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Maryvale provides a variety of internship opportunities typically for students in social work, psychology, child development or a related field. These interns contribute their time and energy to furthering Maryvale’s mission while gaining valuable experience in the child-welfare system. Maryvale Interns are required to obtain the following clearances prior to employment:

  • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Index Clearance.
  • A clean Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) record (Family Resource Center interns only)
  • A clear TB Test.


Specific internship opportunities include the following:

Residential / Mental Health Internships

Maryvale provides field training for master and bachelor student interns to provide appropriate mental health services for clients consistent with all scopes of practices and regulations. A formal training program is provided for students in the field of Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling. Maryvale provides internships for students from Azusa Pacific University; California State University, Los Angeles; Cal Poly Pomona; University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California.

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Family Resource Center / Community-based Mental Health

Under the Clinical Supervision of a licensed mental health professional, MSW Interns and MFT Trainees have exposure to a variety of clinical experiences to include extensive training in all DMH mandated paperwork/documentation. A minimum of 12 months and/or 1 academic school year is required for this program. Our intern capacity is 8 per year. Some of our partnerships include USC, UCLA, APU, CSLA. Trainings received are in the areas of Clinical and Group Supervision, Trauma Informed Care, DMH Documentation; Psychiatric Consultation/Brown Bag Seminar. Clinical practical experience takes place in a variety of Maryvale’s Family Resource Center Programs such as: school-based with Montebello Unified School District, Community Outreach, Family, Individual and Group therapies; adjunctive support group work such as Mommy & Me; Angry Birds, Grandparents as Parents, Second Step Program, to name a few.
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Early Education Centers / Student Observation Hours

Students currently enrolled in a college or high school course that requires observation hours may be allowed to observe, but not interact with, children in the classroom. These arrangements are made with the Center Director and students are required to provide their student ID and course syllabus or a letter from their teacher/professor. 

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