Internship Program for Students

As part of an initiative seeking to identify and develop the next generation of leaders, FSA has partnered with Friends Foundation for the Aging to create an internship program for students at our partner schools who wish to learn about working in the field of aging services. Accepted students experience organizational life within an FSA member organization during the summer. Interns have worked in a number of different departments, including Administration, Human Resources, Social Work and Dining Services.

Interns must receive academic credit for their experience, and be supported by a faculty member of their educational institution in establishing academic goals for the project. They are required to write a synthesizing report at the conclusion of their internship.

Interns are provided:

  • housing
  • meals 
  • the possibility of a $500/month stipend
  • reimbursement for travel expenses incurred for initial trip to and return trip from the host site

All work is conducted under the supervision of an exempt employee, and at no time is the intern’s time utilized to fill in for a regular employee. Contact us for details related to requirements for academic institutions and host sites.

2022 marked the eleventh 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 at least eight are working in the industry now – proof that the program does make a difference.

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.
       - Read about previous internship projects.

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