Please allow about 15 minutes to fill out this form completely.
If you’d prefer to fill out a paper application please download one from the internships page.
Interns at HCWC are highly valued and receive in-depth training and regular supervision to equip them with the tools to succeed. You can be assured of a structured and productive learning experience when you intern at HCWC. Our internships are unpaid.
The people we serve are vulnerable and their safety is of paramount importance. To address this issue, HCWC screens potential employees, volunteers and interns by conducting criminal background checks and reference checks. Information obtained is confidential as provided by law and will be used and retained only as authorized by law.
Below is an outline of how the process works, so you’ll know what to expect:
- Complete your application and submit it to HCWC. Your application will be reviewed and asked to interview, if appropriate. Meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator is a good time to see if your internship needs and expectations match up with our agency’s needs. Since we have several distinct areas of service, the Volunteer Coordinator will try to match you with the area that best fits your interests and skills.
- HCWC will evaluate your application, interview, references, criminal background check, and our agency needs to determine if an internship placement is appropriate.
- After the interview, you will receive a link via email to collect two references. These are taken into account when determining your placement.
- All interns who work directly with clients must attend Advocate Training.
- Advocate Training is scheduled three times each year. Please submit your application several months prior to the start dates listed on the website.
If you would like more information about internships, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator using the form on our website or by calling (512) 396-3404, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
- General Questions
Please check the type of internship you're applying for:
Semester of Internship
Address Line 2
Best way to contact you weekdays, 9am - 6pm
May we contact your work?
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Phone
How did you hear about interning with HCWC? Check all that apply.
What university do you attend?
Graduate major (type NA if not applicable)
Expected graduation date
Who is your internship supervisor?
Internship Supervisor Phone Number
Internship Supervisor Email Address
How many hours are you required to complete for your internship program?
Please specify your program’s requirements for your on-site supervisor and any other internship requirements that you know of:
What specifically interests you about working in the field of family violence and sexual assault?
What work/volunteer experience do you have working with survivors of child abuse, family violence and/or sexual assault & abuse?
Why did you choose to apply with HCWC over other internship opportunities?
What would you like to gain from your experience at HCWC?
List any skills you would like to use as an HCWC intern:
Please indicate all the times you would be available during your internship:
Are You Bilingual
Are you a current or former client of HCWC?
Have you ever been convicted for a violation (other than a routine traffic violation, i.e. Class C misdemeanor) or are you currently on deferred adjudication or probation?
Internship Application Step 6 of 9 66% Have you ever been convicted for a violation (other than a routine traffic violation, i.e. Class C misdemeanor) or are you currently on deferred adjudication or probation?* Yes No I hereby affirm that my answers to the foregoing questions are true and correct and that I have not knowingly withheld any fact or circumstance that would, if disclosed, affect my application unfavorably. I understand that any false information submitted in this application may result in my discharge. PLEASE TYPE FULL NAME
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Date of Birth
County of Residence
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is committed to the safety and welfare of its clients. The Center is also committed to the confidentiality of all information regarding its clients as a means of ensuring their safety. Confidentiality is defined as the assurance that access to information regarding any client shall be strictly controlled, and that any violation of such control shall be a breach of faith. Confidential information shall include but is not limited to: Communications, information and observations made by, between or about adult and child clients, staff, volunteers, student interns and board members. Addresses of employment, residence and family addresses of clients, staff, volunteers, student interns and board members. Names of clients, staff, student interns and volunteers unless the individual provides written permission which is to be approved by the Executive Director. Photographs taken of clients. Volunteers/interns must never release confidential information, either over the phone or in person, about the Center and its clients without the express permission of the Executive Director or a designated staff member. This includes release of information to board members, criminal justice personnel, family members, community supporters or other interested parties. I have read the Center’s Agreement of Confidentiality and agree to abide by its conditions of confidentiality.
Signature of Applicant (Please type your full name):
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) is unable to assume any liability on behalf of volunteers. Please read the following statements releasing HCWC from liability and indicate your understanding by your signature below. LIABILITY RELEASE I AGREE to respect the persons, privacy, and possessions of the clients, staff, and volunteers of the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center and to ensure that my children do the same. I RECOGNIZE that I alone am responsible for my safety and health, the safety and health of my children, and the safety and health of any other persons who might accompany me. I alone am responsible for my (our) possessions. The staff and/or volunteers at HCWC cannot safeguard or be responsible for my children, our possessions, or me. In respect to the services provided by HCWC to me and to those accompanying me, I UNDERSTAND that HCWC assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever in connection with the services provided, for any act of omission or commission which might be constituted as negligence; nor for any loss, theft, or injury to persons or property; nor, during any transportation by staff, volunteers, or clients to or from any location; nor for any illness, damage, or inconvenience sustained by me, my children, or others accompanying me. I AGREE to hold HCWC, its staff, employees, interns, agents, volunteers, contributors, officers, and directors harmless from any and all claims, demands, debts, responsibilities, and/or liability relating to me, my children, or those accompanying me. By signing below, I certify that I have read and understood the above release of liability.
Signature of Applicant (Please type your full name):