Internship Opportunities

Internships at CCRI matter. Interns work on projects that have an impact on the critical work we do. An internship at CCRI will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience you need to move ahead on your career path.

CCRI offers a variety of internship opportunities. To apply and for more information, click on the specific internship that best fits your career path.

  • Public Relations/
    Communications
  • Residential
    Coordinator (RC)
  • Human
    Resources

Ideal for Communication or Marketing majors or related fields.

CCRI has a positive reputation of providing quality services to members of our community and a rewarding and positive work environment for team members. As part of this fast moving team, you'll be part of enhancing and enriching the lives and learning of people with disabilities.

Minimum Hours: Prefer 150–200 hours per semester. Hours are flexible between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday–Friday.
Qualifications/Ideal Candidate: Self-starter, highly motivated, takes initiative, and has a strong desire to learn and to help others. Dependability, reliability, good written and oral communication skills, high attention to detail, and organizational skills are required. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and have strong decision-making skills. Must have a current driver's license, clean driving record, and be able to pass a criminal background check. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and video editing software helpful but not necessary. Must have familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

The student will gain insight into the following areas:

Teamwork—Work as a proactive team member while completing the assigned projects in a manner that will best benefit people supported by CCRI.
Corporate Communication—Work with a team on developing a concept, writing, and publishing internal and external communications.
Business Operations—Focus on the communications role within a non-profit organization and gain an inside look at how an organization operates.

Just as we cater our services to the unique needs of the people we support, our Communications/Public Relations internships are as unique as each intern we hire. Interns can choose from this list to create their best intern experience.

Online Communication—Develop content for CCRI's blog, website, and email newsletters.
Social Media Management—Develop and manage content for CCRI's active social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) utilizing social media scheduling software.
Event Planning—Assist with the planning of fundraising and program events at CCRI from the initial planning to the event logistics, promotions, and follow up after the event.
Fundraising—Participate in agency fundraising efforts.

If you have questions about this internship, we encourage you to contact Anna Larson at ALarson@CreativeCare.org or 218-331-2036.

TO APPLY: Please complete a CCRI employment application and attach a letter of interest and résumé.

The Supported Living Services (SLS) Department operates and staffs 40 homes 24/7 helping people with disabilities to live more independently.

CCRI has a positive reputation of providing quality services to people with disabilities in our community and a rewarding and positive work environment for team members. CCRI provides an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge and skill to be a successful professional in the healthcare or non-profit industry. CCRI's internship opportunity provides insight into case management, patient/client programming, successful leadership styles, fiscal management and business operations among many other opportunities

Minimum Hours of Internship: 440 hours per semester or more. Must have primarily Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. availability.

Qualifications/Ideal Candidate is a self starter, highly motivated, takes initiative and has a strong desire to learn and help others. Must have a driver's license, vehicle, car insurance and pass pre-screening including a criminal background check, good driving check and employment verification checks.

The student will gain insight into the following areas:

  • Teamwork–working with a variety of ages and personalities and how to work collaboratively within a team, using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Leadership–The student is paired with multiple veteran leaders within the organization who will role model effective leadership and share their management philosophies.
  • Business Operations–The student gains an inside look at how an organization operates, the laws and regulations associated with operating a business, as well as strategies and decision making involved in the daily operations of a business.
  • Employee Supervision–The student will learn strategies used for employee relationship building and retention, hiring team members and addressing performance issues.
  • Case Management–The student will learn all aspects of case management in a Residential setting. See Client Related Programming for experiences.
  • Advocacy–Tools and resources to advocate for someone with a disability.

The student will experience the following under the direction of a supervisor:

Client Related Programming

  • Develop materials for and attend interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Process client documentation on programming goals, etc. and tabulate and analyze data.
  • Assist with developing or updating a Risk Management Plan.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance checks to gain a greater understanding of the Department of Human Services and Adult Foster Care licensing requirements.
  • Participate in the development or maintenance of a positive behavior program.
  • Complete initial agency orientation. Complete site training at one medical home, one behavioral home, and one social site to learn differences in care.
  • Psych med monitoring/medical appointment followup.

Supervisory Related Experience with the assistance of a supervisor

  • Lead a monthly staff meeting.
  • Develop a monthly staff schedule and assist with emergency scheduling.
  • Process time sheets and gain a basic understanding of employment law and department of labor regulations.
  • Retention and recruitment programs and strategies.
  • Team member supervision, employee relationship building, addressing performance issues, etc.
  • And much more...

TO APPLY: Please complete a CCRI employment application and attach a letter of interest and updated résumé.

Ideal for Human Resource Management, Management, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration majors or related field.

CCRI has a positive reputation of providing quality services to people with disabilities in our community and a rewarding and positive work environment for team members. CCRI provides an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge and skill to be a successful professional in human resources in the healthcare or non-profit industry.

CCRI has a positive reputation of providing quality services to our community as well as providing a rewarding and positive work environment. CCRI provides an outstanding opportunity to gain knowledge and skill to be a successful professional in human resources in the healthcare or non-profit industry.

Minimum Hours: 400 hours per semester. Must have at least three days of availability Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Flexible schedule.

Qualifications/Ideal Candidate: Self-starter, highly motivated, takes initiative, and has a strong desire to learn and help others. Dependability, reliability, good written and oral communication skills, high attention to detail, and organizational skills are required. Must be able to multi task, prioritize, and have strong decision making skills. Must have a current driver's license, clean driving record, and be able to pass a criminal background check.

The student will gain insight into the following areas:

Teamwork–Work as a proactive team member while completing the assigned projects in a manner that will best benefit the individuals served by CCRI.
Leadership–Paired with multiple veteran leaders within the organization who will role model effective leadership and share their management philosophies.
Business Operations–Focus on the human resource role within a nonprofit organization and gain an inside look at how an organization operates, the laws and regulations associated with operation, and strategies and decision making involved in the daily operation of the business.
Employee Supervision–Learn strategies used for employee relationship building and retention, hiring team members and addressing performance issues.
Advocacy–Develop advocacy skills by learning about tools and resources available to advocate someone with a disability.

The student will experience the following under the direction of a supervisor:

  • Assist with review and verification of candidate applications including conducting Motor Vehicle Record checks. email/mail rejection letters to individuals who are not selected.
  • Schedule, set up, and participate in face-to-face and video interviews.
  • Participate and represent CCRI in various recruitment strategies involving career fairs, presentations, profile searches, emailing, etc.
  • Participate in team-builder activities, department meetings, FMHRA meetings, and various CCRI events throughout the community.
  • Assist in open enrollment process for employee benefits.
  • Assist with new hire reporting.
  • File, maintain and purge employee documentation such as W-4s and I-9s. Assist with I-9 compliance audit.
  • Convert employee personnel files into electronic files in SharePoint through scanning documents and sorting employee data.
  • Assist with entering and tracking required employee training.
  • Create New Hire Packets and Orientation Folder for new team members.
  • Participate in verification of payroll summaries.
  • Create and maintain files for pay code summary and timesheets.
  • Positively support and promote CCRI's Health and Wellness program.
  • Adhere to CCRI's Guiding Principles by maintaining confidentiality, having a positive attitude, treating others with respect, being flexible, accepting responsibility, and utilizing open and effective communication.
  • Exhibit an ability to take initiative and be able to anticipate needs of others.

TO APPLY: Please complete a CCRI employment application and attach a letter of interest and résumé.

Co-operative Education Credits

We offer opportunities for students to job shadow a professional within CCRI in the areas listed above as well as accounting and office management. Job experience through CCRI qualifies for co-operative credits.

For more information contact MColvert@CreativeCare.org.