Internship Program for FSA Members
As part of an initiative seeking to support member organizations in the development of the next generation of leaders, FSA has partnered with Friends Foundation for the Aging to develop an internship program for students who wish to learn more about working in the field of aging services. This program offers selected students the opportunity to experience organizational life within an FSA member organization. Interns have worked in a number of different departments, including Administration, Human Resources, Social Work and Food Service. Click here to read examples of past internship projects.
Member organizations serve as host sites for interns for an 8-10 week summer experience and identify specific projects where the intern would be involved. Interns receive academic credit for their experience, and are supported by a member of the educational institution’s faculty in establishing academic goals for the project.
2021 marked the tenth summer for this program; we have placed more than 50 interns in a number of different FSA member locations. Many of these students had not considered working in the senior living field prior to their internship, and we know that at least eight are working in the industry now – proof that the program does make a difference.
Interns are provided with housing, meals and the possibility of a stipend. They will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for initial transportation to the host site and their return trip. They are required to write a synthesizing report at the conclusion of their internship.
Having – or being – an intern can be a life-changing experience. Read some success stories:
- Experiences of our 2021 interns.
- Internships can lead to a fulfilling career change.
- Resident life can benefit from FSA interns.
For details about the FSA Internship Host Requirements, click here.
For further information, please contact FSA at 215-646-0720 or email us.