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RISE Intern - January 2020
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Eliada Homes | Asheville, NC
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Job Description

The RISE Internship is a 13 month residential internship that provides recent college graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the mental health field. As a member of the RISE program, interns work as a direct care staff in Eliada's psychiatric residential treatment programs. Throughout their time at Eliada, interns become familiar with how to work and interact with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses, from post-traumatic stress to oppositional defiant disorder. Interns are also able to participate in the many therapeutic and recreational activities that we have in place for our students.

The internship includes:

* Some meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at no extra cost
* A generous benefits package, including healthcare, paid time off
* Full-time training and work opportunities in a dynamic PRTF environment
* Fully furnished housing and basic utilities included
* Unlimited access to all campus facilities, including a fitness center, tennis courts, and more!

This is a unique opportunity to acquire job-ready skills and credentials that will set you apart from the competition. Many of our former interns have gained admission into top graduate programs after completing the RISE internship. Others have moved on to obtain full-time positions with other agencies, or even chosen to stay at Eliada to further advance their careers.


Graduation from a 4 year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field required. Position requires qualitites such as flexibility, leadership skills, a strong academic performance, and a history of community involvement; must have a demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, high stress environment.

About Eliada Homes

Founded in 1903, Eliada Homes, Inc. is a non-profit agency serving the children and families of Western North Carolina. Originally a refuge for women and children and later maintained as an orphanage, Eliada's services now include Residential and Day Treatment for high risk children and adolescents; Child Development Center services, including Day Care, Summer Camp and School Age care; Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care; STEP Adolescent Afterschool; Therapeutic Recreation, featuring TASC (Therapeutic Animal Stewardship Cooperative) and NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes); and Community Support services. Eliada Homes strives to meet community need in innovative ways, remaining committed to the fulfillment of its mission statement: Helping children succeed. Eliada's vision is to provide an optimal learning environment that empowers children and their families to succeed.