Thank you for your interest in DARCC's internships

DARCC strongly supports quality training of graduate and undergraduate interns. Interns are able to receive specialized training from experienced, professional staff in a supportive and safe environment. DARCC is committed to training future generations of advocates and clinicians in trauma-informed, victim-centered practices in order to best support those impacted by sexual abuse and assault in our community and beyond. DARCC works to ensure that each internship/practicum is a meaningful growth experience for our interns.

 

Direct Client Service Internships

Therapeutic/Clinical Intern

Internship Overview
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is committed to engage and educate communities to prevent sexual violence and to support survivors and their loved ones as they heal and thrive. DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. DARCC is also committed to social change through prevention, education and outreach programs to the community. We are looking for talented and passionate Clinical Interns to join our team. Clinical interns are accepted as space permits and are available only to students enrolled in a graduate counseling program. If you're excited to be part of a small agency with a large impact, then DARCC is a great place to grow your career.

Application Timeline
Spring/Summer 2024
Application Window Now Closed

Fall 2024/Spring 2025
Application Window: April 1, 2024 - June 1, 2024

Spring/Fall 2025
Application Window: September 15, 2025 - November 15, 2025

Responsibilities for Clinical Interns​:

  • Must be able to commit to at least 6 continuous months with DARCC to minimize interruptions in client services
  • Intern at least 16 hours/week, in-office only, which may include some evening hours 
  • Must complete DARCC’s Sexual Assault Advocate Training, which is a 40-hour training spanning multiple weeks
  • Must be covered under the insurance of their learning institution and/or provide their own liability insurance
  • Conduct intake and initial assessments of DARCC clients
  • Provide in-person and virtual counseling services to survivors of sexual violence ages 13+
  • Facilitate psychoeducational support groups for primary and/or secondary survivors of sexual violence
  • On a weekly basis, interns will meet for one-on-one supervision as well as engage in Clinical Team meetings for support
  • Expectation to maintain proper documentation and timely upkeep of case files
  • Participate in the organization and execution of outreach, awareness, and prevention events as needed
  • Other opportunities as designated or suggested by the intern and approved by school and agency supervisor

Qualifications for Clinical Interns:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate counseling program.
  • Ability work alongside a diverse group of employees and simultaneously work toward many company initiatives at once.
  • It is the policy of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Note: Openings will vary based on our capacity.

Advocacy Intern

Summary: The Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center is committed to the prevention of sexual violence in North Texas and compassionately serving those impacted by it. The Advocacy Intern will assist in providing 24/7 crisis services to survivors of sexual violence through hotline and hospital advocacy. Advocacy interns will help with legal advocacy accompaniment and provide administrative support to ensure that the advocacy needs of DARCC clients are met.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successfully complete a 40-hour certified Sexual Assault Advocate Training Program.
  • Answering crisis calls on the 24-hour crisis line.
  • Providing hospital accompaniment at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Texas Health Hospital Rockwall and Baylor for any survivor who presented for a SANE exam.
  • Providing law enforcement and judicial accompaniment to survivors requiring assistance.
  • Maintains and updates agency resource guides to meet the needs of survivors and their families.
  • Assists in creating reference materials on various Crime Victim Assistance programs.
  • Complete all required documentation of services provided and hours worked.
  • Assisting with various projects around the office.
  • Serve as a mentor for incoming volunteers and act as a support for on-call volunteers.
  • Must believe in, support, and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement and strategic goals.
  • Ability to maintain non-judgmental, accepting attitudes towards people of any race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, age, appearance, or economic status.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience: Undergraduate or Graduate Student pursuing a degree in a social services related field or comparable life experience.

Technology and Computer Skills: Must demonstrate excellence with computers and other electronic devices, as well as agency software needed to fulfill responsibilities.

DARCC is dedicated to the goal of building a cultural and gender diverse workplace committed to working within a multicultural community and strongly encourages applications from minority populations. 

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Community Engagement Internships

Social Media Intern

Internship Overview

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is committed to the prevention of sexual violence and compassionately serving those impacted by it. DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. DARCC is also committed to social change through prevention, education and outreach programs to the community. We are looking for a talented Social Media Intern professional to join our team. If you're excited to be part of a small agency with a large impact, then DARCC is a great place to grow your career.

Responsibilities for Social Media Intern

Work alongside the team to create a plan for social media strategies monthly

Assist in the growth of the brand by raising awareness through various social media platforms

Monitor postings to ensure brand message is constant from the terminology used to images/videos posted

Aid in the daily aspects of promoting events, messages, and campaigns

Share content from community partners

Interact with followers by communicating and responding to comments through the company's social pages

Assist in implementing plans to increase followers on popular social media websites including Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn

Help create content including reels, stories, posts, and TikToks

Qualifications for Social Media Intern

Enrolled in business, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field or equivalent 2 years of social media management experience

Comfortable with working with Microsoft Office and Canva

Ability work alongside a diverse group of employees and simultaneously work toward many company initiatives at once

It is the policy of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

APPLY HERE

Community Engagement Intern

Internship Overview 

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is committed to the prevention of sexual violence and compassionately serving those impacted by it. DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. DARCC is also committed to social change through prevention, education and outreach programs to the community.  

The Community Engagement intern supports the Community Engagement Department to build community awareness and partnerships to ensure broad support for DARCC.   

If you're excited to be part of a small agency with a large impact, then DARCC is a great place to grow your career. 

Responsibilities for Community Engagement (CE) Intern 

Work alongside the CE team with projects to help grow and sustain  

  • DARCC auxiliaries (e. DARCC young professionals)
  • Community events
  • DARCC communications
  • Community collaboration
  • Educating and engaging the public about the issue of sexual assault and DARCC’s response and services.

Share content from community partners 

Participate in the organization and execution of outreach, awareness, and prevention events as needed 

Other opportunities as designated or suggested by the intern and approved by school and agency supervisor 

Qualifications for Community Engagement Intern 

Enrolled in a college/university program with an internship requirement focusing on gaining community-level non-profit experience (i.e., social work, sociology, public relations, nonprofit management, business, etc.)  

Comfortable with working with Microsoft Office and Canva 

Ability to work alongside a diverse group of employees and simultaneously work toward many company initiatives at once 

It is the policy of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. 

APPLY HERE

Additional Information for Applicants

Please Note: ALL persons chosen to complete their internship/practicum at DARCC are required to:

  1. Complete the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
  2. Pass a criminal background check
  3. Sign and abide by the following DARCC policies:
    • Confidentiality agreement
    • Drugs and Alcohol policy
  4. Interns are required to have the following:
    • Valid ID
    • Student email address
    • Cellphone

NOTE: Some interns will also be required to have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle or other reliable transportation