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Paid Summer Direct Support Internships Available

Mar 19, 2024

People Inc. is pleased to continue to host its Summer Paid Internship Program running from June 3 - August 30. This is a part-time position paying $16/hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

The program is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn about the human services field, while gaining practical experience. Our Direct Support Internship Program places students in residential settings working in the personal living environment of people with developmental disabilities. Some internship opportunities also exist in agency day programs, as well as site-based or recreational respite settings.

All Direct Support Professional Interns support the character, choices, strengths, interests and needs of people served, while ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment.

Direct Support Interns in both residential and day programming plan, coordinate and implement meaningful activities that promote independence, inclusion, and productivity of people served by People Inc. on a daily basis through areas of daily living, personal care needs, and activities such as games, music and art. In a Site Based or Recreational Respite setting, interns will assist person served in social/recreational activities and implementation of monthly activity calendars.

The student will also have opportunities to interact and learn from program management, and coworkers, as well as learn the roles of different team members and career paths at People Inc.

Intern applications are accepted through Friday, May 17, and can be completed using the “Direct Support Intern” listing at Information on careers is available here.