Social Work & Youth Development

Social Work Intern: Trauma and Adolescent Case Development


Social work, Psychology, Youth work, Trauma counselling, Internship

Career Field

Social Work & Youth Development

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



The Host Organisation

A grassroots non profit which works primarily in high schools to benefit some of the most disadvantaged members of society, focusing on education, safety, counselling, medical care, empowerment and more.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled and knowledgeable members of the team, aiding in different areas of operations Under supervision, help create psychological assessments of students and development intervention plans if necessary Counselling on an individual or group basis to help process traumatic events (dependent on knowledge and experience) Liaise with school staff Assist in curriculum development Participate in regular organized social work development training Create fun, educational and therapeutic activities for individual students or small groups


Independently motivated Strong empathy and maturity Basic understanding of trauma and how it affects development Previous experience in a counselling setting would be beneficial Currently studying a degree in psychology or counselling would be beneficial

Skills Acquisition

Individual and group counselling skills Research and analysis Case and curriculum development Project management

Benefits to Intern

Make a valuable impact on vulnerable communities Receive guidance from a highly experienced and knowledgeable team Gain an in depth understanding of trauma in adolescents to further your knowledge in the field Participate in regular skills refining and educational training Demonstrate your resilience, dependability and adaptability

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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