Interning at Oaklawn

Oaklawn is the leading provider of mental health and addiction services in Elkhart, South Bend and the surrounding communities of northern Indiana. We serve 30,000 children, adolescents and adults annually through treatment that spans the continuum of care.

Our Internship Program
Oaklawn interns have a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive experience at an award-winning community mental health center. Our program takes you from the 30,000-foot view of social systems, policy-making and funding all the way to providing services to our clients under the supervision of our expert clinical staff. We do this in three key ways:

1. Observation and shadowing
2. Organizational and professional training
3. Hands-on experience

Whether you’re completing your graduate work with a chosen specialty or you’re a bachelor-level student still searching for the right fit, Oaklawn’s internship program provides invaluable experience that supports your professional goals.

To learn more about the internship experience at Oaklawn, meet three interns below, and read our internship brochure.

Ready to take the next step? Click here to complete the bachelor-level internship application and click here for the master’s-level application.


“I figured out that as a mom, I needed to have a stronger career path,” she said. “I really needed to get some degrees to support us all.” Carly Lantz found Oaklawn at just the right time. She was 27 years old and had enrolled at...

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“If someone asked me if they should intern at Oaklawn, I would say GO for it!”

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