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Internships at Alexandra House

Student interns at Alexandra House provide the critical services that our clients depend on. Interns will assist with the crisis line, complete intakes, go to court, file petitions, provide case management with the proper training and supervision, conduct one-on-one safety planning, assist with programming and activities for children, attend required trainings, and assist with other tasks to help support staff and clients.

Alexandra House has a limited number of internship positions available and we are not always able to find an opportunity that is a good match for some prospective interns. Alexandra House will only consider students who are currently enrolled in a degree granting program at any Minnesota or out-of-state four year college.

ALEXANDRA HOUSE DIRECT SERVICE INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • College students pursuing degrees in social work, human services, criminal justice, or other related fields.
  • Minimum commitment of 250 internship hours
  • Completion of Alexandra House’s mandatory 50-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence training.
    • Trainings are offered bi-annually in the Fall and Spring and are usually held during evenings and weekends. {Contact your professor or internship coordinator to determine if this training may be counted towards your total number of required hours.}

NOTE: Alexandra House may consider students with internship requirements of 200 hours in social work, human services, criminal justice, or other related fields – if the student has or will have obtained their 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy certificate prior to the start of their internship at Alexandra House. To find upcoming trainings go to: (http://www.mncasa.org/40-hour-trainings).

CURRENT DIRECT SERVICES INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Direct Services Internship: (Legal Advocate, Shelter Advocate, and Follow-Up Advocate) provides support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Internship is unpaid position however each intern will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience and gain valuable knowledge in the field. Interns may also receive academic credit through an approved program, if granted by the college or university.
  • Hours: Direct Services Intern is required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

ALEXANDRA HOUSE NON-DIRECT SERVICES INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • College students pursuing degrees in public relations, communications, non-profit management, or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week.

CURRENT NON-DIRECT SERVICES INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Communications/Development Internship:

  • The Communications/Development Internship would be a great opportunity for an individual hoping to pursue a career in communications, public relations, non-profit management or public affairs.
  • Interns would work closely with a team of qualified communications and development professionals and learn the skills needed to excel in the non-profit sector.
  • Internship is unpaid position however each intern will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience and gain valuable knowledge in the field. Interns may also receive academic credit through an approved program, if granted by the college or university.

FAQ

WHEN ARE THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES?

Fall: August 15
Spring: December 16
Summer: March 16

HOW LONG DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS TAKE?

The process may vary depending on the position, as a general rule you will hear from Alexandra House within 2-4 weeks should there be an interest in a phone or in person interview.

HOW LONG WILL MY APPLICATION REMAIN ACTIVE AND ON FILE?

Applications are kept on file for six months. If the applicant is interested in being considered for more than one term, they will need to communicate that to the supervising manager.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Current 1-2 page résumé
  • Recent academic transcripts for each college/university you have attended (can be unofficial copies)

For more information on internships, please contact For more information on internships, please contact Jess Cheney, Community Education Coordinator at 763-795-5452 or jcheney@alexandrahouse.org.