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Internship Opportunities

The RICADV needs YOU!

At this time, we are currently seeking interns in the areas listed below.

All internships are unpaid with course credit available.

To apply, please fill out the form below and include your resume.

 

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, or for internships working directly with victims of domestic violence, please contact our member agencies listed on our home page.

 

Internship Opportunities:

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will:

    • Draft & archive press announcements for the RICADV and our six member agencies
    • Create, distribute and archive a bi-weekly news digest to help monitor local and national media coverage of domestic violence
    • Support & archive the RICADV's public awareness campaigns, including Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2014 coming up in October
    • Contribute to social media
    • Maintain website content
    • Draft and distribute e-newsletters
    • Provide general office support
    • Complete other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate must possess:

    • Experience with email marketing tools (i.e. Constant Contact, MailChimp)
    • Experience with web Content Management Systems
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
    • Superb writing skills
    • Solid research skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • A professional and positive demeanor
    • Experience with graphic design and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

The intern will report to internship supervisor Cristina Williams, Manager of Communications and Public Relations, RICADV.

 

Policy Intern

Interns with an interest in policy making will support the RICADV's systems change work. The role will include researching policy issues related to domestic violence in order to support our legislative advocacy; conducting research on legal issues related to domestic violence (e.g. criminal law, housing law, constitutional law); writing policy memos; analyzing state domestic violence data; and organizing lobby days for RICADV supporters at the State House.

Policy Interns will learn about:

    • The dynamics of domestic abuse
    • Legal and policy issues related to domestic violence (including those regarding the criminal justice system, divorce and child custody, and state and local systems)
    • Data analysis and applying data to policy positions
    • Legislative advocacy

A Successful Candidate will have:

    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Strong note-taking and listening skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
    • Strong research skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work as part of a team
    • A professional and positive demeanor
    • Political advocacy experience preferred


Prevention & Education Intern

Interns with an interest in prevention work will participate in the CDC primary prevention initiative, DELTA FOCUS, and the Ten Men Project. They will also assist in the planning of training events and in raising awareness for prevention programs.

Prevention Interns will learn:

    • The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse
    • Strategies for Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
    • State's resources for violence prevention programming
    • How to conduct a needs assessment for program planning

 

Creative Communications Intern (SOAR)

SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) is a task force of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence comprised of survivors of domestic and dating violence. SOAR's mission is to promote and advocate for the elimination of domestic violence in Rhode Island and to embody and give visibility to the voices of abused women.

The Creative Communications Intern will help tell survivors' stories in engaging, inspiring and informative ways to various audiences through various formats. The Intern will primarily be a multimedia storyteller but will provide
administrative support to the SOAR Coordinator as needed.

Ideally, the Intern will have excellent writing skills along with abilities in photography and/or videography.

The Intern should be self-motivated, creative and able to work in collaboration with staff and SOAR members to capture SOAR members' voices and experiences, bringing their stories and advocacy efforts to life, whether through photos, videos, written narratives, or other multimedia.

Other responsibilities may include:

    • Updating SOAR website
    • Contributing to social media (+ SOAR's private Facebook group)
    • Establishing blogging and vlogging practices
    • Drafting and distributing internal e-newsletters
    • Various outreach and research activities
    • Event planning, including support of SOAR's nationally-recognized, award-winning original play Behind Closed Doors

 

Administrative Intern (SOAR)

SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) is a task force of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence comprised of survivors of domestic and dating violence. SOAR's mission is to promote and advocate for the elimination of domestic violence in Rhode Island and to embody and give visibility to the voices of abused women.

The Administrative Intern will support the SOAR Coordinator with various initiatives, programs, and office work. The SOAR Intern will assist with meeting coordination/set-up, website updates, social media, internal newsletter, outreach, research, and event planning, including the support of SOAR's nationally-recognized, award-winning original play Behind Closed Doors.

The intern will attend SOAR meetings that occur once a month, usually on the first Monday of each month, and will be responsible for recording meeting minutes. The intern will also help facilitate SOAR's new subcommittees
(Messaging; Policy; Training; Membership, etc.).

The SOAR Intern will also enjoy the freedom to explore creative ways to tell survivors' stories, solicit funding, get community members involved and attract new members.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule, with day, evening and weekend hours available.

A Successful Candidate will possess:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with a group
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality standards
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Creativity and drive
  • Excellent technical abilities
  • A professional and positive demeanor

 

 

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