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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 Catholic college students to serve people who are in need or marginalized in our community.

Full-time positions are available each summer at nonprofit organizations throughout Kansas City. Students are compensated $12 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:

  • Attend orientation on May 18th, 2020 followed by a meeting at your service site that week.
  • Serve at your organization from May 26th to July 31st, 2020
  • Write weekly reflection papers
  • Attend periodic meetings and two scheduled masses with other interns
  • Avoid missing work for longer than one week due to 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 2020 application process includes the following:

  1. View the intern positions available in the list below
  2. Submit an application online
  3. Have two recommendation letters sent directly from the recommender to Chanelle Zak. One recommendation letter is to be from an adult outside of your family. The other recommendation letter is to be from your pastor or parish staff (or campus ministry equivalent)

Online application and your two recommendation letters must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2020.

After your application and recommendation letters are submitted, we will contact you to set up an interview. If you attend school outside of the Kansas City area, your interview can be scheduled over a break or by video call.

Any questions about the program or application process? Email Chanelle Zak or call her at 816-231-0984.

Internship positions for summer 2020

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Bishop Sullivan Center Client Services 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 Client Services Intern

The Client Services Intern will be involved in all aspects of our organization including but not limited to:

  • Helping serve lunch and dinner in our community kitchen, One City Café
  • Greeting clients at the front desk and helping them connect with needed services
  • Assisting clients with signing up for and receiving groceries from the food pantry
  • Assisting clients who seek employment by helping fill out job applications and reviewing resumes
  • Meeting with clients requesting assistance from Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm. This intern may work one night a week in the community kitchen until 7pm. Hours will be adjusted accordingly on those days.

Locations:

  • 3936 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • 6435 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64126

Number of positions available: 2

 

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

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

Cross-Lines 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 Smoke Out Hunger BBQ Challenge, a two-day 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. 

Location: 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

Cross-Lines Retail 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 Retail Intern

  • Develop social media content for the Thrift Store
  • Help plan, coordinate, and execute special summer sale. 
  • Create aesthetic displays and product merchandizing 
  • Assist customers and clients at the cash register  
  • Receive and sort donations
  • Research pricing and sales at other local thrift stores
  • Develop creative sales and marketing practices to increase sales
  • 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 opportunities. Hours will be adjusted accordingly on those weeks. 

Location: 736 Shawnee Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66105

Number of positions available: 1

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 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 valuable partnership with the Independence School District, has grown to be the largest in 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.

Website: www.donbosco.org

Don Bosco Centers Workforce Readiness Intern

Workforce Readiness Interns will be placed in the Don Bosco School of 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 start 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: 3

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: 1

Hope Faith Development & Volunteer 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

Hope Faith Development & Volunteer Intern

The primary responsibility for this intern will be to help with our development team. It requires computer skills and the ability to communicate well with volunteers and donors both face to face and through cold calls. We will train you how to do different projects and work in our database system.

  • Filing and database updates
  • Weekly printing and mailing of “Thank You” letters
  • Assist in making thank you calls and cold calls to donors
  • Attend external community outreach meetings
  • Support Fundraising Campaigns.
  • Assist in data entry, admin tasks, and development support
  • Greeting and setting up daily volunteers
  • Input volunteer information into eTapestry (our database system)
  • Assist with scheduling donation pickups as necessary
  • Assist in quarterly data tracking
  • Attend community events/volunteer outreaches when available
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • May require lifting and moving items up to 25 lbs.
  • Various other tasks as assigned

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am – 3pm and occasionally on a Saturday if there is an event and you are available

Location: 705 Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106

Number of positions available: 1

Hope Faith Garden/ Guest Services 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

Hope Faith Garden/ Guest Services Intern

This intern will have the following responsibilities with the Garden from 7am-11:00am, and assist in Guest Services from 11:00am – 2:30pm

  • Daily tasks as needed: weeding, watering, cleaning tools, planting, harvesting, etc.
  • Attending workshops related to gardening
  • Office tasks as needed: data on gardening, nutrition, flyers, special projects, etc
  • Weekly meetings (data on outcomes/needs/brainstorming/documentation)
  • Be open to other duties that will benefit the garden and the production of good food
  • Photos of the gardens are encouraged and welcomed
  • Moderate level of physical activity required including lifting, digging, and pulling light to medium weights
  • Continue to be innovative in our growing and social status in the community.
  • Our goal is to provide good food to the community we serve. We strive to build relationships with people who will eat and prepare this food for themselves and their families.

Guest Services is the first point of contact for our guests to address their needs when they come in to our facility. It is where we house all of our mail, medicine, sign-ups for medical clinics and other services. It is a busy place to serve and requires great ability to remain calm, fair, and firm in order to be successful.

Some assignments include:

  • Distribution of Mail
  • Verifying and distributing medication/prescriptions
  • Providing hygiene kits to guests
  • Scheduling dental and vision appointments
  • Helping guests with community resources
  • Distribution of clothing items for emergency situations
  • Ensuring the Community Resource sheets are up to date and stocked
  • Assisting with teaching and/or preparing for classes
  • 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- Friday with some Saturday special events from 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: 705 Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106

Number of positions available: 1

Hope Faith Guest Services 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

Hope Faith Guest Services Intern

Guest Services is the first point of contact for our guests to address their needs when they come in to our facility. It is where we house all of our mail, medicine, sign-ups for medical clinics and other services. It is a busy place to serve and requires great ability to remain calm, fair, and firm in order to be successful.

Some assignments include:

  • Distribution of Mail
  • Verifying and distributing medication/prescriptions
  • Providing hygiene kits to guests
  • Scheduling dental and vision appointments
  • Helping guests with community resources
  • Distribution of clothing items for emergency situations
  • Ensuring the Community Resource sheets are up to date and stocked
  • Assisting with teaching and/or preparing for classes
  • 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 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

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 Welfare/Work Intern

Intern will assist in our Case Management Center and/or fill in where necessary with our guests.

  • Filing case sensitive paperwork
  • Verify information for homeless letters
  • Assist in filling out vital paperwork for housing, ID’s, Food Stamps, etc
  • Helping guests with community resources
  • Conducting screening interviews
  • Attending weekly team meetings
  • Referrals & communication with partnering agencies
  • Various other tasks as assigned

Hours: Monday through Friday from 11:00am-3pm

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

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

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