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Social Work Intern (Hybrid)

Social Work Intern 

About Us:  


We empower girls and women to move from hopeless to hopeful! 

The Thaddeus Resource Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to restore HOPE, inspire GROWTH, and EMPOWER girls and women through mental health, education, life skill development, workforce training, and other supportive services. We pride ourselves in having established an empowering and compassionate culture that promotes open communication and collaboration through our values of Empowerment, Commitment, Hope, Compassion, Community, and Grace.

If you are looking for a HANDS-ON experience where you can truly make an IMPACT, join our team and help us achieve our mission and vision of reaching our community of women, girls, and at-risk youth.

About the Role:

A Social Work Intern at Thaddeus will strive to better the lives of people whether at the individual, family, group, or societal level. 

Social Work Intern: create and oversee meaningful community-based learning and enrichment programs in addition to responsibilities within the Programs Department (program development, blog writing, community & empowerment via social media, resource cultivation, ongoing mentor recruitment, monitors and submits monthly Key Performance Indicator data, as well as develops relationships and maintains communication with clients, school staff, church staff, and service partners)

  • 1 Year Internship program intern are work as Case Managers working with clients 1-on-1 
  • 6 Month Internship program interns work as Navigators (resource finder)

The Intern will receive direct supervision from the Programs Department Mentor, Case Management Mentor, and President. The intern will also get the chance to work in self-organized teams on different monthly projects. 

This internship is unpaid, but eligible for academic or course credit if approved by your educational institution. 


  • Abide by HIPAA laws in relation to confidentiality and client boundaries.
  • Perform mandated reporter responsibilities at all times.
  • Assist in development, scheduling, and facilitation of workshops and service programs.
  • Conduct timely follow-up calls and reminders for clients on a weekly basis.
  • Assess and refer clients to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling
  • Work closely with staff to provide a safe and supportive environment for the delivery of programs and services.
  • Maintain effective verbal and written communication with staff, faculty, and parents as needed.
  • If conducting a session on-site, assist clients with resource finding and in selecting appropriate needed items inside the Thaddeus Donation Center.
  • Assist in content writing, social media content creation, and active online community engagement as part of the organization-wide marketing strategy for client recruitment and overall community engagement purposes.
  • Collaborate with team members to complete general department administrative work and assist Social Workers with other projects, as required.
  • Participate in our Buddy system once assimilated and act as a mentor/point of contact for new interns transitioning into your team during their induction and onboarding process.



  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Science or have an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • At least 10 of the 20 weekly hours need to be during our office hours to accommodate working on group projects outside of the mandatory meetings.
  • Ability to be consistent and adaptive as circumstances warrant.
  • Comfortable working with diverse clients.
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriate personable and professional manner to clients.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and writing communication skills in a professional manner via video call, telephone and written documentation.
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies and/or crisis.
  • Can work independently with little instructions and a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation, and relationships with others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to pass the mandated reporter exam.
  • Intern must have the appropriate technology, internet connection and ability to function in a virtual capacity via Microsoft Teams.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Experience as a facilitator, case manager, or mentor.
  • Some experience working with children, adolescents, single moms, foster youth, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Teams and OneNote, Google Voice, Canva, and Adobe Creative Suite (especially Adobe Acrobat DC).


Learning Objectives: 

  • Interns will gain basic knowledge in the development and facilitation of workshops and service programs.
  • Interns in a 6-month internship program will gain basic knowledge of client services and become comfortable with client interaction.
  • Interns in a 1 Year Internship program will gain extensive experience in repour building, goal setting, crisis intervention, and resource finding, in a 1-on-1 setting, providing case management to clients.
  • Intern will develop competence in basic skills of community outreach, as well as in assessing and referring clients to supportive services and the appropriate resources.
  • At the end of this learning experience, the intern will have a better understanding of the process of reporting and identifying incidents of child abuse and neglect.

Time Commitment and Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week (10 of those hours need to be between the hours of 9 AM - 6 PM PST to accommodate for the below MANDATORY meetings and additional co-worker collaboration)
  • Must be available for the following VIRTUAL weekly meetings:
    • Weekly All Staff Meeting: Mondays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    • Weekly Department Meeting: Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
  • The 6 Month Internship Program is our minimum internship program.
  • The 1 Year Internship Program is where you will receive the most client interaction.


  • Work closely with MSW graduate students
  • Participate in professional training offered to all staff.
  • Build resume and explore career options (cross-functional training available)
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace.
  • Publication of written work on Thaddeus official website
  • Grow your professional network and build strong working relationships with previous and current Thaddeus staff.
  • Flexibility to allow for final exams.


*** We are an equal opportunity employer. ***