Internships - Social Work Summer Internship (HYBRID)

Reports to: Hope Center Manager

Hours per Week: up to 20

Hybrid Work Environment: In-person (75235 and 75228 zip code areas), with opportunities for remote/WFH.  

Compensation: Upon completion of the internships, interns will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation (upon request), and any academic credits being awarded by your university. 



We are seeking a motivated and compassionate Social Work Intern to support our Transitional Living Facility for LGBTQIA+ young adults. This facility provides safe and supportive housing for young adults who identify as LGBTQIA+ and who are experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, or other challenges. The Social Work Intern will work closely with the Program Manager and other staff to provide individual and group support to residents, assist with program development and implementation, and gain hands-on experience in the field of social work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide case management and support services to residents, including assistance with goal-setting, life skills development, and access to community resources.

  • Facilitate individual and group sessions to support residents' mental health, personal growth, and empowerment.

  • Assist with program development and implementation, including outreach and engagement, intake and assessment, and program evaluation.

  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners to create a supportive and inclusive environment that meets the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ young adults.

  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings, and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of services provided.

  • Attend and participate in community events, trainings, and meetings related to the work of the program.


  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in social work, counseling, or a related field.

  • Strong commitment to social justice and equity, and to creating inclusive and affirming spaces for LGBTQIA+ people.

  • Experience working with LGBTQIA+ youth or young adults, or with individuals experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, or other challenges.

  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and evidence-based practices for serving LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and build partnerships in the community.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Physical Demands: This role may require some sitting, standing, and lifting for extended periods of time. Accommodations can be made upon request.


Dallas Hope Charities is an equal opportunity employer.


Interested in this opportunity but not sure if you qualify? We encourage you to submit your resume anyways! Studies show that gender marginalized people are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet 100% of the qualifications. People who are gender privileged, on the other hand, are more likely to complete job applications for positions that they are as little as 60% qualified for. We believe that everyone has something to offer and we would love to see what you bring to the table!

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Wednesday, May 31, 2023 and Friday, September 01, 2023

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening