The New York Foundling

The New York Foundling believes that all people, no matter circumstance or zip code - should have the opportunity to thrive. But for all of us, discovering what we are capable of and reaching our full potential requires support along the way. With an effective and interrelated set of services, we work in partnership with our neighbors who create transformational change in their own lives. 

We believe and trust in the potential of all people. We work in partnership with more than 30,000 children, adults, and families each year on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence. 

We believe in the power of personal choice and self-determination. The New York Foundling has deliberately challenged the notion that individuals are limited by their circumstances or are incapable of making the right choice for their future. Rather, our network of programs, services, and opportunities are carefully designed for children, families, and adults to create transformational change in their own lives. 

We believe and invest in proven practices. With nearly 150 years of experience creating resources, tools, and social capital, we have learned from our community what works. At the same time, we’re not afraid to invest in bold new approaches that comprehensively address challenges and provide the foundation for people to drive their own future. 

Our agency has a strong belief in welcoming students and volunteers to learn about the work that we do. We feel that by exposing more students to our mission and values we can welcome them into the agency not only as interns but also future employees.


Nanuet, NY

Internship Description

The New York Foundling Developmental Disabilities (DD) Division is committed helping the people we support to maximize their potential for independence. Our Program Quality Assurance (PQA) Team acts as a resource to all units in the DD Division and supports staff in meeting quality goals. The PQA team is charged with creating policies, processes, resources, and communication mechanisms to help meet goals and maintain excellence in service provision. Interns with the New York Founding’s Developmental Disabilities Division will be tasked with supporting several mission critical projects including: 

  • Coordinating with IT Division to build enhancements in our Electronic Health Record 
  • Developing data reporting tools, including an internal scorecard. This scorecard will be used to ensure that all staff have access to metrics and benchmarks that measure quality of services and the successful achievement of outcomes 
  • Implementing action items related to the accreditation process from the Council of Quality Leadership 
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 Flexible 9:00am 5:00pm Yes No Hybrid

Housing Information

More information will be provided once connected to a student. 

Internship Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Ability to learn other computer applications as needed. 
  • Time Management 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Self-motivated

Additional qualifications:

  • Detail Oriented 
  • Strong written and communication skills

Writing Sample Required


Special Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Citizenship Requirements
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical and SCR Clearance
  • Students will attend training and orientation to prepare them for their placement - it can be counted towards their placement hours.