Currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 Internships

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

Internships must be for class credit at an appropriately accredited college or university for a minimum of one semester for 15 hours per week.  All interns must participate a face-to-face interview, criminal background check, and reference check.  Potentially interns are not automatically included based on the criminal background check and circumstances 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:


  • Mediation includes Community, Family, and Re-Entry mediation programs.  
  • Intern hours are available only between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.   
  • Interns participate in 32 hours of community mediator trianing
  • A typical day involves shadowing, conducting client intake and case management on the phone, conducting phone surveys, and miscellaneous office work. 

Please email a cover letter and resume to Corey Hinson at

Family Visitation Program

  • Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and their children
  • 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
  • Evening and Saturday hours may be available

Please email a cover letter and resume to Jill Morrison at



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 
  • 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



Buncombe County

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


fax: 828-232-5140

Henderson/Polk Counties

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Hendersonville, NC 28792


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Transylvania County

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


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