Internships

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SMALL MIRACLES THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER, INC.
KINGSPORT, TN

FALL 2014 SEMESTER

MAJORS: EDUCATION / PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY/ HUMAN SERVICES / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

SOPHOMORE – SENIOR LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Small Miracles is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1995 through love to enhance the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Small Miracles is an affiliate member of PATH Intl.; all of our instructors are certified through PATH Intl. and are first aid/CPR trained. Our facility is located on 11 fenced acres; including indoor, outdoor riding arenas, equine barn, prayer chapel and numerous shelter/storage sheds. We provide approximately 75 equine assisted activities each week.

Desired Qualities of Internship Applicant: Candidate shall complete Volunteer Training and Orientation. The individual must be empathetic with a complete understanding of our mission to serve the special needs community. One must posses' sound judgment, maturity, humility, good decision-making skills and a servant's heart. CPR, first aide training is desirable. Must be willing to do whatever needs to be done; excellent team worker.

SALARY: Volunteer

HOURS: 10-19 (1 Credit Hour)

DEADLINE: All Paperwork must be received prior to the start of the semester.


CRISIS CENTER INC.
BRISTOL, VA

FALL SEMESTER 2014  (Continuous Semesters)

MAJORS:  SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

JUNIOR - GRADUATE LEVELS

JOB DESCRIPTION: The mission of the Crisis Center is to offer the communities we serve education, advocacy and intervention allowing individuals to find positive solutions for personal crises. Through support, hope and education we strive to restore emotional balance to both individuals and the communities in which they live. Rooted in respect, justice, hope and the inherent worth of every individual, the Crisis Center partners with people to afford them a safe space to be heard, supported and believed in an effort to inspire healing and promote positive change for both the individual and the community as a whole.

Interns will attend 40 hours of crisis intervention training to become certified hotline workers. Interns will be responsible for taking at least ten hours of hotline per week, in addition to other specific duties to be determined by each intern's major, skills, expertise and preferences.

In addition to direct crisis intervention work described above, the Sociology and Anthropology position will also involve: research and data collections on rate and prevalence of sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide, including demographic information both regionally and nationally. Also, the position involves collaborating with the grant research team to find evidence to support the need for funding in nonprofits. Investigating local and national laws governing these issues and collecting stories or case studies of those affected will also be a part of this work.

Requirements:  Crisis Center Inc. volunteers and interns are subject to a background check.

Salary:  Volunteer (highly successful, long term interns have priority hiring status when paid positions are available or grant funding allows for adding staff)

Hours: 10-19 hr/pr/wk (Specific schedule during initial training, then flexible hours as needed).

DEADLINE: PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE START OF SEMESTER: EMPLOYER TRAINING DATES MAY REQUIRE EARLIER COMPLETION