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ChildServe Child Development Center Intern in Johnston, Iowa

Child Development Center Intern

Internships Johnston, Iowa



The Child Development Center Intern will provide administrative and operations support to our Childcare and Day Program services. In the internship position, you will have the ability to work in a variety of areas and on significant projects. Job responsibilities are flexible and will be determined based on specified interests, major, level of education, and course criteria. What You Can Learn Operations support for Childcare and Day Program including:

  • Billing/Accounting

  • Data Entry/filing

  • Tours/Intakes

  • Scheduling

  • Interviews/hiring

  • Collaboration with other departments

  • Marketing strategies

  • Team Meetings

  • Interaction with the diverse families we serve

  • Staff engagement practices

    We place a high value on all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in education, healthcare, child development, non-profit management or other related disciplines. What You'll Need

  • Ability to be a self-starter

  • Ability to use effective communication skills

  • Flexibility, creativity and organization skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office skills

  • An interest in non-profit management, community development, and health and human services

  • The ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

  • This position may be subject to COVID-19 safety requirements. If applicable, specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process.

    Schedule 10+ hours/week, during standard business hours. Can be flexible with class and other work schedules.

    Non-paid opportunity. This role can be offered to those applicants seeking course credit and/or specific college internship requirements. Interns have the opportunity to get additional paid hours by working directly with the children in our classrooms. Preference will be given to intern applicants who are wanting to get additional experience working in classrooms.

    Why ChildServe?

    ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 5600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.