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202 West 24th Street
New York, NY
DescriptionThe Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) is a pioneer in creating comprehensive, effective housing and service programs for homeless and low-income people, primarily single adults, particularly those suffering from serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and other disabling conditions. Since its inception at Columbia University in 1979, CUCS has also worked to improve public policy affecting the homeless and dispossessed. Thousands of formerly homeless people have found independence and rebuilt their lives with the help of CUCS' programs and services.
The Center for Urban Community Services invites applications for a summer internship position at the Christopher. The Christopher in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan is a 167 unit supportive housing residence for low income tenants, many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, and /or HIV/AIDS. The summer intern will be an active participant on the core social services team at the Christopher.
ResponsibilitiesThe volunteer will participate in and foster community participation both on and off site throughout their internship experience. This will be accomplished by working with the Tenant Services Coordinator to create and provide recreational therapeutic activities, and by researching and identifying additional community resources. The intern will have exposure to and interact with the management team on several administrative projects. The tenant services summer intern will develop a well informed view of the many facets of the Social Work profession. Interns will have the opportunity to interact directly with a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychiatrists, and nursing professionals to provide services to and learn about the special needs populations. Each intern will receive weekly task supervision to further their learning experience, and will also have the opportunity to attend other CUCS trainings and events.
RequirementsUndergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college
Willingness to work 21 hours week, 3 days a week (preferably Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Ability to be a good team player
Possess a desire to learn and a commitment to make a contribution to the organization
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent writing skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
Applicant is required to submit a writing sample