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.

Spring 2020– Ames and surrounding areas

Journalism Internship
Marketing and Communications Internship
Project Coordinator Internship
Writing Internship

Teen Club Internship
Summer Enrichment Internship

Client Services Internship
Residential Addiction Treatment Internship

Currently no available internships.

Child Welfare Emergency Services
Rosedale Shelter Internship

If you have specific questions about interning, please contact Sarina Flathers at