Psychology Internships

Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Catholic Charities
Address: Santa Rosa, CA
Phone: (707) 843-3656
Supervisor: Bianca Belmont, Site Coordinator of Palms Inn


Internship Description

Job Title: Palms Internship

Compensation: unpaid
Internship Length: varies
Hours Per Week: 10 hours a week; flexible days/times
Need: 2-4 volunteers

Population: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Family
Focus: Homeless
Setting: Community Agency

Position Details: Assists Site Coordinator and Site Staff with various projects and assignments.


  • Operate front desk (offering resources to walk-ins, answer phones, takes messages, DVD rentals, file mail, promote supportive services, accept and organize donations)
  • Coffee Cart (make coffee, put out food, clean up)
  • Assist case managers with data entry, filing & general clerical
  • Setting up for trainings & meetings
  • Organize food donations, food pantry, operate food pantry (setting up food pantry program)
  • Assist with working in a non-profit setting


  • Satisfaction of working with veterans and previously chronically homeless residents
  • Develop communication skills, care skills, and interpersonal relationships
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting

Desired Traits and Skills:

  • Ability to operate copy machine, fax machine, and use the computer
  • Ability to function in a busy environment moving from task to task with ease
  • Ability to think logically
  • Good organization skills
  • Compassion and empathy working with veterans and previously chronically homeless residents
  • Good team work and able to follow direction
  • Students studying human services, psychology, social work, community health, etc.
  • Bilingual skills desired but not required

Required skills, if any:

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with individuals in need
  • Microsoft Office computer skills
  • Ability to walk, bend, sit, stand, and push wheelchairs as needed
  • Ability to work independently and in an often very fast paced environment
  • Should be able to do tasks with limited directions

This internship was updated 1/31/17