SUMMER 2021 – Residential Kitchen Internship (Ames, IA)

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, IA

YSS’ Residential Addiction Treatment facilities houses boys and girls between the ages of 12 – 18. The program focuses on treatment for addiction and mental health, and generally lasts 90 – 120 days.

As a Residential Kitchen Intern, you will assist our food coordinator with general kitchen duties such as meal preparation, shopping, cooking and serving meals. You will also:

  • Keep kitchen areas clean
  • Assist with food preparation, cooking and shopping
  • Distribute meals during the designated times
  • Assist with kitchen organization
  • Practice safe food handling techniques, food preparation and storage
  • Be a positive role model for the entire house
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:
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • All majors are accepted.
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 trainings that are available during internship period

Seven-12 House
1002 Douglas Ave, Ames IA, 50010

Youth Recovery House
804 Kellogg Ave, Ames IA, 50010

Time Commitment/Requirements:
  • 10-30 hours per week
  • Hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Must report hours weekly