Internships With Children With Autism

Semester Internships

The New England Center for Children offers a unique cooperative learning opportunity for college students through our Semester at NECC  program.

Students from Hamilton College, Western New England University, University of Mary Washington, and  Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts interested in applied psychology and education now have the opportunity to spend the fall or spring semester at our Southborough campus.  Highlights of the program:

  • The Semester at NECC gives juniors and seniors the opportunity for practical experience in special education and applied psychology while receiving full academic credit from their college or university.
  • The program includes both didactic course work and supervised practicum experiences.  Trainees learn theoretical and practical applications of behavior analysis techniques, how to develop educational curriculum and behavior management programs for students who have a range of needs.
  • Trainees attend graduate-level courses offered on-site by Western New England University and Simmons College professors. In addition, they also spend about 30 hours each week gaining hands-on experience as a student teacher.

We encourage students from the above named colleges interested in this program to consult with the chair of their Department of Psychology.  Students from other colleges/universities interested in participating in this opportunity should contact us.

Undergraduate/Graduate Internships

Each year, many undergraduate and graduate students from New England area colleges have rewarding internship experiences at The New England Center for Children.

Students are typically in their junior or senior year and are studying in the field of psychology, education, communication disorders and other human services related programs.  Benefits of participating in this program include:

  • Students gain relevant experience in the application of behavior analysis principles with students who have special needs.
  • Students get the opportunity to train and work alongside professionals in an occupational environment while receiving academic credit.
  • A master's or doctoral level clinician supervises interns.
  • While these are typically unpaid internships, students may receive academic credit through their college or university.
  • Our internships are flexible to the scheduling needs of the student.  Summer internships are available as well.
  • We can design a program that meets the academic requirements of the college.
  • In many cases, internships have led to full-time employment upon graduation.

For additional information about our Internship program, please contact us