Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a huge role in making the St. Louis Forensic Treatment Center (FTC) a success. Our volunteers work in the Canteen, which is operated by our Auxiliary. The Canteen is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Volunteers also help out in the Clothing Room on Tuesday mornings. If you would like to help in our Canteen or Clothing Room or if you have other ideas for volunteers, please contact the Director of Volunteer Services at the information below. Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

Kate Bilyeu

Director of Volunteer Services

Forensic Treatment Center - South

5300 Arsenal Street

St. Louis, Mo. 63139

Phone: 314-877-6113

Internship Opportunities

Nursing Psychiatric Rotations

Nursing students gain rewarding and practical experience, while training at St. Louis Forensic Treatment Center - North in its clinical trials and Psychiatric Rotation Programs. The program schedule is coordinated through our networking educational institutions.



Psychologists at the FTC have been active in the APA accredited St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium since we joined in 1989. Pre-doctoral psychology interns who rotate through this site will gain experience in forensic psychology in a treatment setting and treatment of the chronically mentally ill.

Learn more: St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium


Social Work

Student Practicum: Applicants must be Masters in Social Work candidates from an accredited school of social work.

A letter of interest and resume will serve as the initial application. Please allow 3-4 months lead time for the application/interview process prior to start date. One and two semester practicum opportunities are possible, based upon Field Instructor availability.


Music Therapy

Music Therapy practicum and internship experiences for students are available under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. Interested students, in coordination with the training institution/university, may contact Betsy Alfermann, MT-BC at (314) 877-3389. Learn more!