Interested in Social Work and looking for a chance to work directly with individuals with special needs?
Want to be a teacher and looking to gain experience in special education?
Are you a Business major wanting to gain hands-on experience in a growing non-profit?

Internships at Hannah & Friends meet all of those interests! Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with individuals with special needs as part of our day program and evening programs, as well gain valuable experience and insight into how a non-profit organization operates. From facilitating fun and meaningful programs for children and adults with different abilities to planning and orchestrating fundraising events, learning first-hand how a growing nonprofit operates – Hannah & Friends offers a valuable and educational experience for interns.

All interns will interact with participants and residents with developmental disabilities and assist with a variety of projects throughout the organization, but each position type will have its own focus and responsibilities.

Most interns work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the year and 35-40 hours during the summer. There are some weekend commitments. All interns will take part in training prior to the start of the internship. There is flexibility with start and end dates.  This is an unpaid internship.

Program Intern (1-2 positions available)

  • Assist in evening programs, as needed. Hannah and Friends offers evening classes throughout the year including music, art, cooking, game time, animal club, fitness, dances and karaoke. Classes run throughout the week between 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Assist in Day Program. This is a program for young adults with special needs, focusing on developing and practicing life skills and participating in social and recreational activities. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with individual participants and in small groups, as well as work with the Day Program Instructors to plan aspects of the programming. The Day Program is held Monday through Friday 9am-3pm throughout the year, with some scheduled breaks and holidays. Interns would need to have time available between 9am and 3pm to work in Day Program.
  • Duties will vary based on intern’s area of study and interest, but duties may include:
    • Planning and facilitating fun and educational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
    • Mentoring Hannah & Friends Neighborhood residents and participants.
    • Working one on one with a less independent participant.
    • Overseeing volunteers throughout the program.

Fundraising Intern (1 position available)

  • Assist staff with fundraisers and special events throughout the year.
  • Duties will vary based on intern’s area of study and interest, but duties may include:
    • Recruiting and organizing volunteers.
    • Securing sponsors.
    • Advertising for the event.
    • Developing program materials, such as flyers and brochures.
    • Assist with miscellaneous projects including volunteer management, building community partnerships, and various administrative tasks.

Multimedia Intern (1 position available)

  • Capture the programs and events on camera – photograph activities, create videos to showcase programs, market events, etc.
  • Assist with website and social media updates and initiatives, help create innovative ways for the organization to utilize social media.
  • Assist with the promotion, advertising and prep for fundraising events – especially creating flyers, spreading the word to the community, and utilizing online resources to publicize the event, as well as photographing/videoing the events.


For further questions or to apply for an internship, email Kayle Sexton at

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