Prospective interns often ask which projects they might join or launch themselves upon
being accepted into the program. Due to the nature of our work at the International office,
that is impossible to predict because the needs of the organization are constantly changing.
Shared below is a brief (and by no means exhaustive) list of past intern projects, which vary
greatly in context*:
● Created and populated a web-based knowledge management tool for use among all
● Researched and wrote a white paper for distribution on youth homelessness in Central
● Created and administered a Youth Satisfaction Survey distributed across all Covenant
● Planned and coordinated a Sleep Out Think Lab for Development managers across all
US Covenant House sites.
● Researched funding opportunities for Latin American affiliates.
● Lobbied for financing of a new gym for our New York crisis shelter.
● Reviewed and published a CHI start-up manual for future site expansion ventures.
● Data analysis and visualization of incident trends, KPI, and youth demographics
● Reviewed incident reports, organized data, and drafted resources for Child and Youth
Protection staff across all Covenant House sites.
● Analyzed and tracked key federal advocacy efforts which impact youth homelessness.
*Please note, we do not have any Legal or Social Work/direct care internship options.
The following factors are used in part to determine project selection:
● Current needs of the organization;
● Project needs;
● Project time constraints;
● Intern’s unique skill set and abilities;
● Intern’s areas of interest;
● Intern’s involvement in other projects;
● Intern’s work schedule.