Job Details

Requisition Number 15-0149
Post Date 12/5/2018
Title Graduate Level Intern
City Wernersville
Facility Richard J Caron Foundation
Department 016
Work Hours 8a-5p
Work Days M-F
Position Type INT

IMPORTANT:  We are currently acccepting applications for both Summer and Fall 2019 placements.



The focus of the graduate student’s field experience is a blend of observation, discussion, and participation in clinical activities with his or her internship supervisor and the treatment team. This placement is for our inpatient residential treatment facility.  Internship hours are available year round. Internship hours are obtained from Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm.  We do not have internship placements for evening or weekend hours. We offer placements with both adult and teen populations.  You may request a specific population; however, placements are determined by multiple factors and a specific population is not guaranteed

Our goal is to support students in their learning experience and therefore, Caron does not allow for students to manage his or her own caseload of patients. An hour of supervision will be provided on a weekly basis or as otherwise agreed upon by Caron and the learning institution.



Caron Treatment Centers accepts students for internship placement who are interested in addiction and substance use treatment as a career option. Caron requires that interested students be recommended by his or her learning institution. Students are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution that provides training experience under the direction of the institution. We strongly recommend that applicants who are in recovery from drug and alcohol dependence have at least two years of sobriety or abstinence. If Caron is able to meet the learning institution’s internship requirements and if the applicant’s qualifications align with Caron’s goals, the student will be scheduled for an interview.



Students who are selected for internships are required to submit the following documents to the Internship Program Coordinator prior to his or her start date:

  • Affiliation Agreement between “Richard J. Caron Foundation” and your learning institution
  • PA State Police clearance
  • Department of Public Welfare ChildLine clearance
  • FBI Fingerprint based Criminal History Background clearance
  • Proof of negative TB Test
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance
    • If your learning institution is providing a General Liability Policy, “Richard J. Caron Foundation” must be listed as an additional insured

Students are also required to attend a mandatory Internship Orientation to review the following:

  • Caron’s learning goals and limitations for  graduate level interns.
  • Caron Policies will be reviewed by the Internship Program Coordinator.  At that time interns will indicate an understanding by providing a signature of attestation.
  • Mandatory trainings interns are required to complete and any additional trainings that are available to interns.


Caron Treatment Centers’ Policies and Standards

All student interns are bound by the Statement of Organizational Ethics and Code of Conduct policy of Caron Treatment Centers and therefore must refrain from any type of personal relationships with any patient with whom they have contact both before and after the patient’s treatment.  Interns will comply with all standards of confidentiality and will indicate his or her understanding and compliance by signing the Confidentiality of Patient Identifying Information Policy.

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