Internships

Intern with the Child Abuse Prevention Center!

Thank you for your interest in the Child Abuse Prevention Center’s internship program.   Interns play an integral role in fostering positive lasting change in the families we serve through either their involvement with our fundraising and development department or our direct service program departments. Below please find a list of internship opportunities.

1. Fundraising/Development Intern: Interns will assist in a variety of areas to obtain financial and other support for the organization.  Internship opportunities include:

  • Event planning
  • Marketing and communications
  • Administrative support

Program Support: As a Program intern, your primary role is to support a particular direct service program.  Activities may include:

  • observing home visits
  • playing or demonstrating an activity with the children
  • assisting in presentation of the curriculum
  • assisting in development and delivery of resources and goods
  • conduct assessments
  • planning client centered events our outreach for the assigned program

Internships are available in a variety of different programs:

  • Toddler Home Visitation – helps deliver critically-needed, intensive parenting strategies to families with children from birth to 5 years of age that are either in a prolonged state of crisis or are at risk for abuse.
  • Infant Home Visitation – offers at-risk parents of newborns a support system and a link to community resources to help ease the adjustment following the birth of a new baby.
  • In-Home Coach – helps at-risk families who have been suspected or have confirmed cases of child abuse and are referred by the County of Orange Social Services Agency.  The abuse can consist of neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse.  Our goal is to provide preventative services to keep the abuse from occurring again.
  • Monitored Visitation – provides a safe and supervised environment for children to meet with noncustodial parents and family.
  • Teen Voices,Teen Choices – focuses on reducing pregnancy and dating violence among Orange County teens by empowering them to make responsible choices. Comprised of three integrated components, Teen Voices, Teen Choices strives to meet the needs and challenges that face teens today.
  • Basic Needs – focuses on providing critically-needed household items to Orange County families.  It is our aim to provide the necessary items required by the Orange County Social Services Agency to allow a child to be placed with relatives and extended family members.  The ability to obtain items such as cribs, beds, linens, refrigerators and furniture are crucial in this process.
  • Parent to Parent -provides parents with the  necessary skills to address issues such as developmental milestones, effective communication and challenging behaviors through a FREE 10-week training course.
  • Well -offers services to help unserved and underserved Orange County communities raise awareness of topics such as healthy childhood development; emotional and social well-being; and improved communication and understanding within families.

Requirements

  1. At least 18 years old.
  2. Willing to commit 10-20 hours a week for 3 or more months.
  3. Clear screening tests such as Live Scan, Tuberculosis and DMV report.
  4. Documentation from your school permitting you to intern at CAPC if receiving school credit
  5. Interested in learning about in-home parenting services, non-profits, development fundraising or social services.
  6. Must be open-minded and nonjudgmental with a positive attitude.
  7. While not required, bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese is greatly desired for program internships.

**Please note: Interns receive academic course credit for their volunteer hours. If you do not need academic course credit for your school, please proceed to our volunteer page for further instructions.

For internship opportunities, please see instructions below:

To apply for an internship, submit your resume along with the completed Internship Application form to internship@brightfutures4kids.org.

Thank you for your commitment to fighting child abuse!