ACAFS (Academy for Child Advocacy & Family Support)


Academy for Child Advocacy & Family Support (ACAFS)

The Academy for Child Advocacy & Family Suport (ACAFS) is accepting BYU students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy as interns.

ACAFS offers a unique internship experience which allows students to work directly with clients and receive on-going training from a clinical psychologist and the administrative director.


  • Now offering a $600 stipend to interns after 4 months of service
  • Flexible hours
  • Direct interactions with families
  • Regular staff meetings and training with the administrative director and clinical directcor
  • Develop mediation and interviewing skills
  • Letters of Recommendation for interns who give an 8 month commitmen

**ACAFS accepts interns year round.**

Intern Responsibilities: ACAFS works with families of divorce and blended families. The intern’s job is threefold: to facilitate third party exchanges of children between divorced parents, to supervise non-custodial parents visiting their children, and to interview children about their interactions with their parents. ACAFS interns are given serious responsibilities and expected to display self-motivation and problem-solving skills.

Commitment: Interns are expected to work approximately 6 – 10 hours per week as interns at ACAFS. The work hours vary, with most of the work being between 3:00 and 9:00 pm Monday through Friday, Saturdays, and some Sundays from 5:30 – 8:00pm.

A two-semester (8 month) commitment is required. This internship is a volunteer position. Fluent Spanish language skills and proficient ASL skills are a plus, but not required.

ACAFS Internship Description:
ACAFS Internship 2014-2015

Application Instructions: Interested students should email their resumes to or call (801) 377-5050 for more information. ACAFS is located at 811 N. University Ave. in a large gray/purple brick home on the NW corner of 800 N and University Ave. Enter the building through the back door on the west side of the house.


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