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

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

 

Internships


Agency: ATV (Alternatives to Violence)

Agency Address: Loveland
Agency Website: http://www.alternativestoviolence.org/Pages/Volunteer.php
Agency Contact: Kathryn Fred (970) 669-5150 ext. 114/volunteers@alternativestoviolence.org

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.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns learn how to conduct intakes, answer phones, meet with victims as on-call advocates, work with our safehouse, deal with court matters such as memos for bond, conduct middle school and high school presentations about healthy relationships and dating violence, ride with police officers, and participate in community outreach, and more.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Usually it depends upon the student, but usually interns are here about 30 hours a week.


Agency: Black/African American Cultural Center

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

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: 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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County

Agency Address: Several Locations Available: Fort Collins, Loveland, West Loveland, Wellington, Harmony
Agency Website: http://www.begreatlarimer.org
Agency Contact: Megan Covington mcovington@bgclarimer.org 970-372-0404

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: 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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


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.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?:

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


Agency: Caring Companion Program

Agency Address: 405 Canyon Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521
Agency Website: www.voacolorado.org/gethelp-northernco-caringcompanions
Agency Contact: Jill Liken (970) 472-9630

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: The Caring Companion Program connects volunteers with caregivers who are caring for adults over 60 years old. The volunteers give the caregiver a break while also providing companionship to their loved one. The visits usually occur in the home mostly chronic conditions, like dementia, and/or mobility issues. The Caring Companions experience provides insight into the later stages of life, coping with illness and changing abilities and navigating the system of senior services.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: The internship would consist of a Caring Companion match with weekly visits, volunteer and outreach events, shadowing a home assessment, general administrative tasks and experience being part of the senior service network.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: This would be for a 1-3 credit student, so it would depend on number of credits taking


Agency: ChildSafe

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

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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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.

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."

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: Crossroads Safehouse Inc

Agency Address: PO Box 993 Fort Collins CO 80522
Agency Website: http://www.crossroadssafehouse.org/
Agency Contact: Pat Parker (Volunteer) 970-530-23/pparker@crossroadssafehouse.or Barbara Dean (Internship) 970- 482-3535/bdean@crossroadssafehouse.org

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Crossroads offers free safehousing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education. At our safehouse we annually provide food, clothing, and support for over 500 residents. Crossroads' new facility houses administrative staff, legal staff, and shelter residents under one roof, and is the point of contact for donors, volunteers, and outreach clients. Each year we provide more than 15,000 units of service to thousands of clients and program attendees.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns at Crossroads will have the opportunity to work in a number of different areas. All of our interns will have be asked: -Attend a 20 hour training -Answer our crisis line -Assist residential clients with basic shelter needs -Assist with residential/outreach groups -Run a play group for resident children -Attend Bond hearings and contact clients -Be a member of our Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) -Provide follow up calls to possible outreach clients -Assist with chores in the shelter (clean rooms, laundry, etc) -Observe advocacy sessions with adults and children -Participate in prevention programming (A personal vehicle is helpful, but not required to intern at Crossroads)

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Crossroads expects interns to commit to at least 14 hrs/wk. However, a potential intern may volunteer if less than 14 hrs are needed and those hours may be counted as internship hours. This would need to be discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator and Shelter Manager when applying to be a volunteer.


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

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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!

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Support Line and Outreach: Provide information, support and resources to parents, caregivers and professionals when they contact the Families First Support Line. Disseminate material at resource fairs and outreach events. Children’s Group Leader: Engages in fun, interactive games, crafts, and group social skills activities with children, in a group setting, to enhance each child’s development and self-esteem. Marketing and Communications: Disseminate material at resource fairs, outreach events and conduct presentations about Families First in the community. Assist with projects involving graphic design and social media, marketing for the agency. FAC/ED: Facilitate Circle of Parents ® group meetings for parents in a self-help and supportive environment, responsible for providing educational information and community resources to parents, limited availability to group members for crisis intervention and support.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: 4 hours/1 day a week


Agency: Foothills Gateway

Agency Address: 301 W. Skyway Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.foothillsgateway.org/
Agency Contact: Chrissi Gillispie (970) 266-5455/chrissig@foothillsgateway.org

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Our mission is to advocate for and empower individuals with disabilities to lead lives of their choice. Our volunteers have the opportunity to support this mission and gain professional experience among our staff. There are three positions available to volunteers: working in respite care, day program, or one-on-one as a mentor to an individual who would benefit from companionship.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Only volunteer opportunities available at this time.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: We ask that volunteers commit to at least 1 hour/week


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

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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.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?:

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


Agency: Harmony House

Agency Address: 3105 E. Harmony Fort Collins CO 80528
Agency Website: http://www.casalarimer.com
Agency Contact: Courtney Teklits, Program Manager 970-223-5966/courtney@casalarimer.com Annette Hoyt, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator 970-377-9445/annette@casalarimer.com

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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

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-Friday 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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


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.

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, mentorship/"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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: JVA Consulting

Agency Address: 2465 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO 80214
Agency Website: https://joiningvisionandaction.com/
Agency Contact: email: jobs@ JVAConsulting,com (no phone calls please)

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Unpaid summer Internship

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Description: Joining Vision and Action (JVA) is a Colorado-based social enterprise that works with clients across the United States. Our mission? Helping and inspiring social changemakers to succeed, sustain and scale. To do that, we help our clients assess community needs, develop strategies and business plans, create fundraising plans, write grant proposals, recruit the right leadership, train up everyone on the team, help nonprofits tell their stories, and evaluate and measure their impact. Read more about us at joiningvisionandaction.com.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Varies. Please visit our job board for current opportunities.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Varies. Please visit our job board for current opportunities.


Agency: Larimer County Dept. of Human Services, Children Youth & Family Division Volunteer Program

Agency Address: 2555 Midpoint Dr, Fort Collins CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/humanservices/cyf/ www.larimer.org/dhs/volunteer
Agency Contact: Christina Ulrich-Jones, Coordinator and Robin Carrier, SCW Supervisor

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) works with children who are at risk of being abused or have been abused or neglected. It also works with children who are beyond their parent's control, have delinquent behavior, and/or have violated the law. CYF has a number of specialized programs devoted to serving the children and families of Larimer County. The CYF mission statement is very clear and fits the nature of the department's function. It expresses an integrated approach to child protection, family, and juvenile justice.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Hero Helper volunteers and college Interns give overburdened staff a chance to delegate and catch up with paperwork. Volunteers who enjoy learning new tasks will feel very appreciated when they can get time-consuming admin tasks completed. Potentially, these volunteers support clients' efforts towards self-sufficiency and safety, by freeing up some value time caseworkers can spend with them. Interns receive on the job training and experience that they need in order to work in the child and adult welfare environment. Some of the reasons volunteers enjoy being in our offices: • Learning about child and adult welfare best practices • Understanding through experiences about being an advocate for children and adults • Working one-one with a case worker; being a part of their team, and accomplishing real tasks to lighten their overwhelming paperwork load • Advocating for kids by learning about community supports • Learning self-care strategies and resiliency in a helping profession impacted by trauma, poverty and addiction We hope that those who choose to volunteer with us will be personally enriched by the experience.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Interns who work in Paired Teams of case workers, will need to be authorized by their school and human services program, like social work or human development, psychology or sociology. They are requested to work a minimum of 15 hours per week due to the screening and training processes, which are time intensive. Interns who work in service teams, not paired teams, may have a bit more flexibility depending on need and experience level. Our agency does not provide therapeutic visits or therapy internships.


Agency: Longmont Community Justice Partnership

Agency Address: Longmont, CO
Agency Website: http://www.lcjp.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer.html
Agency Contact: http://www.lcjp.org/contact-us.html

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

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Description: LCJP uses the Community Group Conference model of Restorative Justice to address crime and conflict. People responsible for crime and the people harmed by crime participate in a collaborative process with a police officer, volunteers from the community, and support people to talk about what happened, how people have been impacted, and what can be done to repair harm. LCJP has been serving the Longmont Community since 1994 and partners closely with law enforcement, municipal court and St. Vrain Valley Schools.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: These include being a community member in an RJ process, facilitating RJ processes, bilingual interpretation, administrative assistance, event planning, community outreach, fundraising and more!

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: This is to be determined. Generally, volunteering is a 3 hour per month commitment, with 4 hours of training to begin volunteering.


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

Agency Address: Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://thematthewshouse.org/
Agency Contact: Jenny Stetson-Strange, Administrative Assistant 970-472-4293/jennys@thematthewshouse.org

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.

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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: Mental Health Partners: Sherman Street Facility

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

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: 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

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: National Western Stock Show

Agency Address: 4655 Humboldt St. Denver, CO 80216
Agency Website: http://nationalwestern.com/
Agency Contact: Questions? Contact: Morgan Topolnicki, 303-299-5560, mtopolnicki@nationalwestern.com

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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21 positions including Human Resources/Event Planning, Marketing & PR

Description: Are you interested in participating in one of the BEST internship experiences you can get? It’s all about meeting people in the industry and being involved at the National Western Stock Show! As an Intern, you will put in long hours, but what you gain in experience is well worth the time and effort. All majors and years in school are welcome to apply. 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.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Customer Service, Client Management, Data Entry, Production Assistance, Event Management, Social Media (see website for full details).

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: 8-16 hours/week October through December, 40+ hours/week in January.


Agency: Northern Colorado Aids Project

Agency Address: 400 Remington Suite #100 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://www.ncaids.org/northern-colorado-aids-project
Agency Contact: Lauren Lewis, MA 970-632-2036/lauren.lewis@coloradohealthnetwork.org

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Colorado Health Network (CHN) is a statewide organization in Colorado, serving nearly 4,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and those at risk, as well as other program specific populations. CHN provides innovative, individualized services to those most in need, educates high risk populations, and advocates for social and health care equity. CHN provides case management services, prevention services, behavioral health care, and insurance assistance.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Work with clients and gain hands on experience in the field. Provide HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling. Work in our Syringe Access Program using a harm-reduction approach. Team up with Case Managers to assist in client’s care. Gain professional skills and confidence through supervision (LCSW, LAC). Experience a local non-profit culture

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

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


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

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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


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: Sarah Van Etten, Program Coordinator, sarah.van_etten@colostate.edu, 970-491-0207

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: Pets Forever’s mission is to preserve and promote the human animal bond by helping Larimer County residents who are elderly or have a disability keep their pets as long as possible while improving the health and well-being of these pets and owners and providing a unique intergenerational service learning experience for Colorado State University students.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: 1-1 ongoing, long term relationships with low income elderly and people with disabilities in FC and Loveland and their companion animals.

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

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


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/tracy.stromberg@judicial.state.co.us

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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Description: The Deputy Probation Officer program allows you to work one-on-one with adult and juvenile offenders in a variety of probation services. These volunteer positions offer an excellent opportunity for citizens that are interested in exploring a career in the Criminal Justice System and/or those wanting to make a difference in the community. Our agency serves male and female adult and juvenile offenders for misdemeanor, felonies, and dui cases. In addition, we have specialized caseloads serving victims, sex offenders, drug offenders, domestic violence, high risk offenders, and intensive supervised probation for adults and juveniles. Assist with investigations, supervision, alcohol/drug unit, domestic violence, and clerical work.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Specific duties may include but are not limited to: meeting with adult defendants and juveniles; learning a variety of case management practices; staffing cases; and assisting Probation Officers in writing Pre-Sentencing Investigations, alcohol evaluations, complaints to revoke, warrants, summons, terminations, extensions and special reports to the court. Requirements: Attend a 16-hour training. Be minimum age of 21. Must submit and pass criminal background check. Meet 10-hr/week minimum.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: We would ask that interns commit to at least 10 hours per week but will work with students up to 40 hours a week.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: Project Youth Extension Service

Agency Address: Fort Collins
Agency Website: projectyouthextension.com
Agency Contact: Application information can be found at: http://www.projectyouthextension.com/application-process.html

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: Project YES interns travel to Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) and other military family events throughout the nation and deliver specialized youth develop programs to children and youth of deployed family members. Events are typically conducted on weekends and may be conducted on or off military installations. Project YES youth programs are educational, interactive, hands on, fun activities.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns provide education, facilitation, mentorship and guidance to military youth across the nation. The interns also receive substantial professional development opportunities during the 1-year program.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Hours vary depending upon the specific military event. However, generally they can count on working at least 1 weekend per month for the 1-year period.


Agency: Psychological Services Center at CSU

Agency Address: C-36 Andrew G. Clark Building Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Agency Website: http://psychology.colostate.edu/PSC/
Agency Contact: Phone: (970) 491-5212

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a community mental health agency affiliated with the Psychology Department of Colorado State University (CSU). PSC offers therapy and psychological evaluation services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to members of the Fort Collins community.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Interns have the opportunity to work in PSC’s office where they have direct client contact via office check-ins and return phone calls, help manage clinical data and observe therapy groups. Other opportunities possible depending on student interest and site availability.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: Preferred 10 hours per week with a yearlong commitment.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: Respite Care

Agency Address: 6203 S. Lemay Fort Collins, CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.respitecareinc.org/
Agency Contact: Michael Geyer, Staff Manager 970/207-9435 michael@respitecareinc.org

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.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: 50% of their internship on childcare and 50% on administrative support. We would be fine if your interns wanted to work with our kids more and less in the office so it is possible to be 75% in childcare and 25% office work.

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

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (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: Katie Abeyta kabeyta@savacenter.org 970-472-4204

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Intern

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Description: SAVA programs fit under Victims of Violence, Kids & Teens, Mental Health & Disability, and Community Service

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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


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:

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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.

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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: Jarah Vycital Jarahvtcffo.org (970) 495-0084

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Volunteer

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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.

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: Our greatest need for volunteers includes administrative office duties and social marketing. Case aid work assisting case managers, preparing for classes, administration and front desk duties.

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: 10 to 15 hours a week.


Agency: The Family Center/ La Familia

Agency Address: 309 Hickory St. Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: http://thefamilycenterfc.org/
Agency Contact: Viviana Cruz 970-231-9545 viviana@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.

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.

**Great for Counseling/Clinical Concentration Students.


Agency: The Jacob Center or Remington house

Agency Address: 729 Remington Street or 1516 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524
Agency Website: www.jacobcenter.org
Agency Contact: Joel Painter, joel@jacobcenter.org, (970) 484-8427

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Description: The Jacob Center is a non-profit agency that provides Community Based Programming for at-risk youth and families in Larimer County. We provide a variety of different programs and opportunities including a therapeutic goal oriented dirt bike program (NYPUM), gardening programs, mentoring programs, visitation programs, trauma treatment coordination services, and vocational opportunities for at-risk youth. The Remington House RCCF (Residential Child Care Facility) is a facility that offers multiple programs for youth. They offer residential treatments services where youth live at the home and receive therapy services (individual, group, and family), and case management planning. They also offer an Acute Treatment Unit, respite care, intensive outpatient services, a day treatment school program, credit recovery/GED program, and a gardening program

What tasks are interns able to do in your agency?: NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes) – Interns will be trained as Track Safety Supervisors and support staff through the NYPUM Program. They will be assisting with the track safety supervision of the children on a structured dirtbike course or during trail riding and/or camping trips (summer). They will oversee milieus of co-ed children (up to 10 children at a time) on the dirt bike track and in the community. Interns are valued members of the NYPUM team and will be working as mentors for at-risk youth. They will also be responsible for helping with scheduling, talking with families, tracking goals, attending family meetings as a representative of the NYPUM program, and updating our database system (will be trained on these). Interns are also sent to outside trainings when possible, including trainings held by Larimer County DHS. Remington House – Depending upon the internship and guidance from the clinical team, interns at The Remington House are usually brought on as Direct Care Counselors who work with children (ages 11-17) during daytime, evening, nighttime (including overnights), and/or weekend hours (depending upon schedules and availability). They are responsible for providing a safe, caring, and structured environment. They will be assisting Lead Counselors in planning shifts, organizing client/group outings and recreation time, and assisting with all house protocols (ie. Helping clients complete chores, getting all clients ready for therapy groups). They may also be given the opportunity to work with the day treatment schooling program. Most interns will have an opportunity to be trained in the CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Model

How many days/hours per week would you want interns to commit to?: NYPUM – For NYPUM, we would ask interns to commit to at least 4 hours per week every week (in one day), and at least one 8-hour Saturday. And they could commit up to 20 hours per week, if they wanted to join each group. Groups are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 3:30-7:30 (and 3 Saturdays per month, usually 9am-5pm). Remington House – Remington House offers various shift positions and hours. They are willing to work with interns on their schedules, but would prefer if staff could work at least one full 8-hour shift per week. Shifts are split into daytime (7am-3pm), evening (3pm-11pm), and overnights (11pm-7am).


Agency: Turning Point

Agency Address: 1644 South College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525
Agency Website: http://www.turningpnt.org/
Agency Contact: Referral Line: 970.567.6461 Main Line: 970.221.0999 bwhite@turningpnt.org

Volunteer / Intern or Both: Both

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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.

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