SPRING 2021 -Prevention Programing Internship

Employment Status



open until filled


Ames, IA

Position Description:
The Prevention Intern will:

  • Promote, implement, and maintain evidence-based and/or best practice prevention programming for both youth and adults.
  • Learn to use evaluation tools to assess effectiveness of provided programs and the intern will assist with record keeping as per the requirements of the various grants and funds.
  • Serve as a role model for the youth, work to establish youth led initiatives in Story County schools, and assist with established prevention programming in Story and Boone Counties.


What YOU are looking for:

  • Gain valuable experience within a nonprofit organization.
  • Learn more about behind the scenes of nonprofit prevention programs.
  • 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, independently, and take initiative.
  • Interest in prevention programs 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.
  • Will be under the direct supervision of the Prevention Staff
  • Participate in Prevention Services specific orientation training
  • As schedule permits attend CYFD and Prevention Staff Meetings
  • Invited to attend any YSS all staff trainings that are available during internship period
  • Must attend an orientation to cover YSS policies regarding confidentiality, drug-free work environment, and child abuse reporting.



YSS Headquarters, 420 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Time Commitment/Requirements:

  • As assigned by the Prevention Supervisor
  • Work must be performed during the week
  • Must report hours to Volunteer Coordinator weekly