Psychology

College of Natural Sciences

Internships

Why should I do an internship? How will it be valuable to me as a Psychology student?

Internships serve several purposes:

You get to “try on” a career/job that you may be considering after graduation. It is always a good idea to try something on before you buy it! Finding out that a particular field is not for you is just as important as finding out that you love it! Job shadowing can also be helpful in this area.

You gain real-world experience and you can apply the principles of psychology that you have been learning at CSU.

It looks great on a resume or graduate school application! Employers and graduate schools like seeing that you went the extra mile to learn more about a population or area of psychology.

Networking! Your internship supervisor may end up serving as a reference for a future job, may refer you to another opportunity, or may even hire you post-graduation!

Student Quotes:

“Having an internship is the best kind of knowledge you can gain. Not only do you gain practical knowledge about the field you are wanting to work in, but it shows you much more than a book can teach. It shows you more about the field and more importantly more about yourself. I used all 12 upper division elective credits on internships and I wouldn't have done it any other way! It has taught me so much and helped me to gain connections to help me now and further down the road. Be ambitious, call the company you think you would like to work for and ask if there are any available positions as an intern.” - Dominique Montijo- senior
“Interning with the Police Department has been very eye opening. I am put into the field that I hope to go into and have found that it is my passion. I go to my internship everyday excited to help out with whatever needs to be done. I have met so many people who have passed down their advice and experience to me. I would suggest everyone to have an internship in the field they want in order to know firsthand what it is like and get an upper hand when their career finally develops.” -Cayley Chiodo - senior

Getting Started:

As a psychology student you are not required to do an internship, but we do recommend that you do! All class levels (first year – senior) are able to do an internship, however, we find that the experience is the most impactful for juniors and seniors.
You may do an internship for-credit or not-for-credit. If you choose to do one for credit you cannot take a paid internship. You will receive 1, 2, or 3 credits of PSY 488, depending on how many total hours you are interning.

Steps:

Choose an internship and apply! Please note that the Psychology Department does not currently place students in internships. It is up to you to find one that works well for you, however; in some cases we can make recommendations and give you contact information. Please review the list on this website of internship ideas from past psychology students. Please note that this is not an exclusive list. You may find an internship that is not on this list that better suits your goals. Here are a few other places you can look:

https://career.colostate.edu/

http://sociology.colostate.edu/undergraduate/internships

http://interns.libarts.colostate.edu/

Clinical/Counseling Concentration

A list of Clinical Approved Internships is located here. If you are in the Clinical/Counseling Concentration please contact Dr. Lee Rosen to discuss your internship and to be approved for credit. Dr. Rosen can be reached at lee.rosen@colostate.edu.

General, Mind Brain and Behavior or Industrial/Organizational Concentrations

If you are in the General, Mind Brain and Behavior or Industrial/Organizational concentration please contact Dr. Ernest Chavez to discuss your internship and to be approved for credit. Dr. Chavez can be reached at ernest.chavez@colostate.edu.  

Addictions Counseling

If you are in the concentration in Addictions Counseling please contact. Dr. Mark Prince to discuss your required internship and to be approved for credit. Dr. Prince can be reached at mark.prince@colostate.edu.

You will need to know the following 3 pieces of information:
How many hours will you be working at your internship?
What will your duties be?
Contact information for your internship supervisor.
Register for PSY 488. You will receive information on how to do this after meeting with your concentration internship coordinator.
The internship coordinator for your concentration will be in contact with your supervisor at the completion of your internship. You will be given an “S” (satisfactory) or a “U” (unsatisfactory) grade, which will be informed through supervisor feedback.


If you have additional questions please contact Cassidy McLaren, Lead Academic Success Coordinator, Cassidy.McLaren@ColoState.Edu

 

General Internships


Agency: Crossroads Safehouse Inc

Agency Address: PO Box 993 Fort Collins CO 80522
Agency Website: http://www.crossroadssafehouse.org/
Agency Contact: Shannon Lopez (Volunteer) 970-530-2353 Jennifer Jones (Internship) 482-3535

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Several opportunities available.


Agency: Foothills Gateway

Agency Address: 301 W. Skyway Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.foothillsgateway.org/
Agency Contact: April Rickoff (970) 226-2345 ext 379

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Assist persons with developmental disabilities in a variety of positions. One-on-one or group activities with clients or case management and individual planning with clients.


Agency: Harmony House

Agency Address: 3105 E. Harmony Fort Collins CO 80528
Agency Website: http://www.casalarimer.com
Agency Contact: Annette Hoyt (970) 377-9445

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Supervise parent and child visitations with children in foster care or non-custodial parent.


Agency: Larimer County Dept. of Human Services

Agency Address: 2555 Midpoint Dr, Fort Collins CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/humanservices/
Agency Contact:

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: Different opportunities within different divisions of Human Services. An example would be to help facilitate and supervise community work crews of youths ranging from ten to eighteen years. Will fill three upper division level credits.


Agency: Partners Mentoring Youth

Agency Address: 530 S. College, Unit 1, Fort Collins CO 80524
Agency Website: http://www.partnersmentoringyouth.org/Home.aspx
Agency Contact: Heather Vesgaard (970) 484-7123

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Mentoring and tutoring programs, participating and implementing monthly activities with youth and adult volunteers


Agency: Northern Colorado Aids Project

Agency Address: 400 Remington Suite #100 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://ncaids.org/
Agency Contact: Lucas Walker ncaids.org (970) 484-4469

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Help with a variety of tasks, including program development, office work, fund-raisers, community outreach, or client contact.


Agency: Office of the District Attorney Eighth Judicial District

Agency Address: 123 North College Suite 303 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Index.cfm?District_ID=8
Agency Contact: Jane Bradley (970) 498-7281

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: Contact victims of misdemeanor crimes, make referrals to other agencies, provide emotional support, perform advocate duties, check warrant cases, etc.


Agency: Probation Department of Larimer County

Agency Address: 201 LaPorte Ave., Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80522
Agency Website: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Probation/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=22
Agency Contact: Tracy Stromberg (970) 494-3925

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Assist with investigations, supervision, alcohol/drug unit, domestic violence, and clerical work. If you are interested in the Larimer County Deputy Probation Officer program, informational meetings will be held in early April. During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program and ask any questions you may have. You will be asked to sign a release of information, allowing the department to to run a criminal background check. If you are interested in a summer 2017 placement please attend the earlier meetings. If you are interested in a fall 2017 placement, you may attend any meeting. Please RSVP if you are interested.


Agency: Respite Care

Agency Address: 6203 S. Lemay Fort Collins, CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.respitecareinc.org/
Agency Contact: LeAnn Massey (970) 207-9435

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Help with play activities for children with developmental disabilities who need specialized care. Interns also assist with Administrative work.


Agency: SAVA

Agency Address: 4812 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80526 or 929 38th Avenue Court Suite 106 Greeley, CO 80634
Agency Website: http://savacenter.org/
Agency Contact: Anne Kirkner (970) 472-4204

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: SAVA programs fit under Victims of Violence, Kids & Teens, Mental Health & Disability, and Community Service


Agency: Turning Point

Agency Address: 1644 South College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.turningpnt.org/
Agency Contact: 970.567.6461

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: Turning Point was established as an emergency shelter for youth in the juvenile justice system in 1967. It has grown to become a multi-service agency offering a continuum of services including: Crisis intervention services, Adolescent day treatment programs, Outpatient therapies and treatment, Coaching and mentoring programs, Individualized education Short and long-term intensive residential substance abuse treatment for teens. Interns/volunteers will assist with running groups, staff support, mentoring, treatment plans, interventions for at risk adolescents.


Agency: Pets Forever

Agency Address: Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital 300 West Drake Road Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523
Agency Website: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/vth/diagnostic-and-support/community-programs/pets-forever/Pages/involved.aspx
Agency Contact: Dr. Lori Kogan at lori.kogan@colostate.edu or (970) 491-7984

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Internship credit for this program with be through vet med, not psychology. Pets Forever is a Colorado State University sponsored non-profit program designed to help low-income elderly and disabled Larimer County residents maintain ownership of their pets for as long as possible, and to improve the health and well-being of these pets and owners by providing needed help and resources. Duties include: In-home animal care (e.g., dog walking, brushing, feces removal, litter box cleaning, etc.); Companion dog walking (walking with pet and owner); Transportation of animals to/from vet or groomer; Home delivery of pet food and supplies.


Agency: Fort Collins Police Department

Agency Address: 2221 Timberline Rd., Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website:
Agency Contact: Sergeant Kevin Cronin, kcronin@fcgov.com

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description:


Agency: Matthews House

Agency Address: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://thematthewshouse.org/
Agency Contact: Katie Christman Executive Assistant

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: The Matthews House is a local non-profit in Fort Collins that serves youth and families working towards self sufficiency.


Agency: ChildSafe

Agency Address: 1148 E. Elizabeth St. Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://childsafecolorado.org/
Agency Contact: Any interested students can email Lindsey Hausman directly at lhausman@childsafecolorado.org, or call the office at 970-472-4133.

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: Students would be providing childcare while parent clients are in session, assisting in the front office, and helping out at special events. They would also be exposed to a professional counseling setting, and have to opportunity to learn about the practices we utilize at ChildSafe, including traditional talk therapy, play therapy, neurofeedback, and EMDR. This is not a clinical position and therapy sessions cannot be observed.


Agency: JVA Consulting

Agency Address: Denver
Agency Website: http://jvaconsulting.com/
Agency Contact: email: jobs@ JVAConsulting,com (no phone calls please)

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Unpaid summer Internship

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Description: Conducting literature and best practice reviews on the assigned topic; researching the range of technologies available for data collection and analysis, and making recommendations to JVA and to other community based partners; conducting data collection activities (including community surveying), data entry and database development to learn more about how data is currently collected, analyzed and used; developing a presentation; developing and documenting systems for the use of new technologies; developing a report on what was learned during intern project; other tasks as assigned to support the work of the research and evaluation department.


Agency: 8th Judicial District Probation Department

Agency Address: Justice Center 201 Laporte Ave. Fort Collins
Agency Website: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Index.cfm?District_ID=8
Agency Contact: Margo Schapanski Probation Officer 8th Judicial District Phone 970-494-3953 margo.schapanski@judicial.state.co.us

Volunteer / Intern or Both:

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: Probation Services provided to the 8th Judicial District Courts, serving Larimer and Jackson Counties. Conduct pre-sentence investigations and supervise offenders sentenced to probation.


Agency: National Western Stock Show

Agency Address: Denver
Agency Website: http://nationalwestern.com/
Agency Contact: Questions? Contact: Morgan Topolnicki, 303-299-5560, mtopolnicki@nationalwestern.com

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
Human Resources/Event Planning

Description: This event happens every year and is great for folks interested in IO or HR! This is an unpaid internship, however, in January NWSS will provide you with a hotel room and 2 meals each day, plus 2 Rodeo tickets during your internship. Interns are responsible for their own transportation. NWSS interns will be invited to special events throughout January and also have the opportunity to network with Denver business owners and leaders in the Colorado and Wyoming agriculture industry. E-mail your resume, cover letter and reference page to intern@nationalwestern.com.


Agency: Bright by Three

Agency Address: Denver
Agency Website: http://brightbythree.org/volunteer/
Agency Contact: (303) 433-6200

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: We offer a variety of rewarding unpaid internship opportunities. If you don’t see a position that interests you, let us know how you can make a difference at Bright by Three! Just follow the application process and we will find the perfect opportunity for you. Click each opportunity for a full internship description.


Agency: Heart & Hand Center for Youth and Their Families

Agency Address: Denver
Agency Website: http://heartandhandcenter.org/
Agency Contact: (303) 295-0292

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Heart & Hand is dedicated to improving the lives of at risk youth and their families.


Agency: ATV (Alternatives to Violence)

Agency Address: Loveland
Agency Website: http://www.alternativestoviolence.org/Pages/Volunteer.php
Agency Contact: Katie Wiseman (970) 669-5150 ext. 114

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

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Description: Whether you want to work on the front lines directly with people who have been victims of violent crime or whether you want to help behind the scenes, Alternatives to Violence has many rewarding volunteer opportunities.


Agency: Families First

Agency Address: 2163 S. Yosemite Street, Denver, CO
Agency Website: http://www.familiesfirstcolorado.org/volunteer.html
Agency Contact: (303) 745-0327 or apply online

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: Families First volunteers are vital to the success of our programs. Through their gift of time, volunteers improve the lives of abused and neglected children and help families prevent the cycle of abuse, often receiving as much as they give. There are many opportunities to make a difference!


Agency: Girls on the Run of the Rockies

Agency Address: Aurora, CO
Agency Website: http://girlsontherunrockies.org/volunteer/
Agency Contact: (720) 879-2354

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Volunteering for Girls on the Run is a wonderful way to make an impact in young girls’ lives. Our volunteers help with everything from coaching a team of girls, to organizing our 5K event, to helping put together coaches bags and much more.


Agency: The Center for Family Outreach

Agency Address: 1100 Poudre River Dr., Suite B Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://www.tcffo.org/volunteer.html
Agency Contact: Tina Hopkins-Duke (970) 495-0084

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
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Description: We offer a wide range of programs and classes to help adolescents and families make better choices. The Center for Family Outreach relies on volunteer support to help make our organization a success. Our greatest need for volunteers includes administrative office duties and social marketing.


Agency: Longmont Community Justice Partnership

Agency Address: Longmont, CO
Agency Website: http://www.lcjp.org/index.php/component/chronoforms5/?chronoform=volunteerfrm
Agency Contact: http://www.lcjp.org/contact-us.html

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
XRestorative Justice

Description: Restorative justice is a structured process that invites all persons involved in a crime or conflict to have an equal voice in repairing all harms of the incident to the greatest extent possible. The Longmont Community Justice Partnership, serving Boulder County is entering into its 20th year of service to Longmont and the surrounding communities.


Agency: The Family Center/ La Familia

Agency Address: 309 Hickory St. Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://thefamilycenterfc.org/
Agency Contact: Site Contact: Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Shafer Phone: 970-221-1615 Email: maggies@thefamilycenterfc.org

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: The Family Center/ La Familia is a high-quality, non-profit, bilingual family development agency that provides support, education, and information to all families who desire to improve the quality of their lives. Located in North Fort Collins, TFC/LF consists of three main branches: El Nidito early childhood care and education, Read, Learn, & Explore After School Program and Summer Camp, and Family Strengthening / Adult Education Services including the Parents as Teachers home visitation program. Requirements and expectations for Interns: A strong interest in learning, social justice, open minded thinking, flexibility, ethical behavior, and dependability are foundational characteristics for a successful internship. Based on the student’s professional interests, skill set, and desired career path our volunteer coordinator will help candidates identify an appropriate internship match.


Agency: Starz Entertainment

Agency Address: 8900 Liberty Circle Englewood, CO 80112
Agency Website: https://www.starz.com/internships/index.html
Agency Contact: Nicolette (720) 357 6739

Volunteer / Intern or Both:

Mental Health & DisabilityLegal & CrimKids & TeensFamily ServiceViol. VictimSenior CitizenComm. ServiceOther
Human Resources/ Training Development

Description: The HR/Training & Development Intern will be responsible for learning and understanding the various aspects of the human resources function by assisting those functions in executing assigned tasks. In addition, they will assist in the administration and organization of company trainings, programs, meetings and initiatives. This includes maintaining existing training initiatives and programs, assisting with scheduling, researching new learning opportunities and working with the Organizational Development team on a organization-wide career management program that will assist in the growth and development of company personnel. Applicants must be enrolled in freshman through graduate level courses and have a 3.0 GPA or higher for the most recent academic session.


Clinical Internships


Agency: 8th Judicial District Probation

Agency Address: 201 Laporte Ave. Suite 110
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins
Agency Website: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Index.cfm?District_ID=8
Agency Contact: Tracy Stromberg
tracy.stromberg@judicial.state.co.us
970-494-3925

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Probation offers a variety of services to clients/offenders that we supervise. Often times interns work with a specific population of individuals on probation, whether that is in report writing, juveniles, adults, sex offenders and specialized courts such as drug court, wellness court (individuals with mental health) and DUI court. Interns may help officers monitor these individuals in the community. We also provide some groups in-house such as impact of crime and MRT.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns are able to supervise offenders face-to-face, conduct interviews, complete assessments, write court reports and attend court hearings, provide crisis intervention, field visits, help facilitate groups along with interacting and communicating with other agencies/professionals.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: We require interns to commit a minimum of 10 hrs/wk to probation.


Agency: Black/African American Cultural Center

Agency Address: Lory Student Center 355
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://www.baacc.colostate.edu
Agency Contact: Bridgette Johnson
bridgette.johnson@colostate.edu
970-491-5781

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes! The Black/African American Cultural Center assists students who identify as or with the Black/African American culture with their transition to Colorado State University and throughout their academic careers by providing support and encouragement for their academic, professional, cultural, and personal development. We strive to provide a family-like support system made up of faculty, staff and student organizations that help students succeed.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Main programs: 1.) Student Development and Academic Support through mentoring and leadership programing 2.) Social Justice and Diversity Education through critical dialogues and engagement 3.) Cultural Education and Celebration through programming and outreach activities

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Varies. Can be flexible.


Agency: Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County

Agency Address: 103 Smokey Street
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://www.begreatlarimer.org
Agency Contact: Megan Covington
mcovington@bgclarimer.org
970-372-0404

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes! Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County offers a wide variety of youth education and development programs. We offer programming in 5 core areas: 1. The Arts 2. Character & Leadership Development 3. Education, Technology, & Career Development 4. Health & Life Skills 5. Sports, Fitness & Recreation We regularly utilize interns and practicum students in assisting, developing and leading programs in these areas.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns will work with kids aged 6-18, providing positive guidance and supervision. Tasks include, but are not limited to: Participate in the implementation and delivery of Unit activities and events as necessary Participate in weekly Unit meetings Accompany staff on field trips and/or bus routes Assist in providing a clean, safe environment for Members Lead pre-planned activites for Members. Interns are also encouraged to come up with activities and/or programs to implement.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: This usually depends on the requirements of the school, but ideally we would like for interns to commit to at least 6 hours per week on a structured schedule.


Agency: Childsafe

Agency Address: 1148 E. Elizabeth St.
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://childsafecolorado.org
Agency Contact: Lindsey Hausman
info@childsafecolorado.org
970-472-4133

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes, ChildSafe does participate in an undergraduate internship program.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: A combination of administrative work and hanging out with children while their parents are in session. As an example, our summer intern split her time pretty evenly between doing activities with children and working with a therapist to prepare our adolescent girls group. Unfortunately our undergraduate interns are not allowed to participate in or observe any therapy sessions, but we encourage our interns to schedule some time with our therapists or clinical director to learn about our practice, specifically our work with trauma survivors, and we like to offer a neurofeedback demo. Our program is pretty student driven and we really like to accommodate the interests and ideas of our interns.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: We don't have an hours requirement and let the students decide how many credits they want to do. The only scheduling constraints we really have are driven by our clients' needs for "childcare."


Agency: Harmony House

Agency Address: 3105 E Harmony Rd
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://casalarimer.com/volunteer/harmony-house/
Agency Contact: Courtney Teklits
courtney@casalarimer.com
LaPorte: 970-498-618. Harmony: 970-223-5966

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes there are internship opportunities at Harmony House, however there is not at the CASA office. The reason for none being offered at the CASA office is because they handle cases that requires at least a year commitment. Harmony House is able to offer the opportunity because all staff and interns share the caseload so a semesters worth of time is fine for intern's involvement. We typically work with about 6 interns a semester.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns at Harmony House work along side Case Managers in an open-office environment. They are responsible for assisting in supervising visitation and exchanges. Harmony House's services are safety based and non-therapeutic in nature. During the second half of their semester interns are immersed in the office experience by answering and assisting clients by phone or in person. They also assist in the intake process and addressing client's concerns.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Interns do need to commit to a set schedule when placed here. Shifts on the Monday-Rriday are typically 3:30-8:30pm. We do require interns to work at least a 4 hour shift on either Saturday or Sunday. Saturday hours are 8:30-4:30 and Sunday 10:30-6:30. Hours are determined by credits the students are taking, however the minimum Harmony House can allow is 10-15 hours.


Agency: Heart & Hand Center for Youth and Their Families

Agency Address: 2758 Welton St.
Agency Area Location: Denver, CO
Agency Website: http://heartandhandcenter.org
Agency Contact: Sally Vizas
sallyvizas@heartandhandcenter.org
303.295.0292

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: This is an after school program so there are lots of opportunities for interns. Daily after school programming 3rd grade to high school graduation. School based (elementary~50 kids) and community based (middle school and up~20 students) programming.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Social-emotional skills and enrichment. Also a need for 1-on-1 connection and conversation, mentorshipp/"your person", especially the younger kids. Could also do small groups, etc.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: 3:15-6:15 daily & 1 hour/week supervision. At least 2 days/week so can develop relationships with the kiddos.


Agency: Mental Health Partners: Sherman Street Facility

Agency Address: 1333 Iris Avenue
Agency Area Location: Boulder, CO
Agency Website: http://www.mhpcolorado.org/Home.aspx
Agency Contact: Jean Rosmarin
jrosmarin@mhpcolorado.org
303-413-6235

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Longmont- Sherman building. Help zone: chronic mental illness, recovery care coordinators. MI training: supervisor. Ready for someone in fall probably. 16 hour training 9 (mostly looking for Bachelor level). Want pipeline to hire students. To apply, please visit the MHP website at mhpcolorado.org, and follow the link to ‘Get Involved’. You will see a link on the right side of the page for field placement, and that will lead you to the application for field placement.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Duties: -Assist in facilitating wellness classes. -Assist in facilitating activities. -Being a part of our Coordinator On Duty (COD) tasks such as, assisting clients if there are questions about our computers, looking at the wellness calendar, navigating transportation resources, talking about access to community resources, helping fill out paperwork (both for MHP and outside MHP), helping to manage the lobby, kitchen and helping clients be comfortable while waiting for appointment. -Working with our care specialists to facilitate the function of how people check in or call to schedule appointments. -Shadowing clinical case managers and peer support specialists if clients are comfortable. -Helping facilitate training for staff

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: 10h/week


Agency: Northern Colorado Aids Project

Agency Address: 400 Remington St., Ste 100
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://www.ncaids.org/northern-colorado-aids-project
Agency Contact: Lauren East
Lauren.East@coloradohealthnetwork.org
970-484-4469

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Mostly have had intens from social work but would welcome psychology students. Behavior health person is the direct spervisor and there is an LCSW who does clinical supervision (1 hour/week). Have about 2 bacehlors-level interns/semester.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Can be involved in case management and syringe program brief solution-focused. Testing if time permits for training.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: 1 semester 10 hours/weekis okay (15-16 better)


Agency: Partners Mentoring Youth

Agency Address: 530 S. College Ave Unit 1
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: https://partnersmentoringyouth.org
Agency Contact: Tami Roskamp
tamir@partnersmentoringyouth.org
970-484-7123

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes, 1 intern per semester. Also have volunteer opportunities are are yearlong.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: 1-1 mentorship with at-risk youth. Activity planning. Shadowing staff. Supervision and training. Groups, when available.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Could be flexible with hours for yearlong volunteer mentors.


Agency: Respite Care, Inc.

Agency Address: 6203 S. Lemay Ave
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://respitecareinc.org
Agency Contact: Kelsy Beauchman
kelsy@respitecareinc.org
970-207-9435

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: 2 interns per semester, typically from Human Development and Family Studies but open to psychology students.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: 50% of their internship on childcare and 50% on administrative support.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Depends on program requirements


Agency: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (SAVA)

Agency Address: 4812 S. College Ave
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://savacenter.org
Agency Contact: Katie Abeyta
kabeyta@savacenter.org
970-272-4204

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes, we utilize our intern each semester in both our direct service and prevention programming.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Students would have a chance to work on our hotline, respond to the hospital or police station to assist a survivor, and work with the children in our youth programs. Additionally, interns assist with community outreach efforts and general office duties.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: We generally ask that interns can commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week, but ideally we look for someone who can do anywhere from 20-30.


Agency: The Family Center/ La Familia Family Strengthening Service or Early Childhood Ed.

Agency Address: 309 Hickory St.
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://thefamilycenterfc.org
Agency Contact: Maggie Shafer
maggies@thefamilycenterfc.org
970-221-1615

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: Yes, The Family Center/ La Familia is a high-quality, non-profit, bilingual family development agency that provides support, education, and information to all families who desire to improve the quality of their lives. Located in North Fort Collins, TFC/LF consists of three main branches: El Nidito early childhood care and education, Read, Learn, & Explore After School Program and Summer Camp, and Family Strengthening / Adult Education Services including the Parents as Teachers home visitation program.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: For those interested in strength based family development services, placement with the Family Development Coordinator (community access and referral), a Family Advocate (home visitation through Parents as Teachers), or the Health & Wellness Advocate would expose the intern to specific programming and community outreach techniques. For students interested in child development, placement with El Nidito (infants and children ages 6 weeks to 5 yrs.) or the After School and Summer Youth Enrichment program would provide exposure to the many educational (e.g. Teaching Strategies Gold, CPP, Early Head Start) and licensing changes (Colorado Shines) related to state of the art bilingual early childhood education.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Varies by program. See information form.


Agency: The Matthews House (Educational Life Training Center; mpowering Youth, Strengthening Families and Building Community)

Agency Address: 220 N. Grant Avenue
Agency Area Location: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://thematthewshouse.org
Agency Contact: Denise Suniga (Associate Director)
denise@thematthewshouse.org
970-449-5191

Are there services/programs in your agency that would be appropriate for interns?: We currently have interns from both Social Work and Human Development and Family Studies. We have multiple programs in The Matthews House, including our Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families and Building Community and all have taken interns before.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Depending on the program, interns have helped with our Homework Helpers program which is run out of our Community Life Center. They have also shadowed our Transition Facilitators on the Youth and Family Teams and been secondary on some of the cases.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: We are flexible depending upon the program. Most of our work with youth and families is done in the afternoon and early evening, so their class schedules would need to be conducive to that schedule. We have had interns who did 8-10 hours per week and some that have done 16-20.


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