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Peaceful Paths offers dynamic internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining valuable experience for credit. All internships interacting with clients require the completion of a Domestic Violence Advocate training. For more information, please contact the designated team member.

Development:

  • Fundraising, Marketing, and Special Events: Fundraising interns work with the Development Department to organize and execute special events, coordinate donor solicitations, and create fundraising communications. They will work closely with the Director of Development, Stephanie Freas, and must be able to attend all special events.

Economic Empowerment:

  • Economic Empowerment: Economic Empowerment interns work directly with survivors and teach them the skills and tools they need to live financially independent of their abusers. Interns work from the Outreach Center and help deliver financial empowerment curriculum under the direction of Trish White, the Economic Empowerment Coordinator. 

Education and Prevention:

  • Prospective interns who are selected will be working within our Education & Prevention Program which provides services to the children of survivors at our Outreach office and Shelter as well as community members. This internship gives firsthand experience in providing children’s advocacy, planning/facilitating children’s support groups, educating on violence prevention and financial literacy, delivering childcare support, and participating in community awareness events. There will also be opportunities to shadow in other areas of the agency. Interns will have the opportunity to work with survivors and their children, providing support, learning to advocate and keep them emotionally and physically safe.

Legal:

  • IFP Intern: Legal interns work with our legal team, assisting clients seeking injunctions.

Outreach:

  • This position provides first-hand experience in assisting the day-to-day outreach reception, donation support, and client advocacy of a domestic violence agency. Ideal candidates will have experience volunteering, leading groups, and are current in social justice topics, feminist principles, domestic violence research, and nonprofit work. Tasks include delegating tasks to volunteers, community outreach engagement, and developing curriculum for the volunteer and client programs.

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Economic Empowerment Outreach Intern

Coming Soon!

This position reports directly to the Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Trish White, and will be responsible for helping coordinate and execute the Economic Empowerment Program. This position works directly with survivors and gives them the skills and tools to live financially independent of their abusers. In order to work with survivors, a state-mandated training must be completed prior to starting. Send a resume and cover letter to Trish White at trishw@peacefulpaths.org.

Education and Prevention Intern

Fall 2019-Summer 2020

Prospective interns who are selected will be working within our Education & Prevention Program which provides services to the children of survivors at our Outreach office and Shelter as well as community members. This internship gives firsthand experience in providing children’s advocacy, planning/facilitating children’s support groups, educating on violence prevention and financial literacy, delivering childcare support, and participating in community awareness events. There will also be opportunities to shadow in other areas of the agency. Interns will have the opportunity to work with survivors and their children, providing support, learning to advocate and keep them emotionally and physically safe.

Responsibilities/Experiences will include:

  • Interns will create and teach curriculum at community centers, schools, camps, and child support groups.

  • Interns will assist in fundraising events, complete trainings, and attend meetings within our agency.

  • Interns will attend conferences and other professional development opportunities.

  • Interns will learn about and develop self-care strategies and boundaries.

  • Interns will assist with childcare during client intakes and counseling sessions.

  • Interns will track student and client outcomes by organizing and entering statistics.

  • Interns will engage in tabling, conducting outreach events, and developing program materials.

  • Interns will work with survivors and their children in providing support, advocacy, and education.

  • Interns will stay current on social justice topics, domestic violence research, risk factors, and policy reform.

Ideal Candidates will possess: 

  • Knowledge of domestic/dating violence

  • Leadership skills

  • Teamwork experience

  • Flexibility with scheduling

  • Experience working with children

  • Understanding of confidentiality practices

  • Enthusiasm for lesson planning and teaching

 

All 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 katiew@peacefulpaths.org.

Outreach Support Intern

Fall 2019-Summer 2020

The Outreach area at Peaceful Paths is seeking candidates for an internship opportunity. This position provides first-hand experience in assisting the day-to-day reception, donation support, and client advocacy of a domestic violence agency. This is a great experience for undergraduate students in the nonprofit, social services, and/or community health fields. Commitment to this position requires 6-10 hours per week, with flexibility for fundraising and other events outside the outreach campus and hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). Physical requirements include ability to lift up to 50 lbs., some light housekeeping, and ability to move around the Peaceful Paths outreach office and property.

Interns work in a variety of different projects and campaigns, which can include: 

▪ Creatively brainstorming processes to improve workflow for the Outreach Front Desk 

▪ Delegating tasks to volunteers when sorting and organizing donations and pantry items 

▪ Engagement in tabling opportunities, community partnerships, and outreach events 

▪ Development of presentations and/or materials for the volunteer and client programs 

▪ Program support and shadowing of other areas and advocates (donation center, shelter, etc.) 

▪ Attending trainings and other professional development opportunities

Ideal candidates will: 

▪ Practice excellent written/verbal communication, basic office, customer/client service, and organizational skills 

▪ Have experience volunteering and with leading groups 

▪ Stay current on social justice topics, feminist principles, domestic violence research, and nonprofit work 

▪ Abide by the guidelines in the Volunteer/Intern handbook, and be expected to align with the values of Peaceful Paths of 

▪ Promoting diversity and equality 

▪ Professional ethics and standards 

▪ Flexibility and teamwork 

▪ Protection of confidentiality 

▪ Providing survivor focused advocacy 

Internship will run through Fall 2019 with the option to renew for Spring 2020. Preference will be given to candidates who can participate a full-year and can attend the Core Competencies Training which is state-mandated for direct service volunteers and personnel.

 

How to Apply: To be considered all applicants must,

1. Complete the Volunteer Application at https://www.peacefulpaths.org/volunteerapplication 

In "additional comments" let it be known you are applying for the "Outreach Support Internship".

2. Submit resume and cover letter to volunteer@peacefulpaths.org 

Send resume as an attachment; cover letter can be submitted as part of the body email.

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