HCWC Internships

Real-world experience. Meaningful internships.

We’re looking for exceptional students with a desire to work with survivors of violence, assault, and abuse. Internships at HCWC provide the participant with extensive training, skilled supervision and a relevant and challenging learning experience.

Many interns provide direct services to victims of abuse and their families, while other interns may facilitate educational groups with youth. All internships are unpaid. Due to a limited number of spots, it’s recommended to start the process approx 3-4 months prior to the semester of your internship.

Types of Internships

Toggle the types of internships below you are interested. For any questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Zoe@hcwc.org.

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Graduate Level Internships

A two-semester commitment is required for both Counseling and Social Work internships.

Counseling Interns

Counseling  Interns provide group and individual therapy for survivors of family violence, dating 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, and we will work with you to find the best placement for your interests and experience. You may fill out the online application or download and print the paper application here: 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. You may fill out the online application or download and print the paper application here: Social Work Intern Application

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. To apply, please fill out the online internship application.

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. They also work with promoting health and wellness. This internship is suited to those studying Applied Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Studies and Public Health. To apply, please fill out the online internship application.

Family and Child Development & Psychology students help with children’s activities and advocacy at either the McCoy Family Shelter or the Counseling & Resource Center. To apply, please fill out the online internship application.

Legal Advocates accompany clients to court hearings to offer support and knowledge of the judicial system. Students studying Criminal Justice, Applied Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology. To apply, please fill out the online internship application.

The Development and Community Partnerships Team utilizes interns to increase awareness of the issues and generate support for HCWC. They also assist with social media and community events and interaction. To apply, please fill out the online internship application.

Advocates are needed in the McCoy Family Shelter to assist clients with finding resources, organizing client activities, and offering one-on-one support to clients. This is a great fit for students pursuing a BSW. To apply, please fill out the online internship application.

I’ve applied online. What’s next?

After you’ve submitted an application online, you’ll receive a follow-up call or email from the Volunteer Coordinator. If appropriate, you’ll be invited to interview with the Volunteer Coordinator and learn more about internships at HCWC. All interns must submit to one or more criminal background checks, an interview with the site supervisor, and two references.

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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.