Internship Experiences - Connecting You to Rewarding Careers in Health Services
Connecting to a life-changing internship experience is now easier through WellLife Network Internship Connections. The WellLife Network offers college students and advanced degree candidates on-site experiences in a variety of “real life” settings throughout New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Internship Connections program is customized and will help you define and explore career opportunities in the health and human services field.
You will gain practical experience as a professional under conditions conducive to educational development. The experience will help you hone your skills and provide an opportunity for personal development in a professional setting. We offer internships, externships and practicums in:
- Behavioral Health
- Health Administration
The key to the WellLife Network internship is “quality” in the experience and training. At the same time, we want it to be enjoyable as you gain the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts create a life-changing impact for the most vulnerable in our society.
We partner with universities and agencies, throughout metropolitan New York, to create opportunities that help to further professionalize the network and experiences offered.
A Customized Experience
The WellLife Network helps you realize your potential, with personalized supervision, educational seminars and enriched mentoring opportunities. Through thought leadership initiatives, you will meet young professionals and emerging leaders to spark your ambitions and expand your network. An internship or rotation experience at WellLife Network can be rewarding in a rapidly growing field, offering a variety of settings, including: mental health clinical training, intellectual/developmental disabilities, health administration and medical nursing.
You will be better prepared to enter the health and human services field, where employment opportunities are expected to increase by about 23 percent by 2018.
The WellLife Network Internship Experience
As an intern, you will study theories and techniques that assist clients in identifying, preventing and remediating problematic behaviors to help them achieve positive personal growth. You will learn to perform a wide range of tasks, including:
- Interviewing and assisting clients and their caregivers with counseling or crisis intervention, outreach, victim advocacy
- Life skills education and group facilitation
- Applied training through skill-building exercises
- Understanding the role that managed care and value(d) outcomes play in the human services field
You will have the choice to work in many settings and with a broad range of populations – individuals, families and groups — in a wide array of human and social service settings on challenges ranging from mental health family services; intellectual/developmental and other disabilities; domestic/child abuse; suicide prevention; addictions; crisis intervention; high-risk youth; to the elderly.
As an intern, you will spend a minimum of seven hours per week for a period of two months to one year and be assigned to a WellLife Network program that closely matches your field of study and interests.
Our Many Partners
The WellLIfe Network partners with many colleges and universities throughout the New York metropolitan area. We currently partner with:
- Adelphi University
- Bay Path University
- Briarcliff College
- Capella University
- Columbia University
- Farmingdale State College
- Fordham University
- Hofstra University
- Iona College
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Lehman College
- Long Island University
- Mercy College
- Metropolitan College of New York
- Molloy College
- New York Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Queens College
- Rutgers University
- Simmons School of Social Work
- St. Johns University
- Stony Brook Universtiy
- Suffolk County Community College
- The City University of New York
- Walden University
- Yeshiva University, Wurtzweiler School of Social Work
Enrollment is open throughout the year. You must be a student enrolled in an accredited college or university program that requires an internship experience. You must complete an initial and follow-up interview and provide a resume and personal references.
Programs operated by WellLife Network are licensed and supported by the NYS Office of Mental Health, Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the United Way of Long Island.
Call Max Banilivy, Ph.D. at 631.896.8387 max.banilivy@WellLifeNetwork.org