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Parenting Education Student Internship

Start date: 01/08/2024(flexible)Duration: 18 Weeks
Unpaid Internship5 - 25 hrs/wk

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The Parenting Education Program at Forty Carrots Family Center is offering an internship opportunity for eligible undergraduate or graduate level students. The time frame for this part-time academic internship is January through May of 2024. 

The intern will gain valuable experience and knowledge of applying the Six Protective Factors identified by the US Department of Health and Human Services to promote well-being and prevent child abuse & neglect. The intern will have the opportunity to work alongside our talented parenting educators to support family systems through mental health/play-based groups for caregivers & children (0-5 years of age). The intern’s primary role will be as an active observer. While the intern will be provided with training and relevant information, they will not be expected to directly handle families’/clients’ specific parental and childhood questions. These questions will be addressed by our parenting educators. The intern’s conversations with families/clients should remain neutral.  Responsibilities will also include supporting the parenting educators with program planning, set-up, and break-down in addition to other program essentials as needed.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for any student pursuing a future in human services, social work, early childhood education, general education, counseling, or related field. If interested, please submit your CV or resume and two letters of recommendation to 

This internship complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Forty Carrots Family Center does not directly issue academic credit; however, we will take appropriate steps towards ensuring that your educational institution’s requirements for academic credit are satisfied.  The internship requires successful completion of a Fingerprint Based Level 2 Background Check through DCF.  


Must be currently enrolled as a student in an academic program at an institution of higher education. Consideration will be given at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About Forty Carrots Family Center

Forty Carrots Family Center’s (FCFC) mission is nurturing healthy child and family development through research-based, relationship focused, education and mental health services. Founded in 1993, FCFC serves children and families throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties with Parenting Education, Mental Health Services, and our nationally accredited (NAEYC) Preschool. FCFC is committed to providing the highest quality of services to families of all walks of life, regardless of ability to pay, educational background, age, race, or other factors. All families benefit by having the resources, tools and support needed to raise their children in homes that are safe, both physically and emotionally, where they are protected and loved, and given every opportunity to learn so they can become productive, responsible caring adults. Our community partnerships with more than 26 community agencies allows FCFC to provide services to our most vulnerable children and families.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    working with children
    willingness to learn


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What happens after you send in your application?

Forty Carrots Family Center has not provided an expected interview date. We asked Forty Carrots Family Center what they would do if an applicant does not move forward in the hiring process, and this is what they said: “All applicants will be contacted either by email or phone. ”

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