The Bridge to Hope is a non-profit organization committed to ending domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking. Our purpose is to empower those who have been affected by violence, provide options, and offer support so that individuals can start a life that is free from abuse. We are available to text or call with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are never alone, and we are here for you when you are ready.

Pay:

This is an unpaid internship. We will cooperate with academic institutions in order for interns to receive college credit, as well as provide professional references and letters of recommendations. Students interested in receiving credit should first check with their academic adviser to see what options are available. Applicant does not have to be a student to qualify for an internship position.

Responsibilities:

Interns can fulfill a variety of roles. The tasks they do align with The Bridge to Hope’s mission statement. Common duties in a crisis center environment include but are not limited to:

  • Answer and direct crisis line calls and texts in a courteous and professional manner
    • Serve as a resource to answer questions and concerns
  • Screen and answer the door
  • Accept, sort and organize donations
  • Promotional and educational flyer, brochure and poster distribution
  • Organize and set up awareness events
  • Participate in promoting The Bridge to Hope through community education and public relation efforts
  • 24/7 crisis response
    • Be an active listener and support system to help the victim process emotions and concerns
  • Provide a safe, confidential environment, and safe delivery of care
  • Maintain a professional and non-judgmental relationship with survivors and community partners
  • Maintain awareness and adhere to agency operating policies and procedures, including confidentiality and follow all professional operating guidelines
  • General office administration duties

Interns may be asked to assist with:

  • Support groups
  • Presentations to schools or community groups
  • Survivor advocacy
  • Availability for court intake process
  • Transportation of survivors to appointments, etc.

 

Requirements:

We place a high emphasis on listening skills to uncover the needs of survivors. Interns will be requested to have experience with or knowledge of working with culturally diverse populations.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Complete an intern application, interview and background check
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement
  • A commitment to promptness and a proven reliability
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Problem solving
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed
  • Motivated
  • Non-judgmental
  • Willingness to give time, interest and energy to fulfill goals of the program
  • Willingness to work in an environment where survivors may be in distress
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with staff and survivors
  • Understanding trauma informed care and crisis management skills
  • Dress business casual
    • No flip flops, shorts and reveling tops.

Time Commitment:

  • Minimum of 15 hours per week in the office
  • Monthly staff meeting attendance
  • Fundraising and awareness events attendance
  • Must complete mandatory intern training including webinars

 

Responsible to:

Services Coordinator

To Apply:

Fall internship: September – December

Applications are due by June 30th

Spring Internship: January (3rd week) – May (2nd week)

Applications are due by October 31st

Summer Internship: May (3rd week) – August

Applications are due by February 28th

 

 

Application:

Intern and Volunteer Application 2019

 

**Due to the sensitive nature of the work we do, all volunteers and interns must consent to have a full background check performed before beginning their work with us.