Current internship opportunities

 

Current internship opportunities change frequently. Some organizations are always looking for interns, and some have highly specialized needs. We strive to keep this page current, but needs change often, so be sure to check with the internship coordinator (Rona Karasik) before you make your final decision.

 

 

RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR STAFF INTERN

CONTACT PERSONS: Lisa J. Braun and Jennifer Wucherer

ADDRESS: Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303

PHONE NUMBER: 320-255-7295

PURPOSE: To gain knowledge about the professions of aging services and volunteer management; to gain direct service experience by helping RSVP accomplish program goals and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop a set of goals to be accomplished during internship; Develop an understanding of RSVP’s history, mission, philosophy and policies; Learn how to do volunteer enrollments, recruitments, placements and follow-ups; Learn to work cooperatively with RSVP agencies through contract updates, volunteer placements and site visits; Help with publicity efforts.  Organize Special Events (orientations, recognitions, trainings.)

REQUIREMENTS: Good attitude towards aging, volunteerism and RSVP’s mission and philosophy; Ability to relate and communicate well with others; Willingness to learn and carry out specific duties and projects; Good organizational skills.  Good telephone skills. 

TIME COMMITMENT: Varies according to terms of particular internship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Application process involves sending a cover letter and resume followed by a personal interview with RSVP internship supervisors.

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30 (1/2 hour for lunch.)  Flexible scheduling available.

Office space includes a desk, computer and phone for interns.  A car is helpful; Mileage reimbursement is available.  Training and workshop opportunities may be available. 

 

 

Internship Opportunity

We would love to meet with you and those students who are interested to discuss our partnership with an intern.    Currently our Sartell Senior Connection group has established leadership, by-laws, and some great programs.     We are going to be 3 years old this fall!   We function under the Sartell/St. Stephen Community Education as a 501C3 non-profit.   

Our group of seniors has a list of some ideas to grow our membership.   Please share this with the potential interns.  

We could use the talents of interns for the following projects.   

1.  Start a newsletter - type - mail.   Any part of this would be very appreciated.

2.  Staff our Sartell Senior Connection Center at 212 3rd Avenue North in Sartell.   Open during the week - hours could be flexible.

3.  Start a website

4.  Ideas for programs, marketing, conducting classes and assistance with classes.

Please let me know if someone is interested.  We could meet with you next week anytime on Monday - Wednesday.   We are excited to meet you and your students.   Thank you for considering the Sartell Senior Connection.

Gerri Boser

Program Chair

Phone:  320-260-4817 

Human Resource Intern - Country Manor Campus

Country Manor Campus was built and family owned in July, 1969. What began as a 64 bed nursing home quickly evolved into the optimal care facility. Now, in 2010 we have Champion Rehab, Home Health Care, Country Villa and Senior Apartments, Kids Country, Beuty Shops, Country Care-A-Van, Long term care,and over 500 caring and dedicated employees.

Country Manor Campus is currently looking for a Human Resource Intern to work 24-32 hours bi-weekly. The intern would be responsible for assisting with entering HRIS Data, employee recognition, employee perks cards, employee selection process, trainings and the safety committee.

Applicant must be in an HR Related field and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must possess time management skills, organizational skills, and communication skills.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to:

520 1st Street NE

ATTN: HR

Sartell, MN 56377

or email:

alison.bowman@bhshealth.org

 

 
 

 

 

Program Development Intern

Location:

Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, 221 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802. www.Arrowheadaging.org 

Description:

The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) is seeking a Gerontology or Health Education student intern for the summer of 2010.  The primary focus will be to implement an evidence-based nutrition education program targeted towards older adults in our service region. Under the guidance of the AAAA’s program development staff, existing evidenced-based programs will be researched, an implementation plan will be designed, local partners will be identified (as necessary) and a pilot project will be conducted. It is anticipated that during the course of the internship there will also be opportunities to work with other AAAA programs, providing the intern with a well-rounded view of the work of the agency. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Research evidence-based nutrition programs and supporting material to determine which program will work best in the Arrowhead Region

 Present a summary of the research to a team of AAA staff members and work with this team to select the most appropriate program for implementation.

Design an implementation plan for the program

Design marketing materials for the program

If time allows, be trained as a leader for the program

Assist with teaching at least one class in the region

Determine on-going staffing needs and responsibilities for the program

Explore opportunities for program continuation and/or expansion beyond the pilot program

Assist with various consumer education opportunities as they arise.

Meet on a regular basis with supervising program development staff 

Identify additional areas of student interest and pursue if feasible.

Qualifications

A positive mind-set about aging

A interest in developing education programs for older adults

A knowledge of elder nutrition needs would be helpful but not required

Good organizational skills

Ability to relate and communicate with others well

Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

Additional Information

This is a non-paid internship.  The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is willing to modify the internship to meet academic requirements.

How To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Debra Laine, Special Programs Developer, Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging.  dlaine@ardc.org

Foster Grandparent Program Intern

Program Name: Foster Grandparent Program

Location: 157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Job Summary: The Intern will be part of the Foster Grandparent team at Catholic Charities. The Foster Grandparent program (FGP) is one of 13 FGP's in the country. They currently have over 250 Foster grandparents that work with children from different school districts and/or special units of school districts.

Activities: The Foster Grandparent Program Intern works closely with the Foster Grandparent Program staff as support for the overall management of the program. The Intern may be responsible for:

1) Outreach & public relations: including preparing displays, media articles, writing and distributing news releases, Public Service Announcements, articles, etc.

2) Recruitment of new Foster Grandparent volunteers, including initial contacts, interviewing, orientating, and placing new volunteers.

3) Program management: including maintaining Foster Grandparent records, recognition activities, and planning & executing an annual evaluation of one aspect of the program.

Hours: Flexible hours 15 - 20 hours a week.    

REQUIREMENTS

Education: Student training toward a degree in Communication, English, Literature, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Marketing or a related field. Experience in a computer office environment preferred.

Experience: This position will handle some projects independently and will work with intermittent supervision. The job requires the ability to write clearly and creatively. The position will work with a variety of people both within and outside the organization.

Benefits of Position:

- The ability to strengthen and build upon your communication and/or interpersonal skills & gain valuable knowledge in the field.

- Exposure to a variety of media sources in the community

- Participation in professional meetings and business events

Duration: Fall/Spring or Summer session.

Stipend & Reimbursement :None

Position Available: Immediately. Closing Date: Position open until filled.

Application Forms and Required Info:

Intern Application

(Catholic Charities employees from other Departments must complete a Catholic Charities Internal Application Form)

Person to Contact:

Diane Swenson
911 18th St. N
P.O. Box 2390
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Ph: 320.650.1529 --- Ph: 800.830.8254, ext 2529 -- Fx: 320.650.1528 dswenson@gw.stcdio.org

Human Resources Intern

Catholic Charities St. Cloud

320-650-1553 ext. 2553

Senior Services Intern

Location:  St. Cloud , MN

Job Summary: The Senior Services Intern is a new opportunity that involves assisting with our Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels programs. This position will assist staff at the Senior Dining sites, implement a monthly department newsletter and work on media / press releases.

Activities: 

Some activities will include assisting at dining sites.
Writing / Implementing a departmental newsletter
Writing press / news releases
Working with the media in reporting on the press releases

Hours: Flexible hours available: Minimum of 15 - 20 hours/week    

REQUIREMENTS

Education: Student training toward a degree in Communication, English, Literature, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Marketing or a related field. Experience in a computer office environment preferred.

Experience: This position will handle some projects independently and will work with intermittent supervision. The job requires the ability to write clearly and creatively. The position will work with a variety of people both within and outside the organization.

Duration: Fall/Spring or Summer session.

Stipend & Reimbursement :None

Position Available: Immediately. Closing Date: Position open until filled.

Application Forms and Required Info: Intern Application

(Catholic Charities employees from other Departments must complete a Catholic Charities Internal Application Form)

Person to Contact:

Diane Swenson
911 18th St. N
P.O. Box 2390
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Ph: 320.650.1529
Ph: 800.830.8254, ext 2529
Fx: 320.650.1528

dswenson@gw.stcdio.org

Human Resources Intern

Catholic Charities St. Cloud

320-650-1553 ext. 2553

 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR STAFF INTERN

CONTACT PERSONS: Lisa J. Braun, Jennifer Wucherer

ADDRESS: Whitney Center, 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303

PHONE NUMBER: 320-255-7295

PURPOSE: To gain knowledge about the professions of aging services and volunteer management; to gain direct service experience by helping RSVP accomplish program goals and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop a set of goals to be accomplished during internship; Develop an understanding of RSVP’s history, mission, philosophy and policies; Learn how to do volunteer enrollments, recruitments, placements and follow-ups; Learn to work cooperatively with RSVP agencies through contract updates, volunteer placements and site visits; Help with publicity efforts.  Organize Special Events (orientations, recognitions, trainings.)

REQUIREMENTS: Good attitude towards aging, volunteerism and RSVP’s mission and philosophy; Ability to relate and communicate well with others; Willingness to learn and carry out specific duties and projects; Good organizational skills.  Good telephone skills. 

TIME COMMITMENT: Varies according to terms of particular internship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Application process involves sending a cover letter and resume followed by a personal interview with RSVP internship supervisors.

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30 (1/2 hour for lunch.)  Flexible scheduling available.Office space includes a desk, computer and phone for interns.  A car is helpful; Mileage reimbursement is available.  Training and workshop opportunities may be available

 

Health Services Management intern

The Health Services Management Intern will take direction from Opportunity Manor’s Golden Opportunities Program Director to perform a multitude of tasks related to developing, marketing, and managing a gerontology program within a non-profit organization.  Students will have the unique opportunity to assist in designing exactly what areas they want to focus on during the internship.

This is an invaluable opportunity for students who are interested in gaining first-hand insight into all aspects of management of a gerontology program for a non-profit health services organization.  Not only will the Health Services Management Intern gain knowledge into the world of a non-profit, but will also improve their understanding of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, the role management plays within the program and the regulations surrounding this exciting field! In addition, the Health Services Management Intern may also have the opportunity to work with consumers, family members and community members to help gain a better understanding of the Golden Opportunities program and the role it plays in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Brenda Eggerth, Volunteer Coordinator at: brendae@opportunitymanor.com

Additional Information: 

This is non-paid internship opportunity

10 hours weekly, Spring or Fall semester, or academic year

 

Community outreach and volunteer services intern

This is an ideal opportunity for a student who is interested in connecting with active older adults and supporting the activities of a vibrant campus that promotes multilevel care. The intern will be able to see older adulthood from different perspectives, and will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities under professional supervision.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact:

 

Amy Comstock, CTRS

Talahi Senior Campus

Marketing/Volunteer Coordinator/Director of Therapeutic Recreation

Phone: 320.251.9120

Direct Line  320.258.7031

In the Office: Mon., Tues., Wed., and Friday

Hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 acomstock@talahicc.com