Applying to be a WinterSpring Intern
Each year WinterSpring gets many more inquiries from potential intern, capstone, and practicum students than our small staff has the capacity to supervise. In response to such a high interest in our internships, we have developed an application process to determine the candidates whose skills, experience and areas of study best match the needs of our clients.
The majority of our intern positions involve:
- Direct Client Support — usually by co-facilitating an adult or teen bereavement support group, helping out with our Children’s Program, or offering non-professional phone support to grieving individuals.
- Community Outreach and Education — includes speaking at schools and non-profit agencies.
- Office Assistance — with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and/or special research projects.
Any work with clients, outreach and education, requires completion of our Bereavement Support Training.
If you are interested in applying to become a WinterSpring intern, we suggest you first do the following:
- Explore our web site and familiarize yourself with our services and our approach, as well as with the stories of grief and healing you will find there.
- Give careful thought as to what draws you to WinterSpring. Do you have a major loss in your own past, and if so how did your own bereavement experience change your life? Consider how your particular skills and interests are applicable to our internship needs listed above. The more clearly you match what we need, the better the fit and the more likely you will be asked to interview for an internship position.
Since we have many applicants and only a few positions, we strongly recommend that you take this application as seriously as you would for a paid position. An internship with WinterSpring is a valuable experience both personally and professionally, looks great on a resume, and can become a source of excellent references for future jobs! Please fill out our application, which you can download here: Internship Application.