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Thursday, April 23, 2015

DCYF Providence

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Name of Organization: Department of Children, Youth, and Families DCYF  

Address: 101 Friendship Street Providence RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization: The mission statement of DCYF is “Partner with families and communities to raise safe and healthy children and youth in a caring environment.”
Ages of youth served: Birth to 18 years old
Name of Mentor: Nicole
Hours worked: (number, days, times) Monday-Friday, 8-4:30, 8-20 hours a week
Description of your role and duties: The role in this internship is administrative. You do not work with children directly. You go to court, learn about the court system, learn about different documents, and services that get implemented to families.
Description of the culture of the place:There are about 20 people just on this floor. Caseworkers and Child protection investigators are often on this floor for consultations. It is a fast paced environment. The dress code is formal think of business attire; dress pants, appropriate shirt, no jeans or sneakers.
Additional Requirements: Have to drive to downtown Providence -- parking can be difficult. You will need a background check.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: If you would like an internship with DCYF or Child Welfare, you have to meet with Jan Smith, she is in charge of finding placements for these departments . Her office is located in the Social Work building. It can take a while to get placed with DCYF and Child Welfare because of the background checks that have to be done. If you are interested talk to Jan as soon as possible.

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?  DCYF, Administrative, Legal
Your name: Courtney Clark
Your cohort: Youth Development 2015
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