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. Interns are offered a monthly stipend and transportation. 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

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

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.

Provide counseling for 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 Masters 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.

This internship is designed for individuals who are interested in obtaining hands-on experience within the non-profit development sector. Work with the Donor Relations team and assist with various tasks that include communications, database support, event planning, administrative duties, stewardship projects, and more.

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.

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 pickup. Assist in the administrative tasks associated with logging donations.

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 prepares up to 1,500 meals per day. Gain professional experience in culinary arts by working closely with the Kitchen Supervisor and learning what it takes to manage the kitchen.

Work and learn alongside the housing navigation team by experiencing outreach, supporting community relationships, and working with program participants and guests to complete case management tasks, such as housing leads and other opportunities

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

Work alongside the Human Resources department, gaining experience in all aspects of HR for a large non-profit organization that is changing lives. Meaningful work and a professional team will provide a valuable background in HR. Learn the hiring process while working within an HR team, supporting a growing organization with more than 300 employees.

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. Help guide those entering our shelters 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.

Work alongside the Life Skills, Education and Career staff and Counseling Department to teach/assist classes, lead discussion groups and complete administrative tasks to support the individuals, families and youth at The Crossing.

Receive case management experience and prepare for a career in human services or social work. Conduct intakes and provide case management for program participants.

In collaboration with Next Step case managers, assist guests engaged with the Next Step Services in completing case planning tasks focused on exiting the shelter living environment. Work with guests to complete benefit and housing applications, facilitate communication between guests and case managers and manage community providers working on-site.

Assist in the overall running, facilitation and development of the ongoing youth programs for children ages 3 to18 who live at The Crossing. Build quality caring relationships with youth and parents. Work directly with youth and assist in the administrative tasks needed to run the program.

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Apply for an Internship

Ready to get started? Apply for an internship today, and we’ll work with you to determine what internship opportunities are a best fit for your skills and timeframe.

Sydney Del Real, Intern Coordinator

Still Have Questions?

We can’t 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 303.313.2470.