Hands of Hope Internship 2014/2015

Hands of Hope Internship 2014/2015

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Non-Competitive Eligibility
Advanced Degree Required

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Hands of Hope Internship 2014/2015
Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

Job Posting Date July 23, 2014
Application Deadline August 22, 2014


Casa de Esperanza de los Niños - the House of Hope for Children - is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential care, and coordinates medical and psychological services according to the needs of each child.

We are looking for applicants with a broad range of skills. Applicants will work directly with abused, neglected and HIV+ children who are 6 years of age or younger at the time of placement.

  • Applicants will do everything necessary to properly and safely care for, advocate for, and generally meet the daily needs of the four to five children placed in the home.
  • This will include direct hands-on care of the children, daily household tasks, paperwork, participation in appointments with physicians, psychologists, developmental specialists, therapists (speech, physical and occupational) and any other specialists as needed. Applicants will provide 24-hour care to the children in a family style setting.

This is a challenging but rewarding internship/volunteer opportunity. We are looking for a one year placement with an option for extension to two years or longer. Two weeks of initial training is provided with additional trainings provided throughout the year. Supervisors live on-site and are available 24/7. We are currently accepting applications for starting dates of August 17th, October 5th, and January 11th training groups.

This would be an excellent opportunity for anyone who has recently graduated and is looking for some hands on experience before pursuing a further degree or employment. We hope you will seriously consider joining us in our mission to provide new hope to these wonderful children.


  • B.A./B.S. is preferred.
  • Should be  willing to work closely with children and to take on high levels of responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills, patience, and a strong work ethic are needed.
  • Position open to anyone, but particularly useful to psychology, social work, education, pre-med, nursing and early childhood majors/graduates or those interested in social justice issues.
  • You must be 21 or older to apply with a valid driver's license.


$550/mo. stipend, housing, health insurance, year-end bonus.

Application Instructions

Additional Application Materials:

For more information and to apply, email your resume to Lori Hudalla at lhudalla@casahope.org. Applicants may also call Lori Hudalla directly at 832.317.8168 or the main office number at 713.529.0639 and ask for the Coordinator of Personnel and Recruitment, Lori Hudalla. You may also submit a cover letter and resume directly on-line on our website under the ‘Contact Us’ link.

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