Internships at Prince of Peace Center
If the answers to all of the above are “Yes!” then you are an excellent candidate for an internship at Prince of Peace Center! We welcome all students who have a vested interest in improving their community through service and advocacy, and we work with each individual to shape his or her internship experience around specific interests and a student’s busy schedule.
Internships at Prince of Peace Center last for one semester. At this time, we have two unpaid internship slots available per semester period (fall, spring, summer): one in the Family Supportive Services program and one in the area of Direct Service Operations. All interns accepted for placement at PoPC will experience each of our programs and their associated duties which can include:
- Joining client interviews for Family Supportive Services, Emergency Assistance, or PA WORKWEAR.
- Creating and co-facilitating class sessions on one or more self-improvement topics, e.g. personal responsibility, discipline, overcoming a difficult past.
- Representing PoPC and our clients during the Center’s projects or affiliated projects (Homeless Awareness Month, Bowl-a-Thon, local school/business speaking engagements).
- Addressing potential client concerns via supervised phone contact or in-person discussion at the Center.
- Producing publicity/informational materials relevant to upcoming advocacy events, program accomplishments, and special projects.
- Completing a project that both enhances the intern’s understanding of faith-based nonprofit services and can be implemented by Prince of Peace Center in the immediate future (required by most internship programs).
- Participating in all staff meetings, gatherings, and retreats, schedule-permitting.
In addition, there are specific duties and experiences within each of our internship branches.
All potential interns selected for interview must arrive at the interview with Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History clearance forms in hand, or with proof of application for each. Follow the instructions on the PA DHS site to obtain these clearances.
Due to recent changes in the Pennsylvania guidelines for social service workers, interns, and volunteers, Prince of Peace Center now requires FBI fingerprint clearances as well. From the DHS site, follow the link to Cogent Fingerprinting Services, choose Register Online, and select DHS Volunteer from the relevant drop-down menu on the form.
All interns accepted on a preliminary basis for a position must submit to a drug screening (PoPC expense) before official acceptance.
If you believe you have an understanding of our internship process, requirements, and general environment, and you are interested in an internship with us, please fill out this form! Our team will review the form and communicate with you regarding further information and interviews.