Internship

All interns must complete a mandatory 40-hour training before beginning their volunteer experience with Women Helping Women.   We are now accepting applications for our fall 2014 training session.

Internship opportunities are available in…

DIRECT SERVICE -  Comprehensive internship designed to cover all aspects of interpersonal violence work including grant reporting and client interaction.  Direct Service opportunities include:

Hospital Advocates
Respond to calls and provide hospital accompaniment to rape survivors during the evenings, weekends, or holidays.

Court Advocates
Accompany survivors of domestic violence as they proceed through the court system. Interns are most often utilized to assist with arraignment court, which occurs Monday through Saturday and runs 8:45 am to approximately Noon.

Hotline Advocates
Volunteers who wish to answer calls and provide crisis intervention on our 24-Hour Crisis Line may do so anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm.

PREVENTION AND EDUCATION - Work directly with our School and Community Educator to provide Teen Dating Violence  Prevention Programs to local public and private middle and high schools! Comprehensive internship designed to cover all aspects of providing school-based primary prevention programs including curriculum development and implementation and outreach via social media.

TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION:  Volunteer Intern Application

**Along with this application you must also include a letter of recommendation.

Training

Our agency offers a 40-hour training program two times a year, during evenings and weekends in the spring and fall.  

Topics covered include: sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, history of the agency, explanation of the agency’s mission and services, advocacy and safety planning, cultural awareness, and legal issues among others. Volunteers will learn the agency’s policies and procedures for working with clients. There are specific instructions given on how to respond to a person in a crisis over the telephone as well as in person. In addition, the training provides information on court procedures that prepare the volunteer to provide in-court support and information to survivors.

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