Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Women Helping Women Services Summer Internship Opportunities



 Two summer internships, with stipends of $1500 each



Under supervision of the WHWS Clinical Director, and with direction from the Executive Director and the social work staff, Summer Interns will have the following duties and responsibilities:


Primary Duties (Macro/Mezzo):

Family Court Advocacy Project (FCAP) Assistant—including conducting/ supervising court observations for domestic violence research project, conducting data entry & analysis, research assistance for preparation of Toolkit for domestic violence survivors involved in Family Court, and assistance in grant research and preparation for FCAP.

Grant Writing—researching funding opportunities and grant preparation/ writing, in collaboration with Clinical Director, Ava Rose and Executive Director, Hillary Selvin;

Volunteer Recruitment (especially bilingual) for the WHWS Counseling Talkline;

Primary Duties (Clinical/Mezzo):

Co-Facilitation of Support Groups—co-facilitate one or more support groups for teen girls, adult women and/or parents, as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Individual/ Family Counseling—provide short-term counseling for 1-2 individual or family clients, as assigned by Clinical Director.

Talkline Supervision—under direction of Clinical Social Work staff, provide supervision, support and resource/ referral assistance to Talkline Counselors during 2-3 Talkline Shifts per week.

Additional Duties:

Community-based program development for local school- and shelter-based programs as needed (may include research and development of group curriculum for teens, development of human trafficking outreach program, etc.);

Community outreach & networking, as needed, including attending local interagency councils, LA &/or West Hollywood human services meetings, NCJW & community advocacy events, and other community forums.


Current M.S.W. student status at accredited university.  One (1) year of responsible relevant field experience in social work clinical and/or community-based practice.  General knowledge of grant related activities required. Computer literate with good written and verbal skills.  Valid Drivers License and automobile insurance required. Bilingual Spanish preferred.



For more information, please contact:

Ava Rose, LCSW, Clinical Director

Women Helping Women Services/ NCJW-LA

543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 852-8521             |

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