We accept two Human Development and Family Studies interns for each Fall and Spring semester and one HDFS intern in the summer term. Additionally, we accept one to two Social Work and Non-Profit/Philanthropy practicum students each semester. We look for students who are self-starters, friendly, interested in foster care or adoption related careers, and enjoy working with people of all ages from a variety of backgrounds.
Interns function as part of our staff and help plan and administrate events and programs. Throughout your internship we will help you cultivate skills useful in non-profit settings such as fundraising, community outreach, and program development. We also hope you will gain a better understanding of the unique needs of foster families and children and learn to advocate for them in a variety of settings.
Practicum students will be introduced to the foster care system in our local community, as well as the broader national system. Our goal for practicum students is to give you a base of understanding of the challenges youth in foster care face in both short and long term views. We want you to learn to think critically about how you can address problems you see in the system and hopefully make lasting changes to benefit the most vulnerable members of our society. By interacting with the children and families we want you to see the faces of foster care, and not just statistics.