Internships

Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood internships are offered through Head Start and Early Head Start. If you're interested in early childhood education, family studies, or consumer sciences, we can help you fulfill your college credit requirements (three credits, plus 120+ hours over one semester or summer session). We offer an excellent learning experience and flexible hours.

How you can benefit:

  • Hands-on experience in:
    • Program design, management, and administration
    • Infant/Toddler or Preschool education including children with disabilities
    • Health services including dental health and mental wellness
    • Nutrition services
    • Family and community partnerships including home visiting and parent involvement
  • Introduction to future networking contacts
  • Potential earning of at least 3 college credits

How to apply:

  • Coordinate placement through a supervising professor. Direct inquiries for independent study are welcome.
  • Submit an Intern Application
  • Interview with Site Supervisor
  • Complete agency documentation upon acceptance
    1. New York State Central Registry Clearance (Depending on placement)
    2. Medical Clearance (Depending on placement)
    3. Fingerprinting/Background Check (Depending on placement)
    4. Confidentiality Pledge

For more information:

Pat Levis, Head Start Education/Disabilities Specialist
3 West Broadway, Oneonta NY 13820
P: 607.433.8067 
F: 607.433.8066
E: plevis@ofoinc.org

 

Violence Intervention Program

OFO offers internships through the Violence Intervention Program. If you're interested in criminal justice, social work, women's studies, psychology or sociology, we can help you fulfill your college credit requirements (three credits). An internship with VIP requires at least 8 hours of commitment per week. We offer an excellent learning experience and flexible hours.

What you can learn:

  • Hands-on experience in:
    • Client intake and/or group counseling
    • Accompanying staff to court, police departments, or the Department of Social Services
    • Community education and outreach
    • Community awareness activities (i.e. Take Back the Night, Crime Victims Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
  • Assist program staff with
    • Coordinating activities for residents of the safe house
    • General office duties including documentation and data entry
  • Introduction to future networking contacts
  • Potential earning of at least 3 college credits

How to apply:

  • Coordinate placement through a supervising professor. Direct inquiries for independent study are welcome.
  • Submit an Intern Application
  • Interview with Program Staff
  • Complete agency documentation upon acceptance
      1. Confidentiality Pledge
      2. Internship Guidelines

For more information:

Will Rivera, Crisis Intervention Director
3 West Broadway, Oneonta NY 13820
P: 607.433.8038
F: 607.433.8029
E: wrivera@ofoinc.org