Apply For Interships

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.

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

        1. Attend DARCC Volunteer Training

        2. Pass a criminal background check

        3. Sign an agency confidentiality agreement

        4. Have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle or other reliable transportation

        5. Have a valid email address and cell phone

 

Therapeutic/Clinical Internships

Job 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 talented Clinical Intern professionals to join our team. Clinical interns are accepted as space permits, and are available only to students enrolled in a graduate counseling program, or post-grad. Post-grad interns must be seeking hours in their discipline. 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 Clinical Interns

·         must be covered under the insurance of their learning institution or provide their own liability insurance

·         must provide coverage for 2 shifts per month (hotline/hospital). Shifts include evening and weekend coverage

·         Crisis advocacy and information/referral on the telephone and face to face at the hospital

·         Intake and initial assessment of DARCC clients*

·         Individual, couples and family therapy*

·         Facilitating psycho-educational support groups*

·         Advocating for clients in the criminal justice system

·         Program development, research for grant proposals, writing grant proposals

·         Participate in the organization and execution of outreach and awareness events

·         Develop and implement programming for Dallas area middle and high school age youth to address social justice and              prevention of violence

·         Present educational programs to community groups

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

Qualifications for Clinical Interns

Must be enrolled in a graduate counseling program, or post-grad. Post-grad interns must be seeking hours in their discipline.

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.

Social Media Intern

Job 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

Bachelor's degree 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.

Non-Clinical Internships

Non-clinical interns are accepted as space permits and are available to students enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program. Interested applicants should be comfortable with: public speaking (both youth and adult groups), learning more about prevention & social justice, being resourceful, thinking on your feet, and being energetic, positive and upbeat while reframing a challenging topic.

·         Crisis advocacy and information/referral on the telephone and face to face at the hospital

·         Advocating for clients in the criminal justice system

·         Program development, research for grant proposals, writing grant proposals

·         Participate in organization and execution of outreach and awareness events

·         Develop and implement programming for Dallas area middle and high school age youth to address social justice and prevention of violence

·         Present educational programs to community groups

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