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We have many internships and work-study positions available for undergraduate and graduate students at many of the local colleges and universities in Chittenden County. Contact our volunteer coordinator at Federica@hopeworksvt.org or (802) 864.0555 ext 13 for more information. Some notable internships listed below:

Hotline Internship

  • Help survivors of violence by answering our 24 hour hotline and providing crisis support, options, and referrals
  • Must attend 32+ hours of volunteer training
  • Must take 3-4 hotline shifts a week (shifts run 9am-5pm and 5pm-9am , weekdays & weekends)

Computer/Website/IT Support Internship

  • Help office with IT support, computer issues problem-solving, software updating, and website support as needed

Legal/Court Watch Internship (not always available)

  • Gain understanding of the legal system, family court, relief from abuse orders and sexual assault and stalking orders (restraining orders), and other legal aspects of supporting survivors

Grant Writing and Research Internship

  • Help fund programs for survivors of violence and learn an important job skill at the same time
  • 2 semester internship (not offered in Summer)
  • Must have excellent writing and organization skills to qualify for this internship

Outreach and Events Internships

  • Help coordinate our annual events, such as Take Back the Night, Magic Hat Brewing Company’s Mardi Gras Parade, the Clothesline Project, Red Flag Display, and other benefit events

Media/Video/Photography Internship

  • Help videotape, edit, and produce our trainings digitally; create a PSA; direct a short video highlighting the work of our community partners, etc.
  • 1-2 semester internship
  • Graphic design, photography and video experience required; must have access to own equipment

Marketing and Development Internship

  • Help coordinate a fundraising and awareness-raising event for HOPE Works, help with graphic design of materials, soliciting local businesses for donations, and marketing
  • 1 semester internship
  • Graphic design experience preferred

We offer many other internship and work-study opportunities around the year. We also welcome students to contact us with their ideas or their requirements for internship credit so that we can work with you and your teachers.