Internships & Practicum

social work internship

For students, there’s no better learning lab than the real world. That’s why KVC Nebraska is proud to help undergraduate and graduate students complete their social work or mental health treatment internships or practicums and gain real world experience. These students, who learn about and help deliver KVC services like developmental disability support, foster care, in-home family therapy and more, are working in a unique space where government, nonprofit agency providers and higher education intersect. Few other organizations offer students this diverse experience.

KVC’s internship and practicum opportunities are structured to meet your program requirements. Our interns enjoy unparalleled flexibility due to KVC’s in-home model. KVC’s commitment to meeting with families in their homes leads to evening and weekend appointments that work well for students and families alike, and students learn some of KVC’s best practice approaches.

What a KVC Internship/Practicum Offers

  • An exclusive opportunity to learn directly from experienced professionals at KVC
  • An opportunity to apply many of the techniques learned in the classroom to real situations under the supervision of a KVC professional
  • Time to develop skills in social work, case management, client engagement, crisis intervention or individual and group therapy

“In the few months I’ve interned at KVC, I have had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of outpatient therapy. So far, it’s provided me a hands-on experience to learn while having support and guidance from my supervisor. I’ve felt so welcomed from my team and the rest of the KVC staff. I’m eager to learn more and look forward to the rest of my internship!” – Maria, current Intern

“Interning with KVC has been a wonderful chance to have both a hands-on and behind the scenes experience of the social work field. The staff is incredibly welcoming and took me in like one of their own. Their empathy and passion for the clients they serve helped me gain valuable knowledge and skills that will undoubtably stay with me for the rest of my career.” – Jessica, current Intern

Areas of Interest

  • Developmental Disabilities – Provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities and the people teaching them independent living skills in a home-setting
  • Foster Family Care – Share resources and support to family foster homes
  • Intensive In-Home Services – Help families stay safely together with in-home services aimed at enhancing evidence-based protective factors
  • Therapeutic Services – Provide in-home therapy, outpatient therapy or aftercare services to families and youth with behavioral health needs

Qualifications for Students to Be Considered

  • Passion for making a difference in the life of children and families
  • Complete orientation and training requirements
  • Maintain current driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Provide own transportation to appointments if necessary
  • Maintain flexibility in scheduling and attend appointments after normal business hours, including evenings and weekends

Must Be Pursuing a Degree in:

  • Bachelors in Social Work or related field
  • Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Family Therapy


See additional details about these locations here.

  • Omaha, NE
  • Lincoln, NE

How to Apply

We’re excited you’re interested in a KVC internship/practicum opportunity! Click the button below to fill out and submit our interest form. Then, a member of our team will be in contact with you soon.

Interest Form

For questions, contact Nicole Deere-Andersen at (402) 708-9528 or