4 people are interested
Child Advocacy Spring Internship - 2022
4 people are interested
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. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our internship application.
About CASA of Union County, Inc.
Albender Building, 1143-45 East Jersey St 2nd Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, US
The mission of CASA is to recruit, screen and train community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of foster care youth in Family Court. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
1143-1145 East Jersey Street2nd FloorElizabeth, NJ 07201
September 21, 2021
- Child Welfare
- Community Outreach
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 10-15 hours per week