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North Shore Safe Home Internship for Social Work Students


Reporting to the Program Director, the Social Work Student Intern will serve as a member of the Care Team, provide direct care support to participants in a highly relational environment, and provide support to the safe home residential program.  Intern will develop an understanding of sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation, the provision of trauma-informed care, and the Whole Person Care Model.  This internship is most appropriate for a Bachelor’s-level or a first year’s Master’s level social work student.



  • Participate in supporting an empowerment model, utilizing a strengths-based lens.

  • Assist with providing case management support to participants including, but not limited to:  making referrals, providing transportation to/from appointments and other beneficial activities, assisting with housing applications, assisting with benefits/insurance applications, and developing relationships with service providers.

  • Provide administrative support including but not limited to:  answering phones, sending faxes, providing scheduling support to participants, making copies, and scanning documents.

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

  • When feasible to do so:  attend staff meetings, quarterly Care Team meetings, clinical team meetings, case presentations, all staff gatherings, and in-service trainings. 

  • Facilitate group work.

  • Contact On-Call in cases of emergency for additional support, but be able to provide immediate crisis de-escalation as necessary.

  • Provide supervision to the safe home to ensure a safe, secure environment as needed.

  • Provide household management support to the safe home as needed which may include assisting participants with meal preparation, medication administration,obtaining household items, and supporting community cleaning requirements.

  • Participate in collaborative supervision meetings with the Program Director on an ongoing basis.

  • Complete research on topics relevant to commercial sexual exploitation, mental health, trauma-informed care, and/or addiction and present information to agency staff.

  • Complete any educational assignments as directed by the Program Director.

  • Consistently follow all protocols, programs, and policies during internship.

  • Complete case notes, group notes, end of shift reports, and any other necessary documentation.

  • Consistent attendance and punctual reporting and departing from internship.

  • Maintain confidentiality of both the participants and the safe home location.



  • Possess strong organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Dropbox, and in navigating virtual meetings, email systems, electronic calendars, and the internet.

  • Possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proven professionalism and maturity

  • Ability to set and respect appropriate boundaries

  • Excellent decision-making skills

  • Ability to work in a team dynamic, as well as independently

  • Comfortability being a sole supervisory presence  in the home as needed after proper training and orientation has occurred


Working with their supervisor, the Social Work Student Intern will intern for a minimum of 16 in-home hours on a weekly basis. Transportation hours to and from the internship will not be accepted by the program as counting towards in-home hours. The standard internship schedule will be determined and solidified prior to the start of the internship, and is based on both the needs of the program, as well as the intern’s availability. Training is provided at the start of the internship. Time off from the internship should be discussed and determined ahead of time with the program supervisor. If a regularly scheduled shift falls on a holiday, interns are expected to still report to their internship unless their school requires them to take the particular day off or they have requested this time off with their supervisor in advance.

***Please note***

  • Amirah does not provide paid internships.

  • Amirah reserves the right to implement a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) with any intern who may need additional support.  The intern’s school will be notified of any presenting issues that occur and that require a PIP.

  • Amirah reserves the right to dismiss an intern at any time with or without a PIP and/or notice.  The intern’s school will be notified of any presenting issues that occur and require a PIP.

All resumes and cover letters can be emailed to Program Director Tori Devine at

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