SPRING 2021 – Mentoring Program Internship

Employment Status



open until filled


Ames, IA

Position Description:
Through the YSS Mentoring Program, youth build positive, enriching relationships with trusted caring adults. The mentoring program intern is responsible for assisting with mentoring services in Boone and Story Counties.

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

  • Promoting and advertising the Mentoring Program
  • Assisting with screening of mentors according to established program procedures
  • Administering and analyzing program evaluations
  • Organizing special events and get-togethers for all mentor/mentees
  • Attending Mentoring Team meetings and other meetings as necessary
  • Assisting with office organization duties, including filing and data entry
  • All other duties as assigned


What YOU are looking for:

  • Gain valuable experience within a nonprofit organization.
  • Learn more about behind the scenes of mentor programs in a nonprofit.
  • Make connections with other professionals in the nonprofit organization.
  • 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.
  • Reliable, takes initiative, and capable of getting things done with little supervision.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate over the phone, in person, and through e-mail.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Interest in working with people (i.e. youth and volunteer mentors) and YSS’ mission.
  • All majors are accepted. The following majors are preferred: 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
  • Will be under the direct supervision of the Mentoring Staff
  • Attend regular supervisory meetings


YSS Headquarters, 420 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Time Commitment/Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 hours per week
  • Must report hours to Volunteer Coordinator weekly