Internship - Howard Center

"We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members.”

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Below is a list of colleges and universities Howard Center has an active agreement with. If you do not see your school/program listed, please email Jenna Holland at or the HR Help Desk at the name of your college/university and program before submitting your application. Thank you!

Norwich University Nursing Program 

Simmons University 

Antioch University New England 

Walden University 

University of Vermont UVM College Psychology Dept. 

Sacred Heart University 

Columbia University Social Services 

University of New England Social Work 

Castleton University Social Work 

University of Vermont UVM College of Education and Social Services 

Northern Vermont University

Husson University 

University of Kentucky

Winthrop University 

Saint Michael's College 

University of Nevada, Reno – Psychiatric Nursing Program

University of Oklahoma - Field Education Program

Goddard University - Psychology & Counseling Program

Purdue Global University - Nursing Program


Howard Center is proud to offer Internships for students in mental health and developmental fields. Interns are paired with supervisors based on the fit of the student's program needs as well as the type or services the supervisor provides clients. The responsibilities of interns at the Howard Center vary across the agency's client services programs and are designed to provide students seeking to fulfill program/degree requirements with instruction and experience in human services.

Currently, we offering Internships to students seeking to fulfill their institution/program's requirements. Please be sure to include a brief overview of your specific requirements in your cover letter.


Depending on program, education level and institution requirements, opportunities could be the following:

  • Participate in documentation/record keeping
  • Provide supportive counseling to clients in individual, group, school, or community settings
  • Provide crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Implement academic, behavioral and social programming that addresses the unique needs of clients
  • Participate in direct service 
  • Observe Howard Center employees implement services to clients


Program requirements are defined by the educational contract with the school that has oversight of the internship. The contract will outline specific goals and objectives for the duration of the internship. Requirements to be outlined include the following:

  • Internship Duration
  • Supervision
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Driving 


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Retirement through 401(k)
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.