Community-Based Internship VISTA: Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program Communications & Outreach Assistant

Monday, May 15th from 12:00am to Sunday, July 23rd, 2023 12:00am (ET)
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About the Survivor Advocacy and Outreach Program (SAOP): is the only Rape Crisis Center that serves survivors of sexual violence, interpersonal/power-based violence, domestic and childhood sexual abuse, stalking, and their co-survivors in Southeast Ohio. We offer a wide range of services to our clients and communities including (but not limited to) direct services through 24-hour hotline advocacy, in-person advocacy and support, medical/forensic accompaniment services, legal/law enforcement advocacy, resource referral, community outreach, prevention education, community awareness raising, and community-engaging educational events. SAOP empowers the community and all survivors to live free of sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and stalking. 

Position Summary: The Administrative Intern will work closely with the leadership team and provide support in their specific duties, including grants management, marketing & communications, and general administrative tasks. 

List of Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Grants Manager with management of 35+ grants 

  • Writing the monthly newsletter 

  • Assist with communications and marketing activities 

  • Support planning of awareness raising activities and community events 

  • Creation and distribution of outreach materials 

  • Filing documents in a detailed and accurate manner 

Desired experience, qualifications, and skills: 

  • Strong team building skills, project management skills, ability to allow autonomy without micromanaging. This includes managing and guiding group efforts as well as organizational efforts. 

  • Excellent reading, analyzing, speaking, writing and interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and resources to guide, advise and help participants as well as prioritize and handle competing priorities. 

  • Proactive approach that is looking for ways to maintain and improve processes and help people by applying creativity and flexibility to achieve outcomes. 

 Opportunities for Professional Development or other benefits: 

  • Gain important and practical job skills to be successful in a non-profit environment  

  • Opportunity to explore a career-path with a reputable service organization  

  • Complete an internship that enriches your academic and professional resume as well as enriching your personal life by making a difference in the lives of others 

  • Meet a potential mentor naturally and establish a relationship that helps guide your career path. 

Anticipated Impacts and Outcomes (how will the student benefit your organization, the people you serve, and the region?):  

  • Gain new insights. Students can bring new knowledge and approaches to apply in a real-world context  

  • Add diversity to the workplace and bring a fresh perspective to the organization.   

  • Gain an organization advocate. SAOP will strive to provide an internship program that nurtures the student, gives them impactful work and rewards their contribution to the organization, so they’ll likely share their positive experiences with their peers, friends and family. 



  • $3,375 total living allowance (amount approximate and will be updated when finalized)
  • $1,300 Segal Education Award (amount approximate and will be updated when finalized)
  • $500 Education Award Partial Match by Center for Campus and Community Engagement
  • Mileage Reimbursement for all travel outside City of Athens, Ohio
Opens Mar 21, 2023 9:00am
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Age Limit
18 and up
Requirement Details

Applicants must be US Citizens

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