Get Involved

Summer Internship Program

Thanks to the generosity of the Catherin V. Merrill Foundation, Bishop Sullivan Center is proud to offer a summer internship program for college students who are Catholic to serve people who are in need or marginalized in our community.

Twenty full-time positions are available this summer at nonprofit organizations throughout Kansas City. Students are compensated $14 per hour with the potential for a bonus at the end of the summer depending on performance.

As requested by the Catherin V. Merrill Foundation, this program is for students who are entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of college in the fall following the summer in which they would intern, and are active in their Catholic faith.

Program Requirements:

 

  • Work at your organization from May 25th to July 31st, 2021
  • Write weekly reflection papers
  • Attend periodic meetings and two scheduled masses with other interns
  • Avoid missing work for longer than 5 days (if you plan to take a vacation)

Preference is given to applicants who:

  • Are new to this program
  • Have volunteer experience
  • Have an intended career path related to this program. Examples include:
    • Social work
    • Elementary education
    • Nonprofit management
    • Psychology

Through this internship, we hope for you to:

  • Gain experience serving individuals who struggle economically
  • Learn about the causes and possible solutions to poverty
  • Make a personal connection between your experiences and faith
  • Gain professional experience
  • Discern your future education and career path

Learn about the program directly from previous interns:

 

The summer 2021 application process includes the following:

  1. View the intern positions available in the list below
  2. Submit an online application: Apply Here
  3. Have one recommendation letter sent directly from the person recommending you to Tom Turner (tom.turner@bishopsullivan.org). This letter is to be from your pastor, member of parish staff or campus minister.

 

Online application and your letter of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2021.

 

After your application and recommendation letter are submitted, we will contact you to set up a Zoom interview.

Any questions about the program or application process? Email Tom Turner (tom.turner@bishopsullivan.org) or call him at 816-231-0984.

 

Internship positions for summer 2021

 

Alphapointe Student Transitional Employment Program Assistant

Alphapointe is a multi-faceted organization with an array of divisions, products, and services. We are the region’s leader for vision rehabilitation, education, advocacy, and able to help anyone experiencing vision loss.

  • Request that interns stay on site location during the week of Overnight Adventure Camp. All food and lodging will be provided by Alphapointe.
  • Interns would not have to stay during the week of Adventure Day Camp. Transportation and food will be provided by Alphapointe.

Website: www.alphapointe.org 

Intern Job Summary & Responsibilites

Student Transitional Employment Program is an eight-week program providing competitive work experience for high schoolers with visual impairments. As a Student Transitional Employment Program Assistant you will be responsible for assisting in finding job placements for the youth, working hands on developing lessons, and assist the students with orientation to the work site.

  • Network with organizations in our community to collaborate with.
  • Willing and able to engage with the students in a way that allows them to see the potential within themselves and offer job coaching as needed.
  • Able to help the students understand the importance in personal independence through their job placement.
  • Encourage the students to set goals for themselves.
  • Help the students explore vocations, identify preferences, interests, and abilities.

Hours: 9a.m.-5p.m. (30 min lunch break)

WORK SITE LOCATION:

7501 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64132

CAMP SITE LOCATION:

16965 MO-45, Parkville, Missouri 64152

Number of positions available: 1

Alphapointe Summer Camp Instructor

Alphapointe is a multi-faceted organization with an array of divisions, products, and services. We are the region’s leader for vision rehabilitation, education, advocacy, and able to help anyone experiencing vision loss.

  • Request that interns stay on site location during the week of Overnight Adventure Camp. All food and lodging will be provided by Alphapointe.
  • Interns would not have to stay during the week of Adventure Day Camp. Transportation and food will be provided by Alphapointe.

Website: www.alphapointe.org 

Intern Job Summary & Responsibilites

A Summer Camp Instructor Specialist is responsible for helping plan for the summer camps that are offered. Each summer, Technology camp, Adventure Overnight camp, and Adventure Day camp take place. Between the three camps. The summer camp instructor specialist will work hands on in developing a curriculum for the weeklong camps. They will be responsible for creating agendas and making sure that the curriculum is carried out.

  • Specialize in helping plan and carrying out daily activities as well as ensuring the safety and physical well-being of the campers.
  • Sending and receiving correspondences with the parents of the campers and answering any questions there may be.
  • Willing and able to engage with the campers as individuals in a way that allows them to grow at their own abilities.
  • Able to revisit and adapt to plans and activities that meet the needs of the group that you are working with.
  • Able to be a team player and work well with other individuals.

Hours: 9a.m.-5p.m. (30 min lunch break)

WORK SITE LOCATION:

7501 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64132

CAMP SITE LOCATION:

16965 MO-45, Parkville, Missouri 64152

Number of positions available: 1

Alphapointe Technology Camp & Expanding Youth Experiences Specialist

Alphapointe is a multi-faceted organization with an array of divisions, products, and services. We are the region’s leader for vision rehabilitation, education, advocacy, and able to help anyone experiencing vision loss.

  • Request that interns stay on site location during the week of Overnight Adventure Camp. All food and lodging will be provided by Alphapointe.
  • Interns would not have to stay during the week of Adventure Day Camp. Transportation and food will be provided by Alphapointe.

Website: www.alphapointe.org 

Intern Job Summary & Responsibilites

Technology Camp is a weeklong learning experience for youth with visual impairments to learn about utilizing various technologies that impact academic development, advance their internet navigation skills, develop social networking knowledge, and establish internet safety and security awareness. For this position, you will be helping plan the curriculum for the week, working with different software, and working hands on with the campers.

Expanding Youth Experiences is a program designed for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired, so they can experience an array of opportunities in the community that are fun and interactive. For this you will help plan different events and activities for the youth, while then also working hands during the events.

  • Specialize in developing curriculums and events.
  • Sending and receiving correspondences with parents and or organization partners, providing necessary information and answering questions.
  • Willing and able to engage with the youth as individuals in a way that allows them to grow.
  • Able to learn and work with unfamiliar software applications.
  • Have the patience to help youth learn and grow new skills.

Hours: 9a.m.-5p.m. (30 min lunch break)

WORK SITE LOCATION:

7501 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64132

CAMP SITE LOCATION:

16965 MO-45, Parkville, Missouri 64152

Number of positions available: 1

Bishop Sullivan Center Project ElderCool Intern

Inspired by Christian faith, Bishop Sullivan Center shows God’s love to people in financial hardship by providing food, help in finding jobs and other aid. Beyond material assistance, Bishop Sullivan Center strives to build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not, promoting mutual understanding and affirming the dignity of all.

Bishop Sullivan Center’s services include two food pantries feeding 1,200 families a month, One City Café, a community kitchen serving over 300 meals each weekday, Employment Services helping over 400 individuals secure employment each year, Project ElderCool providing air conditioners for seniors, and more. We are proud to be one of the largest providers of household assistance in the Kansas City area and one of the largest distributers of food in the Harvester’s network.

Website: www.bishopsullivan.org

Bishop Sullivan Center Project ElderCool Intern

Project ElderCool is Bishop Sullivan Center’s effort to help seniors find refuge from the summer’s deadly heat. In the summer of 1999, 21 seniors died due to extreme temperatures. It was this tragic loss of life that led to the creation of Project ElderCool. Since the summer of 2000, we’ve installed over 5,600 air conditioners for free and kept thousands of senior safe from the heat. The Project ElderCool Intern oversees this program and works directly with our clients who are elderly or have disabilities.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Screening clients for eligibility for the Project ElderCool program
  • Coordinating and scheduling installations
  • Installing air conditioners in recipients’ homes
  • Working with utility companies to place grants for eligible clients
  • Entering client data into MAACLink
  • Being a friendly face and listening ear for seniors

Interns will need to be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and have a valid driver’s license. Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus.

This intern may assist with other responsibilities at the Center including the food pantry, household assistance, and our employment program as time allows.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-4:30pm

Location: 6435 Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64126

Number of positions available: 2

BoysGrow Team Leader Intern

The mission of BoysGrow is to take an inner-city boy and open his eyes to the possibilities and realities of entrepreneurship. BoysGrow runs a 10 acre vegetable production farm and uses the farm as the vehicle to instill pride, identity, discipline, and an understanding of the Business World while providing mentoring and positive male role-models for teen boys.

Website: www.boysgrow.com

BoysGrow Team Leader Intern

  • Being a solid mentor and leader for urban youth.
  • Assisting with the production of the farm: planting, harvesting, composting, and farm maintenance.
  • Helping out with our livestock: chickens & goats.
  • Leading small teams of young men in the above mentioned tasks
  • May be asked to help with Demos in local grocery stores or restaurants.
  • Assisting with deliveries to our 32 vendors around the city
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Hours: 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday with the exception of one day a week 1-7pm, TBD

Location: 9301 East 147th St, Kansas City, MO 64149

Number of positions available: 2

Catholic Charities New Roots for Refugees Summer Intern

This Summer Intern will successfully promote and support the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas as guided by the Catholic Social Teachings by performing work that will help break the cycle of poverty. The Summer Intern will support the New Roots for Refugees program by providing critical support to refugee farmers looking to grow their businesses. The New Roots for Refugees program works with experienced farmers in the refugee community to help them develop their skills and establish a farm business

 

Website: www.catholiccharitiesks.org

 

Catholic Charities New Roots for Refugees Summer Intern

The Summer Intern will be involved in many aspects of the New Roots for Refugees program, including but not limited to:

  • Coordinate a series of marketing and media trainings for New Roots farmers-in-training and graduates of the program in order to improve their marketing and customer outreach
  • Assist refugee farmers-in-training with customer interactions & produce sales at farmers markets; provide transportation to and from the farmer’s market
  • Support Program Assistant with online produce sales, creating invoices, packing orders, and making deliveries
  • Research and coordinate outreach to potential wholesale customers, providing support to New Roots farmers interested in connecting directly with chefs
  • Assist CSA Specialist with farm share by providing support with online sales software, packing produce, and making deliveries
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Hours:  Typically Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm; one Wednesday or Thursday evening and/or Saturday morning per week. Hours will be adjusted accordingly on those days.

 

Locations:

  • 600 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101 (Main location)
  • 100 Richmond Avenue, Kansas City, KC 66101 (farm location)
  • Will involve travel to various farmers markets and businesses within the KC metro area

Number of positions available: 1

 

Catholic Charities Refugee Case Management Intern

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  Our purpose is to animate the Gospel of Jesus Christ by putting love into action through specialized programs and services for those in need. Staff and volunteers embrace the broadest definition of “who is our neighbor,” serving not only the Catholic community but all faiths across 21 counties in Northeast Kansas.

Website: www.catholiccharitiesks.org

Refugee Case Management Intern

The Refugee Case Management Intern will support the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and help the team meet the goals of the Refugee Support Services program by facilitating economic and community self-sufficiency for refugees in the Kansas City, KS area. This is a great opportunity to learn more about new cultures, languages, and social service resources and be part of a team dedicated to the long-term success of refugees.

 

  • Complete intakes and needs assessment for refugees migrating to Kansas
  • Connect employment-seeking clients to Employability Services, contributing to Family Self-Sufficiency Plans and addressing goals and barriers
  • Manage a caseload of employment-seeking clients
  • Assist with Walk-in Days, screening clients and providing Adjustment & Referral Services related but not limited to finding affordable housing, rent and utility assistance, coordination for health care and insurance, resources for food security, addressing high medical bills, family crisis, and transportation
  • Assist with data collection for monthly reporting
  • Must be willing to work in an environment that is multi-cultural and multi-lingual
  • Must follow the 6 core values of social work practice: Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Individual, Importance and Centrality of Human Relationships, Integrity, and Competence

      Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm

      Location600 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101 (Main location)

      Number of positions available: 1

      Catholic Charities Summer Food Intern

      Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  Our purpose is to animate the Gospel of Jesus Christ by putting love into action through specialized programs and services for those in need. Staff and volunteers embrace the broadest definition of “who is our neighbor,” serving not only the Catholic community but all faiths across 21 counties in Northeast Kansas.

      Website: www.catholiccharitiesks.org

      Catholic Charities Summer Food Intern

      The Summer Food Intern will assist in coordinating and implementing our Summer Food Service Program by serving meals to children. The Summer Food Service Program breaks the cycle of poverty by giving children from low- income families the nutrition needed to learn, play, and grow. This position will help in the day to day operation and oversight of various food sites.

       

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Training volunteers on program guidelines and operating procedures
      • Coordinating food distribution and ensuring sites are equipped for program operation
      • Organizing educational and recreational activities
      • Completing site reviews 
      • Working with community partners to market our site locations and times

      Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Flexibility required; hours will be adjusted accordingly on those days.

      Locations:

      • 9720 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212 (Main location)
      • Will involve travel to various food sites in and outside the Kansas City Metro

      Number of positions available: 1

      Catholic Charities Workforce Support Summer Intern

      This Summer Intern will successfully promote and support the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas as guided by the Catholic Social Teachings by performing work that will help break the cycle of poverty. The Summer Associate will support the Workforce team whose purpose is to strengthen individuals and families through a holistic approach to education and employment. This position will assist in the day-to-day operations of the St. Rita barrier removal, Refugee Employment, and ReConnect Refugee Youth Mentoring programs. This position will regularly perform some of the below duties at CCNEK Family Support Sites outside of the Kansas City metro area in order to ensure quality Workforce services are available to eligible populations throughout the 21 counties served.  

       

      Website: www.catholiccharitiesks.org

      Catholic Charities Workforce Support Summer Intern

      The Summer Intern will be involved in many aspects of our Workforce Department, including but not limited to:

      • Research, plan, prepare materials and facilitate events and training sessions for ReConnect Refugee Youth Mentoring program and St. Rita program
      • Coordinate facilitation and planning of Refugee Job Day, Bring Your A Game, and other career support activities involving volunteers in Workforce department
      • Create and administer surveys soliciting client feedback. Compile, analyze and report to staff the results of the survey and recommendations for program improvement
      • Support case management staff by performing administrative tasks essential to delivery of quality services including screening new clients, facilitating intake & enrollment procedures, assisting in case noting, outcomes tracking, data collection and reporting
      • Provide direct service to job-seekers and clients exploring higher education, including transportation of clients to interviews, tours, meetings and orientations
      • Maintain professional and ethical conduct with clients
      • Other duties as assigned

        Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm. This intern may work hours outside of these main business hours, but hours will be adjusted accordingly on those days.

        Locations

        • 600 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101 (Main location)
        • May involve occasional travel to other CCNEK sites in Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Atchison, Leavenworth, Lawrence and Topeka

        Number of positions available: 1

        Community LINC Administrative Marketing Intern

        Are you seeking a position with an organization poised to make even a greater impact on Kansas City? If you are interested in ending homelessness in Kansas City for this generation and the next, then Community LINC is the place for you. For over 30 years, Community LINC has been a game-changer in serving and housing the most vulnerable families in our community.

        Our culture:

        Community LINC Interns and staff share a common competency framework, which guides our approach to services, informs our practices, and creates our values of trust, integrity, transparency, and mutual respect. Our goal is to drive communal change from homelessness to homefullness through innovation, creativity, strategic thinking, and flexibility. We are a team of like-minded fun loving individuals who truly believe that together we can create a home, a place, a community for everyone.

        Website: www.communitylinc.org

        Community LINC Administrative Marketing Intern

        The Administrative Marketing Intern is a key member of the administrative team, focusing on improving or organizational efficacy, and communications of the agency. The primary responsibilities will be to assist with our development, and administrative functions. It requires computer skills, preferably a love to research and organize and willingness to self-direct. We would prefer a love of writing and have a creative ability to do so. We will train you how to do different projects and work in our database system.

        Intern will:

        • You will in partnership interview graduates to learn the agencies mission
        • Write agency thank you letters
        • Grant Research and Prospect Research
        • Support various development and marketing projects throughout the summer
        • Assist with group and resident volunteer projects as needed
        • Weekly printing, filing and mailing of “Thank You” letters
        • Preparing weekly intern stipends
        • Attend external community outreach meetings
        • Assist in data entry, admin tasks, and development support

        Skills Needed:

        • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
        • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects at once
        • Effective problem solver with the ability to prioritize
        • Self-starter
        • Flexible
        • Culturally Competent

        Hours: Monday through Friday from Flexible business hours – Fridays until 1:00 pm and a couple Saturdays if needed and available

        Location: 4014 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 641110

        Number of positions available: 1

        Community LINC Community Support Intern

        Are you seeking a position with an organization poised to make even a greater impact on Kansas City? If you are interested in ending homelessness in Kansas City for this generation and the next, then Community LINC is the place for you. For over 30 years, Community LINC has been a game-changer in serving and housing the most vulnerable families in our community.

        Our culture:

        Community LINC Interns and staff share a common competency framework, which guides our approach to services, informs our practices, and creates our values of trust, integrity, transparency, and mutual respect. Our goal is to drive communal change from homelessness to homefullness through innovation, creativity, strategic thinking, and flexibility. We are a team of like-minded fun loving individuals who truly believe that together we can create a home, a place, a community for everyone.

        Website: www.communitylinc.org

        Community LINC Community Support Intern

        The Community Support Intern is a key member of the Case Management Team, focusing on improving or organizational efficacy, and support of the Case Management Team and Volunteers of the agency. The primary responsibilities will be to assist with the support of the residents, staff and volunteers of Community LINC. It requires a love of diverse backgrounds, a wiliness to be flexible, ability to shift and organize and eagerness to grow and self-direct. Good organizational skills needed and basic computer skills.

        Intern will:

        • Assist with Client Needs
        • Help Prepare for Evening Classes
        • Research On Program Models (Two Generational Approach)
        • Help Advance Trauma Informed Care Methodology work
        • Help Prepare Apartments for incoming Families when needed
        • Assist when needed with Data Entry, Filing and Storage Management
        • Attend Program and All/Staff Meetings
        • Assist and Lead Volunteer Teams when needed

        Skills Needed:

        • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
        • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects at once
        • Effective problem solver with the ability to prioritize
        • Self-starter
        • Flexible
        • Culturally Competent

        Hours: Monday through Friday from Flexible business hours – Fridays until 1:00 pm and a couple Saturdays if needed and available

        Location: 4014 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 641110

        Number of positions available: 1

        Cross-Lines Community Engagement Intern

        Cross-Lines was established in 1963 as “a place of hope” for those struggling with the hardships of poverty. We are a safety net for our community. We provide direct assistance to at-risk families, the elderly, and single individuals struggling to make ends meet.  The mission of Cross-Lines is to provide people in the Kansas City area affected by poverty with services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence, meet the needs of today, and provide the tools for future self-sufficiency.

        We have three program focuses: Hunger Relief, Housing Stabilization, and Basic Needs Services.  Our Hunger Relief programs include our Food Pantry, Community Kitchen, Senior Food Boxes, and Community Garden. The Housing Stabilization services include Case Management, Rent/Utility Assistance, and Homeless Rehousing Services, and Basic Needs Services include clothing vouchers, Kansas City Medicine Cabinet, toiletry assistance, diaper distribution, and showers and laundry services. 

        Website: www.cross-lines.org

        Community Engagement Intern

        • Coordinate and lead summer volunteer groups. Help with set up, tours, and collecting feedback from groups.
        • Develop social media content for various platforms
        • Assist with planning the annual Armourdale Community Picnic
        • Assist with our annual spring fundraising event
        • Research grant opportunities and assist with the grant writing process. Identify other potential community partnerships and opportunities.
        • Attend volunteer fairs and select community outreach events.
        • Help develop community outreach materials. May include: volunteer newsletter, “how to get involved” materials, “how to run a food drive” materials, etc.
        • Data entry and reporting
        • Other duties as assigned
        • Treat all visitors and volunteers with dignity and respect

         

        Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm with a few Saturday special events. Hours will be adjusted accordingly on those weeks. 

        Locations:

        736 Shawnee Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66105

        Number of positions available: 1

        Cross-Lines Garden and Nutrition Intern

        Cross-Lines was established in 1963 as “a place of hope” for those struggling with the hardships of poverty. We are a safety net for our community. We provide direct assistance to at-risk families, the elderly, and single individuals struggling to make ends meet.  The mission of Cross-Lines is to provide people in the Kansas City area affected by poverty with services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence, meet the needs of today, and provide the tools for future self-sufficiency.

        We have three program focuses: Hunger Relief, Housing Stabilization, and Basic Needs Services.  Our Hunger Relief programs include our Food Pantry, Community Kitchen, Senior Food Boxes, and Community Garden. The Housing Stabilization services include Case Management, Rent/Utility Assistance, and Homeless Rehousing Services, and Basic Needs Services include clothing vouchers, Kansas City Medicine Cabinet, toiletry assistance, diaper distribution, and showers and laundry services.

        Website: www.cross-lines.org

        Cross-Lines Garden and Nutrition Intern

        • Upkeep of garden: planting, watering, tilling, cultivating, harvesting, composting
        • Assist clients in the Food Distribution Center
        • Prepare and serve meals in our Community Kitchen
        • Organize and prepare food demonstrations for clients in the Food Distribution Center
        • Assist with the development of the monthly Commodities Newsletter
        • Data entry and reporting
        • Other duties as assigned
        • Treat all visitors with dignity and respect

        Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm. This intern may work 1-2 early mornings a week to serve breakfast in the Community Kitchen. Hours will be adjusted accordingly on those days.

        Locations: 736 Shawnee Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66105

        Number of positions available: 1

        Don Bosco Centers Senior Center Intern

        Don Bosco positions our ethnically diverse population of all ages across metropolitan Kansas City to be self-sufficient and contributing members of this great community. The Don Bosco Senior Center helps seniors age 60 and over, and adults with disabilities, maintain independent living by providing meals, transportation, fellowship, and activities that promote health, education, and recreation. Based on Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) guidelines, the Don Bosco Senior Center is the largest, most comprehensive senior center in the Greater Kansas City area. Through a Meals on Wheels program, Don Bosco delivers an average of 400 hot, nutritious meals each day and serves an additional 180 hot meals onsite at the Senior Center each day.

        Website: www.donbosco.org

        Don Bosco Centers Senior Center Intern

        The Senior Center intern will assist with a wide range of services to our clients, including, but not limited to:

        • Helping Activity Director with educational and recreational activities
        • Greeting Seniors as they arrive and registering them for daily services
        • Assisting with meal packaging and delivery of meals to summer camps (ride with our driver)
        • Assist in serving lunch to seniors that cannot serve themselves
        • Help with administrative duties.

        Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4pm

        Location: 580 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64106

        Number of positions available: 2

        Don Bosco Centers Workforce Readiness Intern

        Don Bosco positions our ethnically diverse population of all ages across metropolitan Kansas City to be self-sufficient and contributing members of this great community. The Don Bosco Senior Center helps seniors age 60 and over, and adults with disabilities, maintain independent living by providing meals, transportation, fellowship, and activities that promote health, education, and recreation. Based on Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) guidelines, the Don Bosco Senior Center is the largest, most comprehensive senior center in the Greater Kansas City area. Through a Meals on Wheels program, Don Bosco delivers an average of 400 hot, nutritious meals each day and serves an additional 180 hot meals onsite at the Senior Center each day.

        Website: www.donbosco.org

        Don Bosco Centers Workforce Readiness Intern

        The Don Bosco Center ESL School provides free English classes to adult immigrants and refugees from over 75 countries and vastly differing life situations. Our English as a Second Language Program, through a valueable partnership with the Independence School District, has grown to be the largest in the Kansas City region. Through the utilization of life skills-based curriculum, our program offers eight-levels of English instruction, Workforce Development classes, technology classes, Citizenship Test, Preparation, and High School Equivalency classes

        Workforce Readiness Interns will be placed in the Don Bosco School for English. Interns will work with workforce readiness students, teaching them the skills they need in order to obtain and retain employment. They will also help tutor students in English, Interns will work directly with the Workforce Readiness Instructor on a daily basis

        Hours: Monday through Friday with the earliest starting time being 9am. Interns will not work past 4pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. May work evenings on Tuesday and Thursday.

        Location: 309 Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64124

        Number of positions available: 2

        Hope Faith Programs Intern

        HOPE FAITH is the only Homeless Assistance Campus in the Greater Kansas City area. Founded in 2004, HOPE FAITH’s key principals are to bring humanity back to our homeless guests through mental, emotional and spiritual assistance. Through the kindness of our staff and volunteers, HOPE FAITH provides everything from hot meals; hot showers; medical, dental and optical; counselling; clothing; haircuts; transportation; city, state and federal assistance; and mail services (and the list goes on). All of this in a 48,000 sq. ft. building downtown. Being a member of this organization requires a certain-type of Moxy! To be a part of another human being’s fight to regain their sense of worth and purpose is both a rewarding and a taxing charge.

        Website: www.hopefaith.org

        This intern will have the following responsibilities with programs from 8:00 am-3:00 pm

        • Assist with the development and coordination of 11 programs
        • Offer ideas and input on events and funding streams
        • Research possible grants for specific programs
        • Assist with development of new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery as per Strategic plan goals
        • Participate in daily operations of programs
        • Communicate with other partner organizations
        • Work as part of a team 
        • Various other tasks as assigned

        Number of positions available: 1

        Hope Faith Guest Experience Intern

         

        HOPE FAITH is the only Homeless Assistance Campus in the Greater Kansas City area. Founded in 2004, HOPE FAITH’s key principals are to bring humanity back to our homeless guests through mental, emotional and spiritual assistance. Through the kindness of our staff and volunteers, HOPE FAITH provides everything from hot meals; hot showers; medical, dental and optical; counselling; clothing; haircuts; transportation; city, state and federal assistance; and mail services (and the list goes on). All of this in a 48,000 sq. ft. building downtown. Being a member of this organization requires a certain-type of Moxy! To be a part of another human being’s fight to regain their sense of worth and purpose is both a rewarding and a taxing charge.

        Website: www.hopefaith.org

         

        Guest Experience Intern

        Intern will work in a fast paced environment with guest service team members and other Hope Faith departments to provide essential services to guests.

         

        • Interact daily with a high volume of guests and assist in providing essential services
        • Daily sort, organize, and distribute vital guest mail 
        • Coordinate use of showers and other pop-up services and programs
        • Distribute hygiene products, clothing items, and OTC medicine to guests
        • Assist in verify and distributing sealed prescription medications to guest for pickup
        • Assist with data entry and data collection
        • Help navigate and coordinate clients to on campus services and resources
        • Attending weekly team meetings
        • May require lifting and moving items of up to 25 lbs.
        • Various other tasks as assigned

        Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00am-3pm

        Location: 705 Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106

        Number of positions available: 1

        Hope Faith Social Welfare/Work Intern

        HOPE FAITH is the only Homeless Assistance Campus in the Greater Kansas City area. Founded in 2004, HOPE FAITH’s key principals are to bring humanity back to our homeless guests through mental, emotional and spiritual assistance. Through the kindness of our staff and volunteers, HOPE FAITH provides everything from hot meals; hot showers; medical, dental and optical; counselling; clothing; haircuts; transportation; city, state and federal assistance; and mail services (and the list goes on). All of this in a 48,000 sq. ft. building downtown. Being a member of this organization requires a certain-type of Moxy! To be a part of another human being’s fight to regain their sense of worth and purpose is both a rewarding and a taxing charge.

        Website: www.hopefaith.org

         

        Social Work/Human Services Intern 

        Intern will work alongside case managers, social workers, and therapists to assist with intensive guest needs.

         

        • Assist Hope Faith case managers in problem solving and providing direct service to clients
        • Learn to engage with clients to asses their service needs
        • Assist with client documentation, intake forms, and vital documents
        • Conduct research and assist with administering surveys
        • Assist partner case managers and providers with client centered tasks
        • Help navigate and coordinate clients to on campus services and resources
        • Attend weekly team meetings
        • Various other task as assigned

        Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm

        Location: 705 Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106

        Number of positions available: 1

        Journey to New Life Re-Entry Specialist Intern

        Journey to New Life assists men and women returning to the community from prison. The program consists of emergency assistance, case management, a transitional house for 15 women returning from prison, and mentoring. The goal is to assist these men and women to become successful and productive citizens and thereby make the community a safer place to live and work. Journey to New Life serves approximately 1,200 clients a year.

        Website: www.journeytonewlife.org

        Journey to New Life Re-Entry Specialist Intern

        Interns will learn to be re-entry specialists and assist clients with emergency assistance. They will also accompany the case managers on home visits and housing inspections as well as help the clients with purchasing needed clothing for work, prescriptions, cell phone and medical assistance. During the summer, we have quite a few clients move into their new apartments and the interns are a great support in this. We also acquire a lot of donations of furniture, household items, and hygiene that we collect and then distribute to our clients

        Coordinate with House Managers and Residence Case Managers to connect with clients regarding job hunting, housing, life skills, and budgeting.
        • Tuesdays and Thursdays provide Emergency Assistance with other volunteers at the office.
        • Use Case Worthy database to document clients serviced.
        • Coordinate with Post-Residence Case Manager to develop and facilitate weekly support groups at JTNL office
        • Attend weekly case conference meeting with Post-Residence Case Manager
        • Help clients to appointments (medical, dental, food pantry, employment) as needed
        • Work with Post-Residence Case Manager to coordinate services with area providers
        • Work with clients on practical life skills
        • Assist with client satisfaction surveys and related data collection
        • Engage in continuing education and professional development activities as assigned by supervisor
        • Coordinate with House Managers and Case Managers to assist the client in finding housing. Meet with landlord and conduct inspection and lease signing. Work with client to secure household items that they need in the basement of 3120.
        • Help sort through and organize donations.

        Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm

        Location: 3120 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109

        Number of positions available: 3

        Morning Glory Ministries Development and Administrative Intern

        Morning Glory began as a Cathedral Parish staff member bringing peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to work each day to give to those who came hungry to the door, and has now grown into a full meal program which in 2019 will serve over 100,000 free meals to the homeless and working poor of downtown Kansas City and will provide emergency assistance to more than 6,500.

        Website: www.morningglorycares.com

        Morning Glory Ministries Development and Administrative Intern

        The Intern will assist the Executive Director and development volunteers with community and civic engagement, grant research and application, database updating, newsletter writing, volunteer management, and social media content.  The Intern will also engage with guests during meal service and emergency assistance operations.

        Some Assignments Include:

        • Weekly printing and mailing of “Thank You” letters
        • Grant Research and Prospect Research
        • Assist with Social Media Campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
        • Assist with website maintenance
        • Attend external community outreach meetings
        • Assist in data entry, admin tasks, and development support
        • Support various development and marketing projects throughout the summer

        Hours: Monday through Friday from 7am – 3pm and occasionally on a Saturday if there is an event and you are available

        Location: 1112 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64105

        Number of positions available: 1

        Morning Glory Ministries Operations Intern

        Morning Glory began as a Cathedral Parish staff member bringing peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to work each day to give to those who came hungry to the door, and has now grown into a full meal program which in 2019 will serve over 100,000 free meals to the homeless and working poor of downtown Kansas City and will provide emergency assistance to more than 6,500.

        Website: www.morningglorycares.com

        Morning Glory Ministries Operations Intern

        The Intern will assist in the daily operations of both the meal program and emergency assistance.  This position is a direct point of contact for our guests, with an emphasis on hospitality, human dignity, safety, and community.  The Intern will work with the directors of the Café and Emergency Assistance and several volunteers, and will often be working with guests 1:1 in an open environment.

        Some assignments include:

        • Assisting with meal preparation, serving, and clean up
        • Welcoming/signing in guests for services
        • Providing clothing, hygiene kits, pantry items, and other items to guests
        • Helping guests with community resources
        • Ensuring the Community Resource sheets are up to date and stocked
        • Attending weekly team meetings
        • Filing pertinent guest paperwork
        • May require lifting and moving items of up to 25 lbs.
        • Various other tasks as assigned

        Hours: Monday through Friday from 6am – 2pm

        Location: 1112 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64105

        Number of positions available: 1

        Sheffield Place Program Intern

        Sheffield Place, a treatment and supportive housing program in the urban core of Historic Northeast Kansas City, Missouri, empowers high-need, high-barrier homeless mothers and their children to heal from the severe trauma they have experienced, including the trauma of homelessness itself, and gain the skills they need to lead healthy, productive, self-sufficient lives.

        Website: www.sheffieldplace.org

        Sheffield Place Program Intern

        This position offers the opportunity for the intern to experience and participate in a broad range of client service and programmatic functions:

        • Working with a cohort of children in the children’s program in the mid-day (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and/or early evening (4 to 7 p.m.)
        • Assisting with client intake and discharge processes
        • Assisting with or leading work in the agency’s community garden
        • Other duties as assigned

        Location: 6604 East 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64126

        Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. depending on responsibilities and in consultation with the intern.

        Number of positions available: 1

        Traducir»