Unpaid LSI Internship or Practicum - Iowa Statewide - Spring 2025

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Other | College Internship | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 6/24/24

Job Description

Lutheran Services in Iowa is one of the state's largest nonprofit human services agencies. We assist Iowa families in need through a variety of programs, from early childhood education to behavioral and mental health services. Last year, we made over 11,000 home visits to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, empowered more than 600 Iowans living with a disability, and conducted more than 19,000 therapy and behavioral health sessions.

The LSI internship program trains and educates students looking to start a career in the human services field. We will work with your schedule and curriculum requirements to determine the best fit and provide an invaluable hands-on experience. LSI currently offers unpaid internships.

LSI has locations statewide and in most metropolitan areas. Depending on your focus and major, we offer opportunities in the following;

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS)
Community Programs
Early Childhood
Family Centered Services
Foster Care and Adoption
Immigration and Refugee Community Services
Residential Treatment
Services For People With Disabilities
Therapy Services

In addition to position specific training, all LSI Interns will have access to our online training materials and modules provided to staff. Further training and support may include;

Mandatory Reporter Training
Universal Precautions Training and Certifications

In order to qualify for an LSI internship position the following is required;

Must be 18 years or older
Currently enrolled and working towards academic credit or a course requirement
Be able to pass and maintain an acceptable background check and driving record
Maintain a valid driver's license and meet agency insurance coverage requirements
Be able to lift 40 pounds
Be able to climb stairs, push and pull, bend/stoop, crouch and kneel
Depending on the position, location and service there may be additional requirements that will need to be met prior to or during an internship
At LSI a diverse and inclusive workplace is one where all team members and volunteers, whatever their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classification, are welcome and respected.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Deadline to Apply 1/30/25


Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Justin Lieth

Deadline to Apply 1/30/25

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