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Internship Opportunities

If you have any questions, are interested in applying to an internship, or do not see an opportunity below that works for you, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at or 805.544.4355.


** Due to the current status of COVID-19, internships have been temporarily suspended. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Hollie Wogan, if you have any questions at 805.544.4355 x121 or **

Adult Day Internship

Interns play an important role in the CAPSLO Adult Day Center. Interns work closely with the Site Supervisor to assist with planning and implementing activities, evaluate client’s cognitive abilities using the Saint Louis Mental Examination, develop care plans and assist with office work. We also encourage interns to share their special talents and interest with our clients. Suggestive activities may include musical entertainment, reminiscing activities, simple arts & craft projects, board games, simple cooking projects, gentle exercise games and gardening. At no time will interns be asked to dress, feed, toilet or otherwise participate in personal care activities with ADC participant.

40 Prado Front Desk Internship

Are you a friendly, outgoing individual who has compassion and empathy for those in life’s difficult situations and whose desire is to offer a warm smile and assistance to the participants? This position is a vital position we are seeking. This is not a one time volunteer opportunity, we are looking for consistent ongoing volunteers to help run the front desk. The front desk is the busy hub of the 40 Prado Homeless Service Center and as a Front Desk Volunteer, you are the face and the front lines of 40 Prado. Some of the duties the Front Desk Volunteers perform on a regular basis are as follows:

  • Checking in participants.
  • Phone calls – Answering calls, taking and relaying messages for staff and participants.
  • Assist participants with making outbound calls.
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail to participants and staff.
  • Receive donations and provide In-Kind Donation receipts.
  • Distributing personal care items

Other general duties associated with this position are answering participant questions, assisting participants with signing up for a locker, signing up to use the computer in the study lounge and dog kennel sign-up. Other duties associated with this position may vary from day to day.

Shift times are daily 7:30am – 11:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm, and 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Head Start Internship

Intern at one of our Head Start, Early Head Start or Migrant Head Start locations. Tasks include playing with children, helping to clean and organize, and other tasks as needed by the Center Directors. For a complete list of our HS/EHS and MSHS locations, please visit the appropriate page on our website or call 805-544-4355 x 121.

2-1-1 Internship

The Family and Community Support Services Division is seeking student interns for the 2-1-1 Community
Resource Project. Student interns work under the supervision of the 2-1-1 Community Resource
Specialist. The internship will be primarily based out of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families
office located in San Luis Obispo, CA. A 2-1-1 Intern supports the Community Resource Project, a
collaborative project between the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO), the
District Attorney’s Victim Witness Office, United Way of San Luis Obispo, and San Luis Obispo County
Office of Education. The role of an Intern is to educate other community, health, and human services
agency staff regarding United Way’s comprehensive 2-1-1 community database. The Community
Resource Specialist Intern will develop, manage, and maintain relationships with these entities and will
connect people to 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 service is confidential and available 24/7 via website, phone, or text
in over 150 languages. This service is free and helps to connect individuals to services in the community
to help meet their needs. There are currently over 900 services/resources included in the 2-1-1

Family and Community Support Services Internship

The Family and Community Support Services Outreach Intern will plan and execute a community outreach event in South County. Interns will network with community members and businesses in order to plan, coordinate and execute a community event or fundraiser. This is a 6 month commitment with the expectation of 4-6 hours a week being dedicated to this position.

S.A.F.E. Family Resource Center Internship

Service Affirming Family Empowerment (S.A.F.E.) is a community based program designed to bring various services to children and families. Interns will provide assistance to the family advocate at the Oceano Family Resource Center to assists with walk-in clients. Interns will learn how to provide supportive services to at risk youth and families and become intimately familiar with community agencies and resources. Interns will also become more knowledgeable on the challenges impoverished families face and the interventions that are successful in helping families achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

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