Internship

TeamMates (LPS)

Agency
TeamMates (LPS)
5901 "O" Street, Lincoln Public Schools District Office
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-436-1994, 402-436-1990
436-1948
Walter Powell

TeamMates is a one-to-one mentoring program for the Lincoln Public Schools modeled after the program founded in 1991 by Tom and Nancy Osborne. TeamMates is active in elementary, middle, and high schools.  Starting in the fourth-grade students who can benefit from having another caring adult in their life may be selected for participation in the program. Businesses, service organizations, faith-based groups and individuals can volunteer to be a mentor. Office hrs. 8-4:30. Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.  To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor.  Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person.  Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision.  

 

 

 

Contact
Judy Warren
402-436-1994
Available projects
Mentoring with 3rd-12th graders. Looking for a year-long commitment. Background check required. Be sure to mention that you are seeking to be a TEAMMATE!
Mentors--a one+ year commitment.
Mentors--1 hr/week
provided on site
Print from website & mail in

A required two-hour training session prior to first meeting with student Meeting with student -1 hour/ week (at least 24 out 36 possible opportunities)

Classification
Fall 2012
Bulling, Ted
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
Education 105
Education 105L
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Internship, school, At Risk

Child Advocacy Center

Agency
Child Advocacy Center
5025 Garland St
Lincoln, NE 68504
402-476-3200
Lynn Ayers (lynn@smallvoices.org)
Jill Klingensmith

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to provide Southeast Nebraska with a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to the problem of child abuse. The Child Advocacy Center establishes a safe, child friendly location for conducting forensic interviews and medical evaluations of the child victim and offers continued support to the child and non-offending family members. The Child Advocacy Center also promotes specialized training for professionals as well as public education and prevention efforts in Southeast Nebraska.

Contact
Jill Klingensmith
402-476-3200
Available projects

Volunteer Opportunities: Special Projects – assist with a variety of projects and events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness. Opportunities may include assisting with bulk mailings, June SouthPointe Concert Series, April Child Abuse Awareness Month Event and Fall Monster Dash. Child Supervision and Support - assist with supervising children and provide support on a variety of tasks as needed during our operating hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00). Duties include supervising and engaging children in activities (games, reading, and movies), stocking stuffed animal closets, sanitizing and organizing toys and a variety of clerical projects. Volunteers should enjoy working with children of all ages and have a willingness to pitch in and help with whatever may be needed that day. Landscape and grounds maintenance – assist with weeding, spreading mulch, raking, cleaning windows and sweeping. This is a great project for NWU’s Lend a Hand to Lincoln event.* Internship Opportunities: Internships are provided for college students looking to complete a minimum of 250 hours as required by the schools practicum/internship requirements. The practicum/internship program must specify that the Child Advocacy Center will 1) complete an evaluation of the intern’s performance and 2) verify that 250 hours are required and have been completed. Interns are assigned to observe forensic interviews and prepare a draft summary, assist our multidisciplinary teams by preparing a summary of all new child abuse and neglect reports accepted for initial assessment, observe the non-offending caregiver initial interview and assist the child advocate with documentation and provide clerical support. Interns will have the opportunity to attend professional training.

Major in human services area.
Internship 150 hrs.

Requirements: Complete a Child Advocacy Center Volunteer/Intern Application. The Child Advocacy Center requires a background check on all prospective volunteers and interns.

*Any projects performed for NWU’s Lend a Hand to Lincoln event would not require an application and background check.

Classification
Fall 2012
Internship, Advocacy, child sexual abuse, child

Mourning Hope

Agency
Mourning Hope
4919 Baldwin Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68504
402-488-8989

The mission of Mourning Hope is to provide a safe, supporting environment for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death or illness of someone significant in their lives. Through educational support groups and the use of trained volunteers, families can share their feelings and experiences as they work through the healing process.

Contact
Carly Runestad
402-488-8989
Available projects

Facilitators who take 15 hour orientation can assist with groups and activities for children and families grieving the loss of a family member. Evenings 6:30-8:00 10 week sessions. Otherwise, volunteer groups needed for clearning, sewing, filing. May be some opportunity for helping with PR.

1
2.5 hrs.
Orientation
Yes
Classification
Fall 2012
Bulling, Ted
Van Hof, Jill
Education 105
Education 105L
Education, Children, Internship, Grief, art, music, families, groups

Voices of Hope

Agency
Voices of Hope
2545 "N" Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-476-2110
402-476-3592
Marcee Metzger
Tracy Russell
Our mission is twofold: A) To provide services to victims and their significant others who are faced with the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault, domestic violence and incest; B) To provide information about these crimes for the purposes of citizen awareness and prevention, and to enhance the sensitivity and professional understanding of those who may work with individuals involved with these problems.
Contact
Tracy Russell
402-476-2110
Available projects

**Internships for undergraduate & graduate students. Must complete training. Volunteers needed to assist with providing direct services in the capacity of taking crisis line calls, responding to hospital advocacies and other direct service roles may be available. Graduate and undergraduate internships are also available. A 32 hour training and a background check is required prior to any direct service provided. Contact prior to start of training in order to register.

None
6 month commitment for direct services
depends on project for in-direct services
after hours and weekends
offer 32 hour volunteer training
contact Tracy Russell at above contact information

for in-direct client volunteering volunteers do not need to go through volunteer training if a volunteer would like to do direct services like be on our crisis line, work at the front desk, or do an internship volunteer training is required.

Classification
Spring 2013
Internship, Women, Domestic Violence, Advocacy, Sexual Assault

Lincoln Children's Museum

Agency
Lincoln Children's Museum
1420 P St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-477-4000 ext. 105
402-477-2004
Paul Durban
Catia Guerrero
The Lincoln Children's Museum invites children to create, discover and learn through the power of play.
Contact
Catia Guerrero
402-477-4000 ext. 105
Available projects
Elementary and Preschool Camps. Special event and programs, dates and times varies.
Must enjoy working with children
N/A
1 minimum and a maximum of 40
depends on museum needs at time of volunteers
Yes, required
Application and background check for Health and Human services is required
Classification
Fall 2012
Jensen, Karla
Family Communication
Education, Youth, Children, Internship, art

Friendship Home

Agency
Friendship Home
PO Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501
402-437-9367
(402) 434-0166
Dani Jurgens
Friendship Home exists to support, shelter and advocate for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
Contact
Dani Jurgens
402-437-9367
Available projects
Children's Advocate: Facilitate a support group for children over the age of five; provide childcare for children under five in shelter environment.
Experience working with children & passion for helping women & children experiencing domestic violence
flexible
Volunteers--no min. 3-4 practicum students.
For special event, no minimum required.
Service with clients; min. 25hrs./semester & 3 X/mo.
3-4 hr.for child advocate volunteers

Get application in ASAP if interested

Classification
Spring 2014
Pettit, Pat
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
Philosophy 102 Ethics
Children, Abuse, Internship, Women, Shelter, Domestic Violence, Advocacy

Child Guidance Center

Agency
Child Guidance Center
2444 "O" Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-7666
402-476-9623
Judy Gibson

Child Guidance Center is a private non-profit agency which provides mental healthcare services to children, adolescents, and their families. Outpatient mental health clinic for children, adolescents and their families, including individual, family, and group therapy. Groups available for incest/sexual abuse victims and their families, anger control, self-esteem, pre-treatment for adolescent drug/alcohol abuse, and adolescents who have sexually offended. Other services provided are home based therapy, residential treatment for adolescents with sexual abuse problems and Day Treatment for children ages 6-12.

Contact
Katy Pickel
402-475-7666
Available projects

Must be over 21. Work with Residential Treatment Program for adolescent sex offenders. No short-term volunteer opportunities.

Internship
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Classification
Substance Abuse, Children, Teens, Abuse, Internship, Mental Health, Sexual Abuse

CenterPointe, Inc.

Agency
CenterPointe, Inc.
2633 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-475-8717
475-6728
Christopher (Topher) Hansen

CenterPointe's mission is to help people with substance use and mental health problems attain healthier, more productive lives.

Contact
Abbigail Swatsworth
(402) 475-8717 x133
Available projects
Birthday Crew: You can be a part of making Birthdays brighter. Women, men and teens celebrating a birthday while they are in treatment receive 1-2 balloons and a birthday card from Birthday Crew members. CenterPointe will contact you 1 week in advance by email and you deliver balloons and cards to our administrative offices.

Work in outpatient facility in an office setting doing clerical work - filing, reception, etc.

semester or 20 hrs.
3-Feb
flexible
flexible
Training provided relevant to position
Application & interview

Due to changes in Medicaid, internship positions are limited, and are often not available for undergrads. We are happy to orient students to other fields of work within behavioral health, through office based
internships/volunteer positions.

Classification
Fall 2012
Pettit, Pat
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Mental Illness, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Internship, Health and Human Services