May Institute, Adult Services

1111 Elm Street, Suite 7                     

West Springfield, MA 01089

(413) 734-0300


Populations served:

  •     Adults with intellectual disability at group homes and apartments
  •     Adults with intellectual disability at specialized day program


Location(s) of internship sites:

              Location                                Accessible by Public Transportation?

1. Group homes and apartments for adults:             Varies by location

Hadley, Northampton, Easthampton, Chicopee
Wilbraham, Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield

2. Day Program – Easthampton from UMass                 Yes, but a long bus

General job description of what an intern might do:

  •     Work along with staff in each site
  •     Develop positive relationships with adults and families
  •     Implement treatment plans
  •     Prepare reports
  •     Obtain specialized training
  •     Attend team and staff meetings

Your availability: Hours depend on the program  Some of the residential homes have people at home all day.  The day program is open on weekdays from 9am until 3pm. Call the contact person below for specifics.  You will probably need a car, even for the day program in Easthampton; however, we do have residential homes in Hadley and Northampton that are accessible by public transportation.


Agency Contact

Meg Walsh

Director of Clinical Services

(413)734 0300 x262