Internships

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: linda.fenske@jacksonstreet.org
Salvador Maciel, Albany House: salvador.maciel@jacksonstreet.org

Caseworker Internship

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

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Jackson Street Youth Services
PO Box 1984 Albany, OR 97321

PO Box 285 Corvallis, OR 97339

Jackson Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.