INTERNSHIP EXPECTATIONS AND OVERVIEW:
Internships at the Eugene Mission span a wide range of programs allowing students to gain valuable experience in everything from marketing and development to social work and counseling.
All internships are unpaid and will require 8-12 hours a week in an assigned field of responsibility. Hours may be scheduled outside of normal business hours and may include weekend shifts. Quarterly internships are generally offered in alignment with college quarters – summer, fall, winter, & spring – though accommodations are made for those on the semester system. Hours should be spread out evenly over your internship.
All Undergraduate and Graduate Level interns without department specific supervision must attend a one-hour, weekly supervision meeting. Time is determined each term based on incoming interns.
Interns are expected to comport themselves professionally and treat their internship at the Mission like a job. This professionalism includes limiting time off or schedule changes, communicating unavoidable absences with as much notice as possible and good communication with management in general with questions or needs.
WELLNESS CENTER INTERNS
Wellness Center Interns directly serve our guests. You are on the front line of meeting the physical needs of the 100’s of individuals we serve every day. These internships are designed to give practical hands on experience in the varied operations of a Wellness Center as you serve our homeless guests – both those whom we shelter nightly as well as guests simply accessing services during the day.
We offer 24 Wellness Center Internships:
In each of our three centers, we offer two quarterly internships per a quarter – one morning intern and one evening intern – which work in each of our three centers alongside our Guest Services Supervisors. You will be supporting staff in meeting the day-to-day needs of our general guest populations primarily from the Guest Service Desk or Hospitality Table. You will experience every facet of working with this population from administration to handling unexpected crisis.
A qualified applicant will be a engaging and comfortable with clients from all walks of life.
Preferred: experience with the homeless population and addiction recovery.
INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS:
The Internship Application can be found on our website – www.EugeneMission.org. Once received, you’ll be invited to attend an Orientation Tour of our facilities and speak with the Internship Program Coordinator. Please bring or email ahead of time . . .
• A cover letter introducing your personality and interests
• A current resume detailing your skills, training, work and volunteer experience
• Any internship requirements from your academic institution
Once the Internship Program Coordinator determines that you would be a good fit for our organization and what department(s) you’ll be working with, an interview will be scheduled with the manager of that department. Assuming you are a good fit for that department and team, the Internship Program Coordinator or department manager will discuss schedule.