1. What type of internship opportunities does the FJC offer?

Throughout the year, internships are open for students who are enrolled in a college or university. Interns will be offered first-hand experience by working directly under the supervision of advocates as they work with clients. As well, interns attend protection order court to provide court support, assist in answering the Domestic Violence Helpline and assist advocates with an array of client-centered tasks.

  1. How long do internships last?

Internships generally last at least two full quarters or one semester. Some interns will work for extended periods. If you are interested in interning for an extended period of time, more than two quarters or one semester, please note this on your application.

  1. How will I benefit from participating in an internship experience at the FJC?

As an intern, you will obtain an in-depth education on the dynamics of domestic violence, as well as learn about the role of an advocate. You will gain knowledge on resources and services available to victims of domestic violence and learn more about the civil legal system. You will also gain practical work experience, have opportunities to relate classroom learning to the real world and make professional contacts for future job opportunities.

  1. What else should I know about applying for an internship?

The FJC provides direct services to individuals and families who have been impacted by domestic violence. We require all personnel who may have contact with clients, including interns, to have a criminal history and background inquiry completed.

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