Internships at HCWC

Interns receive training and weekly support throughout their internship.

Interns receive training and weekly support throughout their internship.

Internships at HCWC provide the participant with extensive training, skilled supervision and a relevant and challenging learning experience.

We are looking for exceptional students with a desire to work with survivors of domestic violence, assault and abuse.

Because of our sensitivity to client safety and confidentiality, an internship with HCWC begins with an application and interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, one or more criminal background checks, an interview with the site supervisor, and two references. Check the dates of the Advocate Training Schedule 2014 to make sure you can attend training the semester you begin your internship (or the semester before, if you prefer).

Counseling and Social Work Internships:

Counseling  Interns provide group and individual therapy for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and adults sexually abused in childhood. Open to MA-level LPC and Community Counseling students (not a good placement for LMFT students). Internships are available at Roxanne’s House or in the Counseling and Resource Center. You may request a copy of the internship descriptions from the Volunteer Coordinator, and we will work with you to find the best placement for your interests and experience. The application has more information: Counseling Internship Application

Social Work Interns provide a wide range of services for survivors of abuse. Open to Social Work BSW and MSW students. Placements are available in one of three areas: Roxanne’s House, the Counseling and Resource Center, or at the McCoy Family Shelter. You may request a copy of the internship descriptions from the Volunteer Coordinator, and we will work with you to find the best placement for your interests and experience. The application has more information: Social Work Intern Application

Volunteers, Interns and Staff at the Capitol

Volunteer, interns and staff lobby for programs funding on Capitol Day.

Fill out a General Internship Application if you are interested in the following undergraduate internships:

  • Primary Prevention interns work with youth using a public health model to address the root causes of sexual violence in our society in order to prevent violence from occurring. This internship is suited to those studying Applied Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Studies and Public Health. Primary Prevention Internship Description
  • Roxanne’s House accepts undergraduate interns each semester to support child abuse victims and their families. Majors in Family and Child Development, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Sociology lend themselves well to this internship. RH Undergraduate Intern Job Description
  • The Development and Community Partnerships Team utilizes interns to increase awareness of the issues and generate support for HCWC. Mass Communication, Graphic Design, Anthropology, Psychology, Film and Business students all have skills that could be utilized in a General Internship with the DCP Team. Community Partnerships Internship Description

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

HCWC conducts one or more background checks on volunteers and interns. View a list of Disqualifying Offenses

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age sexuality or disability. All internships are unpaid.