Oswego Children's Project internships

The Oswego Children's Project is an elementary-school based program that works with pre at-risk children in the Oswego City School District through the implementation of play techniques. It is a two-semester internship for juniors and seniors.  Students start the OCP Program in the fall semester and return for a second semester in the spring. Students earn a total of six credits (three for each semester), once they successfully complete the program.

Apply now for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 program 

You will be required to upload your resume.

Being an Oswego Children's Project associate is enlightening and exciting! Your participation will have a direct impact on your life and the lives of the children in the program. You will gain valuable hands-on play therapy techniques that can greatly influence your future career choices.


  • Throughout the fall semester, each child associate will be trained in the use of play techniques and will volunteer with children at an approved location.
  • Upon successfully completing the training in the fall, child associates will begin working one-on-one with at-risk children at the Oswego elementary schools in the spring.
  • Child associates will be responsible for completing academic assignments, including case studies that will coincide with hands-on experience.
  • Each child associate will keep a journal of their personal experience, thoughts, and reflections throughout their training and role as a child associate.


  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Junior or senior standing at the time of the experience.
  • Willingness to make a full year commitment to the program (fall and spring semesters).
  • Transportation (as you will be assigned to any one of the four elementary schools within the city of Oswego)

Preferred prerequisite courses:

  • CPS 310 (Intro to Counseling)
  • CPS 391 (Intro To Family Systems)
  • PSY 320 or 322 (Child/Adolescent Psychology)

Thinking about a career in counseling, psychology or social services? Then think about the Oswego Children's Project!

"My students really loved their college buddies. It was a very good program again this year!"
-- Oswego City School District teacher

"I loved this experience. So glad I did it."
-- Former child associate

"It has opened my eyes to this field and now I can certainly say that I am considering it as a career choice. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!!"
-- Former child associate