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We continually seek individuals interested in interning at the Child Advocacy Center. If you wish to explore internship possibilities further, please refer to the additional details provided below.

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College Student Internships

An internship at the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County provides a unique opportunity to learn the workings of the child welfare and criminal justice system and to better understand the dynamics of child sexual abuse. We offer two levels of internship:

Bachelor’s Level Internships

Available for individuals completing various programs including but not limited to Social Work, Child and Family Development, Criminal Justice, Development, Marketing, and Business Administration. Applicants must have enthusiasm, a willingness to take initiative, and the ability to adapt to various situations and locations within the office and out in the community. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher). All internships must be for credit and part of a class that you are currently enrolled in through a college or university.

For internship opportunities, email with the subject line internship.

College Majors for Internships

  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Studies
  • Psychology 
  • Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Family Community Services
  • Behavioral Science
  • Child and Family Development
  • Other areas of study related to Health and Human Services Fields
  • Development Intern: click here to learn more about the Development Intern Role.

Feedback from CAC Interns:

“The internship at the CAC has given me a great overview of how an advocacy center runs. I have learned a lot about their processes with cases that I did not learn in my classes at college. The employees are incredibly welcoming and are willing to answer any questions you may have. The interactions with the clients give you good experience with interacting with victims and making them feel comfortable in an environment they might not.” -2020 Fall Intern

What an Internship Looks Like...

The Child Advocacy Center works to give interns a wide range of experiences within their time at the center. This allows interns to develop a wider range of useful skills that they can take with them and use for their benefit regardless of where their path leads them.  Interns shadow and work with each position at The Child Advocacy Center to understand how each staff member completes their piece which all comes together to form an effective CAC team. Each intern will be assigned a supervisor that they will report to weekly for at least a 30-minute supervision, but they will rotate between all the positions. Positions here at the CAC include: Family Advocate, Outreach Specialist, Director of Development, Intake Coordinator, MDT Coordinator, Forensic Interviewer, Counselor, and SANE/SART Coordinator.