Undergraduate Internships


The Center is pleased to partner with universities in the area to provide Undergraduate Education Internships for students seeking experience in a non-profit within the field of behavioral health and social services.

We currently have a formal Education-Affiliation Agreement with Point Loma Nazarene, San Diego State University and Kaplan College for unpaid internships in the following areas:

  1. Instructional Assistant at the San Diego Center for Children Academy
  2. Administrative -Billing

These opportunities are intended to provide students an overview of the services provided to our children in a specific department or to gain better skills and experience within a specific discipline.

Internship Eligibility

In addition to application, background check and TB test, students will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time college student 18 years or older
  • Current Education-Affiliation Agreement on file
  • Good academic standing


To submit for consideration of an Undergraduate Education Internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Esme Puga at epuga@centerforchildren.org.

If your school does not have an existing Education-Affiliation Agreement with the Center, please have a department head or person overseeing academic internships contact Esme Puga at epuga@centerforchildren.org.