Internship Opportunities

Intern with Safe Passage and become a Family Advocate
Safe Passage’s comprehensive internship program is designed to cover vital aspects of a domestic violence and sexual assault agency, such as: crisis intervention, legal and medical advocacy. You will gain firsthand experience in a career in advocacy and counseling. Interns at Safe Passage must be able to complete a two semester commitment and provide 12 hours weekly on site and participate in our medical on-call program. 

Who is an intern?
An intern at Safe Passage is anyone who is currently a student and will be receiving college credit for their time at Safe Passage. If you are a student but will not be receiving college credit, you will still need to fulfill the program requirements and time commitment. 

Program Requirements

  • Crisis Advocate – Most needed shifts are Monday, Wednesday and the weekends. Interact and assist clients at the shelter. Assist with non-client related tasks, such as: organizing donations, stocking snacks, grocery shopping, administrative duties, etc.
  • Medical On-Call Advocate – Must be available to commit 54 hours per month (one 6-hour weekday shift and a weekend shift). Provide emotional support for our client at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Valley West Hospital and police departments.

To become a Safe Passage Intern, you must:

  • Care about the welfare of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims and issues
  • Be able to complete a 2 semester commitment and provide 12 hours weekly on site
  • Fill out our application
  • Must pass background check
  • Complete our 65 hour training, for our current training schedule click here
  • Participate in our medical on-call program

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Upon completion of application please send to, or click here to submit.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Pamela Rosales: 815.756.5228 x144 ||