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Victim Services Internships

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Research Internship

RAINN seeks research interns to support the evaluation and analysis work within the Victim Services Department. Successful candidates would gain applied research experience and build expertise in the area of sexual violence and delivery of hotline services to victims.

Responsibilities:

Duties will be commensurate with interns’ interests, skills, and individual professional development goals. Internship activities may include:

  • Analyzing feedback from hotline users, including quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assisting with evaluation reports, graphics, and presentations
  • Contributing to training that will enhance the quality of evaluation data
  • Assisting with data management
  • Literature searches

Both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the area of sexual violence are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Pass a criminal background check (administered by RAINN)
  • Possess strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Completed at least one undergraduate statistics and/or research methods course
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or SPSS

Internship Requirements:

This is a part-time, unpaid internship. Interns must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week for at least one semester (two semesters preferred).

If you have any questions, you may contact:
Kimberly Goodman, Ph.D.
Analysis and Evaluation Specialist
kimberlyg@rainn.org

How to Apply:

Please e-mail the following materials to kimberlyg@rainn.org:
(1) A cover letter stating:

  • Why you are interested in interning at RAINN.
  • A description of your research skills and experience. Please be sure to mention any statistical analysis/research methods training, as well as software skills (e.g., SPSS, Excel).

(2) Your CV or resume.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Thank you for your interest!

Training Internship

RAINN is currently seeking interns to provide training support to their Victim Services Department.

The intern will participate in:

  • Revising and updating online and in-person trainings.
  • Creating training materials that will be part of RAINN’s new online training site.
  • Editing video and/or audio for trainings.

*If time permits, the intern will also provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and referral services to survivors of sexual assault via the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (or “OHL”). To learn more about the OHL, please visit http://apps.rainn.org/VolApp/.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • College students majoring in Communications, English, Social Services/Mental Health, Graphic Design, Video/Audio Productions, or who have an interest in the issue of sexual violence are encouraged to apply.
  • Pass a criminal background check (administered by RAINN).
  • Possess exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience with at least one of the following:
    • Audio editing
    • Video editing
    • Powerpoint
    • Graphic Design
  • Must be comfortable discussing issues surrounding sexual violence.

Internship Requirements:
  • Complete RAINN’s Online Hotline training program, including a two day in-person training in D.C. on Sat. June 1st and Sun. June 2nd.
  • Arrive on time for scheduled shifts.
  • Follow RAINN’s policies and protocol.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail the following materials to melissab@rainn.org:

  • A cover letter stating:
    • Why you are interested in interning at RAINN.
    • What strengths you could bring to the organization, the training department, and the hotlines.
    • Your experience with video and/or audio editing software and PowerPoint.
  • Your résumé.
  • Contact information for two (2) references (one academic).
  • A writing sample (2 pages)

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact:
Melissa C. Bermudez, LICSW
Training Manager
melissab@rainn.org

Thank you for your interest!


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