Friday, June 9, 2017

National Sexual Assault Online Hotline – Internship

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Each semester interns will:
-Complete a 40 hr training program encompassing sexual assault, domestic violence, crisis intervention and online communication.
-Help people from all over the country find resources and support in the recovery process.
-Provide vital research assistance for RAINN’s hotlines.
-Be part of a national volunteer community with members across the country.
-Opportunities to attend community outreach events or Congressional hearings related to sexual assault.

Duties:
-Be on time for shifts scheduled using the Online Hotline website
-Complete 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Training
-Follow computer safety best practices learned in the online training
-Remain supportive and engaged with visitors
-Provide accurate support using crisis intervention best practices
-Work on research and administrative tasks relative to the Online Hotline

Qualifications:
- Able to work some nights and/or weekends from home
- Exceptional communication skills both verbal & written
- Computer proficiency to include instant messaging- must be able to pass a typing test with minimum of 35 wpm with accuracy;
- Complete a criminal background check (at no cost to you, provided by RAINN);
- Must be comfortable discussing issues surrounding sexual violence.
- Ability to work well under pressure and maintain composure during stressful situations;
- Resiliently positive and energetic attitude, with the ability to successfully work on a team and independently

This is an unpaid, part-time position. RAINN employees will work with the student and university to ensure college credit is given for the internship.
Applications accepted until July 15th.

Interested students can read the full posting and apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and searching the internship’s ID number: 159440