DOROT offers semester or year-long internships for college students interested in careers in non-profit management, community organizing, social work and working with older adults.
The Internship provides students with an understanding of the issue and impact of social isolation among older adults as well as DOROT’s response. We give each intern substantive work and project management experience. While the work done by interns varies by department we are committed to entrusting interns with significant responsibility and providing them with an opportunity to contribute to their department in a real way.
There are opportunities for interns to customize projects to match interests, meet professional goals, and/or fulfill requirements for class credits.
A weekly commitment of 6-10 hours is required, excluding school vacation weeks.
The evaluation intern will have an interest in program assessment and will support the agency’s Director of Evaluation in conducting phone surveys of seniors who are participating in DOROT’s programs as well as reviewing and analyzing online survey results.
Kosher Meals Department
This intern will assist with regular phone outreach to schedule meal delivery for homebound seniors and check in on the senior’s condition. The intern will also support DOROT’s on site Wellness for active seniors as well as our specialized senior discussion groups.
Volunteer Services Department
Interns assist with a variety of activities for volunteers and seniors including organizing corporate volunteer events such as tech cafes and game days; placing outreach calls to seniors to match volunteers for birthday visits, computer tutoring and cultural excursions and supporting the meal a month program at DOROT’s homelessness prevention program.
Community Services Department
Interns visit seniors weekly in a Friendly Visiting capacity, assist in the Shop & Escort Program by escorting seniors to the grocery or to doctor appointments. The interns will also assist with office projects such as a survey for seniors (over the phone and in-home), filing projects, updating excel data bases, and assisting with KOL DOROT, our senior choir.
DOROT’s Lasting Impressions Legacy Project provides an opportunity for seniors to record a legacy story for loved ones and generations to come through videos, audio recordings, art, photography or written stories. The intern in this department will support seniors and other volunteers working on these projects.
Connect Through Tech
The Connect Through Tech Department oversees recruitment for volunteers to assist older adults with their technology needs. Additionally, they offer onsite training for older adults in the community.
For more information, please contact Sharon Stahl, Coordinator, College and Adult Volunteers, at email@example.com.
DOROT is seeking energetic and enthusiastic interns who are interested in learning about the older adult population and helping to contribute to their independence.
DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. Our work provides an effective model for others.