Internships

Intern at the Mission

Denver Rescue Mission exists to change lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. We do this by meeting the needs of those in poverty and homelessness through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.

Internships at Denver Rescue Mission offer hands-on experience in nonprofit, social work, human services, and ministry fields. You won't be sorting envelopes or delivering coffee! At the Mission, you'll make a lasting impact by serving alongside staff in the work we do every day to live out our mission statement. All Denver Rescue Mission interns have the chance to exercise their Christian faith in a variety of capacities.

Our internships follow the academic calendar and have fall, spring and summer start dates. The fall term is generally September to mid-December, the spring term is from mid-January to early May and the summer term is June to mid-August.

Full-time and part-time internships are available. Full-time interns are offered a monthly stipend, transportation and tuition remuneration. Full-time Denver internships also offer free room and board.

Denver Internships

Agency Relations

Assist the Family Rescue Ministry team with creating and maintaining relationships with other organizations to serve families experiencing homelessness in Denver. Conduct research, develop agency relationships and work with case managers to best serve families in our program.

Case Management for Family Rescue Ministry

Assist families and/or seniors transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. This internship will include pre-screening and maintaining a personal case load acting as a part-time intern case manager, assisting with follow up calls, program projects, and other support services.

Case Management for STAR Transitional Program

Assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness and generational poverty who enter our transitional housing program. You will review conduct intakes, provide case management, record follow-up details, and guide our participants toward self-sufficiency.

Chef

Assist in all aspects of a fast-paced kitchen's daily operations including meal planning and execution, managing inventory, and assisting in the training of the kitchen crew. The kitchen crew executes up to 1,500 meals per day. They will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Kitchen Supervisor in learning what it takes to manage the kitchen to prepare for a career in culinary arts.

Church and Community Relations

Assist the Family Rescue Ministry and Family Refugee Services Team with creating and maintaining relationships with churches to form mentor teams that will serve families experiencing homelessness and refugee families in Denver. Recruit, train and support volunteer mentors as you connect them to families.

Client Services

Assist the Client Services team in receiving, sorting and managing incoming donations to be distributed to internal groups, our store and community partner agencies. Help manage volunteers and program participants working. This is a fast paced position that will offer something different each day.

Content and Photography

Assist with creating compelling content for the Mission with an emphasis on writing and photography. Gain experience in nonprofit storytelling and marketing projects that will directly impact the Mission's ability to reach and connect with its target audiences.

Counseling

Provide counseling for New Life Program and STAR Transitional Program participants on a one-on-one basis and group setting to assess their current mental, emotional and spiritual status. A measurable treatment plan will be established based on this information along with other requirements for the participants to graduate from the program. Available to Master's level counseling students enrolled in an accredited academic program only.

Data Analyst and Administrator

Assist the Impact team with understanding and analyzing data from the various databases to provide insight into donor, participant/guest and volunteer trends impacting Denver Rescue Mission.

Education and Life Skills

Work alongside the Life Skills, Education and Career staff to teach/assist classes, lead discussion groups, and complete administrative tasks to support the men in the New Life Program at The Crossing.

Family Refugee Services

Learn about and practice communicating, serving and engaging with both volunteers from the community and our program participants. You will exercise strategies and methods for assessing the needs of program participants and matching them to volunteer mentors. Under supervision, you will develop ways to meet the relational needs of both mentors and mentees.

Food Distribution Coordinator

Assist in daily operations at our warehouse to help receive and distribute donations and food supplies for our facilities. Work with our community partners to properly distribute excess food and help coordinate pick up. Assist in the administrative tasks associated with logging donations.

Hospitality Desk

Highly interactive position which requires a desire to communicate and build relationships with our community. This is a highly relational position that consists of light accounting, conducting intakes, and managing the waitlist.

Housing for Family Services

Establish leads in emergency, transitional and permanent housing partnerships in the community. You will research and track housing in all three areas. It will also include working with Family Rescue Ministry participants who are experiencing challenges finding and securing housing.

Intake

Conduct intake interviews with guests wanting to utilize our services. Learn a little about their life story and input information into internal and national databases. You will be able to help guide those entering our shelter to resources, services and programs in which they can engage.

Mentor Coordinator

Learn about and practice communicating, serving and engaging with both volunteers from the community and our program participants. You will exercise strategies and methods for assessing the needs of program participants and matching them to volunteer mentors. Under supervision, you will develop ways to meet the relational needs of both mentors and mentees.

Next Step Case Planning

Assist clients engaged with the Next Step Service to complete case planning tasks focused on exiting the shelter living environment in collaboration with Next Step Caseworkers. Work with clients to complete benefit and housing applications, facilitate communication between clients and caseworkers, and manage community providers working on site.

Public Relations and Events

Learn media relations skills and other facets of public relations including pitching story ideas, writing press releases, developing social media content, and assisting with the planning and execution of events.

Volunteer Coordinator

Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with daily operations at our Lawrence Street Community Center. Help greet, orient and host several groups of volunteers each day. You will help recruit and place high impact volunteers plus, learn and engage within our databases to track our volunteer engagement.

Youth

Assist in the overall running, facilitation and development of the ongoing youth programs for children ages 3-18 who live at The Crossing. Build quality caring relationships with youth and parents. You will get to work directly with youth and assist in the administrative tasks needed to run the program.

Northern Colorado Internships - Fort Collins and Wellington

After-care and Transition (Wellington)

Gain first-hand experience in drug and alcohol rehabilitation within a rural setting by assisting in the support of New Life Program participants and in the management of our after-care program. This role will meet with program graduates, run process groups, and teach vital life skills refresher courses to men in the final portion of their program, helping to prepare them for graduation and their new life.

Agriculture (Wellington)

Assist in the agricultural aspects of a functioning farm as part of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in a rural setting. Interns will implement systems and best practices in our greenhouses, gardens and with our livestock while gaining valuable farm management experience. Agricultural or horticultural experience/education required.

Case Management (Wellington)

Assist individuals struggling with substance use disorder, homelessness, poverty, or coming from jail re-entry from a Christ-centered perspective. You will participate in case management meetings, develop treatment plans, review case files, record case details, and help participants navigate all case management needs.

Emergency Services & Outreach (Fort Collins)

Work with Fort Collins Rescue Mission staff to provide support for shelter guests who utilize our services. This includes oversight of operations and interaction with guests with the goal of meeting immediate and long-term needs. This role provides high interaction with shelter guests and exposure to emergency services and will also work to provide appropriate referrals as needed and assist in building and maintaining strategic relationships within our community.

Emergency Services - Shelter Operations (Fort Collins)

Work with Fort Collins Rescue Mission staff to provide support for participants and shelter guests who utilize our services. This includes oversight of operations and interaction with guests with the goal of meeting immediate and long-term needs. This role provides high interaction with shelter guests and exposure to emergency services, as well as exposure to non-profit operations and procedures.

Intake (Wellington)

Conduct intake interviews with men wanting to join our New Life Program. Learn a little about their life story and then input information into internal and national databases. You will be able to help guide those entering our shelter to resources, services and programs that they can engage in.

Kitchen (Wellington)

Assist in all aspects of a kitchen's daily operations including meal planning and execution, managing inventory and assisting in the training of the kitchen crew. Interns will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Kitchen Supervisor in learning how Work Therapy is integrated into drug and alcohol rehabilitation in a rural setting.

Master's Intern (Wellington)

Gain clinical hours in social work, and more importantly provide clinical help and assistance to the emotional, mental, and physical health of Harvest Farm New Life Program participants. Each intern may focus on one or more social work approaches (macro, clinical, generalist).

Program Coordination (Wellington)

Work with Harvest Farm staff to provide support for participants in the evenings. This includes oversight of operations and interaction with guests with the goal of meeting immediate and long-term needs. This role provides high interaction with shelter guests and exposure to emergency services.

Volunteer Coordinator

Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with recruitment, screening, training, placement and appreciation of volunteers and interns at Harvest Farm and the Ft. Collins Rescue Mission. You will also assist with site supervisor support and training and will interact with several different agencies and organizations within the community to build relationships and raise awareness for the work we do.




For questions or more information about Denver Rescue Mission internships, please contact Sarah Hood at SHood@DenRescue.org or 303.953.3951.