Internships

Welcome!

YSS was founded in 1976 as Iowa’s first homeless youth shelter. Over the years, the programs have expanded to help kids, adolescents, young adults, and their families throughout every stage of childhood and beyond. YSS provides prevention, treatment, transition, and child welfare emergency services to youth and their families in Iowa.

As an intern at YSS, you will have the opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge in a professional work setting and broaden your skills. Whether working on an administrative team or directly with youth and families in a specific program, you will have a remarkable impact on the community while gaining valuable experience to build your resume and extend your network. We offer flexible scheduling and are able to accommodate interns while considering school credit requirements.

Please click on the link below for a description and application instructions.

Fall 2019– Ames and surrounding areas

Administration
Marketing and Design Internship 

Prevention
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Internship
Kids Club Internship
Mentoring Internship
Prevention Internship
Stork’s/Family Nest Internship
Teen Club Internship

Treatment
Client Services Internship
Residential Addiction Treatment Internship

Transition
Transitional Living Program Internship

Child Welfare Emergency Services
Rosedale Shelter Internship

Spring 2020– Ames and surrounding areas

Administration
Business Partnerships Internship
Database Internship
Grant Writer Internship
Journalism Internship
Marketing and Communications Internship
Marketing and Design Internship 
Writing Internship

Prevention
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Internship
Kids Club Internship
Mentoring Internship
Prevention Internship
Stork’s/Family Nest Internship
Teen Club Internship

Treatment
Client Services Internship
Residential Addiction Treatment Internship

Transition
Transitional Living Program Internship

Child Welfare Emergency Services
Foster Care and Adoption Internship
Rosedale Shelter Internship


If you have specific questions about interning in Ames or surrounding areas, please contact Amy Hutter ahutter@yss.org.

If you have specific questions about interning in Des Moines, please contact Monica de Melo Dreasher at IHYC@yss.org.