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Behavior Specialist Intern - Sunderlin Behavioral Interventions

Sunderlin Behavioral Interventions maintains the philosophy that quality treatment is defined by high ethical standards and compassionate attention to detail. We believe that educating the caregiver is just as important as creating cutting-edge programs for our clients. As a small, private agency with a great deal of experience, we are able to offer more personalized services. Our area of expertise as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) is providing behavior management, using Positive Behavior Support strategies to achieve long lasting behavior change. This evidence-based approach uses a collaborative model that combines Behavior Analysis, Person-Centered Values and Systems Change ("It takes a village...") to enhance an individual's quality of life. 

Social Skills and Life Coaching at SBI have been designed and curated to improve the quality of life of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other disabilities. This particular area of specialization focuses on improvement of interpersonal skills for high functioning adolescents and young adults as they transition into a more independent way of life.

  • Interns are expected to attend social skills groups comprised of teens, young adults, and/or preteens on the Autism spectrum, with social anxiety, or other mild neurocognitive/developmental disorders
  • Social Skills Trainers are expected to participate in group via facilitation, providing examples, managing behaviors, and/or data collection.

Skills and attributes that will be enhanced or developed as a result of the internship:

  • Registered Behavioral Technician certification
  • Knowledge and implementation of evidence-based PEERS® UCLA Program
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Behavior management/intervention
  • Data collection
  • Outreach

Requirements and Considerations:

  • Interest in working with this population (early intervention, adolescents and young adults)
  • Must be available in the evening at least twice per week for at least 2 hours. (between 3:00 and 6:30pm)
  • SBI provides medical treatments and all services must be HIPAA compliant, interns must be mindful of maintaining client confidentiality at all times.

Social skills group participation may be remote (via Telehealth). If interns do not have a device that supports Teams (Microsoft version of Zoom), they may be required to come to the SBI office to use a device provided.

What is Work U?

The first round of Work U applications is open from February 26 - March 8.

This position lives within the Work U program at Boise State. You may apply to up to three different Work U opportunities.  Work U is a unique internship program that gives you hands-on professional experience, clarity on your career goals, an opportunity to be mentored, focused classroom time, and a chance to build your resume and network – all while gaining three upper-division credits.