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Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children across this country are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another, and are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment and even prison as adults.
CASA was created to ensure the abuse and neglect these children suffered at home doesn't continue at the hands of the system. CASA trains volunteers to become advocates who are then appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in their community. The goal is for each child to be placed into a safe, loving home where he/she have permanency and can thrive.
Interns with CASA of Union County volunteer with our development and program staff to ensure the organization has the resources and support necessary to do this critical work. CASA of Union County seeks interns each semester to help staff continue to make CASA thrive and reach as many abused, neglected and abandoned children as possible. Some recent intern responsibilities include:
Entering and analyzing case data;
Organizing and prepping for special events;
Developing outreach materials and engaging in community outreach;
Drafting articles for newsletters;
Creating social media content;
Updating paper and digital case files for program staff;
Attending court with staff and volunteer advocates;
Preparing training materials;
Assisting with volunteer recognition; and
Researching opportunities to expand the volunteer base.
Interns commit to working approximately 10-15 hours per week for the semester. Fall interns generally work September to December; Spring interns generally work January to May; Summer Interns generally work May to August. Start and end dates are flexible based on school schedules.
To apply, please contact Lisa at 908-293-8135 or email@example.com to request our internship application.