Career Opportunities

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If you’re looking for a mission-focused career at a place where you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable children, teens and families, you’ve come to the right place. Youth In Need offers all full-time staff dental and health plans as well as two weeks of sick and vacation time within the first year. Youth In Need also offers life insurance, short-term disability and AD&D to full-time staff.For more information about any of these positions, please e-mail

To apply for any of the positions, please send your resume by mail, fax or e-mail. Please specifically indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter.

Career Opportunities

By Mail
Youth In Need
Attn: Human Resources
1815 Boone's Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301

By Fax

By E-mail


Youth In Need embraces diversity among its staff and clients and have created the video below to illustrate the agency's diversity. 

Youth In Need's Definition of Diversity

 Believing in the power of potential, DIVERSITY is intentionally embracing
and valuing the  differences and similarities, both visible and invisible,
that make us who we are—ONE COMMUNITY.

Together our attitudes, actions, policies and physical environment are vital
to ensure that all feel comfortable, respected and included regardless of race,
sex, gender identity or expression, age, income, faith, ability, political affiliation,
sexual orientation or cultural background.

Practicum and Internship Opportunities

Counseling Opportunities

Youth In Need offers a variety of counseling practicum opportunities for graduate-level students. Youth In Need’s practicum positions offer students experience with individual, family, couples and group counseling, as well as case management, advocacy, networking and play therapy, depending on the program and the student’s interest. Youth In Need requires a two-semester commitment from students. For more information about current counseling practicum opportunities, please call 636-946-0101.

The next group interview for graduate-level students for spring/summer 2014 positions is Friday, October 11. Learn more.

Early Head Start & Head Start Opportunities

Youth In Need's Early Head Start & Head Start program offers practicum opportunities to teachers who need early childhood experience. Opportunities include associate or bachelor-level in hands-on classroom or home visit settings. In addition, Youth In Need offers RN-supervised opportunities for nursing students and registered dietician-supervised opportunities for dietician students. For more information about current graduate-level opportunities with the Early Head Start & Head Start programs, contact 636-332-0265. For undergraduate opportunities, e-mail

Administration Opportunities

Youth In Need offers a variety of internship opportunities in the agency's administrative offices, including experience in development, marketing, public relations, grant writing, quality improvement and many more. For more information about any of these opportunities, e-mail