Internships with Rape Victim Advocates

The four primary internship opportunities are with our Advocacy, Counseling, Education and Training, and Development departments.

All of our interns are required to complete a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault crisis intervention training in accordance with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault mandates. You must complete this training prior-to or within a month of beginning your internship. RVA offers this training at least four times a year. The schedule is available here. There is no cost for the training if you are accepted into the internship program. Training is approximately 5 weeks long, in the evenings. There may be other training options available on a case-by-case basis.

With the exception of the counseling department, most internships at RVA are a minimum of a one year commitment.  RVA does not hire summer interns. Our internship cycle runs July 1 – June 30Occasionally, we may be able to work around different internship needs or academic requirements on a case by case basis. Preference may be given to those who have completed the training prior to starting an internship with RVA. RVA accepts nonacademic interns by exception. Counseling intern applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s level program to be eligible for an internship with the Counseling department.

Complete the training application through this link. You can indicate your specific internship interest under the VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES portion of the application. Most of RVA’s internships require a minimum of one year or two academic semesters. Please be sure to read carefully to determine the time commitment of your intended internship. Please complete the internship packet and mail, fax, or e-mail (preferred method) it to the corresponding department with a copy of your current resume and a cover letter. You are eligible to apply to more than one internship and will be contacted by the department you have expressed interest in.

RVA encourages applicants who are multi-cultural, multi-lingual, identify as persons of color and/or LGBTQ.


Intern with Rape Victim Advocates

RVA is currently accepting internship applications. Please download the internship packet here to read the descriptions, responsibilities, and requirements of these available intern positions:

  • Education & Training Program Intern
  • Imagination Theater Intern*
  • Legal Advocate Intern
  • Advocacy Volunteer Management Intern
  • Counseling Intern
  • Development & Communications Intern

*This internship is only available on an as-needed basis.

Careers with Rape Victim Advocates

RVA does not currently have any job openings.
RVA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

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“RVA, at its heart, is a broad community of people united by our belief that survivors deserve compassionate support and that together, we have the power to end sexual violence.”

Sharmili Majmudar

Executive Director, Rape Victim Advocates