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At Turning Point our Interns are provided with the necessary tools to go on to be successful in the helping field.  They are provided with weekly group and individual supervision to enhance their learning.


The Turning Point Intern Program provides a holistic working experience in both Withdrawal Management and Female/Male Short-Term and Long-Term Residential Units.  Our Interns earn an understanding of professionalism and work ethics while working in an environment filled with a positive culture and supportive learning.

2023 Fall Interns 

In the words of our interns:

"My time at Turning Point as an undergraduate intern has been an amazing learning experience. The staff and counselors have been so welcoming and supportive to the interns and have provided invaluable knowledge. I can't wait to continue learning from clients and staff during this upcoming semester."   Maddie H. , Ramapo College of New Jersey, Undergraduate Major in Social Work; Minor in Substance Use Disorders

"During my time at Turning Point, I have been inspired by the empathy, fortitude, and professionalism of the staff.  Likewise, I have been consistently amazed by the strength of the clients, and their willingness to be vulnerable and offer one another support."   Luke S., MSW Intern, Rutgers University

"My name is Joy, and I am a Master’s level intern here at Turning Point, Inc. I attend the Old Raritan, also known as Rutgers University at the New Brunswick campus. I’ve also acquired my Bachelor’s in Social Work and a minor in Africana Studies. When it comes time to search for field placements, it can be very intimidating. I remember when I first started the process for my Bachelor’s degree and the anxiety I felt in being one step closer to working in the real world. My first placement led me to develop such a connection and passion to serve individuals battling substance use and alcohol dependency. Since then, I have been doing my due diligence to soak up all the information that I am learning from my supervisor, director, and coworkers. When I was asked to take a moment and share my experience interning here at Turning Point, I jumped at the opportunity. The staff has been nothing but supportive, professional, and constructive in my decisions and inquiries that I have about situations. Working in an informative environment where each colleague you interact with has a level of expertise and competence in the field breeds success. There is a level of community and unity that begins from leadership and eventually down trickles onto the clientele. Interning at Turning Point has been an experience I will never take for granted or take lightly. Being a member of this team has shown me that it is possible to have a positive working environment where each team member works together for one common goal: to support those who are brave enough to ask for help."    Joy L., BS, MSW Intern

 We welcome ACT students.  We work to prepare students to earn their CADC/LCADC.

Dependent on the student's level of education, activities they will engage in are:

  • Group/Individual Therapy
  • Treatment Planning
  • Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Referral
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Documentation
  • Record/Bookkeeping
  • Understanding of Detox Protocols
  • Family Intervention
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Advocacy
  • Understanding Policies
For more information contact

Amelia Khalil MSW, LSW, LCADC, CCS, SIFI
Assistant Director of Withdrawal Management Service/Intern Program Supervisor
973-239-9400 ext. 181 or 

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