Internship Opportunities

Our student internships provide an outstanding opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience you need to become a successful professional.

Teamwork—Work with a variety of ages and personalities and collaborate on teams.
Leadership—Learn from veteran CCRI leaders who will share their effective leadership and management philosophies.
Business Operations—Gain an inside look at the strategies involved in the operation of a business.
Advocacy—Determine the tools and resources needed to advocate for someone with a disability.

Internships are coordinated throughout different programs within CCRI. To apply for a specific position please click on the opportunities below.

  • Development/
    Communications
  • Residential
    Coordinator (RC)
  • Human
    Resources
  • Case Management/
    Residential Coordinator

Ideal for Communication or Marketing majors or related fields.

CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities. CCRI has been providing services for more than 38 years, serves approximately 380 individuals, and employs more than 470 team members.

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 communications and marketing in the healthcare or non-profit industry.

Minimum Hours: 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 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 preferred.

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.
Corporate Communication—Work with a team on developing a concept, writing, and publishing internal and external communications.
Leadership—Paired with veteran leaders within the organization who will role model effective leadership and share their management philosophies.
Business Operations—Focus on the communications role within a non-profit 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.
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:

  • Participate in department meetings and various CCRI events throughout the community.
  • Participate in the development of social media content.
  • Contribute to electronic and print newsletters—both external and internal.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of CCRI fundraising events.
  • Participate on CCRI committees such as the Development Committee, Wellness In Action Committee, and Impact Award Committee.
  • 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.

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

CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities. CCRI has been providing services for more than 35 years, serves approximately 350 individuals and employs more than 500 team members. 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 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.

Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities. CCRI has been providing services for more than 35 years, serves approximately 380 individuals and employs more than 500 team members.

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.

The Options Department helps people with disabilities to live more independently by providing in-home support to children and adults with varying needs as well as developing and/or teaching them daily living skills.

Our Supportive Housing program case managers provide professional, client centered guidance and support to individuals and families who reside at a supportive housing location and are served through the HRA CARES program.

CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities. CCRI has been providing services for more than 35 years, serves approximately 380 individuals and employs more than 500 team members. 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 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: 480 hours per semester. Hours are flexible between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday–Friday.

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 multiple programs. 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

  • Experience working with a diverse clientele base:
    • Age range 3–80 (along with family support—iinfants)
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Disability Diversity (DD, TBI, Mental Health, Behavioral, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, etc.)
    • Individuals and families in low-income housing
  • Completion of client related documentation, such as writing outcomes and treatment plans.
  • Completion of referrals to treatment centers, food pantries, therapy and mental health services.
  • Filing of Vulnerable Adult and Maltreatment of Minor reports.
  • Learn about licensing and regulatory requirements, as well as policy and procedure (HIPAA, Bill of Rights, Data Privacy, Media, etc.)
  • Gain knowledge on preparing case notes and reviewing charts.
  • Gain understanding of funding, resources and waivers with the county.
  • Become knowledgeable in providing direct support services.
  • Develop knowledge of an extensive list of community resources.
  • Observe and complete assessments such as the SPDAT.
  • Observe in CPS court.
  • Gain firsthand experience with homelessness and housing by learning about HRA (criteria for different housing programs) and HUD (policies and eligibility).
  • Learn to coordinate services with many other entities and community programs (LSS, Clay County, Moorhead Public Schools, Village Family Service Center, etc.)

Supervisory Related Experience with the assistance of a supervisor

  • Assisting with interviewing and the staff onboarding process.
  • Lead a site staff meeting.
  • 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.

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.