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The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.

Communications/Fundraising Intern

Intern Location:

Address:  3003 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona

Internship Summary:

The Department of Child Safety’s (DCS) Giving Tree program offers a way to bring joy to children in foster care. This isn’t your average holiday toy drive. Receiving personalized gifts helps these children feel loved and significant during a time of year that can be extremely difficult. And it’s a FUN way to give back. We are seeking a part time, unpaid intern to support our program during the fall semester (October-December) for 10-20 hours per week (flexible hours to meet your scheduling needs).

Internship Duties:
This job is not in the field, but is at the DCS home office in Central Phoenix.  Businesses, churches and other organizations commit to sponsoring a minimum of 20 children. Participants select a heart tag that includes the child’s name, age, gender and wish list items. Gifts are then purchased and turned in by early December. DCS staff picks up the gifts and deliver them to the children. Virtual Giving Tree options are available.
Duties may include:

-Receiving and directing visitors
-Word processing, creating spreadsheets and virtual sign ups,
-Gift sorting, loading and unloading.

This position functions in a standard office environment and may entail the following physical demands:
-Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 50 lbs.
-Reaching, sitting, standing

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.