Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

||Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities 2019-02-07T15:55:29+00:00

Employment Opportunities

None are available at this time.

Internship Opportunities

A suitable intern will:

  1. Be an advanced writer with quality communication skills,
  2. Possess current Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances,
  3. Have an automobile and be able to demonstrate a safe driving history, proof of insurance, and valid license,
  4. Be self-motivated and eager to demonstrate leadership and initiative,
  5. Possess computer skills in Word, Excel, and web searching, and
  6. Be enrolled in a degree program in social work, public administration, urban studies, education, or a related field.

Youth Support Intern (Youth Programs)

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student for fall through spring to help carry out the functions of the program and assist the youth participants. Responsibilities include organizing and planning the HSCC’s Lights on After-School event, implementing an internet-based math and reading curriculum, developing and implementing current event, cultural, science, and other supplemental activities, assisting in reviewing participants’ files and progress, and mentoring the first-fifth grade participants.  Ideally, the internship will be at least three days per week from approximately 2:00PM-7:00PM. However, 4 days from 3:00PM-7:00PM would be acceptable. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship.  For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

PATHS After-School Intern (Youth Programs)

The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program, a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student (preferably a social work/direct practice student) for fall through spring to implement an evidence-based, best practice behavior modification curriculum – PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies). The PATHS curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in elementary aged children. PATHS is designed to be taught two or more times per week for a minimum of 30-40 minutes per day. Systematic, developmentally based lessons, materials, and instructions are provided to facilitate emotional literacy, self-control, and social competence. Key skills are to prevent and to reduce behavioral and emotional problems. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Behavior management with youth both individually and in a group setting
  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Presentation and engagement techniques
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

Ideally, the internship will be at least two days per week between Monday and Thursday from 10:30AM-6:30PM. Any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. The student must be available from September through the end of April. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Emerging Leaders Program Intern (Youth Programs)

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a workforce development and college readiness program of the HSCC is seeking a student for September through April to assist in the various daily functions of the program, which is offered at various high schools, at our office, and occasionally in the participants’ homes. Responsibilities would include periodic follow-up of past participants, planning and securing job shadows/presentations for students with professionals in their career interests, and more. The ideal candidate is outgoing, organized, and has a desire to work with teenagers. The internship generally will occur during a normal school day. However, any needed variations to days and times of the internship can be further discussed in an interview. Transportation is required. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Project H.E.A.R.T. (HIV/AIDS Education and Research Training Program Intern (Youth Programs)

The HIV/AIDS Summer Youth Program – Project H.E.A.R.T. (HIV/AIDS Education and Research Training) is seeking a student for May through August to implement this curriculum.  The intern will be responsible for overseeing a cohort of 13 teenage students and planning and carrying out lessons and activities on the topic of HIV/AIDS.  Transportation is required for this opportunity.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available. This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Supports for Success Intern

Supports for Success, a program of the HSCC, is looking for at least a bachelor’s level student interested in direct social work practice/case management serving clients working towards self-sufficiency through employment and training. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Intake processes and procedures
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Networking with many other organizations and professionals
  • Presentation and engagement techniques
  • Direct experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  Transportation is required. This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Mon Valley Providers Council Intern

The Mon Valley Providers Council (MVPC), a program of the HSCC, is seeking a student intern (preferably a 2nd year social work master’s student) to help oversee the major functions of the MVPC. The intern would coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings of the four Working Groups, develop projects of each Working Group as determined by the membership, conduct advocacy and voter engagement, and coordinate major seminars, events, and resource fairs, among other possible duties. Transportation is required. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information please contact Dave Coplan at 412-829-7112 or by email at dcoplan@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes, a list of three references, and a writing sample MUST be emailed.

VITA Intern

The HSCC is seeking a student intern (preferably a 2nd year social work master’s student) to coordinate and help oversee the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The VITA coordination will include being trained to perform tax assistance and to help supervise the site’s daily functions and volunteer team. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in the United Way’s Free Tax Prep Coalition and to partner with 211. Additional responsibilities include the promotion of services, record retention, and reporting. The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Funding opportunities and reporting
  • Supervisory experience
  • Administrative duties
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Networking with many other organizations and professionals
  • Direct experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

The student must be available from September through the end of April. Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Community Outreach Services Intern

The HSCC is seeking a student intern (preferably a 1st or 2nd year social work master’s student) to organize community outreach services. The student will coordinate the fall flu shot program, publish the quarterly newsletter (The Communicator) and a Membership Directory as well as conducting the HSCC’s annual visitor survey. The intern will also be the primary community outreach contact for the HSCC’s food pantry and will coordinate volunteers, send necessary reports, and manage the annual holiday toy drive.  The intern will gain skills and knowledge in (but not limited to):

  • Data collection, tracking, and evaluation
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Organizing projects
  • Administrative duties
  • Networking with many other organizations and professionals
  • Direct experience with diverse populations
  • Working in a team setting
  • Program management

The student must be available from September through the end of April.  Based on individual interests and schedule, additional opportunities may also be available.  This is a paid internship. For more information please Leah O’Reilly at 412-829-7112 or by email at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. For more information contact Leah O’Reilly at loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org. Resumes and cover letters MUST be emailed.

Volunteer Opportunities

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application, located on our Publications page.

General Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for general office duties, maintenance, and various other tasks. Individual volunteers and volunteer teams are welcome! Please contact Stephanie Eson at seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-829-7112 for more information.

Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist stocking shelves, registering clients, and escorting and assisting patrons as they shop for their goods. Volunteer hours are flexible, but Pantry distribution days are the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am to 10:30am.  For more information, please contact 412-829-7112.

Youth Programs Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist the Youth LIFE After-School Program staff any time between the hours of 3:30PM-5:30PM, Monday-Thursday, until late April. Tasks would include helping students with homework and academic activities, in addition to becoming mentors to various ages of youth.   Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

KOOL Chaperone Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help chaperone youth while attending various field trips during the KOOL Summer Program, every Friday, from early July to mid August.  Volunteers must possess current Act 33/34 clearances.  For more information please contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Professional Volunteer

Professionals are needed in various fields that would be willing to volunteer a few hours of their time with seniors in high school! Every year, the students participate in job shadows, job tours, presentations, and/or informational interviews with professionals in their fields of interest. We are always looking for engaging individuals that would like to share their expertise and knowledge in their careers. For more information please contact Leah O’Reilly at 412-829-7112or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.