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Intern/Volunteer Position Description

UCF Victim Services interns and volunteers engage in projects and experiences that provide exposure to the intricacies of victim advocacy for students interested in advocacy and related career fields. Internships are not paid but can provide University credit, which accepted students must arrange through their academic program’s internship coordinator. Interested students who meet the minimum qualifications should complete the online application by March 20, 2016.
If you are interested in volunteering with our affiliated Registered Student Organization, please contact knightadvocates@gmail.com or find Knight Advocates UCF on Facebook.

Application Requirements

  • Complete online application by established deadline
  • Maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Remain in good standing with the University (no student holds or referrals to student conduct)
  • Participate in telephone and in-person interview process
  • Participate in 40-hour victim services training the week prior to the start of the fall semester
  • Successfully complete police department background check, including driver’s license and criminal history check, drug test, and Voice Stress Analysis (indicating no recreational drug use in the preceding 12 months)
  • Commit to at least two semesters as intern/volunteer
  • Commit to a minimum of 10 scheduled work hours per week each semester

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain highest degree of confidentiality
  • Learn basic crisis intervention skills around specific victimization issues, including sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and other issues
  • Shadow victim advocates
  • Participate in client interviews
  • Interact with the criminal/civil justice system
  • Transport clients to court/to apply for Injunctions for Protection
  • Participate in police ride-along
  • Participate in committees, networking organizations, and advisory boards
  • Participate in educational programming, including planning and presenting
  • Present victim services information at orientations, fairs, Late Knights, and open houses
  • Participate in special event planning, coordination, and implementation
  • Engage in awareness campaigns and event marketing
  • Develop games and marketing materials
  • Participate in departmental meetings
  • Staff front desk, including answering telephone, greeting visitors, and providing intake forms to clients
  • Complete administrative tasks, including scanning
  • Complete required online trainings on a variety of victim advocacy subjects
  • Complete monthly activity and progress reports
  • Organize and attend tours of community partner organizations
  • Solicit donations for special events
  • Maintain neat work environment, including front desk, intern office, and outreach office
  • Remain in good standing with both the University and law enforcement
  • Complete specific tasks based upon individual skills and experiences

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2016/Spring 2017
  • March 20, 2016