Domestic Violence Program Intern
Interns work alongside advocates and assist with projects, research-based tasks, data entry, and directly assist foreign born survivors of domestic violence and forced marriage.
- Ability to provide a “trauma-informed” approach and sensitivity to working with refugees and other vulnerable populations
- Comfortable working independently and in collaborative environments
- Knowledgeable of diverse cultures and/or willingness to learn cultural customs
- Access to a car/reliable transportation
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
- Adherence to confidentiality policies
- Flexibility and adaptability to the changing needs of survivors
- Assist with public benefit applications and getting access to cash/SNAP
- Obtain temporary DSS benefit cards
- Accompany clients to bus orientations and medical/legal appointments
- Help clients with financial literacy and assist in setting up phone technology
- Link survivors to other agencies for referrals
- Deliver donations and safety related items to clients
- Research community resources
- Observe intakes and client meetings when appropriate
- Complete other duties as assigned
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