Jobs & Internships
MCASA posts job openings for our organization, our member programs and other sexual violence related opportunities. All postings will be removed after 90 days.
-Legal Intern – SALI
The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) of Maryland is seeking applications for legal interns for academic year and summer internships. SALI is one of the only programs in the country devoted solely to providing direct legal services to victims of sexual assault. The Institute is a state wide program that provides legal services in civil cases for victims of sexual assault in cases such as: college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil issue related to sexual assault. SALI also provides technical assistance and training for attorneys, rape recovery center staff, and other professionals working with survivors. The Institute is part of the Maryland Coalition against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA is a non-profit membership organization that includes the state’s nineteen rape recovery crisis centers, law enforcement, mental health and health care providers, attorneys, educators, survivors of sexual violence and other concerned individuals. MCASA represents the unified voice and combined energy of all of its members working to eliminate sexual violence in the state of Maryland.
Legal interns in the office provide information to victims of sexual assault and help attorneys who are working on college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil matter relating to sexual assault. Interns are expected to commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours per week for at least one academic semester, or ten weeks (split summers possible) during the summer. Specific duties vary according with caseload, but generally include telephone and in-person intakes and referrals (with direct client contact), and some legal research. Interns are given the opportunity to accompany attorneys to court when possible. Other intern responsibilities may include: assisting attorneys in preparing cases for trial and/ or witness interviews; helping victims to create their own safety plans; and other administrative duties as assigned.
Legal Institute Responsibilities
The Institute will provide training on the dynamics of sexual assault and the Maryland statues. Written feedback will be provided if desired (or required for academic reasons). Constructive criticism and guidance will also be provided. Applicants should feel free to bring research proposals, or issues they are interested in the attention of the Institute; every effort will be made to accommodate individual interests. Some flexibility regarding hours may be given to allow for other commitments.
Students of any academic discipline will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, the American legal system, or working in the non-profit sector. Some academic background in on or more of these areas is preferred. Applicants must have common sense, and the ability to work independently.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for academic year internships. Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, work experience, and availability to:
Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Post Office Box 8782
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
saliresume [at] mcasa.org (Email)
-Program Intern — MCASA
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders. MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy, technical assistance, and legal services.
Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s program interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Program interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for office management, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.
A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required. Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.
This internship located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office.
- Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
- Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as letters, fact sheets, website content, and newsletter articles
- Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls
- Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office
- Learn about event management by assisting with logistics coordination for professional training sessions and fundraising events
- Enhance research skills by completing written projects regarding sexual violence
- Develop an understanding of nonprofit membership development and engagement by updating and maintaining electronic database records
- Participate in public outreach by attending events, staffing community information fairs, and fulfilling orders for resource brochures.
- Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects
- Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.
- Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
- Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices
- Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
- Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
- Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- This internship is particularly relevant for students pursuing degrees in communications, social sciences, criminal justice, or Women’s Studies, but we welcome applications from those in any field.
Commitment to Diversity
MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity. MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability.
This internship is unpaid. We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.
Send cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to email@example.com. Applications are accepted at any time; however, we encourage applicants for fall internships to apply by early August, for spring internships by mid-December, and for summer internships by mid-April. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.
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Bilingual (English/Spanish) Counselor – Heartly House
BILINGUAL (SPANISH) COUNSELOR
This is an exempt, full-time position that reports directly to the Counseling Services Director.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide counseling services to children and/or and adults who are victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault, particularly Spanish speaking clients
- Provide group counseling for adults and/or children who are victims of child abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault
- Provide follow up as needed with custodial family members
- Maintain a caseload of 12-15 clients
- Participate in weekly clinical review of cases and presents cases for review with counselors at Heartly House
- Participate in the planning, development, delivery, expansion and evaluation of counseling services
- Maintain professional standards of conduct and practices in all aspects of direct client services.
- Provide input into the counseling department strategic and operational plan
- Be available as needed for consultation with other departments regarding clients
- Provide appropriate referrals to clients to obtain additional needed services for clients on an on-going basis
- Ensure client records are up-to-date, complete, and accurately filed, and are closed, as needed. Ensure client records are maintained in complete confidentiality and protection of client rights.
- Complete other duties as assigned by Clinical Services Director, as needed
*(For purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the term “Primary” represents “Essential” and “Secondary” represents “Non-Essential.”
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Must have written and oral fluency in Spanish
- Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling, or PhD in Clinical Psychology with licensure at the independent clinical level
- Strong clinical background and skills, and ability to provide counseling services to clients who experience domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse, and to deal with trauma
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Ability to effectively use computers, including Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and database software
- Successful completion of Heartly House training sessions within probationary period
- Understanding and commitment to the mission, values, and philosophy of Heartly House and the efforts to end domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse
Please send cover letter and resume to Inga James at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 301-663-4334. No telephone calls, please.
Part-time Adult/Child Therapist – HopeWorks
HopeWorks is seeking applicants for a Part-time Adult/Child Therapist who will be responsible for providing individual and group therapy to survivors of sexual violence and adult survivors and child witnesses to domestic violence in our out-patient setting.
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Social Media Intern – HopeWorks
The Social Media Intern will be tasked with the maintenance and expansion of HopeWorks’ presence on social media platforms; sharing information with the public and engaging constituents in online conversations about issues related to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, human trafficking as well as news and events about the agency. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to social justice and desire to address, through their work, the root causes of violence in our society. This is an unpaid internship. If seeking academic credit, the intern will be responsible for obtaining and meeting their specific program requirements. With advanced notice, the agency will provide the necessary documentation needed to obtain credits. Applications are accepted immediately and until position is filled.
- Skilled in the strategic use of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, LinkedIn, YouTube.
- Experience with video production and editing (a plus but not required)
- Have or earning a degree (3.0 GPA +), in media and communication studies, gender and women’s studies, psychology, sociology or related field
- Superior written and verbal skills along with computer proficiency
- Proficiency in at least one language other than English (encouraged to apply but not required)
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
- Able to commit at least 15 hours per week
- Sincere interest in mission driven work
- Be a creative self-motivated, team player with a sense of humor
- Passion for HopeWorks’ mission
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in the creation and execution of plans that communicate key initiatives and messages across multiple platforms; moderate and drive community conversations
- Post and update agency event notices (Facebook, Twitter)
- Report monthly on key performance indicators and competitive benchmarks including but not limited to: Likes, Impressions & Feedback, Followers, Tweet Reach, Total Reach
- Build audience affinity
- Provide monthly statistics for grant purposes
- Other communication duties as needed.
Applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest. Email your resume and letter to email@example.com or send by mail to:
Director of Community Engagement
HopeWorks of Howard County
5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
NO phone calls.
Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is an unpaid internship.
HopeWorks is an Equal Opportunity employer. Candidates are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.