Internships

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

Therapeutic/Clinical Internships

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 Internships

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 volunteer@dallasrapecrisis.org.