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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.

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In the words of our interns:

"Emily, I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for my experience at Turning Point. Your guidance as a supervisor has truly made a significant impact on my experience.

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for being such an inspiring woman. Your dedication to your work and the organization (especially our team!) is truly admirable, and it motivates me to strive for excellence in everything I do. Your passion and commitment to helping those in recovery are evident in everything you do, and it has been a privilege to learn from someone as devoted as you.  

I am truly grateful for the wealth of knowledge you have shared with me, especially in the field of social theory. Your insights and teachings have equipped me with valuable tools for my future endeavors. Your willingness to impart your wisdom and experience has been invaluable, and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to learn from you.  I know I did not reach out as much as I could have and I deeply regret that!

Your positivity and unwavering support have been a constant source of encouragement for me.  Your reassuring presence and words of validation have boosted my confidence and have given me the strength to overcome my anxiety with grace.

Lastly, I want to express my gratitude for the support you have offered me on a personal level. Your empathy and genuine care have made a world of difference to me during my time at Turning Point.  I am truly grateful for your willingness to support me not just as an intern, but as a person.

With gratitude, Janice Cassimatis"

“I have learned so much during my time at Turning Point. Interns are involved in every aspect of clinical client care including running groups, performing intake assessments, and helping clients with a broad range of case management needs. Because Turning Point offers different levels of care across multiple client populations, interns have the opportunity to work in each of these areas. The staff and supervisors are friendly and always willing to help us learn what we need to know to grow as clinicians. It is a fantastic learning environment.”  Jamie C., MSW Candidate, Rutgers University

“As a member of Ramapo College’s Bachelor of Social Work Program, my internship at Turning Point gave me the experience to understand clients from a therapeutic perspective. The staff at Turning Point was terrific and always offered a helping hand.  My first-hand experience of seeing the transformation in clients allowed me to understand the importance of human prosperity.  My Turning Point internship allowed me to view individuals holistically to gain a better narrative of each person.”  Mohammed M., BSW 2024, Ramapo College

My time at turning point has been an amazing experience. Each staff member I have had the opportunity to work with has gone above and beyond to ensure that I was learning the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. I have gained so much knowledge not only from the staff, but the clients as well. This has been an amazing opportunity and because of Turning Point I feel more confident, and I look forward to continuing helping clients suffering from addiction and mental health related issues.”  Christina F., Masters of Social Work, Grand Canyon University

“Being an intern here at Turning Point has been more than just an academic endeavor. Throughout this internship, I gained valuable insights about myself and was reminded of why I chose this field, particularly through my interactions with clients. The clients and the supportive staff have truly shaped my experience into such a memorable journey, as I am on my way to obtaining my bachelor's degree. It's not common to come across an internship that not only challenges you and motivates your growth as both a student and an individual, but Turning Point accomplishes just that.” Destiny W., Rutgers University, School of Social Work

"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
Clinical Director/Intern Program Supervisor
973-239-9400 ext. 179 or 

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