Undergraduate Internships

Internships are available to undergraduate students, who are either a Junior or Senior, in a Psychology, Social Work, Human Service, Criminal Justice or related undergraduate program. WOAR only accepts students who are completing the internship as a school requirement.

An intern must complete the 40 hours of Sexual Assault Counselor training that is offered two times a year in the Fall and Winter/Spring. Other training arrangements can be made if these dates do not match your semester. All appropriate candidates will be contacted for an on-site interview. Paid internships are not available. A criminal background check and Child Abuse clearance must be submitted before starting your internship.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest describing the requirements of your program and a resume to:

Siddharth Menon
Crisis Advocate
Women Organized Against Rape
One Penn Center—Suburban Station
1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 985-3315 ext. 191
Click here to send an email

The responsibilities of an undergraduate intern are to:

  • Provide crisis counseling information and referrals to callers on our 24 hour Hotline.
  • Complete all client documentation in a professional and timely manner.
  • Complete data entry and filing.
  • Assist the Administrative Assistant by answering the main office phone, filing, and greeting clients in the lobby.
  • Participate in monthly individual supervision.
  • Provide medical accompaniment at the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) when necessary.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the intern supervisor or other WOAR staff.
  • Successfully complete the 40 hours of Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor Training.
  • Complete 10 hours of supervisory double staffing