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Internship Program Overview

The purpose of the educational internship program at Mutual Ground is to provide an opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom in a professional context. Mutual Ground staff and supervisors play an important role as students begin to transition into to professional roles. This opportunity promises to benefit the student by providing an enriching learning opportunity and professional experience. All interns should plan to commit to a minimum of 300 hours over the course of one or two academic terms.


current internship opportunities include:

Intake / Screening Intern

The Intake/Screening Interns will work in varying capacities throughout the direct service programs. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline, screening potential clients for residential and drop-in services, facilitating support groups (with staff present), responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise.

Intake/Screening Interns will be provided with direct supervision and support from the Counseling Services Manager. The site supervisor is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional with more than 10 years of experience in the field of victim services.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.

Legal Advocacy Intern 

The Legal Advocacy Interns will work in varying capacities throughout the domestic violence legal advocacy program. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline; assisting clients with petitioning for an Order of Protection, Civil No-Contact Order, or other processes within the court systems; responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise.

The Legal Advocacy Intern will be provided with direct supervision and support from Legal Advocacy Manager. The site supervisor is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional with more than 10 years of experience in the field of victim services.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.

Volunteer & Outreach Intern

The Volunteer & Outreach Interns will work in varying capacities across the agency. Daily tasks may include: raising community awareness; working with individual volunteers and volunteer groups; supporting fundraising and client events; communicating with donors; organizing incoming donations and the Clothing Closet; working with the Student Advisory Board; providing client assistance, or other needs as they arise.

The Volunteer & Outreach Intern will be provided with direct supervision and support from the Volunteer Program Administrator. 

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required. Click here for more details.

Youth & Family Counseling Intern (Graduate-Level Placements Only)

Youth & Family Counseling Interns will work in varying capacities throughout the family service program. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline; providing individual or group counseling for children and their families; providing childcare support for clients who are in session or participating in support groups; working closely with the counseling services team to develop age-appropriate children’s activities; responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise.

The Youth & Family Counseling Intern will be provided with direct supervision and support from the Family Services Manager. The site supervisor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with several years of experience in working with children and their families.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.

Counseling Intern (Graduate-Level Placements Only)

Counseling Interns will work in varying capacities throughout the counseling services program. Daily tasks may include: supporting victims and providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour hotline; providing individual or group counseling for adult victims and their non-offending significant others; and working closely with the counseling services team to develop counseling techniques; responding to hospital calls, or other needs as they arise.

The Counseling Intern will be provided with direct supervision and support from the Counseling Services Manager. The site supervisor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with several years of experience in the field of victim services.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.


Apply for a Placement or Request More Information

Click Here to apply for a placement in our educational internship program.

For more information, contact Jenaleigh Turner, Community Engagement Manager at jturner@mutualground.org.

**We are currently accepting applications for the Fall ’21 – Summer ’22 school year*