The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is seeking applications for our Spring 2017 internship program to work with our Incarcerated Survivor Advocacy Program (ISAP).
We are looking for committed, thoughtful individuals with a passion for social justice, civil and human rights, and ending sexual violence in all its forms throughout Texas. If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please encourage them to submit an application.
We will be accepting applications until December 17, 2016. The Spring 2017 Internship Program begins on January 17 and goes through May 12, 2017.
About TAASA: The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention and advocacy. In the meantime, we desire to support survivors on their paths to hope, healing and justice. TAASA is the voice of the sexual assault movement in Texas. We are a unifying force bringing together parties involved in and affected by sexual assault as a catalyst for change.
About the internship:
The Spring 2017 Internship program will provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students and others to work closely with staff on our Incarcerated Survivor Advocacy Program in a relaxed, yet professional nonprofit environment. Our work consists of individual and policy advocacy, developing resources for service providers and the public, research and data analysis, and building coalitions with agencies and other organizations doing similar work.
This position would be ideal for an undergraduate or recent graduate who has a passion for legal/law/criminal justice reform, community engagement, and who is interested in protecting human rights. Unfortunately, our internship program is unpaid at this time. We are happy to work with academic institutions to arrange course credit where possible.
TAASA is looking for interns who possess the following:
1. An understanding of and commitment to ending sexual violence in all its forms.
2. Excellent written/oral communication skills.
3. A predisposition towards human interest and relationship/trust building.
4. A willingness to be open-minded and non-judgmental.
5. A commitment to understanding TAASA’s work in its holistic entirety, and specifically, the work of the ISAP.
In addition, although the internship is flexible, we would like our interns to:
- Commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.
- Work in the office during regular office hours (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) for part of the week.
- Data Entry
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Administrative Support
- Community Outreach
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