At STOPDV, our interns experience the court project and non-profit world as a whole. They participate in meetings, attend both criminal and civil court hearings, and each get assigned a special project that they work on throughout the duration of their internship. We accept interns that are currently enrolled in undergraduate programs and though a specific major is not required, we typically look for those of psychology, sociology, or anthropology disciplines. College credit can potentially be earned for completing our internship program.
STOPDV is always looking for new volunteers! Our volunteers have helped with tasks such as putting together comfort packs, creating and delivering medical outreach signs, connecting STOPDV with the community and much more! Being a non-profit, our volunteers are essential to keep STOPDV operations running smoothly. Many of our past interns have enjoyed their time working with STOPDV so much, they too come back to volunteer!
For more information on how to apply for our internship program, or volunteer for STOPDV, please contact Amy Johnson, Court Advocate and Internship and Volunteer Program Director.
"Being an intern at STOPDV really opened my eyes to what domestic violence is. I have grown a passion for working with these victims, especially working on the legal side of domestic violence. I would have never known the impact attorneys and advocates could have on survivors had it not been for my time at STOPDV. Working here has better prepared me for my journey to law school and my career as a lawyer."
"STOP DV has taken my aspirations as a future social worker and transformed them into a reality. I am consistently amazed by the leaders who started this court project and their efforts, and that is a huge reason why I volunteer. Overall, this experience has paved the way for my future career in advocating for the justice of our community."
"I love volunteering with STOPDV because I have so many opportunities to help others and make a difference in the community. I have overseen and administered a special project for STOPDV, along with attending meetings, and helping out with other projects that the STOPDV team have administered. I am looking forward to more projects and opportunities that STOPDV have in store for me and I am so ecstatic about the opportunities still to come for this exceptional nonprofit."
"Working as an intern for STOPDV has not only furthered my knowledge of the civil and criminal court processes, but has also helped me to understand just how essential agencies like STOPDV are to the community at-large and in helping educate those government facilities that need it. I realized a long time ago that no matter what I did in life, I wanted to help people; after working here, I can honestly say that my passion for wanting to help those in need— to show others that there are people who still care— that flame, has not and will never go away. This internship has helped me to strengthen my skills and use them not only to get to where I want to be in life but to truly make a difference in the lives of others along the way."
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