As an intern at YSS, you will have the opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge in a professional work setting and broaden your skills. Whether working on an operations team or directly with youth and families in a specific program. Our internships are unpaid; however, you will have a remarkable impact on the community while gaining valuable experience to build your resume and extend your network. We offer flexible scheduling and are able to accommodate interns while considering school credit requirements.

All interns are required to interview with program supervisors.


Current Internship Opportunities:


Ames, Iowa

+ FALL 2022 – Residential Culinary Internship (Ames, IA)

+ FALL 2022 – Marketing and Design Internship (Ames, IA)

+ FALL 2022 – Writing Internship (Ames, IA)

Des Moines, Iowa

+ FALL 2022 – Transitional Living Program Internship 

Marshalltown, Iowa

+ FALL 2022 – Transitional Living Program Internship 

application process
Application Process

+ View open positions.

+ Click on a job position for more details.

+ To apply, click the “APPLY NOW” link within the job posting.

+ Complete the online application and upload your resume.

+ You will also be asked to provide information—including your social security number, date of birth, and driver’s license number—to conduct background checks on criminal convictions, child abuse, dependent adult abuse, sex offender, and motor vehicle records. We take great care to protect your personal information and only use it to conduct the appropriate background checks.

+ You will receive a confirmation email following successful completion of your application.

+ If your application is selected for further consideration, you will receive an email or phone call from a YSS hiring manager to schedule an interview.

If you have questions regarding your application, contact the YSS Recruitment Team at

Please note: YSS is a nicotine free workplace.