Internship Opportunities

Mercy House offers college credit, unpaid internships, year-round. We are looking for exceptional college students from various multi-discipline majors who have a desire to have first-hand experience in their related field of study in a professional environment.


Internship Opportunity- Development Intern

Purpose:  The Development Intern will play a vital role on the Mercy House Development Team taking on tasks related to special events for the agency including the opportunity to be involved in the operation and implementation of event outreach, preparation, and marketing.

Major Duties:

  • Event Outreach
    • -Identifying and outreaching to potential event attendees and/or sponsors
  • Event Preparation
    • -Coordinating auction and raffle item procurement
      • -Assist in strategic and creative thinking and list creation of whom we should make requests
      • -Assist in the creation and distribution of donation request letters
      • -Assist in making follow-up phone calls, site visits (if necessary)
      • -Assist in packaging items and arranging pick up of items
    • Event Marketing
      • -Assist in marketing and promoting events through various online platforms

Reports to:  The Development intern will report directly to the Development Manager.

Time Commitment:  The Development Intern will work 8 – 12 hours/weekly on these tasks under the direction of the Development Manager.

Office hours 9:00am-5:00pm but start times are flexible.


Internship Opportunity- Program Intern

-Weekdays from 10:00-5:00.
-Location: Santa Ana (Grand & 17th St.)

-Interns will assist Mercy House clients with the intakes, program operations, and more. This includes collecting personal and financial information.

-Assist in doing over-the-phone intakes.

-Follow-up with Clients

-Minor filing, copying, etc.

-Assist in client visits

-Live Scan must be completed.


General Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Open to undergrad and graduate students.

To apply

Just submit your cover letter and resume with ATTN: Irene Drissen:

By Email:

By Fax: (714) 836-7901

By Mail:
Mercy House
ATTN: Irene Drissen
PO Box 1905
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Please indicate:
– Internship(s) you’re interested in gaining experience.
– Quarter/Semester you’re applying for.
– Days and hours of availability.
– List any special accommodations or requirements.


Mercy House is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.