Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Internships

interns2011715-400x249Sponsors interns provide valuable assistance to our organization while learning practical skills and gaining real-world experience that will help them land meaningful jobs in the future.
We encourage students to apply for any positions that are currently available (see below) and for which they hold the requested skills. We also encourage students to apply one term in advance. Internships last a minimum of two terms.

We provide intern office space at Roosevelt Crossing (men’s housing complex). For the full scope of Sponsors’ work, please read about Sponsors Mission and Programs.

For general questions, please contact Mentorship Program Director Jen Jackson at 541-505-5663 or jenjackson@sponsorsinc.org

 


Internships

Currently available internship positions

Men’s Program Intern

Shadow Case Management of assigned residents:

  • Learn the screening and intake process for potential residents using LS/CMI risk assessment tool, the URICA to assess motivation and familiarity with Service Point.
  • Familiarize self with a working knowledge of the Risk, Needs, Responsivity model. Development of a Case Plan for each resident targeting the two primary risk factors.
  • Shadow monitoring of compliance with release and program requirements.
  • Shadow monitoring of compliance with treatment and MRT requirements.
  • Learn the coordination process with assigned parole officer and treatment provider.
  • Shadow 1:1 counseling as required.
  • Learn process of performing scheduled and random drug and alcohol screen
  • Shadow the charting of client progress and discharge summaries.
  • Learn the process to monitor Honors and Transitions Common areas and individual units three times weekly to assure we are maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The intern will shadow the Case Manager to:

  • Insure clients are compliant and are making appropriate progress saving money to self-finance move into permanent housing.
  • Observe crisis counseling for residents as necessary.
  • Learn how to refer clients to appropriate service providers and network with other Sponsors staff.
  • Attend weekly staff/case manager meetings and house meetings as needed.
  •  Learn how to check log daily and record unusual client behavior or other relevant information in the Sponsors Web Log.  Communicate with night staff at the beginning/end of each shift.
  •  Assist in maintaining appropriate client records as required by grantors and Sponsors.
  •  Complete any other job, chore, assignment, errand, duty, mission, or task assigned by individual intern supervisor.

Please contact Men’s Case Management Program Director LaMonte Morgan at lmorgan@sponsorsinc.org or 541-505-5657 for information.


Women’s Program Intern

Shadow Case Management of assigned residents:

  • Learn the screening and intake process for potential residents using LS/CMI risk assessment tool, the URICA to assess motivation and familiarity with Service Point.
  • Familiarize self with a working knowledge of the Risk, Needs, Responsivity model. Development of a Case Plan for each resident targeting the two primary risk factors.
  • Shadow monitoring of compliance with release and program requirements.
  • Shadow monitoring of compliance with treatment and MRT requirements.
  • Learn the coordination process with assigned parole officer and treatment provider.
  • Shadow 1:1 counseling as required.
  • Learn process of performing scheduled and random drug and alcohol screen
  • Shadow the charting of client progress and discharge summaries.
  • Learn the process to monitor Honors and Transitions Common areas and individual units three times weekly to assure we are maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The intern will shadow the Case Manager to:

  • Insure clients are compliant and are making appropriate progress saving money to self-finance move into permanent housing.
  • Observe crisis counseling for residents as necessary.
  • Learn how to refer clients to appropriate service providers and network with other Sponsors staff.
  • Attend weekly staff/case manager meetings and house meetings as needed.
  •  Learn how to check log daily and record unusual client behavior or other relevant information in the Sponsors Web Log.  Communicate with night staff at the beginning/end of each shift.
  •  Assist in maintaining appropriate client records as required by grantors and Sponsors.
  •  Complete any other job, chore, assignment, errand, duty, mission, or task assigned by individual intern supervisor.

Please contact Women’s Program Director Joan Quaempts at jquaempts@sponsorsinc.org for information.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers at Sponsors. Some opportunities include:

  • Working in our garden
  • Bike clinics
  • Academic tutoring or teaching classes
  • Assisting with events and fundraising

If you are interested in volunteer mentoring, please see our Mentorship page.