Employer: Franklin County Children’s Task Force
Internship Number: 571
Internship Title: Children’s Task Force Intern
Location: Farmington, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
The Franklin County Children’s Task Force is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect through mobilizing community resources and advocating for and providing services that promote healthy children and families.

For more information on the Task Force and their programs and services, please visit their website at:  http://www.fcctf.org/

Responsibilities:
The Franklin County Children’s Task Force is able to tailor internships for students in specific majors.  For example, some previous internships have involved the following:

  • Home visitation with Maine Families home visiting program, attend actual home visits, hands on unbiased documentation, coordination of services with other providers and the Department of Health and Human Services.  Clinical and programmatic supervision weekly.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Awareness and Activity Support, this has included attending the Hall of Flags, dissemination of county level data, assisting in the coordination of strategies including classes for parents and students, Community Education, attendance at statewide meetings for state Child Abuse Prevention Activities such as Safe Sleep and The Period of Purple Crying.  Attending events at the Hall of Flags in the capital and assisting in budget and grant development.
  • 21st Century Kids of FRANKLIN after school curriculum planning, data input, promotion, coordination and special events.  Assisting in budgeting and grant development.

Depending upon the internship focus, the student’s schedule, and the term in which the internship is done, the intern could work from 10 to 40 hours per week.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant must:

  • be able to maintain confidentiality
  • demonstrate good attendance
  • have the ability to self-start, while simultaneously being a team player
  • have an interest in working with children
  • be able to speak easily and effectively with strangers
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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