OHL Internship: How To Apply

Potential interns must submit the following:

  1. A cover letter
    1. Please indicate whether you are applying for a full or part-time position
    2. Please indicate the dates you are interested in interning
  2. A current resume
  3. Three professional references
  4. A writing sample (1-3 pages)

*If your application is accepted, this internship requires a criminal background check (done through RAINN at no cost to you, completed after your application is approved).

Preference may be given to applicants who are able to intern for both Fall and Spring semesters. 

Internship applications and questions should be submitted to:

Leidy Londono

NSAH Program Coordinator
E-mail: coordinator@rainn.org

Deadline for Spring Internship: November 15
Deadline for Summer Internship: March 15
Deadline for Fall Internship: July 15

Full-time: 25 hrs/week
Part-time: 15 hrs/week





  • Be on time for shifts scheduled using the Online Hotline website
  • Complete 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Training
  • Follow computer safety best practices learned in the online training
  • Remain supportive and engaged with visitors
  • Provide accurate support using crisis intervention best practices
  • Work on research and administrative tasks relative to the Online Hotline


  • Applicable Majors: Counseling, Social Work, Women’s Studies, Mental Health, Public Heath, Psychology, Sociology, etc…
  • Able to work some nights and/or weekends from home
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal & written
  • Computer proficiency including instant messaging is a must


  • Develop and enhance crisis intervention skill set
  • Learn best practices in the new field of online advocacy and intervention services
  • Provide a safe and secure place for victims of sexual assault and abuse
  • Flexible hours