Intern Opportunities

Please see below for all of our internship opportunities in our North and South Jersey programs. We ask a commitment for each position be approximately three to four months (September – December, January - May, or June - August) and 10-15 hours per week or as coursework would require. (We will be glad to accommodate class credit if needed.) Any direct service interns must be a minimum of 23 years of age.  

Interested in any of the positions in our Northern NJ sites please email your request with cover letter and resume to Sarah Jones - sjones@covenanthouse.org and Alison Cevasco Iannarone - acevasco@covenanthouse.org.

Interested in our Southern NJ opportunities please email your request with cover letter and resume to Roslyn Talley - rtalley@covenanthouse.org.

1) 2nd-year Clinical Interns - Masters of Social Work interns or Masters of Psychology interns are accepted to conduct biopsychosocial assessments, individual therapy sessions and run groups in our Newark and Atlantic City sites.

2) 1st-year interns - Masters of Social Worker interns are accepted to conduct psychoeducation groups as well as co-facilitate parenting classes at our Raphael's Life House program in Elizabeth, NJ.  Masters of Social Work interns are accepted to help build and implement curriculum for our Dove Learning Center in Newark, NJ. Masters of Social Work interns are also accepted at our Crisis Center in Newark, NJ to work as case managers helping our young people build case plans in order to accomplish their goals and reach positive living environments.

3) The Special Events Intern will preferably have a background in public relations or communications. The main responsibility of this role consists of assisting the special events coordinator with organizing and facilitating fall events. Applicants will also be responsible for updating and maintaining the development calendar as well as assist in developing the Young Professionals Program Board. Through planning and attending special events, the applicant will gain hands-on experience and an overview of how a large international NGO operates its mission on the local level. Location: Newark, NJ 

4) The Volunteer Relations Intern will support the processing and management of volunteer activities. Some of the responsibilities include coordinating the usage of volunteers in order to benefit both the organization and the volunteer, informing program staff of upcoming volunteer activities, as well as managing volunteer databases and relationships. Through this internship, the applicant will gain experience in the field of volunteerism, organizational skills, relationship building, and the promotion of community events. Location: Newark, NJ

5) The Foundation and Government Intern will provide support in the application process for funding from corporate foundations and government agencies.  Primary responsibilities include researching potential sources for support, assisting in the grant writing and application process, and updating and maintaining the grant calendar and matrix.  Through this internship experience, the applicant will gain valuable grant writing experience while developing a strong insight into the relationship between NGOs and local, state, and federal government agencies as well as corporate foundations. Location: Newark, NJ

6) The Corporate Engagement Intern will assist the Development Team in communication with existing and prospective corporate contacts. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the following: creating program specific materials and presentations for corporate meetings and events, researching prospective corporations, and coordinating on-site volunteer and corporate engagement events.  Through this internship experience, the applicant will gain valuable nonprofit development and research experience in fundraising and effective donor communication. Location: Newark, NJ

7)  The Raphael's Life House Intern will provide direct support to the Volunteer Coordinator. Some of the responsibilities include coordinating the usage of volunteers in order to benefit both the organization and the volunteer, volunteer program development, informing program staff of upcoming volunteer activities, as well as managing volunteer databases and relationships. Assist Volunteer Coordinator in operating on-site babysitting program. Assist in review of volunteer programmatic procedures, guidebooks, and resource materials. BSW undergraduate students preferred. Location: Elizabeth, NJ

*All interns will have the opportunity to participate in other aspects of Covenant House, including; vocation/education department, GED classes, and outreach