RHY (Residential & Homeless Youth) Program Intern [Unpaid]

Nassau Haven is a 12 bed co-ed emergency shelter, providing short-term housing, case management and respite services to run away and homeless youth in Nassau County. Since 1982, Nassau Haven has served young people ages 10 to 22. Nassau Haven staff is available 24 hours a day for intake and referral. Nassau Haven is a voluntary program. Residents work with staff to address those issues and problems which resulted in the need for housing and services. Youth must agree to accept services and should contact the program directly to request services.

Walkabout is a transitional independent living program in Freeport serving runaway and homeless young men and women ages 16-20.  The program provides shelter and services for up to 18 months to prepare young adults for independent living. The program is 100% voluntary.  All referrals come from the Nassau County youth crisis shelter, Nassau Haven. 

Primary Responsibilities include:

The RHY Intern will be responsible for providing individual supportive counseling and family mediation with clients. This will include completing assessments, progress notes, individual service plans, and care coordination. They will also gain experience conducting workshops and facilitating groups during Monday night house meetings. In addition, the intern will participate in Step up to Success (independent living skills) tasks with clients. This internship will require the student to drive clients in an agency vehicle. A valid New York State driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history is required.  

Qualifications and Requirements include:

  • 2nd Year Master of Social Work (MSW) Student
  • Valid New York State driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history to transport clients in an agency vehicle
  • Bilingual Spanish a Plus


  • Opportunity available during the 2022/2023 Academic School Year (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Semesters)
  • 21 Hours weekly
  • Required Monday evenings from 4-9pm, Flexible on other days
  • Blended work (Both Remote & On-Site Assignments REQUIRED)

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