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Safe Passage

Mission: 

Since 1977, Safe Passage has provided non-judgmental support and services to survivors of domestic violence. All of our services are free, confidential, accessible to people with disabilities, and available in English, Spanish, and other languages. Safe Passage provides crisis intervention, support, and advocacy services to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. Our goal is to support survivors of domestic violence while encouraging self empowerment. We offer support groups which focus on parenting skills, GLBT domestic violence as well as a Latina group. Our children’s services are therapeutic play, a youth support group, individual counseling and we are currently striving to create a tutorial program at our shelter for our resident children.

Internship description: 

This intern would be working very closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator to assist with the continuation of developing and launching elements of our Prevention Initiative. The internship would include attending workshops on prevention, co-facilitating or conducting outreach as needed, researching current legislature and social policy regarding prevention, and helping to establish a component to our programming that incorporates social policy. Additionally, this intern would be asked to actively participate in our social media efforts for both the agency as a whole as well as the prevention program itself. Other tasks may arise as needed.

Internship skills needed: 

Excellent speaking and writing skills. Ability/comfort in presenting material to small groups of people. Interest in domestic/sexual violence prevention. Knowledge of proper research and citation methods.

Languages required: 
Spanish is requested but not required.
Location: 
How to find us: 
Our office is located in Downtown Northampton. The PVTA has multiple stops downtown. There is no parking designated to our office; there are meters for long-term parking as well as free parking if you are willing to walk 5-10 minutes to get to the office.
Work hours: 
Monday through Friday, most likely 9am-5pm. There may also be the opportunity to do some of the work from home.
Dress code: 
Business Casual
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