The Victim Services Unit of the Plano Police Department has an unpaid internship for Spring 2018. An applicant interested in criminal justice, victim advocacy or social services will find this volunteer opportunity fulfilling and challenging.
The Victim Advocate Intern will provide in-person and telephonic crisis intervention and resources to victims of violent crime. The volunteer will be responsible for assisting with administrative tasks, checking voicemail, updating status of victim’s applications, making follow-up calls with victims, updating databases, and entering data into various record systems.
The applicant should have strong computer skills and be a self-starter who can be trained to handle special unit projects independently. Previous customer service experience is a plus, as this position will require interacting with the public and community organizations.
The internship requires a 6-9 month commitment and 8-10 hours a week. It will take about 6 weeks for the background check to be completed, so we are looking for someone immediately.
College internships offer students a hands-on experience that is critical in developing confidence, skills, self-awareness in their career field. The City of Plano Volunteers in Plano Program works with students interested in local government to set up unpaid volunteer internships.
For more information please: Corina Sadler - Volunteers in Plano - 972-941-7617 - Corinas@plano.gov
- Child Welfare
- Basic Computer Skills
- Law Enforcement
- Crisis Intervention
- Case Work / Management
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 8-10 hours per week for 6-9 months