Support Our All Stars

Program Details

The doctoral internship position available at All Star Children’s Foundation is through Centerstone Consortium. It is a full-time, 12-month, professional appointment at the office in Sarasota, Florida. The internship begins on July 8, 2024. The stipend is $31,500 with additional benefits including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, and vacation days. 

Interns provide multidisciplinary assessment, consultation, and treatment for children ages 0-18 and their families with child welfare involvement. All children have a history of trauma, maltreatment, and/or involvement with the child welfare system. Interns are trained in a comprehensive model of care for children in out-of-home foster care that includes focus on birth parent engagement, trauma-informed systems work, evidence-based clinical services, child-focused enrichment opportunities, and foster parent training and support. In particular, the intern conducts weekly comprehensive psychological evaluations to assess children’s cognitive, developmental, emotional, and behavioral functioning alongside a multidisciplinary team of providers. 

The intern gains exposure to multiple evidence-based interventions for childhood trauma, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) interventions, and delivers evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health therapy to children with identified trauma histories. Additionally, the intern consults and collaborates with various systems and providers working with children in foster care to support trauma-informed approaches to care. 

Below is a sample weekly schedule for a Doctoral Intern. Interns have some flexibility over when they schedule their therapy clients.