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

Spring 2018 Violence Prevention Internship

WHO WE ARE
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: http://www.peacefulpaths.org/services/child-youth-programs/violence-prevention/

THE OPPORTUNITY
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/children’s programs. There are also
opportunities to intern/volunteer in other areas of the agency. Interns will have the opportunity to learn and work more with domestic violence education, awareness, and prevention
initiatives in the surrounding tri-county area.

THE COMMITMENT
Those who are interested in applying for this internship should enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and backgrounds, and exhibit patience, understanding, empathy, and a commitment to the youth we serve. Our outreach offices are located in an area of town that does not have an evening bus route, so applicants should have their own, reliable mode of
transportation.

Interns should expect to work 4-8 hours a week. We hold prevention programs typically between 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays, the length of the program usually runs between 45 min to an 1 hour and half, and interns will be required to attend a minimum of one program a week. Interns will also be given the opportunity to work with the support groups and services we provide to our
clients in the evenings at our outreach office and emergency shelter. Selected interns will also be required to complete our new advocate training which totals 24 hours. Attending this training IS NOT OPTIONAL . Those who do not complete the training will not be retained as an intern.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to laurad@peacefulpaths.org. Please apply by MIDNIGHT on Friday November 3rd, 2017. If you have questions or need clarification email at laurad@peacefulpaths.org, or call Laura Dawson, Youth Economic Empowerment Advocate & Violence Prevention Educator at (352) 377 5690.


Child & Youth Internship Announcement Spring & Summer 2018

WHO WE ARE
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.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Prospective interns who are selected will be working within our Child and Youth Program which provides services to our Outreach Office and Emergency Shelter. This internship gives firsthand experience in providing children’s advocacy in addition to planning, facilitating children’s support groups and providing childcare support 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 emotionally and physically safe.

THE COMMITMENT
Those who are interested in applying for this internship should enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and backgrounds, and exhibit patience, understanding, empathy, and a commitment to the youth we serve. Our outreach/shelter locations are located in an area of town that does not have an evening bus route, so applicants should have their own reliable mode of transportation.

Interns should expect to work a minimum of 6-8 hours a week with a max of 30 hours with our Child and Youth program staff. We provide support groups and services to our clients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Interns are expected to be available 2 out of the 4 nights from 5:30-8:30 and one 3 hour block a month Fri-Sat. There will also be opportunities during normal business hours for clerical work and program development. Our children’s program staff also meets bi-weekly, that meeting is scheduled based on the availability of the staff as a whole, and interns are expected to attend when available. Selected interns will also be required to complete our new advocate training which totals 24 hours. Attending this training IS NOT OPTIONAL. Those who do not complete the training will not be retained as an intern.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to tyd@peacefulpaths.org. Please apply by MIDNIGHT on Friday November 3rd, 2017. If you have questions or need clarification email at tyd@peacefulpaths.org or Ty Davis, Outreach Youth Advocate at (352) 377-5690 ext. 514


Graduate Internship Opportunities

No Graduate Internships Available