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Candidates for Intern will be actively working toward a bachelor’s degree or higher in the area of Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, or another related field. Candidate must be physically capable of handling all programming activities.  Above all, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to act with maturity, make decisions, problem solve and respond well to direction.



A Connection of Friends Internship is developed between COF and the university or college. All Intern candidates will interview with the Connection of Friends Executive Director and Program Director. The Intern of Connection of Friends reports directly to the Program Director. The person in this position will receive educational experience in day-to-day operations, as outlined in the key functions below. All key functions are understood to be learned in time and with the assistance, supervision and feedback from the Program Director. It is understood that the Intern position is unpaid and for educational experience only.


Scheduling Expectations

The Intern will meet with the Program Director for orientation and receive a copy of COF’s handbook outlining policies, procedures and working conditions prior to the start of their internship. The Intern will schedule weekly hours needed for the semester that will provide an array of experiences within the COF program. The intern will be expected to show up to shifts on time and as scheduled by the Program Director. Any schedule changes must be given with as much notice as possible.   The Intern will be scheduled for 3 hours for each section of programming to work on-site with participants.  Interns are required to work 2 Saturday Night SocialsAdditional hours will be scheduled by the Program Director to allow The Intern to create and complete projects during administration hours.  Attendance for additional supervision hours as determined by the college or university may also be required.  The Intern will have a timesheet to fill out recording arrival and departure times.


Key Functions

  • Engage with the participants in the running of week-day, Dinner & Dancing with Friends and Saturday Night Social programming.
  • Support and model positive behavior expectations for both participants and volunteers
  • Assist with daily set up and preparation for program as demonstrated by staff
  • Work with the team in creating and completing projects for 13-week session
  • Work with the team in creating and completing projects that provide additional support to participants and the program
  • Attend community meetings, resource fairs and volunteer recruitment as your schedule allows
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings as your schedule allows
  • Perform other functions, as requested from time to time, by Executive Director and the Program Director


Please contact Sarah Donnelly, Executive Director at for an application.


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