If you’re looking for an internship in which every day you achieve something meaningful, you’ve come to the right place. Prototypes serves some 10,000 individuals each year at locations throughout Southern California. We welcome the possibility of you learning from our skilled and experienced staff.

Build your skills at Prototypes.

Since 1986, Prototypes has set the standard for comprehensive, integrated services. Our team of top professionals and dedicated staff provide evidence-based residential and outpatient addiction treatment, detoxification, mental health treatment, prevention and education, vocational training and parenting support. We’re seeking student interns who share our passion and who are seeking to gain the experience and skills needed to provide exceptional care in the field of behavioral health and social work.

Internship Opportunities by Location

Los Angeles




How to Apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter as attachments only to Include the internship opportunity description in the email. Your résumé and cover letter must be in a Word Document or PDF Format. Please note: In order to apply for an internship at Prototypes, there must be a current agreement on file between your school and our organization. If we do not have an agreement in place with your school, we will not review your application. Volunteer internships for MFTI trainees, for example, are provided based on availability of supervisory staff.

Prototypes has an agreement with the following schools:

  • Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cambridge College
  • Career Care Institute
  • CSPP-LA at Alliant International University
  • CSU Channel Islands
  • CSU Dominguez Hills
  • CSU Fullerton
  • CSU Fullerton
  • CSU Long Beach
  • CSU San Bernardino
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • HealthStaff Training Institute
  • InterCoast College
  • Mount San Antonio College
  • National University
  • Oxnard College
  • Pitzer College
  • Professional Medical Careers Institute
  • Smith College
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • UCLA
  • University of Phoenix
  • USC