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Healthcare & Mental Health Services

Our options are not limited to the internships listed below. Organizations listed reflect sites where WCSC has recently placed students or those that are currently looking for interns. Please feel free to do your own research and do not hesitate to contact WCSC for further opportunities.

Mental Health

  • Anchor Counseling Services – focuses on life skills and job placement for adults with mental illness and substance abuse diagnoses.
    • Opportunity to interact with clients one-on-one and become comfortable interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Physical & Occupational Therapy

  • Pivot Physical Therapy  – provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, and sports medicine services.
  • Leaps and Bounds – pediatric occupational therapy practice, specializing in working with children, ages 2-8, and their families.
  • Carroll Manor – Nursing and rehabilitation center located on the Providence Hospital campus.
    Interns help to provide physical therapy.

Nursing & Clinical Care

Pediatric & General Practice

  • Community of Hope Clinic – outpatient clinic primarily serving low-income families in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.
    • *Spanish Language Opportunity. Amharic Language Opportunity
    • Working with evening teen clinics is also an option
  • Mary’s Center (prenatal and child care) – provides medical care and education for expecting mothers.
    • *Spanish Language Opportunity
  • La Clinica del Pueblo– provides health and mental health services to low-income Latinx and Spanish-speaking immigrant population of the DC area.
    • *Spanish Language Opportunity
  • Christ House – provides clinical services and inpatient care for people experiencing homelessness and suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, HIV, or cancer.
    • Nursing students and pre-professional health students may gain on-on-one experience in wound care, taking vital signs, teaching life skills care.

Geriatric Care & Hospice

  • Joseph’s House – hospice home for those experiencing homelessness who are are dying of AIDS and cancer.
    Interns at Joseph’s House will have the opportunity to work alongside alumni of EMU/WCSC.
  • Also see Carroll Manor, above.

Midwifery

  • M.A.M.A.S., Inc. – midwife practice working with families through the birthing process, including prenatal care, birth services, postpartum care, well-woman gyn care, family planning, breastfeeding/early parenting assistance, and intrauterine insemination.

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Capital Area Food Bank – supplies food and nutrition programming to low-income communities in the DC Area.  Their “Kids Cafe” program teaches kids about healthy eating and assemble healthy recipes and foods for them to take home from the Capital Area Food Bank.
  • DC Central Kitchen – provides meals to DC’s hungry and homeless, while emphasizing nutrition, fresh food, and health education. Their programming includes opportunities for culinary job training and nutrition resources and education.
  • Bread for the City Clinic – supports health needs for low-income patients.
    • Past interns have helped patients to research their conditions and find reputable websites for dietary guidelines to follow.
  • Common Good City Farm – an urban farm and education center growing food for low-income residents in Washington, DC and providing educational opportunities for all people in order to help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability.  Programming includes nutrition education for youth.
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