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 2018.

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

Employment Opportunities

Per-Diem Clinical Therapist

Per-Diem Clinical Therapist

Part Time (hours negotiable, minimum of 4 client hours per week)

HOPE Works is looking for a licensed or license eligible clinical therapist to join their direct services team providing support to survivors of sexual violence in Chittenden County. The per-diem position will provide trauma counseling to youth (13-24), and adults, as well as facilitate clinical support groups for survivors of sexual violence. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intakes and assessments.

  • Provide weekly counseling therapy.

  • Create treatment plans.

  • Maintain updated, timely, and accurate case notes and files, utilizing EHR system.

  • Work with HOPE Works administrative and billing staff.

  • Will engage in outreach activities as needed when case load has openings. 

  • Participate in weekly clinical supervision, with Clinical Supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a similar degree.

  • Knowledge of sexual violence dynamics, and a strong background in providing trauma-informed, empowerment based mental health services.

  • Has day and some evening availability. 

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English.

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess and maintains a current mental health license from the State of Vermont (if not licensed, clinician must be Rostered with the State). 

  • Currently contracted with various insurance panels.

  • Bilingual

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: HOPE Works, PO Box 92, Burlington VT 05402, attn: Kristine Reynolds; or email to


People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer.