Cunningham Children's Home Internship

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Cunningham Children's Home

Cunningham Children's Home is an Urbana residential treatment facility serving children with severe emotional/behavioral problems. Youth are between ages 10 and 17 years. Internship opportunities include:

  • Cottage counselors
  • Teacher's aides at on-campus schools
  • Group Home intern
  • Recreational Therapist intern
  • Other placements are occasionally available at the discretion of the agency.

This is a year-long sequence. You must commit to taking both PSYC 340 (Fall) and PSYC 341 (Spring)


  • Junior or Senior standing
  • Psychopathology and Problems in Living (aka, Abnormal) Psychology (PSYC 238)
  • Child Development (PSYC 216) - highly recommended
  • Prior volunteer or work experience
  • Completion of application and interview

*Course Requirements

  • Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week at Cunningham Children's Home
  • Weekly seminar (meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:45 pm in Room 819 Psychology Building
  • Completion of reading assignments, oral presentations, and written assignments


Informational Meeting - March 8 @ 4:00 pm in Room 21 Psychology Building

Applications are due by March 15th, 2017 and can be filled out using the link below. If your application is selected for further review, we will contact you via e-mail or phone to set up an interview. Link: