Internship in Social Services for College Students

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DOROT offers semester or year-long internships for college students interested in careers in non-profit management, community organizing, social work and working with the elderly.

The Internship provides students with an understanding of the issue and impact of social isolation among the elderly as well as DOROT’s response. We give each intern substantive work and project management experience. While the work done by interns varies by department we are committed to entrusting interns with significant responsibility and providing them with an opportunity to contribute to their department in a real way.

There are opportunities for interns to customize projects to match interests, meet professional goals, and/or fulfill requirements for class credits.

A weekly commitment of 6-10 hours is required, excluding school vacation weeks.

If you have any questions please contact subject line: College Internship. Individual Internship Descriptions During the academic year, college interns are often needed in the following departments:

Evaluation Department

The evaluation intern will have an interest in program assessment and will support the agency’s Director of Evaluation in conducting phone surveys of seniors who are participating in DOROT’s programs as well as reviewing and analyzing online survey results.

Kosher Meals Department

This intern will assist with regular phone outreach to schedule meal delivery for homebound seniors and check in on the senior’s condition. The intern will also support DOROT’s on site Wellness for active seniors as well as our specialized senior discussion groups

Volunteer Services Department

Interns assist with a variety of activities for volunteers and seniors including organizing corporate volunteer events such as tech cafes and game days; placing outreach calls to seniors to match volunteers for birthday visits, computer tutoring and cultural excursions and supporting the meal a month program at DOROT’s homelessness prevention program.

Community Services Department

Interns visit seniors weekly in a Friendly Visiting capacity, assist in the Shop & Escort Program by escorting seniors to the grocery or to doctor appointments. The interns will also assist with office projects such as a survey for seniors (over the phone and in-home), filing projects, updating excel data bases, and assisting with KOL DOROT, our senior choir.

Lasting Impressions

DOROT’s Lasting Impressions Legacy Project provides an opportunity for seniors to record s legacy story for loved ones and generations to come through videos, audio recordings, art, photography or written stories. The intern in this department will support seniors and other volunteers working on these projects.

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  • 6-10 hours per week from January - April/May 2019
  • Interest in learning about nonprofits

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