Hoarding Research Internship

Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) seeks a highly motivated and independent graduate level student to conduct a research study for the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force. The Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force was convened in 2013 to coordinate and expand the services available to people who hoard in Philadelphia. The Task Force seeks to reduce the incidence of severe hoarding and provide coordinated resources for people who hoard and their families.

The Research Intern will be responsible for compiling and presenting a report on the history, scope and cost of hoarding in the city. Applicants should understand how to: 1) organize a research study, 2) prepare a literature review, 3) develop creative methodologies, 4) gather and analyze data and 5) write research findings. The Research Intern will be assisted by members of the CLS Hoarding Working Group as well as members of the 15 agencies participating in the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force.

Students with a graduate level experience in social work, public health, nursing or public policy are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of interest, resume and writing sample with “Fels Intern Application” in the subject line to David Wengert, Housing Unit Paralegal at dwengert@clsphila.org.