Internship Opportunities

Interns are vital to Safe Connections. Diverse opportunities to contribute valuable service, and gain professional experience are plentiful. We welcome your involvement with Safe Connections and encourage you to fill out our intern application. Please note that all internship opportunities are unpaid.

Internship Application

Clinical Internship

For 2nd year Graduate Students only – two semester commitment

  • Gain skills in co-facilitating psychoeducational support groups for adult and/or adolescent survivors of domestic/sexual violence
  • Gain skills in conducting psycho-social assessments with adult as well as adolescent clients
  • Participate in curriculum review as well as development
  • Potential—per fit and availability—to gain skills in brief crisis counseling with individual clients
  • Crisis Helpline or Court Watch offered as part of Clinical Internship

Please contact Sidreta Zuko, Support Services Coordinator, at 314.646.7500 x113 with any questions.

Safe Connections is currently accepting applications for Clinical for the Winter/Spring 2024 academic year. 

Prevention Education Internship

For Graduate Students only

  • Become knowledgeable in the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence
  • Work in schools and alternative settings with teens
  • Gain skills in co-facilitating prevention education workshops such as groups
  • Participate in curriculum review as well as development
  • Potential to combine with Crisis Helpline or Clinical opportunities per program needs and availability

Please contact Destiny Green, Prevention Education Manager, at 314.646.7500 x130 with any questions.

Safe Connections is currently accepting applications for Prevention Education for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Crisis Intervention Internship

For 2nd year Graduate Students only – Two semester commitment

  • Gain skills in crisis intervention for survivors of intimate partner/sexual violence
  • Gain skills in safety planning and clinically informed emotional support
  • Participate in resource referral and resource manual development
  • Potential – in person walk-in crisis intervention

Please contact Brigid Welch, Director of Crisis Intervention, at with any questions.

Safe Connections is currently accepting applications for two semesters starting the Summer 2024 semester, or for the Fall 2024 – Winter/Spring 2025 academic year. It is preferred for interns to work one calendar year with allowance for school breaks and holidays.

Development and Marketing Internship

Graduate/Undergraduate students may apply

Development interns are crucial to our fundraising efforts throughout the year. Additionally, as a Development and Marketing Intern, you will help with tasks such as:

  • Website content updates
  • Social media platform updates, creating original content, as well as expansion of social media efforts
  • Support for young professionals group
  • Grants Research
  • Correspondence, mail merges/mailings
  • Media relations as assigned
  • Event planning support

Please contact Cynthia Danley, Chief Executive Officer, at 314.646.7500 x110 with any questions.

Interested candidates should fill out the above Intern Application.

Safe Connections is now accepting 2024-2025 internship applications for Development and Marketing.