Internships

Learn more about the various internship opportunities available at Pathfinders.

Pathfinders provides excellent training opportunities for students in counseling, psychology, and social work at the undergraduate & master's level.

Students help Pathfinders achieve our mission, while we help them further their professional development. Throughout Milwaukee, many practicing professionals expanded their knowledge and skills through training opportunities at Pathfinders over our 40 year history.

Internship opportunities at Pathfinders include:

  • Undergraduate students in social work and other helping professions work primarily in our Youth Shelter and Drop-In Center. Individuals interested in undergraduate internships can apply by contacting Susan Raines.
  • Master’s degree students in counseling and social work affiliate as Interns in clinical roles primarily at the Youth Shelter and Hand-In-Hand program. Supervision is provided by an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker. A two or three semester commitment is required. This is an advanced internship for students with prior experience.  Individuals interested in master’s level internships can apply by contacting Susan Raines.
  • We also provide internship opportunities for individuals developing professional skills in administration and non-profit leadership. Interested individuals should contact Susan Raines, Volunteer Manager.

New students begin their affiliation throughout the year, generally in January, June, or September. Because Pathfinders offers strong clinical training, we regularly receive a great many more applications than we are able to accept for our limited number of openings.

Pathfinders is deeply committed to diversity in all that we do, and we strive to create a diverse cohort of students in our training programs. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who mirror the diversity of our clientele, and the community we serve.

For more information on internships at Pathfinders, please contact Susan Raines at 414-988-6870 or sraines@pathfindersmke.org

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