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Internships with The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence

Internships provide a way for students to gain valuable experience in their chosen field with a multitude of disciplines, including: Clinical, Non-Profit Management, Direct Support, Theater, Dance, Art, and more.  All internships are designed to benefit the individual we support, the agency, and the volunteer. Interns receive specialized training which is also helpful for job references and may qualify as their required internship. Internships do not ensure employment with the Agency, but may be used as a stepping stone for the future.



  • The agency will provide training and in-services in keeping with government and agency regulations, as well as any specialized training needed for an assigned activity.
  • The same respect paid to a staff member will be demonstrated to an intern.
  • The agency will provide for the personal and environmental safety of each intern.
  • When applicable, an intern will be provided with a letter of recommendation for present and future employment.
  • Interns will be given the opportunity of attending various orientation programs or educational offerings toward benefiting their professional training or experience.
  • Evaluations will be provided.


Internship Requirements

  • Regular attendance according to an agreed hours/time schedule will be maintained, with prior notification to the internship coordinator when absences are necessary, or calling in, regarding unforeseen absences. The intern will sign-in upon arrival/departure according to the system established at the program site.
  • An intern will maintain confidentiality relative to the individuals and agency issues.
  • Agency policy will be adhered to as with any agency staff member.
  • Each intern will follow/carry out directives given relative to an assigned service.
  • Interns are encouraged to provide the agency with feedback pertaining to his/her involvement with the agency and services provided.


For More Information:

Jefferson County 
380 Gaffney Drive 
Watertown, New York 13601 

St. Lawrence County 
1942 Old DeKalb Road, Suite #1 
Canton, NY 13617