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This paid internship requires minimum 9-month commitment.
Start date is flexible.
Need to be available a minimum of 2 full shifts per week (you tell us what days you're available on a week-to-week basis.) Shift are Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm.

Floaters (also called "on-call instructors") may work in a variety of programs including Job Coaching, Community Access, and Learning Campuses. You will be involved in a variety of activities with our Participants' interests and goals in mind. You will receive on-the-job training by job-shadowing experienced Instructors and then you will supervise, coach and mentor Program Participants through daily training, recreation, and social activities. This is also a great way to get your foot in the door with our agency!

This is a great experience for someone looking to go into the fields of Special Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Education, or Human Services.

We are looking for people with a "mentoring" mentality; People with a passion for teaching, coaching or training; Strong multi-taskers; an outside-of-the-box thinker; Leaders who see others as having the potential to do great things when given the tools to succeed.

You should be available and interested in supporting groups throughout San Mateo County including Menlo Park, San Carlos, Burlingame, Daly City, South San Francisco and San Mateo.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in social services, special education, psychology, recreation programming, human services or similar
  • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities is preferred, but not required
  • Strong computer skills, ability to check email daily, use an iPad and use a smart phone
  • Positive outlook, enthusiasm, self-motivated and high energy
  • Valid Driver License, clean driving record, ability to pass a driving test in a 9-passenger vehicle
  • Additional as described in official Job Description

Pre-employment requirements include an ability to clear a criminal background check and obtain required medical clearances. We will also check professional (or academic) references and verify recent employment. You will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US (we use e-Verify to process work authorization documents).

Physical activity requirements include an ability to physically respond to people with special needs, an ability to lift/support at least 40 lbs as needed, an ability to walk, sit, stand, stoop, and bend frequently.

For more information about our programs, please visit Adult Services.


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Skills Development:

  • Non-profit program operations
  • Case management
  • Behavioral management, goal setting, and support plan development
  • Social work insights

Enhanced Intern Experience:

  • Executive mentorship
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Information sessions
  • Letters of recommendation
  • After-work socials