Currently accepting applications for Summer 2018 internships!!

FVP Summer Intern Job Description

The Mediation Center welcomes graduate and undergraduate unpaid interns.  Internships are competitive and selective. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible.

We generally require that internships are for class credit at an accredited college or university.   All interns must participate a face-to-face interview, criminal background check, and reference check.  Prior criminal histories are considered individually.

Sarah Gentry Internship UNCA

Sarah Gentry was a senior in UNCA’s Peace and Conflict Studies program. Sarah worked with the Community Mediation and Family Visitation Programs.

We work with graduate and undergraduate students in programs related to:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Professional Writing

Interns work in one or more of the following areas:

Adult Mediation Services


Adult mediation services include Community, Family, and Re-Entry mediation programs. We accept both undergraduate and graduate level interns with a minimum requirement of 15 hours per week. Internships are offered during our regular business hours 9 am – 5 pm. We do not offer internships after hours or weekends. All internships must be for course credit. If you are interested in an internship with Adult Mediation Services, please email a cover letter and resume to


  • Completing all 4 days of Community Mediation Training
  • To intern with our Re-Entry mediation program, you must complete a 2 hour Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA Training) at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women
  • Shadow
  • Intakes
  • Conduct follow up surveys
  • Miscellaneous office work

Family Visitation Program

Descriptions & Responsibilities

  • Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and their children (training provided)
  • Learn neutral observation skills, parent coaching techniques, and documentation skills
  • Work with clients in a trauma-focused framework that is positive, encouraging, and child-centered
  • Internships for class credit are preferred; we will consider internships for current college/university students who are not earning class credit
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week for one semester
  • Saturday hours may be available

If you are interested in an internship with Family Mediation Program, please email a cover letter and resume to



Internship Opportunities You may benefit from your internship in the following ways:

  • Have the opportunity to do meaningful hands-on work in one or more programs
  • Know that your work means that more people who are experiencing difficult and stressful times can have the services they need. Interns expand our capacity to serve clients.
  • Build your skills and your resume with a 32-hour Community Mediation Training at no cost (for internships that are at least 120 hours)
  • Gain a variety of skills – from interviewing, to refining your listening skills, to tracking data and outcomes.
  • Have the opportunity to observe a variety of conflict resolution processes, programs, and professionals inside and outside of your primary role.
  • Gain experience in nonprofit management and administration
  • Benefit from high-quality, direct feedback through regular supervision and process meetings with a dedicated, qualified, and experienced internship supervisor

Learn more about the experiences of Mediation Center interns by reading these interviews:

Interview with Sarah Gentry

Interview with Catie Eichberg



Buncombe County Location

40 N. French Broad Ave., Suite B
Asheville, NC 28801


fax: 828-232-5140

Henderson County Location

101 South Grove St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


fax: 828-697-8528

Transylvania County Location

137 North Broad St., Suite 1
Brevard, NC 28712


fax: 828-232-5140


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