Internships

Peaceful Paths provides internships for students interested in gaining valuable experience. We have listed our upcoming for both undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities below.

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

Summer 2017 Child & Youth Shelter Internship

Position Reports Directly To: Child and Youth Shelter Advocate
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center & Emergency Shelter
Pay Rate: Non-Paid Internship
Hours: 6 to 8 hours per week
Time Commitment: 4 to 6 months

Peaceful Paths is the certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, children’s programming, education and training, counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, violence prevention programs, and batterer’s intervention programming. Peaceful Paths is a member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).

Description

Peaceful Paths is seeking motivated and passionate individuals to work in our Child and Youth Program, which provides services to our Outreach Center and Emergency Shelter. This internship gives firsthand experience in providing children’s advocacy in addition to planning and facilitating children’s support groups. There will also be opportunities to intern/volunteer in other areas of the agency.

Interns will have the opportunity to work first hand with survivors and their children, providing support, learning to advocate and keep them safe.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and backgrounds
  • Exhibit patience, understanding, empathy and a commitment to the youth we serve
  • Be available to attend two of the four support groups that occur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings and one Saturday afternoon support group a month as well as weekly staff meetings
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to our Outreach Center in the evenings
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and battered women’s movement is preferred. Successful applicant will be required to attend Peaceful Paths’ New Advocate Training.

Any interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Summer Pitt, Child and Youth Shelter Advocate at summerp@peacefulpaths.org no later than midnight on Friday, August 4, 2017. If you have questions or need further clarification contact Summer Pitt at (352) 377-5690 ext. 202 or at summerp@peacefulpaths.org.

Fall 2017 Violence Prevention Internship

Position Reports Directly To: Violence Prevention Educator
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center & Emergency Shelter
Pay Rate: Non-Paid Internship
Hours: 4 to 8 hours per week
Time Commitment: 4 to 6 months

Peaceful Paths is the only certified domestic violence center responsible for serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties. Our agency is committed to providing services to survivors of domestic violence. Our agency offers services such as legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, emergency food, clothing and hygiene supplies, emergency shelter and transitional housing.

Violence Prevention exists under our Child & Youth Programming, and it aims to promote awareness, build skills and disseminate tools which identify and address ways to create just, equitable and safe communities. We address all forms of oppression that contribute to and support intimate partner violence and work to create healthy relationships in all aspects of our lives. More information may be found here.

Description

Interns who are selected will be working within our Violence Prevention Program but will also have the opportunity to work with our Child and Youth Program, which provides services to our Outreach Office and Emergency Shelter. This internship gives first hand experience in building prevention strategies by planning and facilitating youth programs. There are also opportunities to intern/volunteer in other areas of the agency.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn and work with domestic violence education, awareness, and prevention initiatives in the surrounding tri-county area.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and backgrounds
  • Exhibit patience, understanding, empathy and a commitment to the youth we serve
  • Be available to attend a minimum of one prevention program a week, which are typically held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays for 45 minutes to an hour
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to our Outreach Center in the evenings
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and battered women’s movement is preferred. Successful applicant will be required to attend Peaceful Paths’ New Advocate Training.

Any interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Cassie Gaspard, Violence Prevention Educator at cassieg@peacefulpaths.org no later than midnight on Monday, August 7, 2017. If you have any questions or need further clarification, contact Cassie Gaspard at (352) 377-5690 or cassieg@peacefulpaths.org.

Fall 2017 Child & Youth Outreach Program Internship

Position Reports Directly To: Outreach Youth Advocate
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center & Emergency Shelter
Pay Rate: Non-Paid Internship
Hours: 6 to 8 hours per week
Time Commitment: 4 to 6 months

Peaceful Paths is the certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, children’s programming, education and training, counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, violence prevention programs, and batterer’s intervention programming. Peaceful Paths is a member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).

Description

Peaceful Paths is seeking motivated and passionate individuals to work in our Child and Youth Program, which provides services to our Outreach Center and Emergency Shelter. This internship gives firsthand experience in providing children’s advocacy in addition to planning and facilitating children’s support groups. There will also be opportunities to intern/volunteer in other areas of the agency.

Interns will have the opportunity to work first hand with survivors and their children, providing support, learning to advocate and keep them safe.

Job Duties

  • Assist with support groups and client services at least twice a week in the evenings
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings when available
  • Assist with clerical work and program development

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and backgrounds
  • Exhibit patience, understanding, empathy and a commitment to the youth we serve
  • Be available to attend two of the four support groups that occur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings and one three-hour block a month Friday or Saturday
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation to our Outreach Center in the evenings
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and battered women’s movement is preferred. Successful applicant will be required to attend Peaceful Paths’ New Advocate Training.

Any interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Ty Davis, Outreach Youth Advocate at tyd@peacefulpaths.org no later than midnight on Friday, August 4, 2017. If you have questions or need further clarification contact Ty Davis at (352) 377-5690 ext. 514 or at tyd@peacefulpaths.org.


Graduate Internship Opportunities

No Graduate Internships Available