Career Opportunities

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?

DCRCC will:

  • Provide a 50 hour training to orient, equip and prepare you for partnership with DCRCC
  • Work with you to create a personal work plan to guide our collaboration together during your time of service as an intern or fellow
  • Support your experience through weekly supervision
  • Create spaces for you to get to know other interns,  fellows and volunteers participating in DCRCC programs
  • Invite and involve you in volunteer socials and events
  • Provide supplemental opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding about sexual violence (webinars, trainings, video screenings, and discussions)

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator/Brand Ambassador

The DC Rape Crisis Center is the oldest rape crisis center in the country, and only State Sexual Assault Coalition in the District of Columbia serving the needs of sexual assault survivors. DCRCC is committed to healing after trauma and steadfast in its drive to power a culture of consent and create a world free from sexual violence. With such bold goals we must rely on the support and engagement of our community. To that end, DCRCC is seeking a vibrant and tenacious Outreach and Engagement Coordinator/Brand Ambassador to supply the people power to move DCRCC’s vision. Under the supervision of the Director of Civic Engagement, the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator/Brand Ambassador will serve as the first touch point in the community, connecting those who want to get involved.


  • Identify outreach material needs ie. fliers, handouts, and forms
  • Maintain monthly inventory of outreach needs and submit request orders
  • Identify recruitment targets for various civic engagement opportunities
  • Create recruitment plan which reflects recruitment targets and goals
  • Identify community opportunities for engagement ie. metro outreach and canvassing, presentations, fairs and festivals.
  • Coordinate all outreach and recruitment event details
  • Forge partnerships with organizations identified in recruitment strategy
  • Respond to engagement questions via email, phone and in-person
  • Collect and organize applicant materials
  • Communicate volunteer roles, commitment and expectations
  • Gather recruitment and event data and compile into monthly report
  • Represent DCRCC at panels and speaking engagements
  • Coordinate volunteer social calendar and events
  • Assist in management and administration of civic engagement facebook page
  • Coordinate team of volunteers to represent DCRCC through outreach opportunities
  • Crisis Intervention Advocate (hotline) responsibilities

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with community organizing preferred
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles
  • Knowledge of dynamics of sexual violence
  • Volunteer Recruitment or appropriate related experience
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic thinking
  • Highly organized with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups and the public
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse individuals
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills


Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Tina Ureña, Director of Civic Engagement at


Salary commensurate with experience.