Jackson Street Youth Services takes 2-3 interns each term (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer). Most Jackson Street interns assume the role of a Caseworker and work shifts with paid employees. There are three site locations for Caseworker Interns: one in Corvallis and two in Albany.
All interns must be at least 19 years of age and enrolled in a college/university internship program. Interns must be able to pass a criminal history check and have a flexible schedule to be assigned to shifts to complete internship hours. Caseworker Interns are required to attend staff meetings (Mondays 1-3p). Summer Interns may be required to have a work schedule during the hours of 8a-4p due to supervision needs.
Jackson Street’s Shelter Supervisors interview, hire, and train Caseworker Interns. The application process for all interns is a cover letter (expressing which term you are interested in), resume, 3 references or reference letters, a copy of internship requirements. Additionally, Caseworker Interns must have and a current food handlers certification.
Turn Caseworker Internship applications in to Shelter Supervisors:
Linda Fenske, Corvallis House: email@example.com
Salvador Maciel, Albany House: firstname.lastname@example.org
A minimum of three weeks of hands-off observation occur at the beginning of the internship.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as a role model for residents and staff, demonstrating positive interpersonal communication skills and positive youth development strategies
- Teach independent living skills (i.e.: cooking, household chores, time management, laundry, personal hygiene, interpersonal communication, etc.)
- Mediate conversations among youth as needed
- Direct youth in nightly and weekly chores
- Assist youth as they work toward goals
- Supervise nightly study hall
- Issue appropriate consequences as needed
- Implement and participate in shift and shelter activities
- Conduct 15 minute bed-checks during bedtime hours
- Perform administrative tasks as asked (answer phone, document in files, complete paperwork, etc.)
- Work as a team with coworkers and supervisor
- Attend staff meeting once/week
- Demonstrate thorough understanding of agency policies, procedures and legal requirements
- Attend all mandatory trainings and continue education on relevant issues
- Other duties as assigned by Shelter Supervisor