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Human Services Intern

Company: Larimer County
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:


$0.00 Hourly


FC 1501 Blue Spruce, CO

Job Type



Human Services

Job Number



The Larimer County Department of Human Services is seeking empathetic and self-motivated students for non-paid, temporary internship opportunities in our Aging and Adult Division and in our Children, Youth, and Families Division!

Students will have the opportunity to shadow caseworkers, assist with follow-up tasks and responsibilities, observe case staffing, and engage in supervised client interactions.

Interns may have the opportunity to observe while caseworkers: assess the functioning of clients in the context of their chosen environments; identify strengths and needs; develop case plans; determine their capacity to make life choice decisions; coordinate the delivery of services from community agencies; document cases; prepare reports; and more.


Children, Youth, and Family Services Interns:

  • Home visits, court, and family meetings.
  • Supervise parenting time.
  • Complete and document contacts with parents, collaterals, and other professionals.
  • Attend and engage in team meetings, consultations, and group supervision.
  • Review various files for information, paperwork, and reports relevant to casework.
  • Transport youth and parents to appointments.
    Aging and Adult Services Interns:
    • Assess allegations including safety and risks of referral cases, completing intake and assessment, and conducting interviews with collaterals and victims.
    • Assess strengths and needs of at-risk adults to include physical status, environment, finances, medical, and mental cognition.
    • Design case plans to address and facilitate support network involvement, available resources, and coordinate client services and referrals.
    • Participate in new referral staffing.
    • Perform research to obtain additional information from other agencies and individuals as needed.
    • Provide crisis intervention and case management as needed to assist clients in decision making and problem resolution; acts as an advocate for clients.
    • Coordinate client services and safety with other County departments and collateral professionals and agencies (i.e. law enforcement, medical and mental health personnel, and legal professionals).
    • Collaborate with other Caseworkers.
    • May initiate Social Security and Medicaid Services for clients to receive benefits.To view the full description, visit


      Undergraduate Internship
      • One (1) year of college education in a Human Services or directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
      • High school diploma or GED required.
      • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
      • Possession of a valid Driver's License by date of hire required.Graduate Internship
        • Enrollment in a Masters of Social Work program
        • High school diploma or GED required.
        • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
        • Possession of a valid Driver's License by date of hire required.

          Supplemental Information

          This is not a paid internship.

          The typical schedule for this position will vary. The position will be located at one of the following three locations: 1501 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, 2555 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, or 200 Peridot Avenue, Loveland.

          An offer of an internship is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

          Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

Keywords: Larimer County, Fort Collins , Human Services Intern, Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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