|STUDENTS WANTED…REWARD: A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCEkidsLINK offers student placements for various disciplines. With a focus on wellness, resiliency and trauma, placements working with children, youth and their families are available to students in Social Work (MSW, BSW), Child and Youth Work (CYW), Resource Consulting (RT) and Early Childhood Education (ECE).Placement opportunities may also be available for students in Information Technology and Health and Nutrition.Our goal is to deliver to you a high value service that will serve as a cornerstone of your education and career. We encourage you to learn, to question and most importantly, challenge yourself. To help you on your journey, we will be offering a learning series on specific topics throughout the time that you are here. We will also provide peer meetings so that you have time and opportunity to speak with your colleagues and learn from each other. Of course, you will have a talented supervisor who is available to you to create a unique learning experience that will meet your needs.People who are attending kidsLINK are coming from a growing region. This year we are embracing learners from an American university that will bring a decidedly international flavour to learning at kidsLINK. Our aim is to continue to build a tradition of international participation that will provide depth of learning and experience from another cultural vantage point to enrich the Canadian perspective.
Programs currently accepting student interns:
For more information on these programs, click here.
Contacts for Student Placements
Social Work Contacts (MSW, BSW)
National - Peter Holden
International - Emily Gray
Other Student Contacts
CYW - Emily Gray
Holistic Practices - Amy Taylor
“As I reflect on my time here, I’m so grateful for each person who works here and adds to the family feel of this place. I just want to say THANK YOU for making this place such a positive and encouraging environment. One thing I will definitely remember about my time here is how each of you care so much, not only for the well-being of the kids… but also for each other. There’s not a day when I’m not asked ‘how are you?’ And the greatest thing is that, if I’m not so good…I know there are listening ears!
Again, so grateful to have been a part of this team and to have gotten to experience the love that is truly tangible here. You all do so much and it’s not looked over!!
Finally…thanks for encouraging me in my work as I’ve been interning, and for enthusiastically supporting the music therapy program!!”
“I chose kidsLINK because of its reputation as a leader in children’s mental health and its view on resilience. The values that kidsLINK holds are different from many other agencies, and I was excited to get the chance to learn from such a dedicated and innovative team. Aside from the practical skills which I am learning from the team at kidsLINK, the most valuable lesson I will take when I leave is to think outside the box and not be afraid to get involved and take initiative.”
“As my student placement comes to an end, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. I feel privileged that for 10 months I got to learn from such a dedicated, fun and inspiring group of people.
Not once was I made to feel like “just a student” so thank you for that. On the other hand you have an awesome student program so thank you also for that as it truly enriched my experience. I will sincerely miss working here.
Keep doing what you are doing and making a difference. You are all part of something great and should be proud of the work you do even on the days you feel tired. I hope to work with all of you again in the future.”
“I chose kidsLINK because the feedback I received on the programs and services they offer are amazing. I chose to do the EIEI program, because when I am done school, I would like to work with the school board and EIEI already works hand in hand with them. EIEI’s reputation within the school board is fantastic, and schools recognize this program. I thought this would be a great way to introduce myself to the school boards.
Kelly Odo – Mohawk College
“I chose to do my placement at kidsLINK because it was a great agency from my hometown area, and because it offered a wide range of programs that would serve as great learning opportunities for me!”
Courtney Peters – Fanshawe College
Rebecca says she chose kidsLINK to do her placement because of the positive reputation that the agency holds. There were so many opportunities and learning experiences available to her as a student intern that she wouldn’t have necessarily received at other agencies.
Rebecca Roth – Fanshawe College
“I cannot believe it went by so fast, and admittedly I feel like I’m not ready to say good-bye just yet.
I would like to thank you for welcoming me and for making this an experience that I will never forget.
I am so grateful to have gotten to know you and to have worked with the children and their families. I am so impressed by their positive outlook and their determination even in the most difficult of circumstances.
I have learned and grown a great deal. Thank you all for your kindness and support!
This has been an amazing experience and I feel very lucky to have gotten this opportunity!!”
Andra Ene, BSW Student Intern, Child and Family Therapy Program