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Seeking Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Intern | Spring 2020

By on October 28, 2019 in Internships, Misc

The Department of Health and Environment is seeking an Intern for the spring semester, 2020. Applications are due by November 30, 2019.

This internship will focus on data collection and analysis for the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force.

Tasks will include:

In this internship, the person will work with The Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force, through the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, all fifteen Cape Cod municipalities, as well as non-profits and associated organizations that address hoarding.

Many municipalities are struggling with cases that are ongoing due to a lack of resources. Cases are often discovered by different departments such as the Police or Fire Department responding to a call, or the Health Department responding to a complaint. The Task Force would like to identify:

  • The number, type, and severity of these situations.
  • How does each municipality respond to these cases?
  • What types of services are needed in these cases?

Required skills: Applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively and possess skill in researching, writing, organizing, and editing information for publication in report form. Computer skills that encompass effective use of Microsoft Word and Excel, at a minimum.

Education level: Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students enrolled at an accredited college or university with a concentration in Mental Health, Public Health, Gerontology, Social Work, or Psychology.

What can you expect to gain from this internship? The Intern will gain experience in data collection and reporting from a relevant and tangible project to further leverage their education and career. This project will allow the Intern to access a vast network of contacts relative to mental health, hoarding, emergency services, municipal and county government.

Learn more about the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force

Learn more about the Department of Health and Environment





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