We love working with interns
CASA of Luzerne County offers flexible and challenging internships to students of local colleges.
Among other responsibilities, interns may:
Observe dependency court hearings to learn how the court interacts with the child welfare system.
Observe multidisciplinary inter-agency team meetings following the removal of a child from his/her/their family of origin.
Develop an appreciation for the impact CASA volunteers have on the court and the child welfare system.
Build relationships with the court and Children & Youth Services to research case histories.
Gain insight into the issues confronting children who experience abuse and/or neglect.
Expand their understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
Participate in CASA volunteer training.
Assist in data collection, entry, and tracking.
Practice administrative responsibilities.
Internships may be customized to the student’s area of interest.
1 semester required; 2 semesters preferred
Social Work, Nonprofit Management, Psychology, Pre-Law, Education, Communication, Health Communication
CASA of Luzerne County
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Luzerne County is a nonprofit child advocacy organization established in 2013 to serve abused and neglected children. Our mission is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children currently under the Luzerne County Court’s jurisdiction. We work to ensure that each child’s immediate needs are met and that a long-term plan to find a safe, nurturing, and permanent home for each child is carefully considered and responsibly implemented.
CASA of Luzerne County works to achieve this mission by providing a qualified, compassionate Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to each child. A CASA is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of an abused and neglected child (or sibling group) in court.
667 South River Street
Plains, PA 18705
Sarah Mule’, Program Coordinator
Online application (below)
CASA of Luzerne County does not offer direct services to children, so there would be no possibility for you to be involved with children in that capacity. Our role in the office is one of recruiting, training, and supervising the work of volunteer advocates for children in dependency as well as monitoring dependency cases. As such, this internship would, by necessity, have to focus more on those issues.
Ready to really apply yourself?
Please accurately complete all sections of the form. All information is kept confidential. If your application is accepted, CASA staff will contact you to schedule an interview. Please also send a cover letter and resume, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or contact our office at (570) 855-2247.