Fall 2022 CEL Opportunities

Please click on the links below to read more about the positions. More to come! Click here to review the process to register.



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Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) with Mental Health America

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this position can be conducted remotely.

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

The CASA Program provides trained volunteer advocates familiar with laws & courts, conducts home visits, interviews, and meetings with key people in the child’s life. CASA provides written reports that become part of the court record.

Students will provide support to build capacity for the CASA Program.

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Social Work Intern for Exodus Transitional Community and Dutchess Re-Entry

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position.

With a firm belief in human resilience, Exodus Transitional Community delivers innovative programming tailored to adults and youth affected by the justice system, and advocates for a society in which all can achieve social, economic, and spiritual well-being. Exodus collaborates to provide services and support for a successful reintegration back into the community.

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Location: 99 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • Assist staff with intakes of new participants
  • Participate in facilitating meetings and programs
  • Administrative assistance
  • Good for students interested in social work, psychology, criminal justice, and law

Skills needed:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good with computers
  • Phone etiquette
  • People person

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu