Intern


 

INTERNING AT THE HOUSTON AREA WOMEN'S CENTER

 

OVERVIEW

The Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) offers several challenging unpaid internships throughout the academic year. The internships at HAWC have been designed to provide selected individuals with hands-on experience to help them prepare to launch a career in social services.

 

The selection process is highly competitive and qualified applicants will have to go through an interview process. If accepted, we do provide training that is required. In some cases, hours in training can go towards required intern hours.

 

HAWC offers different intern opportunities that may satisfy the requirements of several degree programs including: Law School, MSW and Graduate Level Counseling.  Internship opportunities are also available for those in an undergraduate degree programs.

 

CURRENT INTERN OPPORTUNITIES

We are accepting applications for Summer & Fall 2017 Semesters. 

For more information and ways to apply, please see below.

 

Please note: If you do not require the minimum hours required for the below internships then volunteer hours may be available. Volunteer opportunities and application can be found under the volunteer link on the Houston Area Women's Center website.

 

  • NON-RESIDENTIAL COUNSELING & ADVOCACY INTERNSHIPS

    Fall 2017 -  Bilingual English/Spanish - ONLY

    Graduate Level Social Work & Counseling Interns

    OVERVIEW

    Interns observe domestic violence intakes as well as observe their assigned support groups. At the same time, interns are working to complete their required Hotline Training. Interns will also conduct intakes independently and gradually take on more responsibility in facilitating their assigned support groups. Interns are expected to master independently planning and facilitating their support groups before the end of the first semester. Interns will also have to complete 24 hours of Hotline observation within 6 weeks of completing training and work a minimum of 1 three hour shift per month on the Hotline. Interns will also attend a weekly processing meeting and required supervision meeting.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Two-semester commitment, minimum 330 hours
    • Commitment to intern until academic end date, even if hours are completed before end date
    • Academic program must allow supervision by an LCSW-Supervisor or an LPC
    • Be available to accommodate the required internship schedule as follows:

                 Tuesdays:       1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (later as needed)
                 Wednesdays:   5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                 Thursdays:      5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
                 Saturdays:      9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

    TRAININGS

    Complete Crisis Intervention Training - all dates required (see training below)

     

    *Supervision will be scheduled separately

     

    Licensed Professional Counselor Interns

    OVERVIEW

    Interns provide individual counseling to adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence from a feminist/empowerment perspective. Opportunities to provide group counseling as well as opportunities to work with children and adolescents may also be available, but will depend on primary needs of the program.

     

    In addition, the LPC-Intern's supervisor will be screened to assess their experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and their philosophy of supervision.  These internships are unpaid, and the agency is unable to pay for any portion of the LPC-Intern's supervision.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Proof of graduation from an accredited master's program in counseling with a focus on mental health of community counseling. School counselor concentration LPC-Interns need not apply.
    • Proof of passing score on National Counselor Exam
    • Proven ability to work with clients in a client-centered, non-judgmental manner
    • Practicum reference and employment references will be contact as part of the application consideration

    TRAINING

    • Complete crisis intervention training - all dates required (see training below)

     

    *We are unable to accommodate LMFT requests as we do not provide couples, marriage, or formal family counseling.

     

     

  • CHILDREN'S COURT SERVICES/ LEGAL ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP
  • CHILD CARE INTERNSHIP
  • HOTLINE INTERNSHIP
  • DATABASE ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
  • RESIDENTIAL ADVOCATE INTERNSHIP

 

 

TRAININGS

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING: an intensive three (3) week fifty-four (54) hour training. Training is held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday during the 3 week period.

 

The next Crisis Interventions Training is June 3, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (See Attached)

Crisis Intervention Training Schedule

 

CHILD CARE TRAINING: an 8 hour training required. Prepares interns to work with children who are survivors or witnesses to family violence. 

 

The next Childcare Training is TBA

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for an internship, please complete the Intern Application with attached background check form. A background check will only be run on those applicants that go through the interview process.

 

Application Deadline:

Summer 2017 Applicants: May 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Applicants: July 7, 2017

Spring 2017 Applications December 8, 2017

 

Please return the completed application along with a resume to:

E-mail:       intern@hawc.org

Or Mail:      Houston Area Women's Center

                 Attn: HR Admin

                 1010 Waugh Dr.

                 Houston, TX 77019