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OFO is happy to partner with Hartwick College & SUNY Oneonta to offer students practical work experience

Build your resume while you earn your degree

We are now hiring substitute staff for our homeless and domestic violence shelters. These positions offer bi-weekly pay, training and certifications, and professional experience to include on your resume. If you are compassionate, reliable and want to make a difference, visit our Employment Page to learn how to apply or download our informational flyer. Day, evening, overnight, and weekend shifts available.


In addition to individual internships, OFO representatives are available to attend classes and club meetings to educate students on poverty, program services, or other relevant topics and welcomes professors to organize educational tours of our emergency homeless shelter.

To request a presenter, use our Contact Us tool. Tours of the emergency homeless shelter may be requested by calling 607.433.8335.


Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood internships are also offered through Head Start and Early Head Start. If you're interested in early childhood education, family studies, or consumer sciences, we can help you fulfill your college credit requirements (three credits, plus 120+ hours over one semester or summer session). We offer an excellent learning experience and flexible hours.

How you can benefit:

  • Hands-on experience in:
    • Program design, management, and administration
    • Infant/Toddler or Preschool education including children with disabilities
    • Health services including dental health and mental wellness
    • Nutrition services
    • Family and community partnerships including home visiting and parent involvement
  • Introduction to future networking contacts
  • Potential earning of at least 3 college credits

How to apply:

  • Coordinate placement through a supervising professor. Direct inquiries for independent study are welcome.
  • Submit an Intern Application
  • Interview with Site Supervisor
  • Complete agency documentation upon acceptance
    1. New York State Central Registry Clearance (Depending on placement)
    2. Medical Clearance (Depending on placement)
    3. Fingerprinting/Background Check (Depending on placement)
    4. Confidentiality Pledge

For more information:

Heather Nelligan, Head Start Operations Manager
3 West Broadway, Oneonta NY 13820
P: 607.433.8065 or 607.433.8055
F: 607.433.8066


Violence Intervention Program

If you're interested in criminal justice, social work, women's studies, psychology or sociology, the Violence Intervention Program can help you fulfill your college internship credit requirements and introduce you to future networking contacts. Internship hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM.

We offer learning experiences in:

  • Client intake and/or group counseling
  • Accompaniment to court, police departments, and community service providers
  • Community education and outreach
  • Social media content creation
  • Planning and executing community awareness activities (i.e. Take Back the Night, Crime Victims Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
  • Coordinating activities for residents of the safe house
  • General office duties including preparing intake folders, educational packets

How to apply:

  • Coordinate placement through a supervising professor/advisor. Direct inquiries for independent study are welcome.
  • Mail, fax or drop off a fully completed Intern Application or Submit Online. Resumes not required but appreciated.
  • Interview with a program representative
  • Complete agency paperwork upon acceptance (e.g. Confidentiality Pledge, Internship Guidelines)

For more information:

Contact the Violence Intervention Program
3 West Broadway, Oneonta NY 13820
P: 607.433.8038
F: 607.433.8029
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