24-Hour Local Hotline: 706-776-4673 (HOPE)

Internship Opportunties

Thank you for your interest in joining our team as an intern. Interning with our agency offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful and rewarding change in your community. Circle of Hope accepts intern applications all year long, provided there are still openings available. As an intern you will:

  • develop an understanding of domestic violence and its impact on your community
  • help survivors of domestic violence address safety concerns
  • be connected to an outstanding team of passionate and dedicated professionals, who are on the front line working to end domestic violence

Training

Interns begin their training with our 5-Hour Domestic Violence Training class. Following the class, interns are exposed to a set number of hours with each primary program of the agency: emergency shelter program, 24-hour crisis intervention via hotline, children’s program, legal advocacy program, violence prevention program and supportive housing programs. Following exposure to all the programs, interns are offered a multitude of learning experiences.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship with Circle of Hope, download the Intern Application PDF and submit via email, fax, or mail.

Email: aswing@gacircleofhope.org
Fax: 706-776-3414
Mail: PO Box 833, Cornelia GA 30531

Program Descriptions

Interns will be exposed to all the programs offered by Circle of Hope. Below is a general description of what activities interns will learn in each program. Providing services unsupervised will depend on the total number of internship hours required.

24 Hour Hotline: safety planning, crisis intervention, building rapport, knowledge of crisis call policies and procedures, scheduling appointments, questions to ask, knowledge of community referrals, data entry into statistical program

Children’s Program: planning and facilitating family activities, learning dynamics of child abuse, assisting with children’s support groups, child advocacy, tutoring, child care, data entry into statistical program

Legal Advocacy Program: attending protective order hearings with victims, exposure to intake system, understanding of Temporary Protective and Stalking Orders, understanding of Victim’s Compensation Program and assisting victim file claims, knowledge of community referrals, data entry into statistical program

Emergency Shelter Program: exposure to intake system and case management, knowledge of shelter policies and procedures, advocacy, knowledge of community referrals, participation in life skills classes, client file organization and documentation, client transportation, data entry into statistical program

School Prevention Program: creating and leading violence prevention lessons to youth, communicating with counselors and teachers to schedule presentations, knowledge of classroom organization and behavior management when working with youth in schools

Supportive Housing Program: exposure to intake system and case management, knowledge of housing program policies and procedures, advocacy, visiting families in their homes, knowledge of community referrals, participation in life skills classes, client file organization and documentation, client transportation, data entry into statistical program

Community Awareness Program: update social media accounts, represent agency at community events and festivals, promote and assist with fundraising and awareness initiatives, participate in judicial task force against domestic violence, distribute agency information, assist with development of quarterly newsletters