Internships at The Gathering Place
UPDATE: In accordance with the Public Health Order by the City and County of Denver issued on August 2nd, 2021, The Gathering Place requires all volunteers, interns, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are required to keep documentation of vaccination status, so please be prepared to share your COVID vaccination record before interning.
The Gathering Place offers truly experiential, hands-on internships working with women, transgender individuals, and families that are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. Learn more about our values and service model here.
We operate as a day shelter, offering our members experiencing homelessness a refuge during the day when night shelters discharge. We also operate as a community resource center, offering direct services in-house, or referrals to our many community partners.
We provide services within the framework of trauma-informed care with the understanding of the effects of intersectionality on each member's ability to advocate for themselves. We address the causes and effects of poverty, homelessness, housing inequity, employment insecurity, food insecurity, education needs, mental health and substance misuse, domestic violence, etc., on our members individually and as a community. We strive to understand the effect of macro-level policies and trends on the community we serve.
Internships are available in time periods roughly equivalent to college semesters and are unpaid. Interns will be expected to work side-by-side with a team of established professionals to provide direct services to members. We offer regular supervision with program managers and many opportunities to meet with other service providers and to learn about the many resources in the Denver area.
Internships are offered Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm. Internships are all onsite and in person. No virtual opportunities available.
We do not have licensed clinicians on site so we cannot offer clinical supervision at this time.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager Cortney Mabry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.