Interns & Volunteers


Unique People Services is dedicated to providing homes and supportive services to individuals with challenging needs. UPS operates 15 supportive housing and supported programs in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx for formerly homeless persons living with AIDS, permanent housing for adults with developmental disabilities, and transitional and permanent housing for adults with mental illnesses. Additionally, UPS has a donor-funded Food Pantry that serves nearly 300 individuals weekly with food insecurities.


Over the years, UPS has contracted to work with major colleges, high schools and volunteers to provide field placements for social work, fiscal, marketing and administrative interns and volunteers. The internship and volunteer opportunities at our sites create an experimental, clinical and hands-on environment for those with interest in helping others. There is a plethora of opportunities available based on your interest including:

Food Pantry
Event Planning
Grant Writing
Public Relations & Marketing
Fiscal Department
Information Technology

Human Resources
Quality Assurance / Auditing
Mental Health
Developmental Disabilities
Homeless Populations
Affordable Housing
Real Estate & Facilities

UPS provides valuable experience with structured plans and provide guidance licensed practitioners in the agency.

Internship and volunteer placements are available for 16+ year old individuals annually. If you have interest in any of the opportunities, please send an email to