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Arizona Burn Foundation:

Krystin Bridges

The Arizona Burn Foundation’s mission is to support the quality of life of burn survivors and their families, and promote burn prevention advocacy and education in Arizona. An internship with the Arizona Burn Foundation would provide experience planning, organizing, and executing events with volunteers, community groups, and fire departments; provide experience with fundraising and donor development; and provide opportunity for working with programs that directly serve our clients. Applicants would gain an understanding of volunteer management, event management, logistics, client care services and government-non-profit coordination.

American Red Cross:

Jacob Poleviyuma jacob.poleviyuma2@redcross.org

Disaster Response Internship
DISASTERS can occur at anytime, anywhere, and affect anyone. Our
local communities are no exception. The American Red Cross is
dedicated to alleviating suffering caused by these disasters wherever it
may be found. To support this mission, the Greater Phoenix Chapter is
seeking compassionate interns to assist in the three pillars of Disaster
Management: Prepare, Respond, Recover.
International Services Intern
The International Services Intern will be a vital member of the largest humanitarian movement in the
world. They will assist in providing the primary services offered by the International Services
Department at the American Red Cross, and they will help expand services to new communities
through targeted outreach.

ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion,Resilience:

Tiara Cash tiara.cash@asu.edu

The Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University unveils the power of mindful living to advance our well-being and engagement through learning and connecting with the larger community.

Under the leadership of Professor and Registered Nurse Teri Pipe, ASU’s Chief Well-Being Officer, this initiative focuses on deepening ASU's culture of healthfulness, personal balance and resiliency among students and employees.

Attorney General’s Office for the Special Investigations 

The Special Investigations Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has an ongoing need for interns. Applicants will be highly motivated students from Arizona State University or other Phoenix area colleges and universities and will have an interest in law enforcement or related fields. Read more

Attorney General’s Office of Victim Services:

Phoenix Internship Coordinator 602-542-4911 or email victim.services@azag.gov

The Office of Victim Services assists victims from the charging of an offender through the most final of outcomes: execution. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in all levels of the criminal justice system. Whether your career goals are law enforcement, criminal law, social services, or even public service, the knowledge you will gain is priceless.


Marina Awerbuch MAwerbuch@Childhelp.org

Childhelp is a national non-profit organization that utilizes a highly effective one-stop
approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse. A role model in community
collaboration, the central-Phoenix facility houses approximately 70 full-time
professionals in law enforcement, child protective services, forensic pediatrics, forensic
interviewing, and mental health/crisis intervention. An internship with Childhelp offers
the opportunity to observe all of these professionals in their day-to-day interactions
with the children we serve.

Chrisitan Family Care:

Howard Saccoliti hsaccoliti@cfcare.org

We are looking for team members who are passionate and dedicated to realizing our vision of strengthening families and serving at-risk children throughout Arizona.
Christian Family Care is a certified Best Christian Workplace organization and accredited through the Council on Accreditation.  

City of Tempe - CARE7:

Brady Prutch Brady_prutch@tempe.gov 

CARE 7, a division of Human Services, offers internships
for the following programs:
CARE 7 Crisis Response Unit— 24-hour crisis team dispatched through the
911 system to assist Tempe Police and Tempe Fire Medical Rescue
personnel on the scene of traumatic incidents.
Victim Services—Staff members follow up with every crime victim to offer
support and services such as orders of protection, court accompaniment,
and navigating the criminal justice system.
Victim Services Van (VS276) - Team members respond to the scene at the
request of Tempe Police to assist victims in need.
Veteran Services—CARE 7 case managers attend East Valley Regional
Veterans’ Court on a weekly basis, offer support and resources to
veterans, and work closely with Tempe Fire Medical Rescue’s Patient
Advocacy Services program to attend to a variety of client needs.
Case Management—Staff members provide case management services to
the complex needs of individuals referred by Human Services staff.
Youth Specialists— Provide social and emotional support to students who
may be struggling with stress, anger, depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, and life skills

Free Arts of Arizona:


At Free Arts, we incorporate and foster professional development, mentorship, and strengths-based approaches to our work because we believe in creating a growth environment for our employees. Throughout our Programs, Development, and Operations Teams, you will find collaboration, trust building, and effective communications, and an environment that encourages self-management through modeled leadership. Come and learn how a career at Free Arts is exactly what you have been looking for.

Our dynamic work environment enables us to support the community and work diligently to connect volunteer mentors and caring community members to our programs. We work hard and make time to have fun. Our staff uses many skills in many ways so we can further our mission, transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.

Future for KIDS:

Katie Pollak <Katie@futureforkids.org>

Future for KIDS provides a nonprofit leadership experience for students interested in a professional growth experience.  An internship with Future for KIDS provides students the opportunity to explore and learn through hands on experience.  Students are assigned projects that relate to their major and specific areas of interest.  All interns serve the mission of our organization and work directly with youth in our Discover Your Future Program for 6 months to a year (each internship can be catered to your needs).  The goal for each student is to have a better understanding of their strengths and skills to guide them in their career path.

Greater Valley Area Health Education Center (Empowerment Systems):

Deke Beveridge dbeveridge@empowermentsystems.org

Empowerment Systems, Inc. takes a multi-dimensional approach to health and wellness that addresses virtually all aspects of life. Our mission statement is “Empowering People to Improve Lives.” We accomplish this through partnerships with like-minded community-based organizations, and offering a comprehensive array of services that contribute to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Serving all of Pinal County and Eastern Maricopa County, we are proud of the work we do and our partner agencies and invite you to join us in the efforts of creating a holistically healthy community. 

Human Resource Training, Inc:

Jennifer Kacprowicz JenK@hrtaz.com

Human Resource Training (HRT) was incorporated in August of 1981 to provide consultation and training in the social services field. Today it has expanded its scope to offer a wide range of services in child and adult welfare. HRT started with a small therapeutic foster care program (Parent Therapist Program) and in 1982 expanded to include a child abuse prevention component (Parenting Skills Program). In 1998, HRT expanded further, adding child and adult developmental homes (Development Home Program) for the developmentally disabled population. These programs serve to strengthen families and make homes safer for children, while HRT works with families from their initial involvement in the system to permanency planning. HRT takes a positive approach to parenting that builds on family strengths when working with children.

La Frontera:

Edle Burk  edle.burk@lafrontera-empact.org 

La Frontera Arizona / EMPACT – Suicide Prevention Center offers comprehensive crisis and community behavioral health services to children, adults, and families. Services are provided in the home or at one of our offices located in metro Phoenix, San Tan Valley, and the City of Maricopa.
In addition to providing direct services, EMPACT is an active in our communities providing prevention programs, training, outreach, and advocacy. We partner with police, fire, schools, places of worship, legal systems, and other agencies and organizations seeking to promote safe, healthy, and resilient individuals, families, and communities.

Providing innovative solutions to complex problems, we work with community partners to build a safe, strong, and healthy Arizona.


Sawyer Kilen skilen@arizona.wish.org 

Internships at Make-A-Wish® Arizona are
coveted because of our inspiring mission.
They also offer real world experience for
those looking to work alongside talented
professionals in varied roles

Make-A-Wish Arizona internship offerings vary by semester
based upon mission-critical needs. Typically, internships are
available in wish granting, marketing & public relations, volunteer
services, fundraising, design, event management, and finance.

Maricopa Superior Court - CASA:

Lisa Hitchens lisa.hitchens@JBAZMC.Maricopa.gov 

Learn the dependency system in Juvenile Court
• Exposure to how and why children are placed in Child Protective Services care
• Understand the various roles of the professionals who work within the system (Attorney, Child Protective Services case worker, Judge, etc)
• Exposure to the Managed Information System used by the CASA Program to view hearings and collect case data
• Screen dependency petitions
• Learn volunteer management skills
• Observe and assisting in answering incoming telephone calls and making outgoing calls
• Observe and assist volunteer application process
• Research special projects 

Maricopa Superior Court - Family Treatment Court:

Lauren Lindquist Lauren.Lindquist@JBAZMC.Maricopa.Gov

Family Treatment Court (FTC)
Internship Description

This internship will provide the candidate with direct and indirect experience working with parents of children who have allegations of substance abuse and who were ordered to observe a FTC hearing.  FTC is a problem-solving court in which parents are held accountable to their recommended drug treatment.  Information is obtained from the clients’ substance abuse treatment providers regarding progress in treatment and is shared with the FTC Judicial Officer, who in turn holds the client accountable through the provision of sanctions and rewards. 

Mesa Public Schools:

Bonnie Bartol bjbartol@mpsaz.org 

Potential Experiences at Mesa Public Schools to Intern with School Psychologists

Observations will allow the intern to understand the role of a school psychologist and understand development and learning in typical children and children with disabilities. 
1. Observe a testing session with Psych.
2. Observation during a recess.
3. Observe a preschool screening.
4. Observe a reading lab intervention session
5. Observe in each grade level in elementary.
6. Observe ELD and non-ELD classrooms.
7. Observe different SPED environments (SLD, Self-Contained, Speech, OT)
8. Observe a preschool classroom.
9. Observe a special with a class (art, orchestra, PE, etc.)
10. Observe push-in counseling session.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe:

Andrea Sanchez Andrea.Sanchez@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov 

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a sovereign government agency which provides health, education, social services, vocational training and housing services to all tribal members. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe gained federal recognition as an Indian tribe on September 18, 1978 and passed its Constitution in 1988. Yes

Phoenix Cancer Support Network:

Jenny Martin  <jenny.martin@pcsnetwork.org>

Phoenix Cancer Support Network (PCSN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free
support, guidance, and advocacy to cancer patients and their families in active treatment
throughout our community. PCSN was founded in 2016 by a group of like-minded physicians,
healthcare administrators and other established community professionals who shared a
common passion for cancer care due to their own personal experiences. PCSN strives to not
only empower and advocate for its clients, but also to inspire other individuals to join the cause
and simply, help. PCSN recognizes how overwhelming a cancer diagnosis can be and strives to
assist clients in any way possible in the hopes to help make their journey a little bit easier.

Phoenix Day Center:

Jennifer Garcia <jegarcia@turnanewleaf.org

Phoenix Day offers a wide variety of opportunities for individuals interested in working with young children as an early childhood educator, families as a teacher or case manager, or in the non-profit field working directly with administrative staff.Yes

Public Safety Crisis Solutions, LLC:

Kerry Ramella kerry@pscrisissolutions.com 

This Agency provides development and management of behavioral health programs for first responders. Develops and delivers training for first responders.  Develops and provides clinical oversight for first responder peer support teams.  Provides clinical oversight and creation of materials and resources for Firestrong website and social media posts.

Duties can include: behavioral health research and website development.
Scheduling and participating in client or department need assessments, appointments, trainings and meetings.  Assist with researching and creating training materials.  Observe and assist with instruction of curriculum or proposals. 

SARRC - Children's Center (Phoenix and Tempe locatios):

Joanna Resh jresh@autismcenter.org

SARRC is looking for responsible and committed undergraduate research interns to assist with research studies examining our interventions and programs. Research interns will gain experience in the ethical conduct of applied research, participant recruitment, developmental assessments, study design, and data collection and entry. Interns will also gain familiarity with the current understanding of autism, the diagnostic process, and related treatments.Yes

Tempe Elementary District #3:

Heather Fraser <heather.fraser@tempeschools.org>

Tempe Elementry Schools
Fostering tenacity, innovation, and high achievement to prepare our children to embrace the opportunities of tomorrow
The 23 schools in the Tempe Elementary School District consist of 14 elementary schools grades kindergarten through five, a developmental special needs school, four middle schools grades six through eight, a K-8 school, a K-8 traditional school, and a Montessori school.

Tempe Police Department:

Britani Bearup britani_bearup@tempe.gov 

Crime and Intelligence Center (CIC) Internship
Interns will assist the CIC by performing the following tasks, including:

Using record management software to read police reports and street checks
Using analysis software to identify crime trends, patterns, series, hot spots, and suspicious people and activity
Recognizing similarities in offender description, modus operandi and target location
Using mapping software to produce crime maps
Interacting with patrol officers, detectives and other analysts to exchange information regarding ongoing crime trends
Assisting in the creation of crime bulletins

Strategic Planning, Analysis & Research Center (SPARC) Internship

Interns will assist SPARC by performing the following tasks, including:

Use computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, word processing, and statistical   applications to manipulate, analyze, and present data.
Use analysis software to enter, clean, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of police data.
Interact with patrol officers, detectives and other analysts to research criminal activity in Tempe.
Use mapping software to produce crime maps.
Assist in the creation of monthly bulletins and reports for Police Department dissemination.

Young Minds Center:

Rachel Youngblom ryoungblom@youngmindcenter.org 

We’re looking for people interested in becoming a part of a team of people who recognize that we can achieve more as a community than individuals, who relentlessly pursue their goals, and who are willing to do hard things and dare greatly. Yes