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Internship Opportunities


Direct Service Intern

Description: Hope Center seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with direct service. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of working with victims of domestic and sexual violence while working for a private nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain facility, staff, volunteer, and client confidentiality at all times.
  • Maintain records of all time spent with clients (i.e. hotline, counseling, etc.). Report all data in ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Assist victims using the empowerment counseling model, schedule counseling appointments, co-facilitate support group and the Mom-on-a-Mission Program and complete shelter intake paperwork with new residents.
  • Assist victims in obtaining emergency civil protection from abuse orders.
  • As a mandated reporter, report suspected child abuse or concerns to the Department of Welfare.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate systems and agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Team Leader.

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, etc.)
  • Must complete 45 hour state mandated training
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail oriented, ability to prioritize, and multi task
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Hope Center or working for a nonprofit
  • Must acquire PA Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse Clearances
  • Strong commitment to victim services and serving all victims with a feminist perspective, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Compensation: This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship.

Applications: Please send cover letter and resume to support@schopecenter.org.

Marketing and Communications Intern

Description: Hope Center seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with direct service. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of working with victims of domestic and sexual violence while working for a private nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen social media presence for the program and identify best connections/practices for the agency. Update and maintain Hope Center’s media presence, including scheduling Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter updates.
  • Assist in planning, writing, and organizing quarterly eNewsletter.
  • Assist in development and copy-editing of content for promotional materials.
  • Designing marketing materials.
  • Review website content and make recommendations for changes and updates.
  • Draft communications specifically for donors/stakeholders, board members, volunteers, staff, and community regarding current activities, as well as sharing results following the event – including but not limited to text, one-page email, press releases, success stories, and flyers/brochures.
  • Assist the agency in branding all communications materials/messages.
  • Review strategic communication plan and provide new ideas and directions.

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms for social media
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail oriented, ability to prioritize, multi task, and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Hope Center or working for a nonprofit

Compensation:This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship.

Applications: Please send cover letter and resume to support@schopecenter.org.

For a fall semester internship must apply by – June 15th

For a spring internship must apply by – November 15th

For a summer internship must apply by – March 15th

Requirements: Clearances, 40 hours of DV training (combination of online and in-person training), References, Must be a Self-Starter and come with a Project Proposal

Send resumes and questions to support@schopecenter.org or call the office at (570) 622-3991.