The Perinatal Family Support Center at Evanston Hospital offers internship opportunities to second or third year graduate students in the fields of social work, counseling, and psychology. Interns are required to complete 720 hours of supervised clinical care to patients coinciding with the academic year. Summer block internships are also available.

Interns have the opportunity to acquire and develop rich clinical skills while working primarily with high-risk pregnany and postpartum women and their families in a hospital setting. Perinatal Family Support Center (PFSC) staff work with patients both in inpatient and outpatient settings. Our relationship-based care model ensures continuity of care, as once assisgned, the same PFSC staff member remains available to the patient until her care is complete. We also provide support to families whose infant is admitted to our Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU), as well as to children and families in the Pediatric unit. PFSC staff also assists gynecologic patients with discharge planning, as needed.

Internship Requirements

  • Successful completion of first year in a Master's degree program for social work, counseling, or psychology
  • Successful completion of first year field placement
  • Available 24 hours per week, approximately from September to mid-May
  • The Summer block placement option is 40 hours per week

An interview is required for admittance to the internship program, which consists of a writing component to assess written and clinical skills, as well as a meeting with several PFSC staff members. Interviews are offered by the Coordinator of Field Placements following review of a cover letter and resume. If you are interested in learning more about the Perinatal Family Support Center, please contact:

Janet Winslow, LCSW
Coordinator of Field Placements
2650 Ridge Ave.
Women's Hospital 2600
Evanston, IL 60201
jwinslow@northshore.org

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