Are you looking for an internship?

The practice is beginning to offer in-person internships to students on a case-by-case basis, starting in Summer 2024.

About the Supervisor: Danielle Pientka, LCSW-C is a licensed supervisor with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. She has experience working with neurodiverse individuals and focuses on providing farm-care/farm-based therapy services on her private farm. She offers animal-assisted and equine-assisted therapy.

Image is of the bachelor's level intern requirements for an animal-assisted, farm-based therapy practice in Woodbine Maryland (Howard County/Carroll County Maryland). 

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Happy Honeysuckle Healing Center Internship Expectations for Bachelors Level Students: 

Social Media & Blogging
Facebook, Instagram, and Website.
Create videos and advertising material for the practice.
Reply to inquiries/emails. 
Compile lists of helpful resources for clients and clinicians as needed/applicable. 

Research and present on the latest news for educating and providing therapy to neurodiverse children, adolescents, and adults.

Design and prepare kid-friendly, kid-safe, animal-friendly, and animal-safe areas for clients. This may entail helping adjust fencing, adding safety features to fencing, painting, etc.

Facilitate camp-style groups that run for one week at a time, helping to engage children and adolescents in executive functioning focused activities.

Help develop new activities and worksheets for clients.

Help build the referral list and share practice information.

Attend free virtual trainings from Human-Animal Interaction site, when possible and applicable to the work.

I am currently in the early stages of accepting interns and need to work on forming relationships with local schools. Please let me know if your school is looking for student placements by emailing [email protected].