Denver Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization working in the heart of Denver with people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Internships at Denver Rescue Mission offer hands-on experience in social work, human services, ministry, and more.

Internships at Denver Rescue Mission offer hands-on experience in nonprofit, social work, human services, and ministry fields.

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The Internship Experience

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You won’t be sorting envelopes or delivering coffee! At the Mission, you’ll make a lasting impact by serving alongside staff in the work we do every day to live out our mission statement. All Denver Rescue Mission interns have the chance to exercise their Christian faith in a variety of capacities.

Types of Internships Available

Our internships follow the academic calendar and have fall, spring and summer start dates. The fall term is generally September to mid-December, the spring term is from mid-January to early May and the summer term is June to mid-August.

Full-time and part-time internships are available. Full-time interns are offered a monthly stipend, transportation and tuition remuneration. Full-time Denver internships also offer free room and board.

The Mission also has internship opportunities available at Fort Collins Rescue Mission and Harvest Farm. Learn more at FortCollinsRescueMission.org/Internships.

Assist in completion of various financial and accounting activities, supporting the Mission’s Accounting Department. Projects may include reconciliation of key accounts, preparation of financial documents and reports, data entry projects, and other supportive services.

Assist families and/or seniors transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. This internship will include pre-screening and maintaining a personal case load acting as a part-time intern case manager, assisting with follow up calls, program projects, and other support services.

Assist families and/or seniors transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. This internship will include pre-screening and maintaining a personal case load acting as a part-time intern case manager, assisting with follow up calls, program projects, and other support services.

Assist in all aspects of a fast-paced kitchen’s daily operations including meal planning and execution, managing inventory, and assisting in the training of the kitchen crew. The kitchen crew executes up to 1,500 meals per day. They will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Kitchen Supervisor in learning what it takes to manage the kitchen to prepare for a career in culinary arts.

Assist the Family Rescue Ministry and Family Refugee Services Team with creating and maintaining relationships with churches to form mentor teams that will serve families experiencing homelessness and refugee families in Denver. Recruit, train and support volunteer mentors as you connect them to families.

Assist the Client Services team in receiving, sorting and managing incoming donations to be distributed to internal groups, our store and community partner agencies. Help manage volunteers and program participants working. This is a fast paced position that will offer something different each day.

Provide counseling for New Life Program and STAR Transitional Program participants on a one-on-one basis and group setting to assess their current mental, emotional and spiritual status. A measurable treatment plan will be established based on this information along with other requirements for the participants to graduate from the program. Available to Master’s level counseling students enrolled in an accredited academic program only.

Assist the Impact team with understanding and analyzing data from the various databases to provide insight into donor, participant/guest and volunteer trends impacting Denver Rescue Mission.

Work alongside the Life Skills, Education and Career staff to teach/assist classes, lead discussion groups, and complete administrative tasks to support the men in the New Life Program at The Crossing.

Learn about and practice communicating, serving and engaging with both volunteers from the community and our program participants. You will exercise strategies and methods for assessing the needs of program participants and matching them to volunteer mentors. Under supervision, you will develop ways to meet the relational needs of both mentors and mentees.

Assist in daily operations at our warehouse to help receive and distribute donations and food supplies for our facilities. Work with our community partners to properly distribute excess food and help coordinate pick up. Assist in the administrative tasks associated with logging donations.

Highly interactive position which requires a desire to communicate and build relationships with our community. This is a highly relational position that consists of light accounting, conducting intakes, and managing the waitlist.

Conduct intake interviews with guests wanting to utilize our services. Learn a little about their life story and input information into internal and national databases. You will be able to help guide those entering our shelter to resources, services and programs in which they can engage.

Learn about and practice communicating, serving and engaging with both volunteers from the community and our program participants. You will exercise strategies and methods for assessing the needs of program participants and matching them to volunteer mentors. Under supervision, you will develop ways to meet the relational needs of both mentors and mentees.

Assist clients engaged with the Next Step Service to complete case planning tasks focused on exiting the shelter living environment in collaboration with Next Step Caseworkers. Work with clients to complete benefit and housing applications, facilitate communication between clients and caseworkers, and manage community providers working on site.

Learn media relations skills and other facets of public relations including pitching story ideas, writing press releases, developing social media content, and assisting with the planning and execution of events.

Assist in the overall running, facilitation and development of the ongoing youth programs for children ages 3-18 who live at The Crossing. Build quality caring relationships with youth and parents. You will get to work directly with youth and assist in the administrative tasks needed to run the program.

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My name is Jamie, and I cannot wait to connect with you about the opportunities to intern here at Denver Rescue Mission. If you have any questions, please contact us online or call 303.313.2420.