DC Rape Crisis Center Internship & Fellowship Program
The DCRCC Internship and Fellowship Program is a leadership development program focused on cultivating future leaders to power a culture of consent. Based primarily out of Light House Headquarters Office, although some positions have been approved to work remotely, the internship and fellowship program is integrated into all of our departments to offer interns and fellows access to a variety of opportunities.
The Intern and Fellow Program is a strong leadership development program providing young professionals with training and on-the-ground practical experiences in building a culture of consent. After participating in an intensive 50 hour training and orientation process, interns and fellows engage in meaningful projects, continuing education and professional development activities. DCRCC has supported interns and fellows since its inception in 1972, many of whom have gone on to fill important roles in the public service sector.
What support can I expect from DCRCC as an intern or fellow?
Development Fellow (open)
The Development Fellow will provide grants support through writing, editing and research, donation and data entry management. They will also manage the United Way ‘Do More 24’ campaign, conduct research on individual, corporate and foundation prospects, and provide general development support and assistance with general fundraising requests. This fellow will work closely with the Director of External Affairs and will do the majority of their work remotely.
Training & Technical Assistance Fellow (open)
The Training & Technical Assistance Fellow will compile information and research for use in Training & Technical Assistance tools and training, assist in the organization and maintenance of T & TA tools, materials and resources and provide support to Community Education Interns in responding to school requests and facilitating “It’s My Body: Good Touch/Bad Touch” and “Multi-session” presentations. This fellow will also assist in compiling data and creating reports and program evaluation, creating, translating and updating online resources. This fellow works closely with the Director of Training and Technical Assistance and is expected to work within our offices at The Lighthouse Center for Healing or in the community facilitating presentations. Ability to travel within the city is required.
Communications & Email Marketing Intern (open)
The Communications & Email Marketing Interns will assist in the development of engaging and effective email marketing strategies and ensure email messaging is 100% accessible to everyone on both web and mobile. They will also manage the schedule of deployment to optimize user response and actively manage email lists, and generate, analyze, and interpret data for email campaigns. This intern works closely with our Director of External Affairs for strategic campaigns and will assist in implementing structures, process, and guidance for DCRCC departmental units; utilize development and communications software including Salesforce and HubspotCRM. This intern will do the majority of their work remotely.
Community Education Intern (open)
The Community Education Intern’s primary responsibilities will be responding to school requests and facilitating “It’s My Body: Good Touch/Bad Touch” and “Multi-session” presentations. The Community Education Intern may also assist in compiling information and research for use in Training & Technical Assistance tools. They may also assist in the organization and maintenance of T & TA tools, materials and resources. This intern works closely with the Director of Training and Technical Assistance and Training & Technical Assistance Fellow and is expected to work within our offices at The Lighthouse Center for Healing or in the community facilitating presentations. Ability to travel within the city is required.
Administrative Research Intern (open)
The Administrative and Research Intern will assist with volunteer management, maintain stakeholder databases, and respond to engagement inquires through multiple communications platforms email, phone, and in-person. This intern will also research best practices in volunteer management and strategic partnerships to improve community involvement, organize and compile data on volunteer involvement and accountability, and compile program evaluation data and create reports. This intern will work closely with the Director of Civic Engagement and will be expected to work both in the offices at the Lighthouse Center for Healing and remotely.
Interested in joining our team as an Intern or Fellow?
Please submit your resume & cover letter to email@example.com
Public Policy Intern
As the oldest rape crisis center in the country, and the only State Sexual Assault Coalition in the District of Columbia serving the needs of sexual assault survivors, the DC Rape Crisis Center is looking to expand its public policy presence. To this end, DCRCC is seeking an energetic, independent Public Policy Intern. Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy, the Public Policy Intern will be actively involved in public policy initiatives, advocacy, and communications of the organization.
The Public Policy Intern will assist the Director of Advocacy with all aspects of public policy, advocacy, and communication initiatives including but not limited to the following:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Indira Henard, Director of Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lead Advocate is responsible for providing administrative and event management support to the Office of Civic Engagement. Principle duties will include assistance in implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to provide a supplementary workforce through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community and individual volunteers. The Lead Advocate will help to significantly scale up volunteer leverage enabling DCRCC to fulfill its mission by becoming a model volunteer program and DCRCC a volunteer experience of choice. This position’s success should ultimately result in volunteers with a deeper engagement and commitment to DCRCC and the mission of eradicating rape and powering a culture of consent.
Lead Advocate Duties and Responsibilities
Lead Advocate Behavioral Expectations
Lead Advocate Qualifications
Interested in Applying?
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover Letter and two writing samples to the Tina Ureña, Director of Civic Engagement at email@example.com
The DC Rape Crisis Center is no longer accepting applications for fall internship opportunities. If you are interested in internship opportunities for spring 2015 please email résumé and cover letter to Indira Henard, MA
The DC Rape Crisis Center actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.