ForKids, Inc. Internships- Spring 2014Bookmark This
4200 Colley Avenue
DescriptionForKids, inc. is a dynamic, award-winning agency that has led the fight to end childhood homelessness for 25 years. We have helped over 1,400 families and 4,500 children work toward self-sufficiency and independence.
Our comprehensive housing programs include emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing for families with disabilities, and aftercare for families who exit our residential programs. We have a professional, dedicated staff that provides our client families with case management, family and child counseling, life skills education, housing placement, budgeting, and comprehensive children’s programming. We have been recognized for service excellence on the local, regional and national levels.
We envision a future where no child is homeless. Through our innovative programs and creative solutions, we are working to break the cycle of homelessness, foster strong families and help parents gain and maintain safe and stable homes.
For Spring 2014, ForKids is offering the internships listed below. Our areas of most critical need are Call Center Intake and Case Management.
• Case Management/Social Work (15-25 hours per week
• Children’s Education Services (16-20 hours per week)
• Emergency Shelter (20-40 hours per week)
• Human Services (20-30 hours per week)
• Grants and Research (10 hours per week)
• Volunteer Projects (15-20 hours per week)
• Call Center Intake (25 hours/week)
Internships are flexible, and can be structured to meet the needs of the student and the department.
*All internships are unpaid*
Spring: January – May / Recruiting dates: September 1 – December 15
Summer: June – July / Recruiting dates: February 1 - May 15
Fall: September – December / Recruiting dates: May 1 - August 15
RequirementsRequirements: Must be able to work independently and follow directions. Selected intern must have a good understanding of confidentiality and a desire to work with a highly traumatized but diverse homeless population. Intern must be willing to learn and grow.
Suggested education: Human Services, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Community Relations.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter indicating which subject areas you are interested in to. Forkids will contact candidates for interviews. Selected candidates will be required to undergo a Criminal Background Check. Please visit www.forkidsva.org for more information about ForKids.