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:
1. Attend DARCC Volunteer Training
2. Pass a criminal background check
3. Sign an agency confidentiality agreement
4. Have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle or other reliable transportation
5. Have a valid email address and cell phone
Clinical interns are accepted as space permits, and are available only to students enrolled in a graduate counseling program, or post-grad. Post-grad interns 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
· must provide coverage for 2 shifts per month (hotline/hospital). Shifts include evening and weekend coverage
Non-clinical interns are accepted as space permits, and are available to students enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program. 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.
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
· 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
If you are interested in a DARCC internship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.