Cunningham Children's Home Internship

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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 (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 815 Psychology Building
  • Completion of reading assignments, oral presentations, and written assignments