil (or other type of) litigation case.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The primary responsibility of the intern will be to help manage the large library of scholarly articles and other literature that we rely upon and must regularly update in order to keep current in the field of neuropsychology. These articles will be scanned into a database, cataloged in a spreadsheet or reference manager, and then filed. Interns may also be asked to perform literature searches (training will be provided). In addition, other tasks related to neuropsychological assessment and practice management may be required, including computer scoring of psychometric measures, organizing and re-ordering test materials, filing, xeroxing of charts and test materials, creation of office forms, and other miscellaneous clerical duties. Please note that this internship placement does not include direct patient contact, due to ethical and legal constraints concerning the provision of psychological services.
Special Qualifications: 
Once trained, interns must be able to work independently, demonstrating good organizational skills and attention to detail. Familiarity with MS Excel and Word are required. Maturity and sensitivity in dealing with copyright-protected materials not available to the general public are essential. Higher level computer skills (e.g., webpage management, Quickbooks experience, familiarity with reference manager software, MS Outlook, or other scheduling software) are desirable but not required.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-8

OPICA adult day service and counseling center

Contact: 
Elizabeth Lira, MA
Address: 
11759 Missouri Ave, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 
(310) 478-0226 ext 12
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
OPICA is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agency. Our goal is to provide meaningful, educational and emotionally supportive, programs for those coping with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. The program also includes individual counseling, and support groups for family caregivers.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns are given the opportunity to learn about the needs of this population and how to work with our members by assisting in conducting large and small groups. Interns are given a small case load of members to track and check-in with individually. Interns will also be responsible for assisting program staff, and documenting observations of the OPICA members.
Special Qualifications: 
Experience working with the elderly population and/or some education in gerontology. Energetic, interest or background in music, art, languages, literature also helpful.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

Contact: 
Maddy Goodreau
Address: 
1663 Sawtelle Blvd. Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 
310.473.1511
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
OUR HOUSE is a nonprofit, nonsectarian Grief Support Center offering grief support groups that are specific to age and relationship. Volunteer group leaders are extraordinary people who make a big difference in the lives of children, teenagers and adults grieving the death of someone close. OUR HOUSE serves thousands of people every year thanks to the dedication and generous hearts of volunteer group leaders. Our volunteers co-lead groups in the evenings in our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills locations or during the day in school sites throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Bilingual volunteers conduct Spanish-language support groups for adults at community-based locations. “Being a volunteer has changed me in so many ways. It has helped me listen better and be more genuinely present with the people in my life. ” Group leaders at OUR HOUSE do not need any prior experience.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Volunteer group leaders are extraordinary people who make a big difference in the lives of grieving children and adults. Our volunteers co-lead support groups in our West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Mid-City/Koreatown centers and at various school and community sites in the greater Los Angeles area. We ask for a minimum one-year commitment to co-lead a group every other week in-house, or once per week for short-term groups held in schools or community locations. In addition, all volunteers attend group supervision conducted by our clinical staff once every other week. The average time commitment, including group meeting time and supervision, is 10-15 hours per month. The training consists of: Grief Education Awareness of your own grief process, understanding the OUR HOUSE model and learning and practicing group leader skills
Special Qualifications: 
Volunteer group leaders are extraordinary people who make a big difference in the lives of grieving children and adults. Our volunteers co-lead support groups in our West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Mid-City/Koreatown centers and at various school and community sites in the greater Los Angeles area. We ask for a minimum one-year commitment to co-lead a group every other week in-house, or once per week for short-term groups held in schools or community locations. In addition, all volunteers attend group supervision conducted by our clinical staff once every other week. The average time commitment, including group meeting time and supervision, is 10-15 hours per month. Requirements: • At least 21 years old • For Spanish-language groups, group leaders must be bilingual • Ability to pass a criminal background check and attend all required trainings The application process includes: • Online application • Brief phone interview • In-person group interview • Three-day (Adult) or four-day (Children) training Upon successful completion of the application process, trainees are offered placement as group leaders.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

Pathway Educational Coach

Contact: 
Jessica Broutt
Address: 
1145 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
310-794-4341
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Pathway at UCLA Extension is a sequential program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, offering a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences, taught and supervised by experienced instructors sensitive to the individual needs of our students. On campus, Pathway students attend classes and participate with UCLA students in the many social, recreational, and cultural activities of a major university.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The purpose of the position is to assist with the inclusion of students in college course work and campus life. Educational Coaches will receive hands-on learning experiences in providing supports to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Job Responsibilities include: -Helping to maintain a positive academic environment and foster student independence -Provide academic tutoring -Provide peer-to-peer mentorship in navigating campus and collegiate life -Encourage appropriate college behavior -Help students with time management and organizational skills -Attend weekly support team meetings and communicate student progress to staff
Special Qualifications: 
-Excellent communication and organizational skills -Ability and interest to work with students with disabilities -Ability to receive feedback and willingness to obtain added trainings -Ability to work as a member of a team -Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships -Commitment of 1 year of service (Fall, Spring and Winter Quarter)
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hours per week

Santa Monica College Learning Disability Program Internship

Contact: 
George Marcopulos
Address: 
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 
310-434-3975
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The Santa Monica College Disabled Student Program and Services - Learning Disabilities (LD) Program is designed to provide support services to students with learning disabilities who are enrolled in college classes. These goals are met by the following: Screening, testing and providing certification of learning disabilities according to state guidelines. Developing individual plans and recommending appropriate academic accommodations to provide academic equity for students with learning disabilities. Teaching compensatory learning strategies and fostering awareness of students' learning strengths and weaknesses.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Fieldwork project to include tutoring students with learning disabilities as well as helping with overall office administration. This includes answering phones, fielding questions at the front desk and helping with the maintenance of student folders.
Special Qualifications: 
A desire and an aptitude to work with students who are exceptional learners.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
As required by UCLA

The Fibus Group- Grow a Great Relationship & Thrive in Marriage

Contact: 
Dr. M. Jay Fibus, Ph.D.
Address: 
13949 Ventura Blvd. Suite 210, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 
818-325-6766
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
With 34 years of experience, Dr. M. Jay Fibus and his team specialize in providing relationship counseling, anger management, and neurofeedback to patients. Interns will have the opportunity to learn and apply Dr. Fibus’s research-proven methods, with a particular focus on supporting patient couples in relationship counseling. Couples range from dating (pre-engaged), engaged, newlywed, long-term married, and distressed marriages, providing interns the opportunity to work with a variety of patients.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns will assist supervisors in supporting the relationships of patient couples. This includes generating support materials for the couples through transcription, graphic relationship representations, weekly action cards, written and sequential directives, and relationship road maps. Interns will be asked to research and brainstorm solutions to couple conflicts by identifying shared goals of the couples, negative interactions between couples, restructuring individual negative mental processes, analyzing common areas of relationship dysfunction, learning about sex therapy, and pinpointing childhood patterns that currently affect the couples. Administrative duties involve digitizing information to provide visual and auditory feedback for patient couples.
Special Qualifications: 
Undergraduate students with a psychology major or minor and an interest in the psychology of intimate relationships are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing skills are highly recommended.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 Hours

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge STAND Peers Program

Contact: 
Dr. Elizabeth Gong-Guy
Address: 
220 De Neve, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 
310-486-8387
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge aims to reduce the burden of depression by half by the year 2060.. One way it aims to do this is through research on an innovative treatment network that serves people according to their level of depression or anxiety. UCLA students are invited to enroll in the Depression Grand Challenge's STAND Program -- Screening & Treatment for Anxiety and Depression. Participants in this treatment study are UCLA students with depression and/or anxiety.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
This internship supports the STAND Peers (formerly RPN - Resilience Peer Network) as part of UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge. It will consist of the regular duties of Certified STAND Peers, who conduct one-on-one support sessions supplementing an iCBT program for anxiety and depression, attend weekly supervision/training sessions, and conduct orientation sessions for participants entering the DGC STAND Program. Additionally, the intern assists Dr. Gong-Guy and Dr. Pimentel with any additional administrative tasks as needed.
Special Qualifications: 
Interns are expected to participate in the year-long sequence of (1) RPN Basic Training, (2) Intensive Role Play Supervision, (3) Orientation Certification, and (4) Advanced RPNIII leading to Certified STAND Peer.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

UCLA Intervention Program

Contact: 
Dane Fitzmorris
Address: 
1000 Veteran Ave. 23-10, Los Angeles CA 90095-1797
Phone: 
310-825-4821
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The UCLA Intervention Program offers a Toddler Program for children with disabilities and/or risk factors for developmental delay.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
1) Responsible for setting up and taking down developmentally appropriate materials in both indoor and outdoor environments, according to the specific needs of the children, 2) direction of children in play activities, under the supervision of various members of the interdisciplinary team, according to the philosophy of the program, and 3) pre- and post-class discussion with the members of the team which consists of occupational and physical therapists, early childhood educators, and director.
Special Qualifications: 
Psychology 130 (Developmental Psychology) or comparable course in normal infant/early childhood development is required. Experience with typically developing infants or young children is required. Current TB test is required of all Interns prior to entrance into the program.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8 hours (2 mornings per week 8:30-12:30)

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