Former interns pose in front of the Men's Emergency Shelter.

An intern breathalyzes a shelter guest during check-in.

Interns are vital to the smooth operations of the Emergency Shelter. At any given time, there are five full-time interns and positions open generally on a rolling basis for 6 or 12 month commitments. We do not offer short-term summer positions.


Position Description: The Intern will work full-time in various aspects of running a homeless shelter. S/he will assist in taking in guests, organizing meals, processing donations, providing case management, and other duties integral to the running of the shelter. The organization strives to facilitate an internship experience that will bring a mutually satisfying experience to both the intern and the residents. After the initial training period, we can work together on specific goals or educational pursuits for the intern.


Qualifications: Interns must have a high school degree and 2 years of college or work experience and be willing to work hard at helping the homeless. Useful skills include some prior experience working or volunteering in the social services. Spanish speaking ability and a valid driving license are a plus.


Compensation: $6.00 an hour plus room and board. Health insurance available after successful 90 day waiting period with a one year commitment.


How to Apply: Click here to download our application. A phone interview, reference, and background check is required.


Deadline: Apply 1-6 months in advance of desired starting date.


Comments: Interns live together in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the shelter. Due to space constraints, housing is not provided for pets, spouses or partners.


Maria Lopez, Men's Emergency Shelter Program Manager