Careers with Rape Victim Advocates

RVA is currently hiring for the following positions:

Persons of color and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply. RVA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

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.

RVA is not currently accepting internship applications.

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