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Advocate Internship

Monday, May 15th to Friday, July 14th, 2017
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SupervisorAntonella Kinder
PaidNo
CreditYes
Description

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter

Job Description – Advocate Intern

Job Title: Advocate Intern
Direct Supervisor: Primary Advocate(s)
Program Supervisor: Director of Outreach
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Commitment: Minimum of 120 hours total over the course of a single term; preferred regular schedule with a minimum of 12 hours per week.

If interested, contact Antonella Kinder: akinder@nwaws.org.

Qualifications:

·         Commitment to the mission, policies and core values of the NWA Women’s Shelter.

·         Desire to learn and cultivate a knowledge base regarding crisis response and support services.

·         Able to provide advocacy and compassionate support to victims of domestic violence.

·         Able to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and community donors through a variety of mediums.  

·         Able to utilize computer programs independently and with proficiency.

·         Able to work independently and exercise personal autonomy. 

·         Able to present self professionally and demonstrate customer service skills.

·         Currently enrolled in higher education academic program.  Junior Status or higher (exceptions for interested sophomores made in exceptional cases).

·          No prior felony convictions. Background checks will be conducted.

Job Description:

Overall, the Advocate Intern is responsible for internalizing the NWAWS mission and modeling healthy relationships to residents in the shelter and the community, facilitating advocacy and basic support services to victims of domestic violence in shelter and via the crisis hotline, and fostering a supportive an safe environment for all clients and children currently living in shelter as a result of domestic violence.

·         Provide support and basic advocacy for victims of domestic violence in shelter and via crisis hotline.

·         Document interactions with victims of domestic violence as set forth by agency policy.

·         Provide transportation for victims of domestic violence to appointments in the community.

·         Secure needed goods and services for victims of domestic violence in shelter.

·         Assist in maintenance of federal grant records for transportation logs and volunteer hours.

·         Work with community resources and other nonprofits to assist clients in the transition from the shelter into the community.

·         Attend meetings and trainings with other interns and staff members.

·         Data entry of client records and information.

·         All other duties as assigned.

 

CausesAdvocacy Children & Youth Community Computers & Technology Crisis Support Persons with Disabilities Education Emergency & Safety Employment General Service Health Homeless & Housing Food Insecurity, Hunger Immigrants & Refugees Legal Services LGBTQ+ Gender Media & Broadcasting Politics Poverty & Basic Needs Race & Ethnicity Older Adults Veterans & Military Families Victims' Services

Location: P.O. Box 1059, Rogers, AR 72757