FALL 2021 – Residential Addiction Treatment Internship (Mason City)

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Mason City, IA

The Residential Addiction Treatment intern is responsible for assisting YSS to help advance the mission and program by:

  • Supervising clients
  • Participating with clients during recreation activities
  • Spending one on one time with clients at risk of running away
  • Spending one on one time with a client as a reward for good behavior
  • Being a positive role model for the entire house
  • Reporting observations to the staff at the end of each shift
  • Office and organization duties
  • Participating in our educational group discussions such as; drug-free education, conflict resolution, and problem-solving
  • Tutoring clients with their school work
What YOU are looking for:
  • Gain valuable experience within a nonprofit organization.
  • Learn more about behind the scenes of residential addiction treatment programs.
  • Make connections with other professionals in the mental health treatment and nonprofit sectors.
  • Casual dress code, fun team, and the opportunity to extend the internship into next semester.
What WE are looking for:
  • Commitment, Collaboration, Compassion, Innovation, Integrity, and a “Can Do” Spirit.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Interest in adolescent addiction treatment programs and YSS’s mission.
  • All majors are accepted. The following majors are preferred: Criminal Justice, Human Services, and related fields.
 Training, Supervision, and Benefits:
  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • Must attend an orientation to cover YSS policies regarding confidentiality, drug-free work environment, and child abuse reporting
  • Invited to attend any YSS all staff training that are available during the internship period

YSS Francis Lauer
50 N Eisenhower Ave
Mason City, IA  50401

Time Commitment/Requirements:
  • 10-20 hours per week
  • Hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Must report hours weekly