The Pier Center for Autism offers internship opportunities for individuals looking for an opportunity to learn more about individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Internship opportunities are limited by our client capacity and run year-round. We currently offer internship opportunities to individuals at various stages of their educational careers including, but not limited to

High School Students seeking volunteer hours and the opportunity to interact with individuals with ASD. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting a therapist in the implementation of programming as well as the development of learning materials for clients.

Undergraduates seeking paid internships in an environment where they can learn more about ASD and ABA. After completing training to become a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT) through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, paid undergraduate interns will be responsible for implementation of programming and daily data collection. Paid undergraduate interns will be under the direct supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analysts. (Positions are limited)

Undergraduates seeking unpaid internships that fulfill course requirements and that are tailored to the needs of the student and their university. Unpaid undergraduate interns’ experiences will vary with their personal goals and individual university requirements. Unpaid undergraduate interns can expect to have some or all of the following opportunities: observation of a variety of clients, participation in graduate level reading groups, program implementation, graphing, and supervision from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Graduate Students or Post-Graduate Certificate students looking for BACB® supervision. We offer individuals working toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst the opportunity to gain experience hours through supervised independent fieldwork, and practicum or intensive university based practicum, with proper contracting. Individuals seeking this option can expect to be immersed in the field of behavior analysis on a daily basis and routine supervision and feedback.

To inquire about current internship opportunities please contact us at or by phone at 712-522-2961.