Thank you for your interest in pursuing an internship with Transition Projects.

* We are currently recruiting for a Development Intern and HR Intern (6 month minimum commitment). All other internship positions are filled for the season. *

Interns must be available 10-15 hours per week for a minimum of 3-6 months. These unpaid, volunteer roles are tailored to meet your interests/goals and our current needs. To apply, please submit:

  • one-page cover letter detailing your interest in working with Transition Projects and/or in homelessness
  • one-page resume
  • both documents should be in PDF or Word Doc format, labeled “YOUR NAME – Cover Letter” and “YOUR NAME – Resume”
  • send completed materials either by

email: emily.coleman@tprojects.org with subject line “Internship – YOUR NAME”
mail: Transition Projects
ATTN: Emily Coleman, Volunteer Coordinator
665 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209

Currently, we offer internships in the following departments:

Are you seeking the chance to learn how a non-profit works behind the scenes? Development Interns assist our fundraising team with prospect research, volunteer outreach and management, data entry, and other light administrative tasks. This is a great way to discover the ins and outs of non-profit management!

Work with our Access Case Managers to provide resources to program participants seeking permanent housing. You will lead Subsidized Housing Workshops, distributing materials and relaying information in an accessible, applicable manner to attendees. Additionally, you will also assist with housing/property research and data entry.

Human Resources Interns assist with recruitment and onboarding, employee recognition and retention, coordinating staff events, assisting with staff training and development initiatives, updating policies, and file maintenance for a large, dynamic non-profit with over 280 staff. This is an opportunity to learn HR best practices, critical aspects of employment law and compliance, and the interrelationship of HR and our programs.

Assist our Veteran Services team as they lead the community's efforts in housing homeless veterans, while gaining valuable experience in social services. Veteran Services interns will help with data management and grant compliance, follow up with participants and community partners to ensure participant needs are being met, aid with housing applications, and provide general administrative and reception assistance.

A degree is not required, but coursework or experience (paid or volunteer) in sociology, psychology, or other human services fields are preferred. Additionally, MSW students seeking an internship supervised by an MSW are welcome to apply.

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