Residential Program Internship


Reporting to the Clinical Supervision Director, the Residential Program Intern will help to maintain our safe home and be a positive presence in the lives of our program participants. They will assist the program staff with any administrative needs, gleaning and learning about Amirah’s whole-person care approach during their time as an intern.



  • Assist with any administrative needs for the program staff

  • Assist with program responsibilities for the program participants (includes making phone calls, learning about case management, learning about data tracking)

  • Help to build and maintain our systems through filing paperwork, keeping track of receipts, data entry, and formalizing documentation

  • Develop a large understanding of a trauma-informed model 

  • Develop ethical boundaries while working in a highly relational environment

  • Develop skills while working in an empowerment model, utilizing a strength-based lens

  • Transporting women to appointments for case management needs

  • Participation in macro research projects based on the intern's interest and program needs

  • Opportunities to attend team meetings, case presentation meetings/conferences, clinical team meetings. and in-services training's

  • Opportunities for group observation and facilitation

  • Opportunities to see other programs within Amirah

  • Ability to provide crisis de-escalation as necessary

  • Be a presence in the home that the women can turn to while staff is not there should something come up, this means that you will be asked to serve Direct Care shifts during your internship to gain direct exposure in working directly with program participants

  • Meet with the Clinical Supervision Director on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on your program requirements

  • Once a month be on-call for one full weekend (with back-up support)

  • Within your internship, serve in at least one overnight shift



  • Organized and skilled with ability to focus on details

  • Computer literate

  • Have a drivers license and car 

  • Friendly and willing to love unconditionally

  • Valid driver's license


Working with our program staff, the Program Intern will fill at least 16 hours of time each week between working directly with the program staff and filling in as a Direct Care volunteer for at least one shift a week either on the weekends or in an evening. Once a month, intern will be a part of the on-call rotation for a full weekend. At least once in the semester internship, intern will serve in at least one overnight shift. Vacations or time away should be worked out with the Clinical Supervision Director ahead of time.


Because of the nature of this internship and the extensive training it takes to work within the program and with this population, we only accept applicants for this position that can do at least a 6-month internship with us.


This is not a paid internship with Amirah.

All resumes and cover letters can be emailed to us at

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