Sexual Violence Awareness Month Internship

Description of position:This internship is focused on all aspects of coordinating, marketing, and implementing events and activities for the month of April 2019 - Sexual Violence Awareness Month. This intern will work under the Director of Education and Prevention, as well as the Development and Volunteer Coordinator, to plan awareness opportunities for Chittenden County, including, but not limited to: Take Back the Night, Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, Clothesline Projects, Red Flag Projects. Also, this intern will be asked to be present at various community meetings leading up to April to market events, work on new initiatives targeting underserved populations, and build ongoing relationships with social service agencies.

Required Competencies/General Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable with the extroverted needs of outreach (ability to make phone calls, reach out to businesses, etc)

  • Experience with various social media platforms

  • Command of Google Drive, including docs, sheets, and calendar.

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated.

  • Must be available some nights and weekends, especially in April.


Fundraising and Events Internship

Description of position: HOPE Works seeks an organized and energetic individual to work with our development staff to advance our fundraising and marketing capabilities. The Fundraising and Events Intern will report to the Development and Volunteer Coordinator, and assist with donations tracking, event planning, web and social media upkeep, and general fundraising for HOPE Works. General Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting ongoing fundraising projects.

  • Ongoing data entry, acknowledgements, communications, and other work related to our ongoing development efforts.

  • Planning and day-of support for events in the community.

  • Assist with graphic design and web page upkeep, as well as improving social media presence.

Required Competencies/General Requirements:

  • Experience with various social media platforms

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with Sales force or other data management systems preferred.

  • Detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated.

  • Experience with Squarespace web design a plus!


Hotline / Chatline Additional Hours

Description of position: Hotline and Chatline volunteers cover shifts on HOPE Works’ 24-hour hotline and online chatline, to offer emotional support, information, and options to survivors of sexual violence and other callers. All hotline/chatline volunteers receive HOPE Works volunteer training, as well as Crisis Worker Certification, in order to better provide trauma informed support and effective referrals to survivors and their loved ones. This is a remote position, that can be paired with any of our existing internships in need of additional required hours.

Required Competencies/General Requirements:

  • Completion of our Spring Hotline and Volunteer Training in April of 2019.

  • Has an ability to maintain confidentiality and is dedicated to helping end sexual violence.  

Employment Opportunities

Clinical Therapist

32 hrs/week with full benefits

General Responsibilities

Provide therapeutic interventions and mental health counseling services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their impacted loved ones.   Develop and complete program outreach and marketing, in-house and community partner referral and feeder systems, data collection, and evaluation. Meet and exceed grant project objectives. Represent and embody HOPE Works Mission Statement.


Must hold a license in Social Work or equivalent and have at least two years experience providing therapeutic services while under clinical supervision. Must have experience with providing trauma-informed, survivor/client empowerment clinical interventions with victims of multiple abuse experiences, including child sexual abuse, teen sexual assault, and sex trafficking victimization. Must have demonstrated skill in working with youth 13-24, professionals, and graduate-level social work interns; an understanding of best practice in providing mental health services at a non-mental health agency (e.g.: therapy services within a rape crisis center) is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of sexual violence issues and types of non-clinical service provision within advocacy models is required.

Specific Responsibilities:

Ongoing therapeutic and clinical services

●       Schedule and provide therapy sessions to youth (13-24) and adult survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and impacted loved ones;

●       Facilitate clinical support groups at HOPE Works and in the community, in collaboration with HOPE Works Staff, and community partners;

●       Research, develop and implement therapeutic and mental health services with specific youth focus; work with community partners to ensure clinical services are culturally-relevant and appropriate for homeless and LGBTQ-identified survivors;

●       Work with experts in the victim advocacy field to ensure clinical services fit the specific and diverse needs of victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation;

●       Provide clinical and administrative support to one or more graduate-level social work interns, including recruitment,  training, intern program and services development, and weekly supervision;

●       In collaboration with the HOPE Works Staff, provide a long-term vision and strategic growth plan for clinical programs at HOPE Works; and

●       Provide clinical supervision to HOPE Works advocates, as needed.

 Administrative tasks

●       Maintain standard practitioner files on survivors accessing clinical programs of HOPE Works; facilitate any release of information paperwork between clinical and advocacy programs of HOPE Works (at the direction of survivors);

●       Develop and implement community outreach and marketing of new clinical services, establish and maintain in-house referrals, establish and maintain community partners’ referral systems to clinical programs at HOPE Works;

●       Assist in policy development (e.g.: file keeping and retention, mandatory reporting issues, communication between HOPE Works clinician and advocacy team, and co-occurring clinical and non-clinical service provision);

●       Collaborate with HOPE Works Staff and other Youth Grant partners to meet any additional grant goals with clinical interventions, with an emphasis on fostering access to traditionally underserved survivors and diverse communities;

●       Collect, interpret, and report on clinical statistics; work with HOPE Works Staff to ensure that grant funded programs are successful and that program evaluative measures are efficient, appropriate, and effective in measuring the clinical programs’ efficacy; assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports; and

●       As appropriate, participate in staff meetings, staff retreats, and volunteer trainings for the agency.

People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Leonard at