Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Position Title:INTERN: Social Work Intern Prevention and Intervention Program
Department:Public Health
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:20 hours per week (mid-August to mid-June)
1030 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
Program Summary:

Major Objective
The Boulder County Prevention and Intervention Program (BCPIP) was founded in 1987 to provide school-based prevention and intervention services focused on strengthening students’ skills and abilities to deal with problems, issues, and temptations, as well as to make decisions in a healthy/productive way. The program is managed and supported through a partnership with school districts and county, municipal, and non-profit agencies.

Supervised by the BCPIP Prevention/Intervention Program Specialist (LCSW), this intern position will include: fund raising, project development, outcome based program evaluation and program assessments, community outreach and collaborations, as well as attending community and related program meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fundraising
    • Research grant and foundation funding opportunities for the Sources of Strength Program.  This is an evidence based, best practice suicide prevention program that is currently being piloted in a BVSD school already served by the BCPIP.
    • Develop grant applications and foundation letters of inquiry.
  • Data management and evaluation
    • Monitor and track monthly data entry by Prevention/Interventionists (P/I staff), including web-based data entry of student demographics, presenting issues, sets, encounters, and CAFAS (Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale) assessments, as well as prevention related data.
    • Audit and work with P/I staff to fix database errors.
    • Compile data to be used by P/I staff for their school plans.
  • Report writing
    • Compile/write monthly program updates for the Board of Health.
    • Assist with writing the Prevention/Intervention Program annual report.
  • Research
    • Research best practice, population based prevention opportunities.
  • Learn about services available for adolescents and families in the relevant communities in order update resource cards for the BCPIP.
  • Attend staff trainings (occurs at the beginning of the school year in August), two joint team trainings, and monthly team meetings.
  • Develop and provide presentations to staff.
  • Opportunities to participate on interagency task forces.
  • Develop a learning contract with BCPIP Program Specialist that addresses the above services.
  • Abide by ethical standards of the profession and personnel policies of Boulder County Public Health and Mental Health Partners. Follow all BCPIP policy and procedural protocols outlined in the program’s procedures manual.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Second year status in a master’s of social work program in an accredited university.
  • Excellent writing, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Intern must agree to and successfully pass background checks (at the expense of BCPH).
  • Mandatory attendance at the beginning of the school year in August for staff trainings prior to the return of students.
  • Must have reliable and readily available transportation, current automobile insurance, a valid driver’s license, and a driving record in good standing. Some mileage will be reimbursed, as designated by Boulder County.
  • Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH) and prior to start date.
Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Submit an application along with a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference.
Training Dates and Information:

Training and Orientation

  • Universal precautions and TB training will be provided before the volunteer/intern can begin.
  • New volunteer orientation will be provided by Volunteer/Intern Services.


  • Weekly individual supervision will be provided by the BCPIP Program Specialist, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Additional Information:
For more information about the Prevention and Intervention Program, please visit www.BoulderCountyPreventionIntervention.org.

Volunteer/Intern Services Program
Boulder County Public Health
3450 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304


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