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Youth Program Intern

Applications due January 4, 2019

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The Social Change Team is recruiting for an intern with an interest in anti-oppression, curriculum-building, trauma-informed practices, resource sharing, and anti-violence. This internship will provide opportunities to work with the Youth Resilience Coordinator and other Action Alliance staff members in planning a retreat and council for young adults grounded in social justice and creative expression.

Some activities may include assisting in the following: coordinating event logistics for the retreat, conducting research, compiling resources for volunteers, creating resources or tools for youth, developing and/or facilitating workshops during the retreat, designing council outreach and activities, building relationships with community partners and/or fiscal sponsors.

Schedule and travel requirements: This internship is generally scheduled for 8-12 hours per week (with an expected increase in hours during the months of June and July) and will last from February - August 2019. The schedule will be set in coordination with supervisor. Some statewide travel might occur and will be approved in advance by supervisor.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will have strong skills in writing and critical thinking; a passion for working to end sexual violence and intimate partner violence; an understanding of how privilege and oppression operate; and an interest in using creative expression (writing, art, etc.) for social change. Facilitation and/or event coordination experience is preferred, but not required.

Compensation: Interns will be compensated at the rate of $12/hour for an average 8-12 hours of work per week. Time will be tracked using an agency time sheet and supervisor(s) will approve hours logged.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter detailing your interest in the internship and any relevant experience, and questions to: by January 4, 2019. No calls please.

People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

1118 West Main Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome applications on an ongoing basis!

The Action Alliance is always seeking volunteers to answer our 24-hour hotline, represent us at community outreach events, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application. For more information about the volunteer program, please send an email to

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Hotline Crisis Services Spec. and Hotline Crisis Services Spec.

Application deadline: open

The Hotline Team is always accepting applications and a job posting can be found below. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis as positions become available. Should materials match an opening hotline leadership will directly reach out to candidates.

(Bilingual) Hotline Crisis Services Specialist

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Virginia’s statewide coalition addressing sexual and domestic violence, is hiring part-time (bilingual/bicultural, Spanish & English) Hotline Crisis Services Specialists to provide culturally competent crisis intervention services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Hotline Crisis Services Specialists will:

• Respond to and document calls, chats, and texts in English (and Spanish) from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence; their family members and friends; allied professionals; and the general public.

• Ensure quality responses to each of the Hotlines answered by the Action Alliance, including the Virginia Statewide Hotline, the PREA Hotline, the LGTBQ+ Helpline, and the hotlines of local sexual and domestic violence agencies.

• Ensure the delivery of effective and timely services to agencies that work with the statewide hotline.

• Follow up with callers who identify intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence as primary issues.

• Attend and participate in internal, state, and national training activities concerning the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, crisis intervention, active listening, supportive counseling, risk assessment, safety planning, intersections of oppression and violence, legal advocacy, and resource identification/development.

Position Requirements

This position requires work, volunteer, or internship experience delivering services in English (and Spanish); a basic knowledge of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and our work at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance; and strong organizational skills. All Action Alliance staff must be committed to the agency’s mission and guiding principles. Working with the Action Alliance requires dedication to cooperating with peers, participating in group processes, utilizing healthy conflict resolution skills, and modeling respectful relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will be proficient in Office 365 and have experience with online documentation and databases.


This is an hourly non-exempt position that will be scheduled to work 10 to 30 hours from Sunday to Saturday, including holidays. Since we operate the Hotline 24/7, many shifts are outside traditional business hours. The hourly rate of pay starts at $15. Limited statewide travel is required for training; national opportunities may also be provided.

The Action Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring and supporting a diverse staff. We strongly encourage people of diverse racial, gender, and ethnic identities and abilities to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Reed Bohn by email at, or mail your application materials to:

Reed Bohn

Hotline Manager

c/o Action Alliance

1118 W. Main St.

Richmond, VA 23220

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