DARCC strongly supports quality training of graduate and undergraduate interns. Interns are able to receive specialized training from experienced, professional staff in a supportive and safe environment. DARCC is committed to training future generations of advocates and clinicians in trauma-informed, victim-centered practices in order to best support those impacted by sexual abuse and assault in our community and beyond. DARCC works to ensure that each internship/practicum is a meaningful growth experience for our interns.
Please Note: ALL persons chosen to complete their internship/practicum at DARCC are required to:
- attend DARCC Volunteer Training (individuals with previous experience and training in this area may have some training requirements waived)
- pass a criminal background check. No criminal background of any kind will be accepted.
- sign an agency confidentiality agreement.
- have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle or other reliable transportation.
- have a valid email address and cell phone.
Types of activities offered to interns (* denotes activities available to clinical interns only):
- Crisis advocacy and information/referral on the telephone and face to face at the hospital
- Intake and initial assessment of DARCC clients*
- Individual, couples and family therapy*
- Facilitating psycho-educational support groups*
- Advocating for clients in the criminal justice system
- Program development, research for grant proposals, writing grant proposals
- Researching protocols for outcome studies and quality assessment
- Studying risk management concepts
- Participate in organization and execution of outreach and awareness events
- Develop and implement programming for Dallas area middle and high school age youth to address social justice and prevention of violence
- Present educational programs to community groups
- Other opportunities as designated to or suggested by the intern and approved by school and agency supervisor
Clinical interns are accepted as space permits, and are available only to students enrolled in a graduate counseling program, or post-grad. Post-grad students must be seeking hours in their discipline.
Requirements specific to clinical interns:
- must be covered under the insurance of their learning institution or provide their own liability insurance.
- provide coverage for 2 shifts per month (hotline/hospital). Shifts include evening and weekend coverage.
If you are interested in a clinical internship, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-clinical interns are accepted as space permits, and are available to students enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program. Non-clinical interns are currently required to have access to a personal laptop with wireless internet functionality. Interested applicants should be comfortable with: public speaking (both youth and adult groups), learning more about prevention & social justice, being resourceful, thinking on your feet, and being energetic, positive and upbeat while reframing a challenging topic.
If you are interested in a non-clinical internship, please send an email to email@example.com.