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Katya Shkurkin

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Katya Shkurkin, director

Internship sites - youth services

Department overviewCommunication studies (M., m.) Community services (M.)Community services and social work internshipsCriminal justice (M., m.)Legal studies (m.)Social justice (m.)Social work (M.)Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (M., m.)Women's studies (m.)Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series

Rochester Organization of Families (R.O.O.F)
PO Box 312
10140 Hwy. 12 SW
Rochester, WA 98579

Supervisor: Kelly McMelly

Environment: Will work with approximately 50 children in grades 1st-5th and attend the program which is held in the R.O.O.F. Center (Kid's Place). All programs are goal driven with children being tracked throughout the entire year.

Duties: Work with program coordinator and staff to provide an after school and summer program for youth in the Rochester School District. Assist in the following activities: daily tutoring in homework, weekly drug/alcohol prevention, self-esteem building, violence prevention, arts and crafts, and recreational activities.

Safe Place
314 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501


Duties: All students must attend agency training, which is offered only 2 times a year (spring and fall). Intern will work as an advocate for women and children, or learn more about the criminal justice system in reference to children who are living in domestic violence situations, or gain experience in non-profit administration and fund raising activities.

Note: The Outreach director, Maria Pena, could tell you if other places have a need for an intern. Safe Place doesn’t need an intern for the Fall of 2006, but possibly in the Spring.

221 College St. NE
Olympia, WA 98516

Mailing address:
PO Box 5325
Lacey, WA 98509-2325

Supervisor: Jill Kawulok, ex. 18

Duties: Together runs one neighborhood center in Evergreen Villages Apartments, in West Olympia. The intern would help organize activities there. Together also runs 3 after school programs at: Lacey Elementary School in Lacey, Horizon Elementary School in Lacey, and McLane Elementary School in Olympia. The intern may help coordinate and oversee Project Alert for the group. Project Alert is a drug prevention program for elementary students that is in connection to the National Guard. The intern would also be introduced to the administrative side of the group, and all the other activities and groups Together is involved with.

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