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Internships for Students in Higher Education

CASA of Marion County is proud to partner with local community colleges, colleges, and universities to offer internships in our office. 

About Us:

CASA of Marion County recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers from the community to advocate for children in foster care. Our Court Appointed Special Advocates are all sworn into the Marion County Juvenile Court and are then assigned and serve as an advocate for kids in care. CASA Volunteers are a caring and consistent adult presence for abused and neglected children. For many abused and neglected children facing multiple challenges, a CASA volunteer may be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Advocates stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

Job Summary/Intern Responsibilities:

Interns at CASA of Marion County are a vital part of our team and are a large asset to our program. The internship consists of a variety of tasks including administrative duties and data management. Our interns get well acquainted with the child welfare system and both attend court and manage the waitlist of children in care who do not have a CASA.

Practicum Students are expected to complete filing, data management, as well as administrative tasks. Additional responsibilities include managing the wait list for children in care, attending court to take notes, and occasionally working on special projects related to fundraising events or surveys. All of our interns are also required to complete the 30 hour pre-service training that our CASA volunteers go through.

Who Should Apply:

This internship is an excellent hands-on opportunity for higher education students seeking work experience in social services, public health, early child education , at-risk populations, poverty alleviation, behavioral health, psychology, human resources, law, social justice, and crisis intervention. We welcome students with lived experience in the foster care system, as well as students from historically marginalized communities, and students with bilingual skills. Interns must abide by the terms of CASA’s Equity Statement, which can be found on our website.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interns are required to sign a confidentiality agreement as they will have access to private records both criminal and those related to an open child welfare case.

  • Interns are required to pass a background check prior to their first day in the office.

  • Interns are expected to follow and adhere to CASA’s Equity Statement, which can be found on our website.

  • We are small office who work closely together. You must show an ability to work in both teams and independently.

  • Interns must keep an open mind to new information and different perspectives.

  • Interns are required to follow and adhere to CASA of Marion County's Employee Handbook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Attention to Detail

  •  Fluency in Word, Excel, Outlook

  •  Ability to adapt to new computer systems quickly and willingness to learn

  •  Experience in a professional office 

  •  Bilingual in Spanish and English languages

  •  Lived experience in foster care, homelessness, domestic violence and/or poverty

How to Apply: 

Email your resume and cover letter to Naomi Reams, CASA Intern Supervisor

Contact Us


3530 River Road North

Keizer OR 97303


Naomi Reams, Intern Supervisor

Phone: 503-967-6420


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Thank you for your interest in a CASA internship!

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