Students studying in a range of  fields have the opportunity to shadow our staff and gain hands-on, applicable experience!


Psychology, Special Education, Educational Studies and other, similar programs have been
assigned to our Behavioral Department, whereby they can observe and work with staff who:

  • Develop behavior plans through interviewing staff and family who know individuals supported to
    gather background and preliminary information
  • Learn the process of data collection to determine when, where and why problems occur
  • Directly observe individuals in all settings and then analyze the data to determine the function of the
    problem behavior
  • Observe trainings whereby the Behavior Support staff educate family members and other staff
    directly on the implementation of the behavior support plan

Counseling, Social Work, Health Services, Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health and other, similar programs have been assigned to our LMSW, CBIS and a dual program with our Vocational Supports and our Supervised Living Program, whereby they can observe and work with staff who:

  • Provide Rehabilitation Supports (RS), which are interventions and assistance to improve a condition
    or to promote/sustain optimal functioning in a person with a behavioral health disorder and
    functional deficits. Rehabilitation Supports focus on restoration or strengthening of skills necessary for increased
    independence and stability in living, learning, social, and working environments.
  • Maintain case files and interact with individuals supported with higher abilities who work independently, but need some supervised care and support.

Medical Assisting, Nursing and other, similar programs have been assigned to our Residential Supports and Vocational Supports whereby they observe and work with staff who:

  • Carry out instructions issued by supervisory staff concerning medically-prescribed diets, grocery
    shopping to adhere to medically-necessary diets, supply needs, special medical problems, special
    monitoring and other similar duties as assigned
  • Encourage community involvement by assisting people to find interesting, meaningful activities and
    by transporting individuals to and from work and recreational leisure activities outside of the home
  • Take vital signs, height and weight and dispense medication
    Babcock Center has also had the pleasure of tailoring an internship to fit the student’s
    needs! The aforementioned lists are by no means exhaustive. Just let us know how we can
    accommodate you!

Contact Carrie Deaton, Babcock Center Foundation Director at