Child Specialist Intern

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Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all gender identities, people with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply.

Role Summary

Child Specialist Interns support children who are living at Tubman’s shelter in Maplewood for families that have experienced domestic violence. Provide individualized, trauma-informed, strength-based care and advocacy through relationship building, on-site activities, field trips, and respite childcare.

Impact & Benefits

  • Create positive relationships and experiences for children living in shelter.
  • Support children and parents in building life skills and enhancing positive decision-making.
  • Foster growth and resilience within families who have experienced violence and trauma.
  • Gain experience in advocacy while supporting families.

Position Responsibilities

  • Foster trusting relationships with children and parents while maintaining confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries
  • Promote safety and healing through planning and facilitation of fun activities on-site and in the community
  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues, following agency guidelines, providing safety planning, crisis intervention, and additional resources and referrals as appropriate
  • Facilitate communication, intakes, and follow-up with parents
Position Qualifications
  • Enjoy working with and have experience interacting with infants through school-agers
  • Ability and willingness to listen actively and respond respectfully and appropriately to children, youth, and parents
  • Maturity and good judgement in stressful situations to assure health and safety of everyone
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of children, parents, and the program as they arise
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including emotional stability and patience
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment
  • Set and uphold professional boundaries
Time Commitment & Availability
  • 10-20 hours a week from June 20th through August 17th required; Tubman training starts in mid-May
  • Availability Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 3-6 hour shifts between 12 noon and 6 pm

Training & Supervision

  • Attend Tubman’s five part Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Training series
  • Supervised by a Child Specialist staff

Tubman offers safety, hope, and healing to people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter and housing, legal services, mental and chemical health services, youth programs, and more.

Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all gender identities, people with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply.

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About Tubman


4432 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, US

Mission Statement

To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.


For more than 45 years, Tubman has helped people of all ages, all genders, and all cultural backgrounds struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health, and other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, youth programming, and community education. Last year, we helped about 17,700 people in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties and the surrounding area, get the support and information they need to experience safety, hope, and healing.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support


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1725 Monastery WayMaplewood, MN 55109



  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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