Health and Behavioral Health

Full descriptions of the following Internship Opportunities are available in the Internship Files located at the St. Ben’s and St. John’s Career Resource Centers.


ONGOING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are listed in alphabetical order. These organizations offer internships year round or every summer. Check the listing for details.

ARCHIVED OPPORTUNITIES are listed in alphabetical order. Don’t overlook these organizations who’ve offered internships in the past. If you find an organization that interests you, check their website or contact them directly for information about current opportunities.



Anna Marie’s – St. Cloud, MN                                              ON-GOING
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

Birthline, Inc. - St. Cloud, MN                                              ON-GOING
An internship with Birthline would include the following: assistance with volunteer training sessions; recruitment of volunteers; supervision of volunteers; leadership and organizational responsibilities; shadow Volunteer Coordinator; occasional in-home counseling; and other projects as they arise. Interns will gain skills in counseling women experiencing a crisis pregnancy; knowledge of agencies in areas for client referral; and general office procedures.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota – St. Cloud, MN               ON-GOING
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

Brain Injury Association of MN - Minneapolis, Minnesota –                              ON-GOING
Description:  The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is the only nonprofit organization in the state dedicated solely to serving the needs of the 94,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability due to brain injury.  Their mission is to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all people affected by brain injury.  Under the guidance of the Latino Outreach and Multi-Cultural Outreach Coordinators, the intern performs a variety of activities to help create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.  This unpaid internship can be arranged for credit.
Visit their website:
Responsibilities:  Develop informational materials, attend health fairs and meetings, prepare outreach activities, follow up with new contacts.
Qualifications:  Sophomore, Junior and Senior students who have completed some coursework in sociology, public health, social work or a related field.  Must be organized, a good communicator and able to adapt to changing needs and demands.  Must be comfortable working with diverse communities.  Foreign language skills and/or interest in brain injury a plus. 
Application Process: 
CONTACT: the Volunteer Coordinator
PHONE:     612-378-2742
EMAIL:      [email protected]

Camp New Hope – McGregor, MN                                        ON-GOING
Camp New Hope provides educational, recreational, and leisure services to adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families through summer camps, resort services, weekend respites, and family vacations.  This internship will re-design, implement, and evaluate Camp New Hope’s music program to include educational, recreational and leisure music activities adapted to participants’ needs and abilities.  The project will result in the creation of a music program manual for training staff and implementing future music programs.  Applicants should have two years of college and musical experience or experience working with people with development disabilities required.  Strong organizational and communication skills are also required.  Background in music therapy, music education or therapeutic recreation desired by not mandatory. This paid opportunity is offered through HECUA for summer.  Camp New Hope may offer unpaid opportunities at other times. Application for the summer internship should be made directly to Camp New Hope
CONTACT:  Lori Czarneski
ADDRESS:  53035 Lake Avenue
               McGregor, MN  55760
PHONE:     (218) 426-3560
FAX:         (218) 426-3560

Catholic Charities, St. Cloud Children’s Home – St. Cloud, MN    ON-GOING
Youth Counselor (Cottage 4 and 5)
There are 2 unpaid internships available: Cottage 4 is a position for a minimum of 3 months and at least 20 hours /week. Cottage 5 is a full-time position for a minimum of 3 months and at 30-36 hours/week.
Description:  Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home is a program for troubled youth.  Treatment is based on the premise that students are coping with their lives and cannot move ahead while living at home or is a less restrictive setting. This internship opportunity provides learning opportunities for college interns coming from a variety of majors, including social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, child and family studies, and human relations.
Responsibilities: Participate in and evaluate individual counseling sessions, attend and participate in unit meetings and work within a team atmosphere, facilitate large and small group sessions, and be aware of how family and family sessions are being integrated into the treatment program.
Requirements:  Interns must attend orientation, meetings, and in-service training sessions, flexible schedule is needed (most hours are afternoons and evenings), and intern must be 21 years of age.
Application Process:  To apply, please complete an Auxiliary Application form at one of the sites listed below.
CONTACT:         Diane Swenson
PHONE:            (320) 650-1525
ADDRESS:         Catholic Charities                 St. Cloud Children’s Home
                      911 18th St. N.                   1726 7th Ave. So.  
                      St. Cloud, MN 56303             St. Cloud, MN 56301

Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN                                  ON-GOING
Emergency Services Financial Counselor
Description: Emergency Services provides emergency financial assistance, a food shelf, and clothing to those individuals who indicated they have a need. This is an unpaid internship.
Responsibilities: Intern will work with intake counselors and volunteers to identify need of individuals for program assistance engage in brief one-on-one counseling with clients who are in financial crisis, assist in the documentation of requested and provided services, and research additional community resource possibilities.
Requirements: Student studying a degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Relations or related fields. Ability to work independently and with others, strong interpersonal communication skill and computer skills, and an energetic self-starter is required. Flexible scheduling at 25-35 hours a week.
Application Process: Please submit resume and application to contact below. Download and complete application from website below.
CONTACT:        Diane Swenson (320) 650-1559
                     Barb Hamilton (320) 229-4563

Catholic Charities In-Home – St. Cloud, MN                          ON-GOING
Catholic Charities In-Home Skills Counseling is an educational alternative to strengthen families and to build healthy relationships.   These services are provided in the family’s home and are based upon a family systems approach, which holds that when one family member is facing difficulties, the total family system has difficulties.  Families are referred by county social service agencies.  In-Home Counselor Interns should be flexible with their availability as the majority of the hours are afternoons or some evenings/some mornings.  Counselors will drive to family’s homes in 3-4 neighboring counties to provide education, crisis management skills, goal planning, and writing family assessments, etc.

Catholic Charities; St. Cloud Children’s Home – St. Cloud, MN       ON-GOING
Catholic Charities provides residential and day treatment for at-risk children at St. Cloud Children’s Home.  The day treatment program has three components for children in grades 1-12 including academic services, therapeutic services and life services.  Counselors will be involved in providing life services skills to students such as appropriate risk taking, leisure/recreational skills, and coping skills.  The student intern will be expected to take part in setting specific performance goals for the internship that include:  assisting in carrying out the clinical treatment program, assisting in planning and implementing leisure and recreational activities for students, assisting in developing, reviewing and compiling of educational curriculum, assisting in facilitating group discussions, participating in staff meetings, participating in counseling, and providing information and direction regarding appropriate health care to program participants.  Students must have post-secondary education in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, child and family studies, special education or human relations.  Interns must commit at least 24 hours per week and be 21 years of age at the beginning of the internship.  A minimum of at least 25 hours per week is required, full-time is preferred.  For more information, use the contact information below. 
CONTACT:  Diane Swenson
ADDRESS:  911 18th ST. N. 
               P.O. Box 2390
               St. Cloud, MN  56302-2390
PHONE:     (320) 650-1559
E-MAIL:     [email protected]

Catholic Charities; Adolescent SAIL & SHY Programs – St. Cloud, MN  ON-GOING
The SAIL and SHY programs are offering interns a wide variety of experiences in assisting adolescents in their transition to living independently.  The SAIL program works with at-risk youth ages 14-21 that may have experienced an out-of-home placement, such as living in foster care or in a shelter at some point in their lives.  The program currently serves an eight county area.  The SHY program is similar in that youth, ages 15 to 21, are assisted in making their transition to living independently.  This program works with an individual or young family for approximately six months and is also able to assist the youth financially.  Interns will co-facilitate independent living skills groups, co-facilitate retreats, and assist with office management.  Students must be training toward a B.A/B.S. degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or a related field.  The intern also must be 21 years of age, while spending a minimum of three months and 20 hours per week in the program.  To begin, the intern must attend a formal orientation to the entire agency, attend meetings and in-service training sessions suitable to the student intern’s experience and have a valid driver’s license.  For more information, use the contact information below.
CONTACT:  Diane Swenson
ADDRESS:  911 18th ST. N. 
               P.O. Box 2390
               St. Cloud, MN  56302-2390
PHONE:     (320) 650-1559
E-MAIL:     [email protected]

Central MN Sexual Assault Center (CMSAC) – St. Cloud, MN   ON-GOING
The CMSAC is seeking part-time or full-time volunteer advocates.  The volunteer intern will go through extensive training prior to having the following job responsibilities (40 hrs. of training): providing services to victims/survivors of sexual abuse/assault via the Center’s 24-hour crisis line, working with law enforcement, medical staff, and the legal system to provide sensitive, victim-centered services, meeting with clients at the center to provide one-to-one support counseling, helping co-facilitate support groups and assisting an administrative assistant with data entry as needed.  CMSAC training is 40 hours in duration and the organization prefers the volunteer intern to complete this training before the internship begins.  To receive an application, send a resume and cover letter via mail to Tamara Hennes-Vix.
CONTACT: Tamara Hennes-Vix
ADDRESS: Central MN Sexual Assault Center
              15 Riverside Drive NE
              St. Cloud, MN 56304-0435
PHONE:    (320) 251-4357

Children’s Dental Services – Minneapolis, MN                        ON-GOING
Children’s Dental Services (CDS) is an independent, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the oral health of children from families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education in our diverse Minneapolis/St. Paul community since 1919.  CDS is offering a unique opportunity for individuals who are looking for hands-on experience in public health.  This is a full-time internship in which the intern will be responsible for providing patients with assistance in obtaining health coverage, attending educational and promotional functions via health fairs and school programs, and assisting in production of multicultural oral health outreach materials.  If interested, contact Ellen Seagren.
CONTACT: Ellen Seagren
              Community Outreach Manager
ADDRESS: Children’s Dental Services
               636 Broadway St. NE
               Minneapolis, MN 55413
PHONE:     (612) 746-1530 ext 212
FAX:         (612) 746-1531

Children’s HeartLink – Edina, MN                                                                          ON-GOING
:  Children’s HeartLink is an international medical charity, based in Edina, MN.  Children’s Heartlink has been mobilizing individuals to treat and prevent heart disease in needy children for over 35 years.  They currently have partner hospital programs in Malaysia, India, China, Ukraine and Kenya, as well as efforts in South Africa. 
Responsibilities:  Providing assistance to all Children’s HeartLink international program activities, including travel preparations, staff communications, updating patient and supply databases, filing, attending meetings, assisting with special events, potential translation work.
Requirements:  Interest in working with international charity or nonprofit organization.  A commitment to intern for a full semester at Children’s HeartLink international headquarters in Edina, MN, and the ability to commit to a minimum of 14 hours services a week, experience in Microsoft Suite applications, strong writing/communication and proofreading skills
Application Process:  Submit resume, cover letter which identifies that you are applying for spring semester, how you heard about internship, etc. to contact listed below.  Also include a short writing sample (1-3 pages), which demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively.  Applications accepted until November 25.
CONTACT:         Karen Baumgaertner
                      International Programs Coordinator
                      Children's HeartLink
PHONE:            952-928-4860 x 12
                      Toll Free: 1-888-928-6678
FAX:                952-928-4859
EMAIL:             [email protected]

Chrysalis- Minneapolis, MN                                                 ON-GOING
Description: Chrysalis is looking for three interns that will assist as: Legal & Resource Intern, Family Education Intern, or Resource Counseling Intern. These interns will have the opportunity to work with the lives of women and their families in diverse backgrounds. The intern may choose to work directly with the clients or have a broader role in the agency.

Legal & Resources Intern:
Descriptions: The Legal & Resource intern is responsible for assisting the LAW Program in providing education and advocacy to women by hosting LAW Clinics and Information Sessions, offering peer support in Resource Counseling.
Responsibilities: Intern will have to attend a 24-hour training program, facilitate two LAW Clinics and one LAW Information Session, and attend a volunteer in-service training.
Requirements: Interest in family law issues, ability to listen and respond appropriately to clients, respect of diversity, ability to work under pressure, and maintain confidentiality.  A time commitment of 150 hours is required for the internship.

Family Education Intern:
Description:  The Family Education intern is responsible for providing support to children and families through several Chrysalis programs.
Responsibilities:  Intern will perform two four-hour shifts per month as a Sandcastles Facilitator Assistant as well as two four-hour shifts per week as a Resource Counselor.  Intern will help children address feelings about divorce and also provide support and resources to women who walk in or call Chrysalis.
Requirements:  Ability to listen and respond appropriately to clients, interest in working with children, respect of diversity, ability to maintain confidentiality and work under pressure.  A time commitment of 10 hours per week for a total of 150 hours is required.

Resource Counseling Intern:
Description:  The Resource Counseling Intern is responsible for providing support, information, and referral services to clients.
Responsibilities:  Intern must attend a 24-hour Resource Counseling training program along with attending two “buddy shifts” and a Divorce Information Session.  Intern must support clients and their issues and refer those who need further assistance to alternative agencies and organizations.
Requirements:  Ability to listen and respond appropriately to clients, awareness of issues affecting women and families, awareness of diversity, and ability to work under pressure and maintain confidentiality. A time commitment of 150 hours is required.
Application Process:  Contact Chrysalis anytime for more information about internship opportunities through the address below.
CONTACT:  Nichole Salaam, Volunteer Coordinator
ADDRESS:  Chrysalis
               4432 Chicago Ave. North
               Minneapolis, MN 55407
PHONE:      (612) 870-2420
EMAIL:        [email protected]

Hennepin County Dept. of Community Corrections – Minneapolis, MN                   ON-GOING
Youth Crew Leader Intern
Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis (partners for this internship opportunity) are recruiting five interns to be Youth Work-Crew Leaders this summer (June – August). Interns would be working with Hennepin County’s Sentencing to Service (STS) Division, offering summer employment to youth identified by the community and juvenile/adult probation staff.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00 pm. Paid Position.
Responsibilities:  With assigned work crew, will complete projects such as caring for senior citizens’ lawns, litter control of metropolitan freeway, and other community improvement projects; transport, instruct and supervise the work-crew (six youth ages 15-18). 
Qualifications:  Must have volunteered 20 hrs. with the Sentencing to Service program for at least twenty hours before May 15, passing a driving record check, drug test and criminal background.  (Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Youth Studies, Social Services majors.)
Application Process:  Send letter of interest and resume no later than Wednesday, March 21 to:
Contact:   Bob Hunter
             STS Division Manager
             [email protected]
Address:  C-2353 Government Center
             300 South 6th Street
             Minneapolis, MN   55487-0533
Phone:     612-348-7137

Catholic Charities– St. Cloud, MN                                        ON-GOING
Description: La Cruz is a 104-unit housing complex managed by Catholic Charities that offers affordable renting for people with low incomes. The residents of La Cruz come from many diverse ethnic backgrounds and include many families with young children, including recent immigrants to the United States.  A community liaison helps the residents in providing information, referral services, resources, awareness and opportunities within the St. Cloud area. 
Responsibilities: The intern in this position will assist the Community Liaison in providing support, resources, awareness, and opportunities within the St. Cloud area.  Further the individual will act as an advocate for residents of the La Cruz Community and assist in maintaining and identifying actions and programs to make La Cruz Community a positive place to live; assist in providing regular contact with households to assess residents needs; establish resource files on topics and outreach programs relevant to LaCruz community, residents and staff and update files on a regular basis.
Requirements: Must be working towards a degree in Human Relations, or other related field. Must be able to intern afternoons for approximately 22 hours a week. Prefer bi-lingual speaking abilities, particularly Somalian.
Application Process: Please contact Staff Recruiter below.
CONTACT:         Diane Swenson
PHONE:             (320) 650-1559
EMAIL:              [email protected]
                              HEALTH/BEHAVIOR HEALTH (HL)

Make-A-Wish Foundation: Marketing, Communications & Development – Mpls., MN             ON-GOING
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hop, strength, and joy.  For undergraduate students in sociology, human service programs, public relations, marketing, communications, business, child related programs, and interest in non-profit careers.  Interns will gain experiences in assisting in their field of study in a non-profit, wish granting organization.  Marketing, Communications, & Development interns assist in the coordination of fundraising, special events, and outreach efforts of the organization.  Some part-time and full-time interns will receive a paid stipend.
CONTACT: Kristen Lenz, Volunteer Coordinator
ADDRESS: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota
                5155 East River Road, Suite 413
                Minneapolis, MN 55421
PHONE: (763) 398-1252
EMAIL: [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: Human Services (HS), Health (HL)

Northwest Passage – Webster, Wisconsin                                            ON-GOING
Northwest Passage offers internships to those who are interested in working with at-risk juveniles.  Student who are involved in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Special Ed are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Internships are tailored to an individual’s goals, school requirements, or student interests/strengths.  There are four internships available in different sectors of organization, each with their own personal focus.
Qualifications: Interest in working with at-risk juveniles. 
This internship has a $500/mo. Stipend, off-site housing at no cost to the intern
Application Process: please send your resume along with letter describing your goals and interest for the internship to
CONTACT:      Lynn Stromberg, Internship Coordinator
                   NW Passage
                   P.O.  Box 349
                   Webster, WI 54893
E-mail[email protected]
Phone:  715-866-8301
CRC CATEGORIES: Health/Behavioral Health (HL)

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine ­– Cleveland, Ohio                            ON-GOING
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine’s Pre-Professional Internship Program is a week-long experience that serves as your introduction to multi-faceted educational, clinical and career involvement as Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M)
Responsibilities: For this internship, interns will interact with several podiatrists in hospital, private practice, and clinical settings.  In addition, students will experience actual classroom settings with current students while discovering the city of Cleveland: the home of medical excellence.
Qualifications: To participate, students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate school and have maintained a Grade Point Average of at least 2.5.
Application Process: Apply online at
more information, please contact Aaron Berger at [email protected] or Kristy DiPalma at [email protected]
CRC CATEGORIES: Health/Behavioral Health (HL

Rice Memorial Hospital – Willmar, MN                                  ON-GOING
Rice Memorial Hospital offers summer health care internships for college students pursuing healthcare careers. Internships may be of interest to students majoring in physical therapy or health care related fields.  Each internship offers an overview of the services and operations of a regional referral health care organization.  Intern work may be related to: direct patient care, service delivery, program development and support, phlebotomy, histology, computer systems.  Applicants must have completed some course work in health care or related field and be in good academic standing. There are four opportunities available for summer.  The internships are paid at $3200-$3600 for the entire summer.  For further information or to apply, contact Berdelle Ingeman, R.N.                                                  
CONTACT: Berdelle Ingeman, R.N., Patient/Nursing Education Coordinator
              (or) Dennis Anderson, Director
ADDRESS: Rice Memorial Hospital
              301 Becker Ave SW
              Willmar, MN 56201
PHONE:     (320) 231-8935 
               (320) 231-4250
EMAIL:     [email protected]

Student Experience-Minneapolis, MN                                    ON-GOING
Student Experience is a part of an alliance of companies called Student Transitions whose mission is “To Better Prepare Students for the Transition from the Academic World into their Chosen Career.”  Interns should be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors and be majoring in health, education, psychology, or human services.  This is a paid position.

USCF Aids Health Project – San Francisco, California                                      ON-GOING
The USCF Aids Health Project recruits interns from public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe each year.  There is a variety of internships available, they are competitive, one year long and begin in July.  Remuneration is $800 per month with a stipend of $800 for housing.  Please visit the website for further information about the responsibilities and qualifications of this internship. 
Application Process:  See website for application process.  Applications must be received by March 31 of the internship year. 
CONTACT:    UCSF AIDS Health Project
                 Staffing Coordinator
                 Box 0884
                 San Francisco, CA   94143
PHONE:       415-476-3890
FAX:          415-476-3613

Washburn Child Guidance Center - Minneapolis, MN               ON-GOING
The Washburn Child Guidance Center has on-going internships in the area of family social services. Interns will work with children in groups for infant/toddler, pre-school, and elementary aged children. Interns will work directly with children who have emotional or behavioral problems. Internships are offered in the following fields: Psychology, Human Resources, Education, Social Work, Early Childhood, Family Social Science, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Play Therapy. CSB/SJU students have interned with this organization in the past. Contact the Career Resource Centers for more information.

CONTACT:    Jean Wilhide
                 Intern Coordinator
ADDRESS:    Washburn Child Guidance Center
                 2430 Nicollet Ave. South
                 Minneapolis, MN 55404
PHONE:        (612) 872-3341
E-MAIL:      jwil[email protected]



Anderson Windows - Bayport, MNAndersen Windows designs, manufacturers, and sells high quality windows, patio doors, roof windows and skylights.  They are looking for a health services intern.  This intern will work with other health care professionals in Health Services as a team member in emergency response to injured and ill employees, assist with the pre-employment hiring practices during spring and summer hires, and assist employees with required paperwork in disability management.  This is a paid position for the summer.  The application deadline is April 26.
CONTACT:    Craig Kelly
ADDRESS:    100 4th Avenue North
                 Bayport, MN 55003
PHONE:       (651) 264-5988
FAX:            (651) 275-6089
E-MAIL:        [email protected]

APOLLO Resource Center of People Incorporated – St. Paul, MN
APOLLO (A Place of Learning Life’s Opportunities) is a resource center for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.  The center provides activities and services, fights stigma through education, and works towards cultural competence that is respectful of the individual’s experience.  Interns will complete and implement an arts and crafts business plan, including an organization plan, product details, marketing strategies and financial procedures.  The final project will be a member-run arts and crafts business. This project will build upon APOLLO’s existing art program and will involve identifying a member-leadership group.  Qualifications for this position include experience or interest in working with adults with mental illness, experience with arts and crafts, ability to work within a diverse setting, and familiarity with symptoms of mental illness.  This paid opportunity is offered through HECUA for summer. APOLLO may offer unpaid opportunities at other times. Application for the summer internship should be made directly to APOLLO.
CONTACT: Leah Lindeman
ADDRESS: APOLLO Resource Center of People Incorporated
              25 North Dale Street, MN 55102
              St. Paul, MN 55102
PHONE:   (651) 277-6321 Ext. 38
FAX:        (651) 215-9857
E-MAIL:   [email protected] 

Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota
The Association for Nonsmokers is seeking a community health intern.  This intern would gain practical, on-the-job experience with community organizing, health and recreation promotion, and tobacco prevention programming by assisting Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation (TFYR) with various aspects of its youth tobacco prevention program.  The intern would be responsible for assisting in the development and distribution of a recreational leaders' handbook, assist in the recruitment of youth for the youth advisory board, and attend the Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation regional meetings for local tobacco grantees.  This is a great opportunity to network with public health professionals and to attend professional conferences and training.

Bar-None Residential Treatment Center – Anoka, MN
Bar-None Residential Treatment Center is a ninety-bed facility for Conduct Disorder adolescents located in Anoka, Minnesota. They are looking for an intern that would be in a direct care position working with conduct disorder adolescent male and females. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop individual and group counseling skills.

Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project- St. Paul, MN
This is a non-profit agency that provides litigation support, training and technical assistance for battered women and they advocates. They are seeking an intern to assist with organizing documents for the program’s resource files. The work schedule is very flexible to your schedule, but availability during business hours is required. This internship lasts from 1-3 months, depending on your hours.

Education Intern
Description: The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota has a flexible opening for an undergraduate student in education, biology, health, social work or a therapy program as an Education Intern at its office in Northeast Minneapolis. Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, the Education Intern performs a variety of activities to help create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.  This unpaid internship can be arranged for credit. 
Responsibilities: The Intern may develop presentations for youth and adults, work on various aspects of conference planning, do outreach for support groups or conduct literature reviews and background research on safety topics. 
Requirements: Position is open to juniors or seniors who have completed some coursework in education, health or social work.  Student should be organized, and be a good communicator with basic computer skills, including PowerPoint.  Research and presentation skills preferred.
Application Process: Please contact Volunteer Coordinator below.
CONTACT:        Kimberly Ferencik, Volunteer Coordinator
PHONE:            (612) 378- 2742

The Bridge – Minneapolis, MN
The Bridge for Runaway Youth, Inc. has a mission “to provide youth with safe shelter, assist in the resolution of family conflicts, and reunited families whenever possible.  It is a place where young people can go for help.  This shelter is open 24 hours a day and is available for young individuals who are thinking about running away, a young person who has run away, and/or for parents struggling to rains a teenager.  The Bridge is looking for a youth volunteer who will have the following responsibilities: answer their 24 hour crisis line, talk with youth arriving at the shelter, and help lead the group on outings.   Internships are also available for those interested in counseling youth and families and leading groups on outgoings.  If interested, or if you would like more information please contact the following:
CONTACT: The Bridge’s Volunteer/Intern Supervisor
ADDRESS: 2200 Emerson Ave. S.
              Minneapolis, MN 55405
PHONE:    (612) 337-8800 (24-hours)
FAX:         (612) 337-6426
E-MAIL:     [email protected]

CCP-Family Services – Minneapolis, MN
CCP-Family Services has paid internship opportunities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The intern would work one on one with children and adults who have developmental disabilities at their families’ homes. Staff implement individual consumer programs and provide community integration activities. This is a paid position.

Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry – Mankato, MN
The School Sisters of Notre Dame run the Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry with three goals in mind: to provide opportunities for greater reverence for creation on Good Counsel Hill, to support regional rural communities, and to collaborate with other organizations to offer support directly to family farmers who farm sustainable, grow healthy, safe food, and who protect the environment.    The intern would explore and implement ways to purchase a greater portion of food from local/regional farmers for the more than 600 meals served daily at Good Counsel Hill.  The project will help farmers capture more of the local food dollar as well as benefit the resident sisters and staff who eat in the dining room at Good Counsel Hill.   This is a paid position.

Center for Science in the Public Interest - Washington, D.C.
The CSPI is a national consumer organization that focuses on health and nutrition issues. Internships are offered in: Nutrition & Public Policy, Legal Affairs, Alcohol & Public Policy, Food Safety, Marketing, and Technology. Internships last for ten weeks, and pay $6/hour.

City of Minnetonka – Minnetonka, MN
The City of Minnetonka has a full-time temporary position available for a summer intern in their Environmental Health Division. This position requires academic experience in Environmental Health, Food Science, Biological or Physical Sciences, or other related fields. Good communication and organization skills required. Duties include inspection and enforcement of codes related to environmental health such as swimming pools, food operations, pet shops, and refuse trucks; handling of nuisance complaints; obtaining food and water samples; and miscellaneous word processing, photo copying, and various office duties. This is a paid position.

Country Manor – Sartell, MN
Country Manor currently has several internships available to qualified students. They include Health Care Administration Intern, Human Resources Intern, Social Worker Intern, Volunteer Services Intern, Dietary or Nutrition Coordinator Intern. Health Care Administration Intern- will assist administrator in care center and/or extended care facility in the overall supervision, direction, practice, policies, and procedures. Must be in applicable program, have good communication skills, have genuine interest in serving skilled care customers, have basic computer skills, and be willing to learn rules and regulations relating to long-term care.

Courage Center- Minneapolis, MN
Courage Center is a nonprofit organization, so the internship is unpaid. They are there to provide rehabilitation services to people with disabilities and sensory impairments. This organization has been open since 1928. Positions are available in Medical Rehabilitation & Education, Sports and Recreation, and Residential Services. These interns are a great way to real life experiences and situations that will help you to grow in your profession.

CSB Counseling and Health Education
The intern will observe, assist and interview counselors and health educators in and about their job responsibilities, organize and direct the publication of the department's "Year in Review" summery of operations, and/or the department's web page. The intern will also identify and research one or two of the global issues impacting women and creating publications and/or outreach presentations related to these issues. The time requirement is 5-10 hours/week of the academic year. Application deadline is March 31. Interviews are anticipated to begin the week of April 8.

Crisis Connection - Minneapolis
Crisis Connection is the primary counseling service for the entire Metro area. Crisis Connection serves clients who are experiencing acute crisis or significant decrease in functioning due to mental, emotional, or relationship struggles. Interns represent a variety of educational programs including communications, urban studies, non-profit management, education, counseling, nursing and medicine, social work, and psychology.

FirstLink – Fargo, ND
FirstLink offers hotline services as a 24-hour “first point of contact” for individuals and agencies in Cass and Clay counties.  Hotline phone interns provide callers with information and referral, crisis intervention and listening support.  Interns must possess genuine concern for others, a non judgmental attitude, emotional maturity, and self motivation.  This is an on-going 3-4 month opportunity in which interns can experience working in a non-profit agency.  For more information go to the website below or apply by sending a resume to the contact given below.
CONTACT: Kristi Crawford
              Director of Recruitment and Training
ADDRESS: FirstLink
              703 3rd Ave. South
              Fargo, ND 58103
PHONE:    (701) 293-6462
FAX:         (701) 235-2476
EMAIL:      [email protected]

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare – Saint Paul, MN
Gillette’s patient population includes children that may have cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or brain injuries. Their mission is to help those they serve realize greater well being, independence and enjoyment in life. They currently have internship opportunities in the following areas: Nursing departments, Child and Family Services department, Rehabilitation department, and Assistive Technology department.

Good Shepherd Community - Sauk Rapids, MN
Good Shepherd is looking for a Quality Management and Infection Control Intern.  This internship’s primary role is to work with the coordinator to gather and track information.   This data includes trending compliance with the Minnesota State Health Department’s regulations.  The database includes unplanned incidents, infections, medication errors, and residential satisfaction surveys.  This long-term care facility has a 165-bed capacity serving the community with a Christian perspective of service.  They are looking for someone with working knowledge of Access and Excel computer programs. 

Kaleidoscope-Minneapolis, MN
Kaleidoscope, an organization devoted to improving the social conditions in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, is in search of an intern to train and supervise middle-school aged junior counselors.  This internship is being offered for the summer and it is a paid position.

McKenna Center for Health and Fitness – Sioux Falls, SD
The vision of the McKenna Center for Health and Fitness Internship Program is to provide an individual with a comprehensive overview of the functioning of a state-of-the-art medically based wellness center, and the detailed knowledge and practical experience necessary to provide high quality health and wellness services to the membership of the community. This internship is for a minimum of 2 months and college credit is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university and be pursuing a degree in Health, Wellness, Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Corporate Fitness or related field.

McLeod Treatment Program – Hutchinson, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

Medtronic Inc. – Minneapolis, MN
Medtronic, Inc. the world’s leading medical technology company providing lifelong solutions to people with chronic disease, has challenging opportunity for an individual who will update and edit the written safety programs in their HEART Manual. Additional projects may be introduced as necessary.

The Mpls Metro North Convention and Visitors Bureau (MMNCVB) – Brooklyn Center, MN
The MMNCVB is seeking an intern who is currently studying the field of sports management.  The intern will assist the Director of Sports and the Sports Sale Manager and his or her duties will include: revising the website, researching sport organizations, communicating with hotels, various sports organizations, and the National Sports Center, record keeping, and assisting with marketing. promotions and account management.  Applicants must be pursuing a sports management degree, Hospitality degree, Tourism degree, or a degree in related fields.  This paid position begins on May 17 and will run through Aug.  To apply send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Enghauser and the information below.
CONTACT: Kathy Enghauser
              Director of Sports
ADDRESS: Minneapolis Metro North Convention and Visitors Bureau
              6200 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 248
              Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
EMAIL: [email protected]

Minneapolis Prenatal – Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Prenatal is seeking an intern for September– June (9 month commitment).  The intern will assist prenatal staff in delivering direct services to individuals needing prenatal/community care; provide case management and counseling as assigned per client; participate in team meetings and skill building sessions; make referrals and coordinate client use of appropriate community resources; and maintain records and statistical data on assigned cases.  Applicants must be working towards a BSW/MSW degree and/or related field, interested in working with a diverse population, interested in serving single mothers and families, and able to work with persons in poverty.

Minnesota AIDS Project – Minneapolis, MN 
The Minnesota AIDS project has an opening for a paid, part time Health Education intern in the PrideAlive program.  This is a learning experience for a student interested in addressing Gay and Bisexual men’s health issues, including HIV/AIDS and STI’s, through the utilization of research-based and innovative strategies.  The position requires a part-time commitment of 15-20 hours/week for a period of six months.  Qualifications for these positions are:  being at least a third-year undergraduate student with interest in a career in public health education, community health education, community organization, and marketing, along with having excellent oral and written communication skills.  Interns will be serving the community and the agency as a leader who knows HIV prevention, will be organizing educational activities, and will be promoting awareness and involvement in program activities through creative communication.  This is a paid position at $12/hr for approximately 800 hours over a six month period beginning April 1.  Submit resume with cover letter no later than March 14 to the address below.
CONTACT:  Ann Rubin
ADDRESS:  1400 Park Ave. 
               Minneapolis, MN  55404
E-MAIL:     [email protected] 

Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership – St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership have a huge variety of internships for this summer. Areas around the state are in need of interns. This program brings students and health care employers together, giving students experience in a health care environment and employers the opportunity to become more involved in their community. Participating hospitals, medical clinics and physicians employ students between Memorial Day and Labor Day. These are paid internships.

Minnesota State Employee Health Promotion Program – St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State Employee Health Promotion Program’s goal is to create a win-win environment for employees and the State of Minnesota as an employer. The State Employee Health Promotion Program provides consultation and resources to help state agencies develop policies and programs that promote healthy lifestyles and better health among employees and their families. As an intern you would help: assisting in coordination, promotion and evaluation of statewide health promotion programs; develop, promote and implement a major health promotion campaign/project; contribute to, or write articles for a statewide newsletter; design and deliver health related presentations to state employees; and conduct health risk assessment. This is an ongoing position.

Monticello Counseling Center – Monticello, MN
Monticello Counseling Center is now accepting interns in their Adult Day Treatment Program for serious and persistently mentally ill.  Applications are being taken for summer and fall starts.  They are looking for a mature candidate who has a  resume and letter of interest.  This is a stipend position.

New Beginnings – St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for  information about current openings.

New Directions Counseling and Training, LTD. - St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past. New Directions occasionally offers internships on a limited basis. Contact the Internship Office for information on current openings.

Northway Group Home – St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

Outcomes, Inc. – St. Paul, MN
Outcomes, Inc. is looking for interns to work with children and adults with autism in their homes. The intern would assist with teaching daily living skills, communication, community, integration, data keeping, reporting etc. This is a summer internship and is a paid position.

Park Nicollet Health Services
– St. Louis Park, MN
Park Nicollet health Services offers student nurses direct patient care experience in a hospital environment nationally recognized for training excellence.  This intern would receive direct supervision and work direction provided by a registered nurse.  Using an outcome based approach, and ensuring application of age related growth and development principles, you will implement specific aspects of patient’s plan of care.  The intern will also adhere to a medical plan of care including reading the charts, demonstrating the process for noting and implementing physician orders; accessing lab data and discussing with the RN its specific significance to the patient’s care.  Application Deadline is APRIL 1.  This is a paid position.

Pines Senior and Assisted Living – Richfield, MN
The Pines Senior and Assisted Living is located in the heart of Richfield.  The Pines is a senior residential community with the convenience of grocery, shopping, activities, meal service, social work services to name a few.  They offer a range of social activities for their residents including musical entertainment events, sporting events, discussion groups with speakers, studio arts, crafts and much more.  They are seeking an intern to assist with care conferences, psychosocial assessments, social histories, family council and support groups.  Hours are flexible and supervision provided by a licensed social worker.  Opportunities also exist to complete satisfaction surveys and networking within the community.  The second internship they are willing to host is an activity assistant.  This intern would assist the Activity Director with various facets of the department including program development and implementation.

Ramapo Anchorage Camp – Rhinebeck, New York
Camp Ramapo is a summer camp for youth with behavioral, emotional, and learning disabilities.  Camp Ramapo has a variety of internships offered to college students this summer.  Employers of Camp Ramapo will work with children and teens with various emotional and learning problems as counselors.  The sites also offer an on-site college course which may be applicable to Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, Group Dynamics, Outdoor Recreation, Camp Counseling or Community Service majors.  This is a paid position.  Applicants must be able to work from June 14 to August 24.  To apply contact the directory listed below.
CONTACT: Michael Kunin 
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 266
              Rinebeck, NY 12572
PHONE:    (845) 876-8403
FAX:         (845) 876-8414

REM Fernwood Group – St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

RS Eden – Minneapolis, MN
RS Eden is currently seeking a part-time assistant activities specialist for Portland Village, a housing community that serves homeless, economically disadvantaged families who have often experienced life alterations due to substance abuse or criminal behavior.  This intern will assist the Community Activity Coordinator with developing, revising and implementing Community projects, coordinate and supervise family recreational activities, coordinate and develop youth activities, provide community involvement activities and coordinate informational, educational, and support meetings for tenants.  Must have a 2-yr degree in Community Development or a related field or equivalent training and experience, a minimum of 2 years training or experience in activity coordination, good verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of computers, and have experience working with minority populations.  This is paid $11.00-$12.00, in which the intern will be expected to work 20 hours a week.  To apply, send a resume and letter of interest by March 31.  
CONTACT: HR (attn. Margaret)
              357 Oneida St,
              St. Paul, MN 55102
FAX:         (651) 222-8844
EMAIL:     [email protected]

Safe Communities Partnership – St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

Sheriff’s Youth Programs – St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Contact the organization directly for information about current openings.

SJU Health Center – Collegeville, MN
The St. John’s Health Center is offering a spring internship for a student who will write a Handbook of policies, procedures and protocols for the Health Center.  The intern’s activities will include: reviewing present policies and procedures; researching on the internet for published policies and protocols; translating tapes; and note taking and recording of informal meetings.  An intern who has an interest in computers might also work with the Health Center’s existing Access database, designing queries and reports.  However, depending on the interest of the candidates and the time that can be devoted to the internship, the computer-related responsibilities could be set up as a separate project.  The intern will need succinct, clear and accurate writing skills and an aptitude for details.  The opportunity will be of particular interest to students interested in Health Care Administration or related fields.  This is an unpaid position.

Southeast Way To Grow – Minneapolis, MN
Southeast way to Grow is a school readiness program that serves pregnant women and families with pre-school age children in Southeast Minneapolis.  The goal of their program is to help families prepare their children to enter school.  They offer groups, classes and events for families, as well as one-on-one support.  Southeast Way to Grow is currently looking for a program assistant.  This intern would assist in planning and facilitating educational playgroups for preschool children and their parents.  This internship includes working with families individually and in groups.  Interns would receive training in using a developmental checklist, program planning for diverse families, as well as general health and school readiness information.  Opportunities also exist to work on neighborhood issues that affect families with young children, including childcare and environmental health and safety.  This is an unpaid position. 

State of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Department of Health is in search of a temporary Health Program Representative. The position entails working as a coalition coordinator for the Cancer Control Section. The position entails education and screening of age-appropriate women around the state of Minnesota.

St. Cloud Hospital – St. Cloud, MN
CSB/SJU students have interned at this site in the past.  Limited internship opportunities are periodically available. Check the hospital’s website for information about current openings.

St. Paul Travelers Wellness Center-St. Paul, MN
St. Paul Travelers provides property-casualty insurance underwriting as well as brokerage products and services.  The headquarters of this company include a wellness center that is 15,000 square feet and includes a general exercise area with a group exercise room, two locker rooms, aerobic exercise equipment, Cybex strength equipment and a free weight area.  The wellness center is looking for an intern to be responsible for general maintenance, customer service and floor supervision, member appointments, group exercise class instruction, weekly activities report, bulletin boards, a member information board, well news article with website link, and a special project.  Interested students should be working toward a degree in exercise science or a related field, have current CPR and First Aid certificates.  The internship will be a minimum of 12 weeks working a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 40 hours per week.  A $200 stipend is being offered for this position.  Interns are accepted on a year-round basis and should apply 2-3 months in advance.  Interested students should send a resume with a cover letter and three references to the contact below.  Selected applicants will undergo an interview and site visit.
CONTACT: Kelly Rogers Brueske
PHONE:    (651) 310-2281
EMAIL:     [email protected]

Therapeutic Services Agency-Pine City, MN
The Therapeutic Services Agency in Pine City, MN has internship opportunities and volunteer experiences available for the summer.    Interns will work in the Adolescent Treatment Program, a foster care based treatment program providing counseling services, coordination, recreations, and leisure activities for youth struggling with emotional health.   These positions are ideal for students in the fields of social work, psychology, education, human services, and criminal justice.

United Way-Minneapolis, MN
The United Way has internship opportunities available working in their First Call for Help program.  First call for help is an answer line that provides referral to family services in the metro area.  Interns will assist in referring callers to the services they are seeking. 

U of MN Extension Service – Mahnomen, MN
Work in a team effort with Extension Service, U of M Nutrition Education Programs, Mahnomen County 4-H, Mahnomen County Inter-Agency, and White Earth Reservation. A summer internship is being offered jointly from May 22 through August 13.  The intern will design and teach 5 lessons related to health, wellness, or physical fitness topics for the reservation-wide youth wellness camp. The intern will be responsible for assisting with organizing summer youth programming, assisting with the Mahnomen County fair, and keeping accurate records for oral and final written reports.  The intern should possess a strong background in public relations, nutrition, physical fitness, horticulture, or education.  Qualification requirements include experience working with youth groups, teamwork ability, valid drivers’ license and personal vehicle for job-related travel, and excellent communication skills.  This is a $10.00 per hour position.  Application materials can be located at the following site:
CONTACT: Jennifer Wagner
ADDRESS: U of MN Extension Service 
              260 Coffey Hall
              1420 Eckles Ave
             St. Paul, MN 55108
PHONE:    (612) 624-3717
E-MAIL:   [email protected]

Violence Intervention Project - Thief River Falls, MN
The Violence Intervention Project is an organization dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic violence and assault.   They are in search of an intern who will develop a program using puppets to reach children with prevention and intervention messages.   Interns should have a background in drama, early childhood behavior, psychology, or related fields.  This is a paid position that is being offered for the summer.

Whitney Senior Center - St. Cloud, MN
The intern will plan and coordinate activities, work on public relations, schedule health-related seminars, and write grants. The student should have some coursework in aging, social work, recreation, or psychology. There will be compensation.

YMCA Camp Icaghowan – Minneapolis, MN
The YMCA seeks to develop an individual’s spirit, mind, and body through character development programs that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA camp is offering two internships of interest. One is a Behavior Specialist Coordinator and a Teen Leadership Coordinator. The requirements for the Behavior Specialist Coordinator include: a college junior or senior, experience working with youth and experience in individual and group behavior management.   The Teen Leadership Coordinator requirements are being a college junior or senior and experience working with teens. One will also coordinate all teen programming including junior Leaders and Work Leadership Campers.  This is a paid position at $35-$40/day.   One will obtain experience working with young adults, supervising staff, program development and evaluation. Both interns begin on June 6 with a nine day training session.  The internship takes place from June 16 through August 23.  If interested, contact the information below.
CONTACT:  Jamie Zuel. Summer Camp Director
ADDRESS : YMCA Camp Icaghowan
               4 West Rustic Lodge Rd.
               Minneapolis, MN 55409
PHONE:     (612) 821-2904 or (612) 822-2267
E-MAIL:     [email protected].

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi – Loretto, MN
The YMCA seeks to develop an individual’s spirit, mind, and body through character development programs that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. The YMCA camp is offering two internships of interest.  One is a Behavior Specialist and one as a Leadership Development Program Coordinator.  As Behavior Specialist one will be responsible for addressing behavior issues with children and facilitating discussions within cabin groups, assisting in day to day operations of camp programming including skits and programs for opening and closing ceremonies.  As a Leadership Development Program Coordinator, one will work with young adults and program development and evaluations. Requirements are being organizational, a group facilitator and obtaining logistical skills.  Requirements for both positions include being a junior or senior in college.  Both positions are paid at  $35-$40/day.   Both interns begin on June 6 with a nine day training session.  The internship takes place from June 16 through August 23.  If interested, contact the information below.
CONTACT: Brian Burns
ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 37
               Loretto, MN 55359
PHONE:    (763) 479-1146
FAX:         (763) 479-1333
E-MAIL:    [email protected]

The Youth Express – St. Paul, MN
The Youth Express is a community-based youth organization that exists to provide ages 7-18 in the Midway neighborhood with growth opportunities in the areas of youth leadership, employment, and enrichment.  Interns will be responsible for designing and directing activities for the Handsome Unique Guys Experiment and planning and attending camping trips and activities. This internship is offered through HECUA and is available to individuals obtaining the following requirements: male, ability to develop positive relationships within a diverse community, and experience planning activities for young males and interest in education, social work, social ministry, or youth development.  This paid opportunity is offered through HECUA for summer. The Youth Express may offer unpaid opportunities at other times. Application for the summer internship should be made directly to  The Youth Express. 
CONTACT: Jim Kelley
              Executive Director
ADDRESS: The Youth Express
              168 North Griggs Street
              St. Paul, MN 55104
PHONE:    (651) 659-0613
FAX:          (651) 632-2132
EMAIL:     [email protected]

YWCA of St. Paul
The YWCA is seeking a Personal Training Intern to conduct orientations to exercise equipment, shadow trainers with clients, and assist with scheduling of orientation and personal training sessions. Intern will gain experience, and will also receive and employee membership for $5.00/month. Candidate must be Junior or Senior student with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and current certification in CPR and First Aid. Also must have a special interest or experience in working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Time commitment is one semester of at least 10 hours/week.