Intern Positions


Summer/Academic Year Positions

Training Information-Starred (*) positions are considered direct service positions and require attendance at BARCC’s rape crisis counselor training. Summer 2017 interns will train June 5-9, 9-5pm each day; 2017-2018 academic year interns will train August 21-25, 9-5pm each day.

Graduate Level Clinical Internship

  • Clinical Internship -  We are no longer accepting applicants for the 2016-2017 academic year. We will begin reviewing applicants for the 2017-2018 academic year in January 2017. Summer clinical internships are not available.

 

Administration and Finance Internship--not currently accepting applications for 2017 

The Administration and Finance department of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is committed to supporting the work of the program staff by providing excellent customer service in the areas of administrative support and finance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Word processing
  • Entering vendor bills into accounting system (QuickBooks)
  • Answering phones
  • Maintaining electronic and paper filing system
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Database management
  • Marketing materials
  • General office duties such as faxing and copying
  • Vendor research
  • Managing voice mail system
  • Managing software updates and installation on computers
  • Web research

Training and Supervision:
Ongoing supervision will be provided by Managing Director on a project-specific basis or as needed.
This position does not require the 40-hour Rape Crisis Counselor training.

Number of Openings: Flexible

Hourly requirements: 8-10 hours/week

Qualifications:
Depends on project

Administration and Finance accepts interns of all genders.

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org.

 

Case Management Internship--currently accepting applications for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year (please note: single semester  internships are not available)

Description:BARCC’s case management program provides brief consultation, advocacy, and supportive referral assistance to sexual assault survivors around their housing and financial related needs.


A Case manager’s assistance to a survivor may range from one time to ongoing consultation and support on various housing and financial related issues including; emergency housing, affordable  housing, public benefits, health insurance, victim’s compensation and other issues that might impact a survivor’s economic stability.

The case management program operates during business hours Monday through Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.

BARCC Case Management Interns conduct initial phone intakes and screen cases for housing and economic stability issues/ needs directly or not directly stemming from rape/ sexual assault. Interns are assigned cases to monitor and are expected to provide the necessary advocacy and support for their clients.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attending a 40 hour Rape Crisis Counselor training.
  • Attending 4 hour case management specific training/ orientation.
  • Committing to covering a hotline shift between 3-7hrs each week for the entire internship period at BARCC (optional for the summer internship).
  • Exploring and working with survivors around various housing related needs, discussing possible options and services available to them including housing search, relocation assistance etc.
  • Searching and connecting survivors to the needed financial resources.
  • Negotiating with Landlords on housing related matters, stemming from sexual assaults that are affecting survivors including back rent fees, fixing security measures on unit and housing fee deposits.
  • Conducting updated research on various programs, policies and resources that may impact clients’ housing and financial related needs.
  • Updating database with housing and financial related resources relevant for SA survivors.
  • Networking and working in collaboration with other Housing Programs e.g. Domestic Violence shelters, Transitional Living Programs, Housing Authorities etc to help address clients’ needs.
  • Attending Advocacy Liaison meetings when necessary.
  • Accompaniment(s) to housing assistance agencies, social service and welfare offices e.g. Department of Transitional Assistance, One stop career centers, Community Health Centers(CHC), and Housing Authorities, to support clients through the process of applying for certain public benefits including health insurance, unemployment, affordable housing, food stamps, cash assistance etc.
  • Attending regular individual and group supervision meetings (at least one hour each week).

Training and Supervision:
Individual weekly supervision occurs with the Case Manager. The BARCC 40-hour Massachusetts Rape Crisis training  and 3 hour case management specific training must be completed.

Number of Openings: 1 Full Academic year.

Hourly requirements:  at least 16 hours each week for full academic year interns.

Qualifications:

We are looking for:
--Foundation Year Graduate Students in the disciplines of Social work, Gender and Women studies, and any human services related field are encouraged to apply. Some direct client work experience on issues of poverty and homelessness, affordable housing, access to public and disability benefits, would be an added advantage--or;
--Undergraduate (preferably senior year) students in any of the above related disciplines with similar working experience are also encouraged to apply.
Fluency or working knowledge in Spanish and / or Haitian Creole/ French is a plus for interested applicants.

To apply, please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org
 

Development Internship -- currently accepting applications for interns; start date flexible

 

Description:
The development department plans and implements all the activities that fund BARCC operations.  This includes foundation grants, individual giving, corporate giving, public funding, special events, and in-kind donations. Also, in collaboration with Community Engagement, this department often handles public and media relations for BARCC.  Development interns can assist in many areas of development and tailor their internship to areas of special interest.  The development internship is a position for a person who really wants to understand and be involved in the management, fundraising, and marketing of a successful non-profit organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assist Events Specialist in preparing for events such as our annual Walk for Change (April) and Champions for Change Gala (November). For example:

  • Research and reach out to potential groups to participate in walk
  • Research and solicit potential in-kind donors for the walk
  • Research and solicit potential auction donors for the gala
  • Create templates, design event materials, event research
  • Data entry, maintenance, tracking and updating of donor databases
  • Assist with general development office tasks, such as word processing, spreadsheet maintenance, mailing, faxing, copying, etc.
  • Provide logistical support and staffing for various fundraising and special events
  • Attend committee meetings for the Gala & Walk and take meeting minutes
  • Answer questions about BARCC fundraising items and services
  • May develop individual projects based on interest and availability

Training and Supervision:
Ongoing supervision will be provided with a development staff member on a project-specific basis or as needed. This position does not require the 40-hour Rape Crisis Counselor training.

Number of Openings: 2 per Summer; 2 Per Semester

High need periods July-November & January-May

Hourly requirements: 12 hours per week minimum during regular office hours; with flexibility for some evening hours.

Qualifications:
Excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Outstanding attention to detail.  Computer skills including Word , Excel and Publisher. Office experience and exceptional handwriting a plus. Ability to work closely with others and also independently.  Willingness to be flexible and open to learning.

Development accepts interns of all genders.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org.


 

Hotline Program Internship--currently accepting applications for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year (please note: single semester internships are not available)

Description:
The hotline intern provides direct service through hotline counseling to survivors of sexual assault, their significant others, and their service providers.  The intern also supports the hotline program administratively, via volunteer engagement and management, and through program development initiatives.  The intern must be able to commit at least ten hours per week to internship tasks in addition to hotline shifts. The hotline intern will be supervised by the hotline coordinator in weekly meetings.  The intern will cover at least one regular hotline shift per week following BARCC’s 40-hour rape crisis counselor training. This internship is a great opportunity for developing counseling skills and experiencing the nonprofit sector in a strong, supportive organization of dedicated, talented individuals. This competitive and exciting position meets program needs and also provides opportunities to pursue personal interests and goals related to BARCC’s mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide coverage as a crisis counselor for one weekly hotline shift as well as coverage for open hotline shifts as needed.
  • Help to organize, set up and participate in hotline peer supervision meetings every first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. These meetings serve to support, engage, and train BARCC’s 35 hotline volunteers.
  • Support the hotline program in its administrative needs by maintaining data collection and entry in our database.
  • Update hotline materials.
  • Hotline related research projects for use in program development.

Training and Supervision:
Individual weekly supervision occurs with the hotline coordinator, and peer supervision occurs twice per month. The BARCC 40-hour Massachusetts Rape Crisis Counselor Training must be completed.

Number of Openings: 1 Summer/1 Full Academic year

Hourly requirements: 16-24 hours

Qualifications:
Students in social work, counseling psychology, public health, women’s studies or other related field. Commitment to BARCC’s mission and philosophy.  Excellent organizational, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Computer skills including Word and Excel. Office experience a plus.  Ability to work closely with others and also independently.  Willingness to be flexible and openness to learning. Experience in crisis intervention, experience with volunteers, and bilingual capability are preferred but not required.

The Hotline accepts  interns of all genders.

To apply, please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org

 

Legal Advocacy Internship--Graduate-Level Only Position--currently accepting applications for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year (please note: single semester internships are not available)

BARCC’s legal advocacy program provides brief consultations, advocacy and legal referrals to sexual assault survivors.  A legal advocate’s assistance to a survivor may range from a brief legal consultation on civil and criminal justice issues to comprehensive support and advocacy for criminal justice, employment, safety, and education issues.  The legal advocacy program operates during business hours.  BARCC’s legal advocacy interns conduct initial phone intakes and screen cases for all legal issues related to sexual violence.  Interns are assigned cases to monitor and provide the necessary advocacy for their clients. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing brief consultations, referrals and advocacy services to clients
  • Providing accompaniment to police/ prosecutor interviews and court hearings
  • Compiling appropriate legal and social service referrals
  • Researching legal issues and drafting internal legal memorandums
  • Developing individual projects under the supervision of legal advocacy staff member

Training and Supervision:
Individual weekly supervision occurs with a legal advocacy staff member. The BARCC 40-hour Massachusetts Rape Crisis Counselor training must be completed.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be law students or graduate students with a criminal justice/criminology or a legal educational background.

Number of Openings: Up to 4 per year.

Hours Required:  40 hours per week for summer internships and a minimum of 10 hours per week for academic year internships.  Please note that part time academic year internships last the full academic year.

Legal Advocacy accepts interns of all genders.


To apply, please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org
 

Medical Advocacy Internship--currently accepting applications for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year (please note: single semester internships are not available)

The medical advocacy intern provides medical advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.  The intern also supports the medical advocacy program by assisting with; scheduling, research, administrative tasks, data collection, peer supervision meetings and other tasks.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide on-call coverage for the medical advocacy program, which includes meeting survivors at the hospital following a sexual assault and providing as much support and information as needed by the survivor and any significant others who may be with them.
  • Provide coverage as a medical advocate by covering one weekly shift as well as help with open shifts  as needed
  • All applicants MUST be comfortable in an emergency room setting
  • Attend all peer supervision meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
  • Assist the medical advocacy staff in setting the agenda, preparing the room and any materials needed for the meeting, welcoming advocates in to the building, and taking attendance.
  • Take minutes, type and give to the medical advocacy staff to distribute within the week.

Provide support to the medical advocacy program:

  • Update written materials
  • For Summer Internship only: Collect and process yearly data and complete a detailed report by end of internship
  • Ensure all data bases are kept up to date
  • Get to know current and new volunteers

Special project:

Each intern will choose a special project to work on for the duration of the internship that matches their skills and interests. Possible projects include: program evaluation, coordinating a clothing donation program, improving the way that the program works, research on emerging issues in the medical advocacy program such as prisoner rape.
The project scope will be decided on jointly with the medical advocacy staff and the intern will be expected to provide progress reports and updates regularly and produce a final product.

Training and Supervision Provided:
Ongoing supervision is provided: once per week formal supervision with medical advocacy staff and twice per month peer supervision.  The intern is required to complete BARCC’s 40 hour MA State Rape Crisis Counselor training. 

Number of Openings: 1 Summer/1 Full Academic Year. 

Hours required:  16-24 hours per week

Qualifications:

  •  Undergraduate study in health, social work, sociology, women’s studies, psychology, public health, pre-med or other similar fields.
  • Graduate study in health, public health, policy, macro social work, sociology or similar fields.
  • Commitment to BARCC’s mission and philosophy. 
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Computer skills including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work closely with others and also independently.  Willingness to be flexible, creative and openness to learning.
  • Experience in crisis intervention, and experience with volunteers are preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must be comfortable in a hospital setting.

Medical Advocacy only accepts female-identified interns.


To apply, please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org

Youth Programs Internship (graduate level)--currently accepting applications for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year (please note: single semester internships are not available)


The Youth Programs Intern delivers programming to  youth and adults in schools, after-school programs and community agencies. The placement is 16-24 hours per week and it is a full academic year commitment.  The Youth Programs Intern reports directly to the Youth Outreach Coordinator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Give presentations and workshops on topics such as rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment at local schools or community agencies.
• Represent BARCC at tablings, health fairs, volunteer fairs.
• Co-facilitate the Youth Leadership Corps (YLC); a leadership program for youth in BARCC’s service area.
• Help answer the Youth Referral Line and provide assistance to callers looking for resources for youth and youth programs.
• Provide support to the public education and outreach programs including updating outreach materials, maintaining data collection, assisting with curriculum development and any special projects that arise.
• Other duties as assigned.


Training and Supervision:
Ongoing supervision is required: once per week individual supervision and once per week group supervision. Interns are required to complete BARCC’s 40-hour MA Rape Crisis Counselor certification training prior to the start of their internship.  There is ongoing training available throughout the year at peer supervision, intern and staff meetings.
Number of Openings: 2


Hours Required: To Be Determined; 16-24 hours per week.


Qualifications:
Graduate students in public policy, public/community service, education, public health, gender/women’s studies, social work or counseling psychology.

Excellent organization and interpersonal skills, experience with adolescents, and public speaking skills.  Previous education experience highly desirable as well as bilingual capability (Spanish-English) or fluency in other languages.

The Youth Programs department accepts interns of all genders.



To apply, please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to volunteer@barcc.org

 

Clinical Internship--Graduate Level Only--will begin reviewing applications for the 2017-2018 academic year in January 2017 (please note: single semester and summer internships are not available). Applications may be submitted at any time.

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Description:

Intakes:  Interns are responsible for completing psychosocial intakes for the counseling program as scheduled. 
Counseling: Each intern will have the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, families, as well as groups.  The number of clinical hours will vary [from 5-10 hours a week] depending on the requirements of each program and the clinical needs of the agency. All clinical interns are required to do 1 or 2 process recordings of a counseling session each week to be turned into the clinical intern supervisor. (A process recording is a written account of the interaction between intern and client.)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Work
  • Administrative Work

    • Each intern will be assigned administrative work related to the program.  Also, interns will perform other administrative duties as needed.  The total amount of time spent on administrative tasks will be approximately 3-4 hours per week.

Training and Supervision:
BARCC’s 40-hour rape crisis counselor training is required to be completed prior to the beginning of the internship. Interns must be able to attend one of the summer trainings.

Each intern:

  • Must attend a 40-hour rape crisis counselor training; dates available in early June and late August
  • Must meet with primary supervisor on a weekly basis for 60 minutes
  • Must attend Client Services meetings on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm.
  • Must attend Intern Group Supervision meetings held on Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am
  • If an intern facilitates a group, they will attend supervision for that group.

Hourly requirements:

  • Minimum 24 hours each week
  • One night is required.
  • Vacation:  Because of the nature of the work and the needs of the clients, interns are not to take more than 2 weeks off for the Dec/Jan holiday season and no more than one week off in the Spring (Spring break).
  • Mentor program: Each intern will be assigned a mentor. The purpose of the mentor program is to improve the experience of the clinical interns by providing a better connection to BARCC as a whole (meaning understanding all programs that contribute to BARCC).

Qualifications:

  • Students must be in the second year of their program.
  • Must provide clinical services to BARCC from beginning of September to beginning or middle of May (depending on completion of requirements).
  • No audio or video recording of clinical sessions are allowed (verbatim process recordings are required)

The BARCC clinical program accepts interns of all genders.


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