Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the poor and needy in the Denver metro area for more than 120 years. We are changing 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.
Internships at Denver Rescue Mission offer hands-on experience in nonprofit, 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 the homeless and needy. Furthermore, 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. Full-time and part-time internships are available. Full-time interns also enjoy free room and board, a monthly stipend and tuition remuneration. All opportunities listed are located in Denver either in our Administration & Education Building or at The Crossing, unless stated otherwise.
Business Operations & Marketing/PR
Contact Desk Agent (Lawrence Street Shelter)
Looking for a detail-oriented, task-driven person who has a solid Christian background and can interact with all walks of life, with an emphasis on customer service, administration and registration.
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 1600 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.
Front Desk Administration Assistant
Highly interactive position and requires a desire to communicate and build relationships with our community. It is a very task-oriented position that deals with light accounting, contracts, verifications and financial information.
Public Relations/Special 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 special events.
Case Management & Community Outreach
Client Services (Ministry Outreach Center)
Experience every facet of the Client Services Program and how we minister to each client who walks through our door. You will learn to meet specific physical needs of our clients, perform case management under supervision, learn basic operations, and execute procedures of our clothing/furniture room.
Outreach Operations (Lawrence Street Community Center)
Assist the staff in the daily operation of outreach efforts centered within the Lawrence Street Shelter and/or Lawrence Street Community Center. You will learn first-hand strategies for engaging individuals at their physical and spiritual points of need in an inner-city, urban setting.
Case Management for Strategic Transitional Assistance and Response Program
Assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness and generational poverty from a Christ-centered perspective. You will review case files, provide referrals, provide encouragement, record follow-up details, educate and guide our participants toward life sufficiency.
Case Management and Life Skills Education for Men's Steps to Success Program (Fort Collins Rescue Mission)
Conduct intake assessments, case management meetings and Life Skills workshops. We are seeking someone who is highly proactive, organized and flexible.
Case Management and Life Skills Education for Women's Steps to Success Program (Fort Collins Rescue Mission)
Learn to maintain files as well as conduct follow-up and field work for female participants in the Steps to Success Program. You will develop and apply an understanding of issues related to homelessness as well as skills in serving the underprivileged.
Intern Counselor (Harvest Farm)
Provide professional Christian counseling services to New Life Program candidates and program participants under the supervision of an on-site Licensed Professional Counselor.
Intern Counselor for New Life Program
Provide counseling for New Life Program participants on a one-on-one basis 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 finish the New Life Program and graduate.
Intern Counselor for Strategic Transitional Assistance and Response Program
Gain exposure under supervision to the typical case load of counselors working within a welfare environment. You will review case files, provide referrals, provide counseling and encouragement, record follow-up details, educate and guide our participants towards self-sufficiency.
Family & Youth Services
Assist families and/or seniors transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing placement. This involves experience in answering incoming calls and following up with recorded messages. Assist in the evaluation of family statuses for program approval through and in-depth interview process. Under supervision, you will assist in educating families towards self-sufficiency.
Gain knowledge and experience in recruiting, training and engaging volunteer mentor teams matched with homeless families and seniors. You will also receive hands-on experience with fundraising and event planning.
Learn about and practice communicating, serving, and engaging with both volunteers from the community and Denver Rescue Mission program participants. You will exercise strategies and methods for assessing the needs of program participants. Under supervision, you will develop ways to meet the relational needs of both mentors and mentees.
Mentors and Refugees Relations
Gain an in-depth look at the difficulties that refugees face when settling within the United States and be a part of those who honor and meet them at their point of need while helping them become self-sustainable and productive citizens.
Assist in the overall running, facilitation, and development of the ongoing children's and youth programs for children ages 3-18.
Volunteer Relations & Specialty Programs
Community Outreach/Recruitment (Fort Collins Rescue Mission)
Gain experience in recruiting, communicating, serving and working with volunteers and organizations from the community and Denver Rescue Mission participants.
Community Resource & Volunteer Services (Fort Collins Rescue Mission)
Assist in meeting the needs of the homeless seeking assistance at our Fort Collins Rescue Mission by providing appropriate referrals for participants, callers, and walk-ins and follow up on participants in our Steps to Success Program. In addition, work with our short-term volunteers to coordinate meaningful philanthropic opportunities, such as cooking and prepping meals. Help coordinate and organize Alternative Spring Break groups (spring term), or Short-Term Service Trips (summer term) for our Harvest Farm location.
Health Clinic Office Administration (Lawrence Street Shelter)
Assist the Clinic Director in the daily operation of the Lawrence Street Shelter Health Clinic. You will learn first-hand the requirements for clinic office administration in an inner-city, urban setting.
Case Management/Chaplaincy for Program Participants (Harvest Farm)
Work directly with our New Life Program chaplains to engage with program participants on case management and counseling needs. Interns will be directly involved with the participants as we pursue different case management opportunities.
Rural Rehabilitation (Harvest Farm)
Gain first-hand experience in drug and alcohol rehabilitation within a rural setting by forming relationships with New Life Program participants and staff. Experience working in different work therapy areas such as gardening, education tutoring, working with livestock and Fall Festival operations (fall term only).
Volunteer and Intern Relations
Work with our short-term volunteers to coordinate meaningful philanthropic opportunities, such as cooking and prepping meals, and assist the Intern Coordinator with recruitment and event planning.
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