Current Employment Positions

2023 - 2024 - Chicago - Graduate Level Internship

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-853700
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Internship
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Date Updated: May 01, 2023
  • Years of Experience: College
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems. We value an essential work-life balance for our employees, provides opportunities of advancement, Military/Veteran friendly, encouraging, and making a difference. We are accepting applications for students looking to complete an internship with us.


  This internship portal is not for our Metro Prep/Laureate Day Schools. There is a separate portal for that internship.


  Essential Duties:

  • Promote a welcoming positive customer service culture which encourages quality patient outcomes and staff retention
  • Develop patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review based on research, clinical experience, and patients’ histories - using SAMMS assessment on computer
  • Provide patient intakes (biopsychosocial assessment), treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge with individual and group therapy for a full spectrum of referral sources
  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information
  • Assess individual’s degree of drug use by analyzing drug screening samples
  • Interview patients, review records and confer with other professionals to evaluate individual’s mental health and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program
  • Review and evaluate patients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status
  • Intervene as an advocate for patients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Counsel patients individually, or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes
  • Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for patients to be discharged from treatment programs
  • Other duties as assigned





Work Schedule: Determined by Educational Institution

Work Location:  310 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

Start Date: Determined by Educational Institution







Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Currently enrolled in a graduate level Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Addictions Counseling, or related program required


Job Benefits:

This is a non-paid internship opportunity.