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Katya Shkurkin

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Katya Shkurkin, director

Internship sites - children/families

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Army Community Services
Building 2140
Fort Lewis, WA 98433

Supervisor: Mary Herrera
253-967-9704 or

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Targeting homeless/those with eviction notice in hand
  • Some interviewing and listening
  • Referrals to resources and help with follow through
  • Maybe go with community support
  • Work for three months

Some training in MH issues helpful. Volunteers record training. Need vehicle that is insured. Need people who are flexible, comfortable with diverse and poor environment.

Note: Interns can work with any major. There is a wide diversity of areas they can work. Ms. Herrera will contact the different sections in order to see who needs help and place the interns in something they are interested in. There isn't much use for interns during fall 2006.

Catholic Community Services SW
1323 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98498

Contact person: Kris Stark

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counseling Program
  • Family Preservation Program
  • Adoption Program

Below is a list of other agencies. Call 360-413-0635

Thurston County Family Center
906 Bowker St. SE
Lacey, WA 98503

CCS Long-term Care
1107 Harrison Ave.
Olympia, WA 98502

Counseling Services
1010 Eastside St.
Olympia, WA 98501

Note: This is dated information, but they have taken Saint Martin's students in the past.

Evergreen Vista Housing Project
1209 Fern St. SW
Olympia, Washington 98502

Contact person: Paul J. Grudis, Resident Services

Duties and responsibilities:
Business: Aspects of non-profits
Teaching: After school tutoring; intermediary w/ teachers
Social Work: Brokering with all social workers and case managers
Sports: Develop physical/ self confidence level
Computer Sciences

The internship will meet course needs and career goals. There is an interest for any student.

Family Support Center
108 State St.
Olympia, WA 98501

Supervisor/Contact: Schelli Schalter

Duties and Responsibilities: The intern could work in the Emergency Shelter Network screening calls (see Emergency Shelter Network under Crisis). Other jobs include assisting in parenting programs and working in publicity and grant writing.

South Sound Head Start / ECAP Administrative Office
ESD 113
6005 Tyee Dr. SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Contact people: Family community Coordinators,
Debi Beagle, 360-464-6805
Lynn Flaisig, 360-464-6814

At the Administrative Office duties and responsibilities for interns include:

  • Projects and Outreach Programs
  • Building a mental health resource file to then handout to each center
  • Need a marketing plan for recruitment of families. In the process of choosing a new name
  • Build files/books about "Best or Current" practices on Parenting in administrative library
  • At Head Start Centers (16 in 2 countries) — do parent education workshop, working one on one with families or parent support groups
  • Assisting in classrooms

Note: See Hawks Prairie Head Start and Yelm Head Start.

Institute for Family Development
204 Quince NE Suite 202
Olympia, WA 98506

Supervisor: Cary Kraig

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist Family therapist in providing services to families at risk of having their children removed for abuse or neglect.
Family Crisis intervention 30 days to 6 months follow on referral service.

Note: This is an opportunity to help families in your community. They serve the DCFS offices in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Cowlitz counties.

Housing Authority of Thurston County
503 W. Fourth Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501

Contact person: Forris Chaney or Ruth Gutierrez

Job Summary: The intern will work with different shelter programs, which involve working with families (including children) and the homeless.

Intern Service Description:

  • Attend Housing Authority Committee meetings for case conferencing
  • Attend other community meetings as necessary
  • Perform client in-takes with homeless families and individuals to include housing history and current relevant conferencing
  • Referrals to other social services agencies such as those dealing with parenting, medical, daycare, chemical dependency, mental health and other issues
  • Housing information and referral will entail providing apartment listings and rental assistance information.

Note: They are more than happy to have one or two interns.

Refugee and Immigrant Service Center
711 St. Ave. NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Contact: Tara Sway

Duties: The Intern would assist in the coordination of language and social services, work with ESL classes, and do case management.

Note: They have no need for interns during the fall of 2006, but possibly in the spring.

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