FALL 2021 – Achieving Maximum Potential Internship

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, IA

The AMP Program Intern is responsible for assisting YSS to help advance the mission and program by:

  • Attend AMP activities in the community with the facilitator & youth
  • Attend AMP Mini-Conferences & Minicamps with AMP Staff /youth
  • Assist the AMP facilitator during council meetings and participate in youth activities
  • Research and plan activities for AMP council meetings
  • Extra hands and extra supervision for the youth
  • Sharing talents and interests with youth
  • Assist in locating donors who will provide snacks/meals for council meetings
  • Other responsibilities based on needs
What YOU are looking for:
  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience within a nonprofit organization.
  • Make connections with other professionals in the nonprofit sector.
  • Learn more about foster care & adoption from a youth perspective.
  • Engaging young people ages 13-20 in preparing for adulthood.
  • Casual dress code, fun team, and the opportunity to learn youth engagement skills.
What WE are looking for:
  • Preference given to those knowledgeable about the Iowa foster care system.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, and take initiative.
  • Must be able to join in activities and express a “can-do” attitude.
  • Must believe in empowering youth to succeed and sharing positive life experiences.
  • Interest in young adults experiencing “out of home” placements, and YSS’ mission.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have healthy boundaries and be safety-minded
  • All majors are accepted. The following majors are preferred: Human Services and related fields.
Training, Supervision, and Benefits:
  • This is an unpaid internship
  • Attend Prevention trainings & events when supervisor recommends.
  • Bi-monthly meetings with supervisor; more meetings will be held if needed.
  • Mandatory Reporter training and CPR/First Aid training must be completed
Time Commitment/Requirements:
  • Must be 19 years or older.
  • Individual must have access to reliable transportation
  • Must report hours’ weekly
  • Working hours can include days, nights and weekends – AMP staff hours are not regular

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
YSS hires nicotine free staff only. YSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.