Internships

interns

 

Victim Witness Services internship opportunities:

 


 

Victim Witness Internship Program: Interns are offered the opportunity to receive training and assist in criminal justice court advocacy, in-house crisis response, systems work, event planning, agency marketing, community presentations, vicarious trauma prevention, and in-office support.

 


 

Crisis Response Interns provide crisis services, emotional support, and assistance to victims of crime shortly after the occurrence of a crime or sudden death.

Eligibility for this internship:

  • Must be enrolled in a college or university pursuing a masters or bachelors degree with an approved internship as part of the degree program;

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance;

  • Must be available by cell-phone and able to respond to locations using own transportation;

  • Must successfully complete Crisis Response Training and bi-monthly trainings;

  • Must commit to 4 crisis response on-call shifts per month;

  • Must commit to intern for a minimum of one semester and complete required number of hours to fulfill the college or university internship requirements;

  • Must commit to one weekly meeting with staff supervisor;

  • Must commit to assisting in the development of program curriculum based on experience with guidance from staff supervisor;

  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement).


 

Court Advocate Interns provide assistance to victims of crime as they participate in the criminal justice system, working in tandem with a Victim Witness Advocate. In addition, Court Advocate Interns act as Crisis Response Volunteers.

Eligibility for this internship:

  • Must be enrolled in a college or university pursuing a masters or bachelors degree with an approved internship as part of the degree program;

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance;

  • Must successfully complete the Crisis Response Training;

  • Must sign up for one on-call Crisis Response shift per week;

  • Must be available by cell-phone and able to respond to locations using own transportation;

  • Must commit to intern for a minimum of one semester and complete required number of hours to fulfill the college or university internship requirements;

  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement).

 


 

Management Interns provide assistance in finance and business, agency marketing, fundraising, office support, vicarious trauma prevention, research and data management, evidence informed practices, community education and prevention, community collaboration, policy and systems improvement, and general office support.

Eligibility for this internship:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;

  • Must commit to intern for a minimum of 3 months and be available to intern during the work week and/or special events;

  • Must have a solid understanding of office systems including Microsoft Office products;

  • Must agree to a criminal background check and not have a felony conviction in the past 10 years (discretion may be given depending on the criminal offense), a criminal misdemeanor in the past three years, or a serious driving offense in the three years. (A valid Level One or Regular Fingerprint Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety meets this requirement).

  • Please note Management Interns are encouraged to successfully complete the Crisis Response Training and commit to three crisis response shifts per month (must be 21 years of age or older).


 

Are you interested in applying to be an intern?
The first step is to fill out the application:

Internship Application

 


 

During your application process, you will be asked to complete a
ride-along with Flagstaff Police Department:

Ride- Along Form

 


For more information contact Sarah Young-Patton:

syoungpatton@vwscoconino.org