• Program Development Intern

    Job Locations US-MN-Coon Rapids
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/3/2019 11:34 AM)
    # of Openings
    Health/Human Services Workforce
    Hiring Manager
    Natalie Zacharias
  • Overview

    The Program Development intern will experience all aspects of a community-based life enrichment program while gaining valuable experience in the human service field. The goal of this internship will be to gain experience in working with people who have disabilities and learn about development services of licensed programs within a Day Treatment and Habilitation. Rise Coon Rapids STEP program is for young adults with disabilities. It teaches the skills needed to acquire and retain a competitive job. STEP topics focus on work readiness skills such as: professional boundaries, co-worker relationships, conflict resolution, internet safety, customer service, cell-phone use at work, and work dress codes. A large portion of the intern’s activities enable the student to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implementation, and/or follow-up for our population with learning new skills.


    Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.



    Rise offers a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives!



    • Create curriculum, protocols, lesson plans, and activities for the STEP program
    • Research topics for additional program growth
    • Assist STEP Case Manager in outreach for increasing community partners to teach skills
    • Training people utilizing waivers and meeting licensing requirements
    • Gathering lesson plan materials and putting together example work
    • Lead activities and lessons to teach work skills to adults with disabilities
    • Develop project kits and learning materials for other groups to utilize during down-time


    Qualifications & Benefits


    • Currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program: Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Elementary Education, Psychology, Counseling program preferred
    • Passion and aptitude for working closely with adults with disabilities
    • Strong written, oral communications and interpersonal skills needed
    • Proficient in Windows 10, Microsoft Office Suite, and internet applications
    • Strong team player with high energy, drive, and a positive attitude
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills ability
    • Strong team player with high energy, drive and a positive attitude
    • A self starter who is comfortable addressing challenges with critical thinking skills and patience
    • Compliance with DHS background check and fingerprinting

    Time Commitment:

    • 20 hours per week 
    • minimum 6 weeks


    • Opportunity to gain hands on experience, support, and supervision in a professional adult classroom setting
    • Participate in industry leading services to people with disabilitie
    • Broaden your professional network
    • $500 stipend depending on commitment and qualifications

    *A cover letter is required to apply. Please include it as one document with your resume when uploading.*  


    An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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