Child, Adolescent, and Family Services Internship

Child, Adolescent, and Family Services Internship in El Paso and Teller Counties


Description of Job:
COACT Colorado is looking for a youth and family interviewer intern to work with El Paso County (and possibly Teller County) Community of Excellence Collaborations to support collection of information from youth and families receiving services. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work with clients and service providers, as well as learn about the System of Care and wraparound services in both counties. The intern will work closely with System of Care teams. This is a paid internship ($15-20/hr.) with the expected commitment to work 1-2 years for 8 to 20 hours/week.


  • Recruit and schedule interviews with families
  • Gather data through interviews with children and families participating in System of Care
  • Enter data as per reporting requirements
  • Work with local System of Care teams
  • Learn about System of Care and wraparound facilitation
  • Work with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and Workforce Development and Innovation Unit toward sustainable and evidence-based data collection and System of Care activities

Applicants would ideally have some graduate or undergraduate experience in Sociology, Social Work, or Psychology; however, experience may be substituted when appropriate. Experience working with youth, families, and research best practices are essential. Excellent personal skills and experience with interviews will be considered when reviewing applications.

Application Procedures:
To be considered for this position, candidates must possess the qualifications listed above and submit a cover letter, resume/CV and application to:  Questions or PDF versions of Cover letter and CV may also be submitted to

About Colorado Department of Human Services and the Office of Behavioral Health

  • Colorado Department of Human Services professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and wellbeing of the people of Colorado.
  • The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the state’s behavioral health authority. OBH is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight fort the public behavioral health system.

COACT Colorado and Communities of Excellence
COACT Colorado is funded by a SAMHSA System of Care grant and is a cooperative initiative between CDHS and local partners working to build a system of services and supports for children and their families.   El Paso and Teller Counties participate in this effort.


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