Trauma Informed Schools Internship

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The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is Seeking a Trauma Informed Schools Intern. 

Reports to:
Policy Director
Internship, 20-hours per week
Summary: OSBHA will be providing technical assistance to two schools as they create a trauma informed culture, and is seeking an intern to provide project support for an average of 20 hours per week.
Background on Trauma Informed Schools:
A trauma-informed school creates a whole school culture that ensures children feel safe and supported. This happens by:
  • Providing professional development and ongoing support for all staff so that they understand the effects of trauma and how to mitigate them.
  • Examining and modifying school policies, practices, and environments so they are trauma-informed.
  • Coordinating services for impacted students within the school and outside of the school with community partners.
Description, Essential Duties, and Responsibilities:
  • Provide high level support for meetings with complex information. This includes drafting agendas, designing process documents, attending meetings, and documenting and synthesizing complex conversations and concepts.
  • Help plan and provide input into project structure development.
  • Research concepts and resources related to the project.
  • Assist with grant writing and report development.


The ideal candidate will have a combination of the following qualifications necessary to perform job tasks.
  • High level organization and prioritization skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Ability to think at a systems level and with attention to detail.
  • Self-motivating, ability to take initiative and communicate ideas, issues, and questions clearly to supervisor.
  • Solid research skills, detail oriented.
  • Experience working in a school.
  • An understanding of the concept of ACES and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Experience in systems change/change management processes.
  • Background or Education in Public Health, Social Work, Education, Trauma Informed Care or similar field.  Some graduate level experience preferred. 
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the intern is regularly required to talk or hear, stand and walk. The intern is frequently required to sit. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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