advocacy intern

DEPARTMENT

Family Supports

REPORTS TO

Advocacy Services Coordinator

EDUCATION

Course work or previous experience in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, or related fields preferred.

TYPE OF POSITION

Unpaid Internship; We are unable to offer MSW supervision

HOURS

10 hours per week/6 months

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Advocacy Intern will have the opportunity to interact with Guests staying at People Serving People in a number of ways including, but not limited to; monitoring the Technology Resource Center, facilitating a Guest group session, distributing Guests supplies, and learning about and connecting Guests to resources in the building and community.

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS

Valuable experience in field for future employment opportunities and resume

Academic credit may be arranged through individual college/advisor

Assist Guests as needed while in the Technology Resource Center:

Offer technical support to Guests:

Providing support to Guests in housing and job searches

Connecting Guests to resources in the community and onsite

Learn from Advocacy team:

Shadow team member/Guest interactions

Debrief with supervisor and Advocate team after interactions with Guests

Learn about community resources and make referrals

Understand the homeless response system for families in Hennepin County

Facilitate support and educational groups for Guests

Assist with special events (vision screenings, family photos, etc.)

Administrative Duties:

Create and update resource handouts

Organize and keep inventory for clothing closet and other material items

Make orientation packets

Learn how to document and case note properly

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft and Apple applications

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Self-motivated

Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task

Proficient using Apple Mac Minis

Pass a background check prior to start date

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to talk or hear. The intern is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The intern is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The early childhood development intern must lift and/or move 70 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

employment@peopleservingpeople.org