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Children's Home offers a number of internship opportunities throughout the year. You’ll gain hands-on, professional experience as part of a team dedicated to giving every child security, opportunity, and a loving family.
Internship applicants: Please be sure to include your résumé and cover letter and specify the internship you are seeking when contacting Children's Home about internship opportunities.
All Children's Home internships are unpaid.
Post Adoption Education and Support Internship
Term: Summer 2015
Location: Eustis Building, St. Paul, MN
The Post Adoption and Education Team at Children’s Home and LSS works to provide adoptive families with online and on-site educational offerings, an Adoption Day Camp, a mentor/mentee program, and support groups. The intern will have client contact through assisting at our Adoption Day Camp and mentor/mentee program. The intern will gain knowledge and experience about the agency, the adoption process, and department functions; work together as a team member with staff and other volunteers; help facilitate an educational offering for adopted persons with staff assistance; research a variety of adoption topics; other duties as assigned; comply with all policies and procedures of Children’s Home and LSS. This position is approximately 8-10 hours/week, as well as the mornings of June 15th-June 19th for our Adoption Day Camp.
Enrollment or degree in a secondary-education program focused on children, families, global studies, or similar; ability to work as a team member and to accept responsibility; ability to act independently and to seek consultation when needed; understanding and acceptance of children and parents from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; excellent interpersonal skills including problem solving and team building; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to facilitate a small group; proficiency in using Microsoft programs, such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel; interest in learning about the adoption and post-adoption fields.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
International Adoption Internship
The International Adoption Intern will assist the International Adoption department with a variety of tasks relating to specific country needs. These tasks could include: assisting with information sessions and dossier preparation; helping to create, edit, copy and send newsletters, CDs, DVDs and publications; assisting with copying, filing and organizing; obtaining adoption stories through various media, including photos, videos and audio; as well as preparing PowerPoint, web and audio presentations for families. Duties and responsibilities will be expanded commensurate with the number of hours per week, length of the internship, and individual skills and experience.
Familiarity with websites and basic office equipment; competence in Word and other Microsoft computer programs; attention to detail; willingness to learn and understand issues experienced by all members of the adoption triad; excellent interpersonal skills; as well as good organizational, oral and written communication skills.
How To Apply:
Please email your résumé and cover letter to Molly Rochon at email@example.com.
Korean-English Document Translator
Our Post-Adoption Services team has a unique internship opportunity at our St. Paul office. This intern will help with translation of letters between English and Korean and will assist our Korean post-adoption worker with other services. This flexible position can be part of a school internship or an independent, ongoing volunteer opportunity. Children's Home can support up to a full-time internship, with direct client contact and intern supervision provided.
Applicants must be fluent in both English and Korean, and must be able to commit at least six hours per week to translation. Familiarity with basic office equipment; competence in Word and other Microsoft computer programs; attention to detail; willingness to learn and understand issues experienced by all members of the adoption triad; excellent interpersonal skills; as well as good organizational, oral and written communication skills.
How To Apply:
Please email your résumé and cover letter to Brynn Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Waiting International Children at 651-646-6393 or e-mail email@example.com