Career Opportunities

Bring Your Passion to Work!

You want your work to mean something…to make a difference, to help people. When you reflect on the many accomplishments of your life, you want to feel like your work made a difference. At Youth In Need, you can make that difference! Our diverse team lives out its mission of building on the strengths of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life every day! Every position at Youth In Need makes a significant and important contribution to our success.

At Youth In Need, not only do you get to positively impact children and families in our community, you also get great benefits! Youth In Need offers all full-time staff medical and dental plans as well as two weeks of paid vacation in the first year. We also offer sick time, medical and dependent FSAs, life insurance, 401K plan and paid holidays—to name just a few. On top of traditional benefits, we understand that the Youth In Need team works hard and needs to play hard, too! To that end, we have an annual YIN-Fest employee event and an annual Celebration of YOU wellness fair, so the team can relax and have some fun after all of that meaningful work.


Career Opportunities

To learn more about current openings at Youth In Need or to apply, visit the Open Positions page. Youth In Need is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


One Community

At Youth In Need, we embrace all forms of diversity and value the many talents and gifts that being a diverse team brings. We understand that having a diverse team means that we can effectively meet our clients where they are and provide inclusive culturally competent services to help them meet their goals. Our team is made up of people from all over the globe, speaking 25 different languages and represents a wide variety of identities. Learn more about Youth In Need’s diversity and inclusion efforts and our partnership with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) here.

We can’t wait to see what you have to add to the mix!


Check out our video created by Youth In Need’s Diversity Council to hear more.

Practicum and Internship Opportunities

Counseling Opportunities

Master's-level students in the fields of social work and counseling can learn about available practicum opportunities at Youth In Need by e-mailing Kristi Machica. Opportunities are available at our Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program group home and and in our office-based counseling program. Students will gain experience working with diverse individuals and families and have an opportunity to facilitate group counseling. Practicum students also will have an opportunity to gain experience in case management, advocacy, networking and play therapy in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Youth In Need requires a two-semester commitment. 

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 Demetria Lightfoot.