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Post Adoption, Education & Children's Program Intern

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota


Organization Summary:

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Consider joining us! 


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: Oct 31, 2017
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: unpaid

Primary Duties:

 The Post Adoption & Education team at Children’s Home and LSS is seeking a Bachelor’s level intern. This intern will have client contact through assisting with children’s programming.  The intern will gain knowledge and experience about the agency and department functions; work together as a team member with staff and other volunteers; help facilitate children’s activity groups of adopted persons with staff assistance; research a variety of adoption topics; other duties as assigned.  Additional duties may include assistance with post adoption file research and background reports, review of post placement reports to country of origin or other adoption related work; comply with all policies and procedures of Children’s Home and LSS.

This position is approximately 16-24 hours/week, but is flexible depending on the requirements of the intern’s school program. Intern must be available 2-3 Saturday mornings per month, until 1 p.m. for groups (September-April).  Availability for one full week in June and July, for two Adoption Day Camps, is preferred.


 Enrollment or degree in a secondary-education program focused on children, social work, families, global studies, or similar; enjoy working with children ages 1-14; ability to work as a team member and to accept responsibility; ability to act independently and to seek consultation when needed; understanding and acceptance of children and parents from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; excellent interpersonal skills including problem solving and team building; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to co-facilitate a children’s therapy group; comfortable using Microsoft programs, such as PowerPoint and Word; interest in learning about the adoption and post-adoption fields. Completing a successful MN background check, including finger prints, is required for this position.


Additional Info:

 Clinical supervision (LICSW) is not available for this internship.

This position reports to the Education Coordinator, and supervision/consultation will be provided by the Director of Post Adoption & Education Services.

How To Apply:

 Please email your résumé and cover letter to Susan Walker at


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