ForKids, Inc. Internships- Fall 2013Bookmark This
4200 Colley Avenue
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 6 Part-time, Unpaid
DescriptionForKids internships provide an ideal opportunity for students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. ForKids helps prepare students for an exciting future in the non-profit field by offering opportunities to explore the many diverse career options potentially available to them in areas of human and social services. This is also an excellent way for students to give back to their communities while adding tangible work skills to their resumes.
Opportunities for interns include, but are not limited to, fund-raising events, office work, marketing, computer technology and working with clients. Each intern collaborates with his/her supervisor to develop a curriculum/work plan designed specifically to the student's targeted learning objectives. Time commitments vary with each assignment and are decided by the supervisor and intern.
Depending on needs, ForKids offers internships in the following areas:
Resource Assistance Center & HART Hotline
Internships are structured to meet the needs of each department, and can be designed to meet the credit/hour requirements of the student.
*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
ResponsibilitiesThe student intern will conduct intake evaluations on children and adults to understand the economic, social, and academic issues that have caused barriers for the family. Interns will learn how to manage a case file and will also assist with paperwork maintenance, individualized service plans, consent for services, etc. Interns will assist with budgeting, job searching, and generally support the case manager, as necessary. Interns are needed at the emergency shelter, as well as, transitional housing programs; therefore, students must be willing to travel to the various sites in Norfolk and Suffolk.
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 versatile homeless population. Interns must utilize a family systems approach and communicate effectively with the therapists on staff, as well as the case management team. Intern must be willing to learn and grow.
Suggested education: Human Services, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Database Management, Community Relations.
Please visit our website to apply: www.homesforkids.org. You will find the application here, along with information about ForKids.