College/High School Internships

Partners In Learning is a premier childcare and community impact organization that works for the needs of all families in the community. Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, the organization strives to improve the lives of young children and their families.  We are honored to provide opportunities and experiences for those who are interested in working with children and families, including those with disabilities and their families.

Applied Behavorial Analysis

Here’s an intern description for ABA 

  • Provide direct client care in 1:1 and group settings, utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and natural environment training arrangements.
  • Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols.
  • Follow and record data for the prescribed toilet training protocols.
  • Collect, record, and summarize data on observable client behavior.
  • Conduct parent and caregiver training based on the client’s individualized treatment and behavior reduction protocols.
  • Effectively communicate with parents and caregivers regarding client progress as instructed by the board-certified behavior analyst.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Utilize safe and appropriate handling and guidance procedures when working with clients.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment.
  • Collaborate with the treatment team, including clients, parents and caregivers, outside professionals, the lead behavioral technician, ABA interns, and co-workers.
  • Maintain and acquire technical knowledge by attending the required training.
  • Arrives prepared to supervise meetings with completed readings and assignments.
  • Maintains appropriate supervision paperwork and documentation; provides the supervising behavior analyst with documents that review revisions and signatures; and keeps the supervising behavior analyst informed of any changes to the supervision agreement, hours, or status.
  • Demonstrates initiative and interest in the field by asking insightful questions and requesting additional training and supervision activities as necessary to develop professional and clinical skills. Maintains a high level of integrity, professional standards, and adheres to the BACB Ethical Guidelines.

 Additional responsibilities as the candidate progresses through supervision:

  • Provide initial and ongoing staff education and training on client behavioral and skill acquisition protocols.
  • Conduct regular staff skill evaluations.
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback to staff regarding clinical and professional skills regularly.
  • Conduct skill acquisition assessments under the supervision of the behavior analyst and ABA interns; document results accordingly; and prepare and explain reports to parents and caregivers.
  • Conduct behavior reduction assessments, including informal and formal assessment methods (i.e.: FA’s, FBA’s, parent interviews).
  • Development of individual treatment plans.
  • Weekly programming updates individual treatment plans.
  • Preparation of training materials for client programs.
  • Present at company and local conferences.
  • Update and maintain data collection systems, and disseminate information to team members.
Family Support and Triple P Parenting

Our family support specialist provides Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) one-on-one instruction to parents through multiple avenues of referrals.  The Triple P practitioner works with families who have lost custody of their children and are working towards reunification, or parents who are in jeopardy of losing their children. parents whose child is having difficulty in the classroom setting and would benefit from stronger parenting skills, and parents who simply want to grow their tools for parenting their children. Our family support program provides an array of social work services to families in need, including but not limited to: crisis intervention, employment search, time management, budgeting, referrals to community resources, IEP support, events for families of children with special needs, and much more.

If interested, please contact Tonya at

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Services

We provide clinical mental health counseling services through individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. We are able to provide professional development internships for anyone who may be interested in working closely with children and parents alongside a licensed therapist. Through clinical mental health counseling services, we develop treatment plans for each individual, maintain and update progress notes, and refer clients to the correct form of treatment if needed. We believe in an individualized and client-centered approach at Partners In Learning. Our goal is to guide the clients and provide them with the tools and resources to benefit their well-being.  If you are interested in shadowing or working alongside one of our providers, please reach out to Elizabeth Webb- at

Developing and Marketing

The Development and Marketing Intern will work with the development team to help promote the program within the community and assist with the organization of data and communications. This may include social media posts, press releases, planning and executing fundraising events, marketing flyers, the creation of promotional materials, donor database entry, conducting research and applying for grants, and attending public events when applicable. 

If interested, please contact Amy at

Community Based Rehabilitation Services

Community-Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS): We provide developmental play therapy for children from birth to three years old. We are able to provide professional development internships for anyone who may be interested in working closely with parents and children in their natural learning environment, like their home or childcare setting.  CBRS providers work on goals developed in the IFSP ( Individual Family Support Plan) that is created by the Child Development Service Agency. Like every child, every goal is different; some children may have speech, occupational, physical, or social-emotional goals. Our job as CBRS providers is to treat the whole child and the whole family. If you are interested in shadowing or working alongside one of our providers, please reach out to Cassie Karriker at

Early Intervention & Inclusion Program

Early Intervention and Inclusion Program: Our Early Intervention program is designed to identify children early and ensure that all children have equal opportunities for high-quality education. Our Early Intervention Director works closely with the teachers and parents to ensure that the classroom has the appropriate modifications, teachers have the appropriate training, and parents have the same support at home. If you are interested in this program, please feel free to reach out to Cassie Karriker at

Helpful Links for College Students With Disabilities

Navigating the transition to college can be both exciting and daunting, especially for students with disabilities. However, with the right resources and support systems in place, pursuing higher education can become a fulfilling and empowering experience. From academic accommodations to campus accessibility services, there are numerous resources available to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to succeed.