First Steps Student Intern Volunteer

Monday, September 5th from 12:00am to Friday, December 9th, 2022 12:00am (ET)


First Steps Program Overview:

First Steps is an early intervention program that serves children from birth to age three who have a developmental delay or a medical condition known to cause a delay. New Vista provides services for children who live in our 17-county service area. Staff provide screening and determine eligibility for services as well as coordinate services for families. Services are provided in the child's natural environment, either at home, daycare, or in the community. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to learn and continue activities to promote child development. Students can learn more about First Steps by clicking here

Internship Overview:

Under the guidance of professionals in a community mental health setting, students will increase their knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities in populations aged 0-3. Students selected for the First Steps Student Intern Volunteer role will shadow and assist service coordinators with their caseloads, including diverse populations of families who have children with severe developmental delays or medical conditions know to cause developmental delays. Individuals selected for this internship will apply skills acquired in school to assist child evaluation specialists during intake, evaluation, family assessment, and the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) assessment interviews. Additionally, Interns will have opportunities to assist with developing the IFSP, client education, administrative assistance, referral, and advocacy for a holistic internship experience.

Interns in this position will utilize critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and practical communication skills to complete detail-oriented tasks and assignments that align with the First Steps program and the student's practicum or internship course's academic requirements. 

Requirements and Additional Information:

Suitable for Students Pursuing a(n): Bachelors Degree

Suitable for Students Studying: Early Childhood Education, Family Sciences / Studies, and/or Integrated Disabilities Studies. 

Location: Fayette County, Virtual

Hours of Opportunity: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Monday through Friday

Available Slots: One

Application Note: Students who apply for the First Steps Student Intern Volunteer position using the "Apply Now" button will land on an application titled "Non-Clinical Student Intern Volunteer." Although the title is different, this is the application for the position. 

Opens Sep 24, 2021 5:00pm
Registration Closes
May 14, 2022 8:00pm or when space runs out.
Hiring Manager
Not Paid
Age Limit
18 and up
Background check, Training, Other
Requirement Details

In addition to the above requirements in the "Requirements and Additional Information" section, students selected for this position must provide the following:

  • Three Professional References
  • Official Transcript for your Current Program
  • Signed Contingent Offer Letter

Students must also complete and pass the following:

  • Background Checks
  • Drug Screening

Additionally, interns will be required to attend a one-day orientation. This orientation will fall on a Monday and is scheduled with New Vista's Human Resources department upon completion and a successful review of all required materials. Students who are missing academic obligations such as courses or mandatory meetings will be provided with an excused absence note.

Access to New Vista's Relias learning platform, with over 800 trainings ranging a wide variety of topics.
Access to live New Vista hosted trainings spanning a variety of community mental health center topics.
Participation in certain New Vista events such as wellness fairs.
Access to the Employee Assistance Program.
Parking Details
All New Vista locations provide parking to interns.