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Victim Services Internships

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. We are currently receiving applications for the following terms below..

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 specialists
  • 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 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 pre-internship 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

Application Deadline

  • Term: Summer, Fall 24 & Spring 25
  • Closes: March 15th, 2024