Psychology Internships

Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Catholic Charities
Address: Santa Rosa, CA
Phone: (707) 542-5426
Supervisor: Lindsey Hazlewood, Program Coordinator Senior Services


Internship Description

Job Title: Senior Services Internship

Compensation: unpaid
Internship Length: varies
Hours Per Week: 8 hours a week; flexible days/times

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

Position Details: Assists Program Coordinator and Nurse with various projects and assignments.


  • Assist with client charts/paperwork
  • Provide resources to family caregivers
  • Follow up through e-mail with families interesting in our program
  • Volunteer outreach and follow-up
  • Assist with activity planning/groups, activity calendar, activity research/development
  • Lead/participate in activities with seniors
  • Administrative assignments as needed
  • Follow up with telephone outreach senior clients


  • Satisfaction of working with seniors and their families
  • Develop communication skills, care skills, and interpersonal relationships
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting

Desired Traits & 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 organizational skills
  • Compassion and empathy working with older adults with many ailments
  • Good team work and able to follow direction
  • Students studying nursing, psychology, social work, community health, gerontology, etc.
  • Bilingual skills desired but not required

Required skills, if any:

  • Knowledge of and experience in caring for seniors
  • 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