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Internships

Summer & Academic Year Internships for Undergraduate Students

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Spend a semester or a summer learning about DOROT and engaging with seniors in the community. As a DOROT intern, you will be exposed to the complex issues of aging, and gain experience in all aspects of DOROT’s operations. Each intern has a specific programmatic responsibility in our Supportive Services, Volunteer Services or Evaluation department. Interns visit with seniors in their homes and may also escort seniors on visits to cultural events, assist with computer use or help with other tasks.

Over the summer, DOROT offers a structured 10- or 11-week program for those willing to make a 4-5 day per week commitment. Academic year internships are designed around students’ class schedules. We work with all students to find opportunities that match your interests, meet your professional goals, or fulfill requirements for class credit.

“I have learned a tremendous amount about aging, improved my communication skills, and gained an appreciation for the elderly” — Rachel, Gerontology Major @ Muhlenberg College

“DOROT gave me a multi-faceted experience. I got to meet people and learn about their lives, experiences, and stories. My other friends volunteer in hospitals and gaining personal insight into the lives of those being cared for was not fundamental to their experience as it was mine.” — Alona, Pre–Med student @ Hunter College

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Graduate Internships

DOROT hosts graduate students looking to complete fieldwork requirements for qualifying programs. Please email Laura Klein at lklein@dorotusa.org if you are interested in completing your graduate internship at DOROT.

Local Campus Partnerships

DOROT has active partnerships with many local colleges and universities. One popular activity is our Package Delivery Program where volunteers visit seniors in their homes for a visit and bring a care package of holiday treats. These programs take place four times per year and offer a great community service opportunity. For more information, please contact Laura Klein at lklein@dorotusa.org


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