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Family Focused Classroom Intern

Washburn Center for Children


Organization Summary:

Washburn Center for Children is a leading children’s mental health center, caring for a wide variety of children’s needs associated with anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and trauma. The 133-year-old nonprofit offers critical mental health intervention to help children - and their families - realize hope. Washburn Center for Children serves more than 2,800 children ages 0-18 and approximately 8,500 family members each year. Washburn Center’s three office locations – Brooklyn Park, Minnetonka and Minneapolis – serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. The nonprofit also offers in-home services, and its school-based program serves 22 schools in the Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Minneapolis school districts.

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Mental Health and Crisis Intervention
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: Unpaid
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45pm to 4:15pm 

Primary Duties:

This position will work in one of our preschool classrooms with the 3 to 5 year old children. The position starts immediately and runs through December 21st. The intern will typically work 6 - 8 hours per week, which will consist of 2 half days a week in the classroom. The shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45pm to 4:15pm. Attendance at weekly team meetings on Fridays from 11:00 am -1:00 pm is strongly encouraged.


Flexibility, Resourcefulness, Knowledge of basic psychology and child development.


Additional Info:

The Family Focused program provides services with young children who are at risk for abuse and neglect due to high levels of family stress. The program provides families an intensive combination of services including in-home and center-based therapy, including preschool sessions (ages 3 to 5) and case coordination. The program uses the parent-child relationship as the primary means for healing, reducing risk for abuse and neglect, and supporting healthy child development.

How To Apply:

Applications are available on our website at: For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email


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