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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 older adults.

This internship provides students with an understanding of the issue and impact of social isolation among older adults as well as DOROT’s response. Each intern receives 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 and impactful way. All interns will be assigned a DOROT senior for a weekly friendly phone call.

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

We ask for a commitment of 8-10 hours per week, excluding school vacation weeks. In some cases, accommodations can be made for interns with extreme time constraints. Please note: The 2020 DOROT Fall Academic Internship will start as a remote opportunity in which interns will work from home. This internship may shift to an in-person opportunity during the fall semester, but only if deemed safe to do so. Listed below are the departments we are currently seeking to staff with interns.

To apply for this internship, please complete this online application form - https://form.jotform.com/201755620188153.

Evaluation and Impact

The Evaluation and Impact intern will conduct program impact surveys on DOROT seniors, code qualitative data and review studies relevant to DOROT’s mission and evaluation initiatives. This intern will track and summarize trends in aging services, social isolation and more.

Requested Time Commitment: 2 days per week, up to 10 hours

# of Interns Needed: 1

Kosher Meals at Home

The Kosher Meals at Home (KMH) intern will make regular phone contact with DOROT seniors who are a part of the KMH Program, checking in on them, and providing support, as needed. This intern will make regular Birthday Calls to DOROT seniors as well.

Requested Time Commitment: 2 or 3 days per week, up to 10 hours

# of Interns Needed: 2

Lasting Impressions

The Lasting Impressions intern will have the opportunity to create Legacy Projects by working over the phone with older adults to craft their stories into a writing project or an audio recording. Additional responsibilities will include supporting visual and creative art workshops and programs for advance care planning documentation.

Requested Time Commitment: 2 or 3 days per week, preferably Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday

# of Interns Needed: 1

Onsite @ Home

The Onsite @ Home intern will assist with facilitating and conducting remote classes, lectures and discussion groups for DOROT seniors as well as promote a variety of upcoming events. Strong collaboration skills and a willingness to engage with large groups of seniors is a must.

Requested Time Commitment: 2 or 3 days per week, mornings and early afternoons preferred, up to 10 hours

# of Interns Needed: 1

Volunteer Services Department

The Volunteer Services intern will provide administrative, data tracking and outreach support for several key volunteer programs, including: corporate, knitting and crocheting, Response Team and Package Delivery volunteers.

Requested Time Commitment: Mondays and at least one other day per week, up to 10 hours

# of Interns Needed: 1

Applicants who are interested in receiving course credit for this internship must determine their eligibility with their school’s internship coordinator prior to accepting an internship offer. The anticipated start date for this internship is the week of September 7, 2020 for the fall semester and the week of January 25, 2021 for the spring semester. Accommodations can be made for alternate start dates.

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About DOROT, Inc


171 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024, US

Mission Statement

DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. Our work provides an effective model for others.


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171 W. 85th St.New York, NY 10024



  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week

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