Grafton Integrated Health Network Winchester , VA 22603
Availability of internship slots depends on internship type sought
A student affiliated with an accredited educational institution may be approved to come to Grafton for the sole purpose of developing knowledge and skills for their chosen career via observation, mentoring, supervision, and application of skills.
In the interest of the students' welfare and regulatory requirements, interns will be subject to the following requirements:
1.A completed application form or other written material providing the individual's name, address, phone number, and social security number or other unique identifier.
2.Verification of education, certification and employment history.
3.Written references or letters of recommendation.
4.Participation in pre-service training as deemed necessary.
5.Pre-assignment drug screening and documentation of a TB clearance.
6.Criminal Record Checks, a Child Protective Services check, and an FBI fingerprint check.
Interns are required to present documentation of their liability coverage through their college/university. Interns are not covered under Grafton's Workers' Compensation.
We currently allows for three levels of internship experiences. They are as follows:
Level 1: Observer role only.
Interactions are minimal with clients. This is usually a short experience for the intern as an introduction to their field of study. The interns are not to be left alone with clients.
Level 2: Observes and begins to assist in treatment with the supervisor.
This experience may last a whole semester depending on the intern's program requirements. These interns are not to be left alone with clients.
Level 3: Initially observes clients with supervisor, and then begins to provide therapy/instruction with periodic supervision by the supervisor.
At this point, the intern is still learning, but expected to demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in their chosen profession. At this level, the intern is typically with Grafton 30-40 hours a week for an entire semester. At this level, the intern may be left alone to independently provide services as part of the requirements of their program of study.
Evaluation of Interns
Interns' knowledge, skills, and abilities shall be evaluated using the tools/materials provided to Grafton by the placing educational institution. This information is sent to the educational institution by the intern's supervisor at the end of their placement, or before depending on the institution's requirements.