Internship Opportunites

Casa de Amparo is excited to offer a variety of internship positions to help you as a student, gain valuable experience as you prepare for the future. Unpaid internships are available for students who are currently enrolled in a program whose field is related to the mission and purpose of Casa de Amparo.

Requirements:

  • An uninterrupted, 3 month minimum commitment and at least 8 hours per week.
  • Must be an enrolled student and be receiving credit for internship.
  • Must be able to pass a background check at the interns expense. The approximate cost is $96 and may be reimbursed after 60 hours AND 6 months of service.

These requirements do not apply for students who are interested in completing 20 hours or less within a semester. Instead, please complete the One-Time Event Volunteer Application.

Important Dates for Bachelor Level Candidates

December 6th, 2019: Deadline to apply for a bachelor level internship

December 13th, 2019 @ 10:00am: Panel interviews with Program Managers

January 17th, 2020 @ 10:00am: New Intern Orientation

You will be required to attend a panel interview with the Program managers. No make up dates are scheduled at this time.

Orientation is also required. No make up dates are scheduled at this time.

Open Positions

LOCATION: New Directions Office, Oceanside

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

GENERAL FUNCTION: Assists with planned activities for young adult’s ages 18-25 years, including non-minor dependents and their children in a transitional housing setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be receiving school credit.
  • Must be able to be associated with Casa de Amparo through Community Care Licensing (CCL), which typically includes clearance by FBI, DOJ and CACI.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess maturity, good judgment and the ability to be a positive role model for young adult’s ages 18-25 years old.
  • Must have the ability to effectively set limits and function in crisis and high stress situations.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • English proficient; bilingual/bicultural preferred.
  • Must have the physical ability to participate in activities and perform related physical skills.
  • Ability to comply with all volunteer requirements including, but not limited to TB clearance, and drug screen.

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Provide care that is respectful of differing cultures and the norms that exist within various cultures.
  • Provide assistance to participants with resume preparation, job seeking, and school applications
  • Shadow the Advocate/Educator in their tasks to better understand the Advocate position.
  • Attend monthly group meetings.
  • Assist with the Fresh Rescue food delivery by organizing/stacking food on the food shelves.
  • Assist with making phone calls to current and potential participants.
  • Help with administrative tasks as needed such as filing, inputting data, prepare new intake packets.
  • Provide additional support as appropriate.

LOCATION: Casa Kids Campus, San Marcos

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

GENERAL FUNCTION: Assists with planned activities for children ages 12-17 years, including non-minor dependents and their children in a residential treatment setting.

QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be receiving school credit.
• Must be able to be associated with Casa de Amparo through Community Care Licensing (CCL), which typically includes clearance by FBI, DOJ and CACI.
• Must be at least 25 years of age and possess maturity, good judgment and the ability to be a positive role model for children.
• Must have the ability to effectively set limits and function in crisis and high stress situations. Must be able to work as part of a team.
• English proficient; bilingual/bicultural preferred.
• Must have the physical ability to participate in activities and perform related physical skills.

MAJOR TASKS: 1. Assist in assuring the safety of residents and their children.
2. Assist in organizing and providing enriching, age-appropriate activities for residents.
3. Assist residents during their daily schedule including, chores, meals, and recreation.
4. Provide care that is respectful of differing cultures and the norms that exist within various cultures.
5. Help with administrative tasks as needed.
6. Provide additional support as appropriate.

LOCATION: Casa Kids Campus, San Marcos

REPORTS TO: Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

GENERAL FUNCTION: This position will work with the communications team to support strategy and implementation by conducting research, developing content and participating in team brainstorms. The Social Media Coordinator will research PR contacts and industry trends on a regular basis, while also engaging in community management.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include an interest or passion for social media, marketing and public relations. Candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills. The PR Coordinator Intern must work well independently, but be open to collaboration. Any candidate must be working toward or have completed a Bachelor’s Degree.

MAJOR TASKS: • Developing and updating media lists
• Conducting research to support social campaign concepts
• Supporting event communication by raising awareness through specific channels
• Researching influential media within local markets
• Publishing content on social channels
• Developing copy for emails, website and other marketing collateral, with a focus on social media
• Community management and monitoring social communities by interacting with target audiences and reporting key learnings and opportunities
• Archive print materials and transfer to digital copies