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Becoming an Intern

The DCRCC Internship Program is a leadership development program focused on cultivating future leaders to power a culture of consent. Based primarily out of Light House Headquarters Office, although some positions have been approved to work remotely, the internship a program is integrated into all of our departments to offer interns access to a variety of opportunities.

FAQs
Do I have to be in school to apply?
Depending on the opportunity, preference may be given to students and those seeking an intern or fellow opportunity for school or organizational credit. However, ultimately we are looking for the right person for the job and welcome applicants from various ages and stages of life.

How many hours will I be expected to work?
Most interns and fellows are expected to work between 15 and 30 hours a week for the duration of their time of service. However, this may be flexible dependant on the specific position.

Where will I work?
Interns and fellows will be expected to participate in training, supervision, events and work within our offices at the Lighthouse Center for Healing (5321 First Pl. NE, Washington DC 20011). However, some positions are approved to work semi-remotely and off-site. Please see specific position descriptions for details.

What support can I expect from DCRCC?
DCRCC will:

    • Provide a 50 hour training to orient, equip and prepare you for partnership with DCRCC
    • Work with you to create a personal work plan to guide our collaboration together during your time of service as an intern or fellow
    • Support your experience through weekly supervision
    • Create spaces for you to get to know other interns and volunteers participating in DCRCC programs
    • Invite and involve you in volunteer socials and events
    • Provide supplemental opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding about sexual violence (webinars, trainings, video screenings, and discussions)

Do I need a police clearance?
All interns are expected to complete and submit a police clearance which can be done at the Henry J. Daly Building, MPDC Headquarters (300 Indiana Avenue, NW Rm 1075, Washington DC 20001). The cost for a police clearance is $7.

What if I’m not 18?
There are currently limited opportunities for individuals who aren’t yet 18 years old, and require guardian permission. Please inquire about current opportunities by emailing getinvolved@dcrcc.org.

Interested in joining our team as an Intern?
Email getinvolved@dcrcc.org and you will be funneled to the appropriate staff person.
There are three types of internship opportunities available, each with unique criteria for eligibility.

  1. Graduate Student Macro Internship
  2. Graduate Student Clinical Internship
  3. Volunteer Internship—reserved for active and trained volunteers
The DC Rape Crisis Center's Response to COVID-19

The DC Rape Crisis Center is deeply committed to the health, wellness and saftey of our clients, as well as the broader community. Out of abundance of caution, and in accordance with DC Government's decision to extend closures, the DC Rape Crisis Center is suspending in person services, and will be delivering services remotely until further notice.

Our therapists will be providing virtual counseling services to youth & young adults, as well as adults who need our support during this challenging time.You can still call or email to schedule an intake appointment for services.  For adults you may reach out to Rubi Mancilla at 202-470-1188 or rmancilla@dcrcc.org.

For Youth and Young Adults you may call Alyza Weinberg at 202-470-1530 or aweinberg@dcrcc.org

Our advocates are available via our 24/7 hotline please reach out if you need support 202-333-RAPE.

If you are any agency and would like to request training and technical assistance virtually please reach out to Chandra Dawson at 202-618-5088 or  cdawson@dcrcc.org.

We know that these are challenging, and unprecedented times right now.  The staff at the DC Rape Crisis Center will continue to create pathways for your healing journey. If you have any further questions please reach out to dcrcc@dcrcc.org

We are wishing you, and your loved ones good health. Take care and be well.