Internship Program


Hiring interns not only helps students in our community; it enhances the local workforce as a whole. Interns gain invaluable skills that will take them a long way in achieving their career aspirations and the workforce is strengthened with connections to institutions of higher education.  Through internship programs institutions are able to, in some cases, provide strong candidates for future employment opportunities. 

Melwood’s Internship Program was designed to facilitate a mutually beneficial opportunity to the student and the organization. Our interns assist our staff with a number of projects, which improves productivity by allowing employees the time to accomplish higher-level, strategic initiatives where their attention and expertise is much better served.  Ultimately, the program helps to accomplish several immediate objectives that aid in organizational workflow.  Interns benefit from the program in many ways as well. They gain on-the-job experience, develop interpersonal skills, make connections, strengthen their resumes, and assess their career interest and abilities. Offering a paid internship is particularly beneficial, helping students enhance their resume with marketable skills while earning the extra dollars they may need to sustain their lifestyle.

Melwood offers both paid and non-paid internships.  Paid interns receive a weekly stipend for up to 24 hours per week. The stipend will be paid in monthly installments. Interns are not entitled to any of the rights or benefits afforded to Melwood employees, including disability, unemployment, workers’ compensation, medical or other insurance, vacation or sick leave or any other employee benefit.

Melwood Internship Program offers an 8–12 week internship opportunity for undergraduates and graduates. Melwood also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. A background check and drug screening will be required. Orientation and training are mandatory.

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Interests and Experiences

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Supplemental Documents

Please upload your resume and transcript. Each file must be a MS Word Document (.doc, .docx), Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) or plain text (.txt) and each file must have a file size smaller than 1MB.




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Intern Statement and Signature

I certify that all information I have supplied in this application is true, complete, and accurate. I understand that by submitting this application, I authorize inquiries to be made concerning my suitability as an intern and does not insure an appointment into the program. I also give permission for a reference check. I understand Melwood does not unlawfully discriminate in placing volunteers or interns. I agree to comply with and be bound by the agency's safety and health rules and regulations, rules of conduct, and any other rule or procedure set forth by the agency.

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