Internships

Social Service and Mental Wellness Internships

Our robust social service and mental wellness internships offer a unique hands-on internship experience for graduate students.

The goals of this program include:

  • Engaging aspiring counselors and social workers with our mission;
  • Providing rigorous professional workplace experience;
  • Building relationships with a dedicated cohort of fellow interns, staff and volunteers;
  • Improving clinical skills with a wide variety of clients and needs;
  • And learning through top-notch supervision from experienced staff.

Lakeview Pantry’s interns work alongside staff to provide services to individuals, couples and families. Throughout the internship, each student participates in projects that are driven by their interests within their field. Projects include employment support groups, counseling groups, and deep dives into the intersections of their field of study and food security.

Internships play a vital role in the education of social work and counseling students, and Lakeview Pantry strongly believes in the importance of training future leaders of the field. Our funding largely comes from individual, corporate and foundation support. This allows us to offer programs that meet the unique needs of those coming to us for support, and give our clinicians a wide range of experiences. Our trauma-informed social work and counseling programs put the person first, as opposed to appeasing insurance companies, creating a more worthwhile experience for everyone involved.

Eligibility

Our social service and mental wellness internships are open to master’s level graduate students.

We expect all Lakeview Pantry interns to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. They must also hold themselves and others accountable for a representative and welcoming workplace for all. We are committed to ensuring that our organization reflects the populations we serve.

Students of color, bilingual students (Spanish, Russian and Polish preferred), and those with lived experience of food insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lakeview Pantry requires all members of our team to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster, when eligible. Offers are contingent upon proof of full vaccination and booster or proof of medical/religious exemptions.

How to Apply

Applications for our social service and mental wellness internships are accepted on a rolling basis.

To learn more and apply for an internship with Lakeview Pantry, email Csilla Megyeri, Director of Social Services, at csilla.megyeri@lakeviewpantry.org. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your email.

Get in Touch

Meet our Supervisors

Supervision allows for the development of clinical skills by discussing overarching concepts that might influence an intern’s approach as a therapist in the future.

Jennie Hull, MA, LCPC

Chief Program Officer

Jennie approaches clinical supervision from a supportive and strengths based framework. Jennie helps clinicians deepen their clinical knowledge and build confidence. She works to create a safe space to explore transference and countertransference instances that arise in the clinician’s therapeutic work.

Csilla Megyeri, LCSW

Director of Social Services

As a clinical supervisor, Csilla hopes to create an environment tailored to each person’s clinical and professional goals. She sees supervision as a safe place to learn clinical skills as related to clients, clinical skills as related to professional development, and administrative skills as related to general work settings.

Taneka Taylor, LCSW, CTP

Therapist

Taneka’s supervision style is collaborative and person-centered. Her goal is to provide an environment where her direct reports can fully engage with their clients and develop within their experiences.

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Kate’s supervision style uses a relational and strengths-based approach. Her goals as a supervisor are to help students learn how to create effective professional relationships, develop good practice, and exercise professional judgment.