Interns are a valued part of the Safe Voices team, and we are proud to offer internship opportunities across all our programs and catchment areas. Read on to learn more about available internship positions and our application process.

Click Here for our Internship Prospectus 


All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for an internship at Safe Voices:

  • Must be a current student enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Must be willing to complete Safe Voices’ CAIRET* training or equivalent orientation process
  • Must agree to undergo a criminal and Department of Health and Human Services background check

We accept interns for fall and spring semesters as well as summers and the full academic year.

While many of our interns come from social work, mental health or other human services programs, we welcome and offer opportunities for all majors/courses of study.

*Interns will be required to complete Safe Voices' 50+ hour training known as CAIRET: Comprehensive Advocacy, Intervention Response and Ethics Training. This training equips volunteers to provide advocacy and support to callers on our 24-hour Helpline. All material is approached with a social justice lens that emphasizes empowerment, collaboration, and inclusion.

Annual CAIRET Offerings

  • Winter - Begins in January
  • Spring - Begins in March
  • Summer - Begins in June
  • Fall - Begins in September


Available Internship Opportunities:

Civil & Criminal Court Advocacy

Helpline Advocate

Nonprofit Operations

Safe House Counselor Clinician

Shelter Advocate

Violence Intervention Program

Development & Engagement


Application Process and Deadlines

All internship candidates must submit the Safe Voices Internship Application form as well as a resume, brief cover letter, and at least two references.

Download Internship Application

Completed application packages may be sent to Rebecca Austin, Director of Advocacy and Prevention, at 

    We often have more internship applications than we can accommodate. To ensure your application receives full consideration, please adhere to the following application deadlines.*

    Fall Semester/Academic Year: June 1

    Spring Semester: November 1

    Summer/Fall Semester: April 1

      Safe Voices will review all eligible applicants and invite top candidates for in-person or phone interviews before making their selections.

      *Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent on program openings and capacity.


      A Note About Independent Studies

      With their time and skills, Independent Study students add value to our work by allowing us to pursue projects that are worthy but often under-resourced. We will consider a limited number of Independent Study projects where there is a clear, mutual benefit to the student and to Safe Voices. Students seeking an Independent Study are asked to complete the same application process outlined for interns. When submitting an application, please specify that this is an Independent Study project, providing as much detail about your availability and program requirements as possible.