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Partner Agency of

Schuylkill United Way

Internships

Must Apply By:

  • For a fall semester internship - June 15th
  • For a spring internship - November 15th
  • For a summer internship - March 15th

Requirements:

  • Clearances
  • 40 hours of DV training (combination of online and in-person training)
  • References

Must be a self-starter and come with a project proposal.

Send resumes and questions to swicagency@comcast.net or call the office at 570.622.3991.


Internship Opportunities

Intern Job Description: Marketing and Communications

Schuylkill Women in Crisis (SWiC) is a private nonprofit organization, committed to serving victims of domestic violence and sexual violence in rural Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Vision: Schuylkill Women in Crisis envisions a community where every person lives free from abuse and the fear of violence.

Mission: The mission of Schuylkill Women in Crisis is to offer help, hope, and healing for those impacted by intimate partner violence or sexual abuse through crisis intervention, shelter, education, and advocacy for social change.

Position: Marketing and Communications

Description: Schuylkill Women in Crisis seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with direct service. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of working with victims of domestic and sexual violence while working for a private nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen social media presence for the program and identify best connections/practices for the agency. Update and maintain SWiC’s media presence, including scheduling Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter updates.
  • Assist in planning, writing and organizing quarterly eNewsletter.
  • Assist in development and copy-editing of content for promotional materials.
  • Designing marketing materials.
  • Review website content and make recommendations for changes and updates.
  • Draft communications specifically for donors/stakeholders, board members, volunteers, staff and community regarding current activities, as well as sharing results following the event – including but not limited to text, one-page email, press releases, success stories and flyers/brochures.
  • Assist the agency in branding all communications materials/messages.
  • Review strategic communication plan and provide new ideas and directions.

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms for social media
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail oriented, ability to prioritize, multi task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of SWiC or working for a nonprofit

Compensation:

This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship.

Applications: Please send cover letter and resume to swicagency@s-wic.org


Intern Job Description: Direct Service

Schuylkill Women in Crisis (SWiC) is a private nonprofit organization, committed to serving victims of domestic violence and sexual violence in rural Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Vision: Schuylkill Women in Crisis envisions a community where every person lives free from abuse and the fear of violence.

Mission: The mission of Schuylkill Women in Crisis is to offer help, hope, and healing for those impacted by intimate partner violence or sexual abuse through crisis intervention, shelter, education, and advocacy for social change.

Position: Direct Service Intern

Description: Schuylkill Women in Crisis seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with direct service. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of working with victims of domestic and sexual violence while working for a private nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain facility, staff, volunteer and client confidentiality at all times.
  • Maintain records of all time spent with clients (i.e. hotline, counseling, etc.). Report all data in ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Assist victims using the empowerment counseling model, schedule counseling appointments, co-facilitate support group and the Mom-on-a-Mission Program and complete shelter intake paperwork with new residents.
  • Assist victims in obtaining emergency civil protection from abuse orders.
  • As a mandated reporter, report suspected child abuse or concerns to the Department of Welfare.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate systems and agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Team Leader.

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, etc.)
  • Must complete 45 hour state mandated training
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail oriented, ability to prioritize, and multi task
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of SWiC or working for a nonprofit
  • Must acquire PA Criminal Record Check and PA Child Abuse Clearances
  • Strong commitment to victim services and serving all victims with a feminist perspective, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Compensation: This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship.

Applications: Please send cover letter and resume to swicagency@s-wic.org