Internship Opportunities

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Questions or concerns? Please contact Becky Versluys: 815.756.7930 x 166

Safe Passage’s comprehensive internship program is designed to cover vital aspects of a domestic violence and sexual assault agency including crisis intervention, survivor support, and medical advocacy. An intern will gain firsthand experience providing direct client service in a fast-paced nonprofit. This is an unpaid internship.

Interested in learning the job duties of an intern? Click here!

***We are currently at full capacity in our Master’s level internship program.

Program Roles

  • 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 to 3 shifts a month. Each on-call shift is 24 hours. You will provide emotional support at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Valley West Hospital and police departments in DeKalb County.

To become a Safe Passage Intern, you must:

  • Care about the welfare of domestic violence and sexual assault victims
  • Be able to complete a 2 semester commitment and provide 20 hours weekly on site
  • Fill out our application
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete our Crisis Intervention Training

"This interning experience has expanded my horizon for future career goals and has given me opportunities I never would have gotten if it wasn’t for Safe Passage."


Residential Intern

"My favorite part about interning is working with the resilient clients and passionate staff members."


Residential Intern

"The intern experience closely resembles what working in the trauma field would actually be like because you are given a wide variety of tasks and a lot of responsibilities."


Residential Intern