The Family Place offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as openings for post-graduates seeking direct clinical hours towards licensure. Interns are an important part of our mission to empower victims of family violence. The Family Place strives to provide a meaningful and comprehensive internship experience.

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Program: Prevention Education – Be Project

Be Project is the prevention program of The Family Place. We believe bullying and dating/domestic/sexual violence are entirely preventable and that youth are the experts of their own experiences. That is why our mission is to empower youth to end relationship violence. In addition to teaching about healthy relationships and engaging youth in social action, we work with caregivers, teachers, and other adults to create safe environments where youth voices can be heard.

Position Overview: The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training in conducting primary prevention work. This will include shadowing and co-facilitating youth education and adult training sessions, preparing educational materials, participating in community events, and contributing to social media content.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Co-facilitate education, training, and group sessions for youth and adults
  • Assist with curriculum development efforts
  • Contribute to the program’s social media activities
  • Complete necessary documentation regarding program services
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings
  • Meet with direct supervisor at least one hour each week
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Social Work, Public Health, Education, or related field
  • Previous experience working with youth, community mobilization, and/or providing educational presentations
REQUIREMENTS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week
  • Occasional evening/weekend availability to conduct education/training
  • Willingness to provide services both in-person (with safety precautions in place) and via virtual platforms (all hours performed on site)
  • Ability to drive to different locations in the Dallas Metroplex to facilitate group sessions, attend training, and/or give educational presentations
HOW TO APPLY

There is one intern spot available each semester.

Please send your resume and completed application to Vanessa Baum at vrbaum@familyplace.org

Program: Batterer’s Intervention and Prevention Program

TFP-BIPP is a 24-week psycho-educational group program using the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) curriculum. A description of the programs includes the following processes:

  • Clients initially attend an orientation/intake session.
  • 24 weeks of group, 90 minutes per session, for a total of 36 group treatment hours.
  • Full program is offered in English and Spanish for men and women. A full program is also available for LGBTQ* clients.

Position Overview: The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training in conducting batterers intervention work. This will include shadowing and co-facilitating psychoeducational groups for LGBTQ/female/male BIPP clients and provide direct services to clients including intakes, assessments, midpoint interviews and exit sessions.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Co-facilitate psychoeducational groups for court ordered clients.
  • Provide direct services to clients by performing intakes, assessments, midpoint interviews and exit sessions.
  • Maintain accurate group data, including attendance rosters, evaluations, and other reporting documents.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings
  • Meet with direct supervisor at least one hour each week
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Social Work, Public Health, Education, or related field
  • Previous experience working with mandated clients, coordinated community responses to domestic violence, and/or providing educational presentations.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week
  • Evening/weekend availability to conduct psychoeducational groups
  • Willingness to provide services both in-person (with safety precautions in place) and via virtual platforms (all hours performed on site)
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (no phone calls please) to Karicia Corum at kdcorum@familyplace.org

Program: CDC & Learning Center

Position Overview:
The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training in how to do effectively nurture and guide children in a child-care/school setting that have experienced domestic violence. This will include providing and maintaining a safe, nurturing environment that promotes learning while supervising children. You will learn how to create a safe place for children to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Provide and maintain a safe, nurturing environment that promotes learning while supervising children.
  • Supervise and guide children during curriculum implementation, mealtime, toileting, hand washing, rest periods, and play activities.
  • Consult with lead teacher and teacher’s assistant about concerns/problems with the children and be able to effectively communicate these challenges with parents.
  • Assist lead teacher and teacher’s assistant in completing assessments and observations of the children.
  • Assist in record keeping and data entry.
  • Performs routine clerical duties such as filing, copying, answering phones, and assisting at the CDC front desk.
  • Assists in lesson planning and curriculum implementation.
  • Participate in all staff development activities, workshops, etc.
  • Meet with the CDC Coordinator at least one hour each week.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in a Child Development Associate program and/or currently enrolled in an accredited college pursuing an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies or other related field.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week
  • Any shift between 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • Work two concurrent semesters (at least 15 weeks long, each).
  • Willingness to provide services both in person (with safety precautions in place) and/or via virtual platforms.
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (No phone calls please) to Shera Moffitt at sjmoffitt@familyplace.org

Program: Faith and Liberty’s Place Family Center (Supervised Visitation Center)

Position Overview:
The goal of the internship is to gain experience working with victims, offenders and their families who have experienced Domestic Violence in a Supervised Visitation setting. You will learn how to complete client profiles in our database system to assist our clients during their transition period of beginning services. Next, with the knowledge gained from our center training you will be able to assist our Team with Child Orientations for new incoming families. Lastly, you will also receive one on one training with a member of our team to help you understand firsthand the responsibilities our visitation monitors have to ensure the safety of our families while in our services.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Complete intake assessments (with offenders and victims)
  • Provide program oversight to monitor the client’s visitations
  • Keep up-to-date electronic client data entry
  • Participate in Bi-monthly staff meetings regarding updated policies and new or challenging clients
  • Meet with Assistant Program Director once weekly for one-hour supervision
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Social Services, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice or similar field.
  • Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, mental health, substance abuse or related areas.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends hours.
  • Willing to work at least 10 to 15 hours per week.
  • Work must be performed in an office environment with safety precautions in place.
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (no phone calls please) to Ja’Sprie Mickens at jlmickens@familyplace.org

Program: Clinical Non-Residential (Counseling and Case Management)

ALL POSITIONS FILLED.

Position Overview:
The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training in how to do counseling with adults, children and families who have experienced domestic violence. This will include safety planning, providing domestic violence education, and trauma processing. You will learn how to create a safe place for clients, which will require self-reflection and insight-building for the intern.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Provide individual counseling and case management for adults and children
  • Complete intake and assessment
  • Co-facilitate group(s)
  • Keep up-to-date electronic records
  • Participate in weekly clinical staff meetings and trainings
  • Meet with direct supervisor at least one hour each week.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Successful completion of practicum in a clinical setting
REQUIREMENTS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week
  • Must work at least one evening (until 8 pm)
  • Work two concurrent semesters (at least 15 weeks long, each).
  • Complete 200-240 client contact hours over the course of two semesters.
  • Willingness to provide services both in person (with safety precautions in place) and virtual platforms (all hours performed on site).
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (no phone calls please) to Casey Gabriel at cbgabriel@familyplace.org

Program: Hotline

Position Overview:
The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training in how to provide crisis telephone counseling, establish rapport as well as providing active listening, safety planning, and assess callers need for shelter and agency services. You will learn how to assess caller’s lethality, create individualize safety plans, and provide emotional support and appropriate resources based on individual needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Provide crisis telephone counseling to hotline callers
  • Assess caller’s lethality and complete shelter screening
  • Provide individualized safety planning
  • Provide callers with appropriate resources based on their specific needs
  • Document all hotline calls
  • Attend bi-monthly trainings and meetings
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s level or higher program for Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related Human Services field
  • One to two years experience in crisis intervention and/or domestic violence preferred
REQUIREMENTS
  • Complete Hotline Counselor Training
  • Work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Willingness to provide support/assistance in a shelter setting, as needed
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (no phone calls please) to Janna Bell at jcbell@familyplace.org

Program: Men’s Shelter

Position Overview:
The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training in how to serve male victims of domestic violence. You will partake in case management sessions, crisis intervention, intake, safety planning and referrals as well as coping/life skill groups and psychotherapy. You will learn how to create a safe place for clients to recover and plan for an independent, stable, and successful future.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Gain exposure into serving male clients
  • Complete intake and referrals
  • Observe multiple roles within the shelter
  • Assist with Resident-Advocate and Case-Management duties
  • Co-facilitate group(s)
  • Keep up-to-date electronic records
  • Meet with direct supervisor at least one hour each week.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited program for Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Public Health, or related field.
  • Computer literate in basic programs and skills
REQUIREMENTS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week
  • Willingness to work flexible shifts (occasionally staying until 9pm)
  • Physically able to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Able to lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Willingness to provide services both in person (with safety precautions in place) and via virtual platforms when needed
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (no phone calls please) to Nathan Hawkins at nwhawkins@familyplace.org

Program: Emergency Shelter Services – Sally’s House and Ann Moody Place

Position Overview:
The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training to provide case management services in a residential setting with adults, children and families who have experienced domestic violence. This will include safety planning, providing domestic violence education, crisis intervention, referrals to community resources, and advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Provide case management services for adults, children, and families.
  • Complete intake and orientation of services.
  • Co-facilitate process group(s) and resident meetings.
  • Keep up-to-date electronic records.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings.
  • Meet with direct supervisor at least one hour each week.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for Social Work
REQUIREMENTS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Work two concurrent semesters
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application (no phone calls please) to Rosa Greenlee at Rmgreenlee@familyplace.org

Program: Supportive Living Program – Transitional Housing

Position Overview:
The goal of this internship is to gain experience, knowledge, and training to provide case management services in a residential setting with families who have experienced domestic violence. This will include providing referrals to community resources, advocacy, safety planning, providing domestic violence education, and trauma support.

RESPONSIBILITIES/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Provide case management services for families.
  • Complete intake and orientation.
  • Co-facilitate group(s) and resident meetings.
  • Keep up-to-date electronic records.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings.
  • Meet with direct supervisor at least one hour each week.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Social Work
REQUIREMENTS
  • Work 16-20 hours per week – weekdays only.
  • Work two concurrent semesters (at least 15 weeks long, each).
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and completed application to Lauren McDonald at lmmcdonald@familyplace.org