Internships at ICTG
As an educational service, internships are personalized training opportunities to gain skills and receive mentoring in assessing collective trauma, facilitating solutions, and personal coping strategies. An internship usually begins with identifying goals which relate to the student's vocational interests interface with the Institute's mission, progresses to strategizing achieving goals, and assessing accomplishments. Generally, internships involve a combination of learning and mentoring.
ICTG internships provide opportunities for college and graduate students to:
ICTG measures successful internships by:
Value to the Student
Trauma is all around us. Whether you anticipate volunteering with a disaster response group, working in business, in medicine, in mental health, in law, in social work, in ministry, or in education, you will be all the more effective with basic understanding of how trauma impacts individuals and groups as well as how care impacts individuals and groups.
ICTG internships ordinarily occur during a semester, an academic year, or a summer term.
ICTG internships ordinarily are unpaid learning covenants for college or seminary students. Students ordinarily receive course credit and produce a final project or project series.
ICTG interns are supervised by ICTG staff with earned post-graduate degrees at the masters or doctoral level.
ICTG intern projects are based on the student's vocational interests and may include interviewing field experts, conducting case studies, research, writing articles, planning and hosting informed social media conversations, gaining understanding in nonprofit operations and administration, learning about fundraising and donor relations, learning about faith-based and community-based partnerships in response to disaster, or developing new resources for leaders.
"Working as an intern at ICTG, alongside the director, was a rich and growing experience. My internship was treated like a mentorship and I was quickly welcomed into their organization. I was trained and entrusted to speak with members of my community who respond to trauma and encouraged to take the internship in a direction that suited my interests. I felt empowered by ICTG's training and was able to integrate trauma response into my field of study."
LIBBY BAKER, INTERN '17
LIBBY BAKER, INTERN '17
Interested in an Internship with ICTG?
Contact us to inquire about availability. We look forward to hearing from you!