Make A Difference. Be An Advocate.

The Virginia Victim Assistance Network is a nonprofit organization and Equal Opportunity Employer looking for qualified applicants and volunteers. Please take a look below for all of our available positions.

Internship Opportunities

The Network offers rewarding internships to current undergraduate and graduate college students with a course of study related to our work. While all internships are unpaid, the experience gained is invaluable!

General descriptions of internship positions and potential activities are listed below. If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter that describes the internship opportunities that you feel are best suited to your skills and areas where you want to learn more to kathy.ballou@vanetwork.org with the subject line “Network Internships”. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis, with availability dependent upon current activities and needs.

  • Crisis Response Teams – assist with public outreach efforts, data entry, and research efforts to provide better services to crime victims in the aftermath of mass violence or other traumatic crimes that significantly impact a community. Special projects as assigned.
  • Victim Assist Helpline and Human Trafficking Infoline – assist with public outreach efforts, data entry, and research efforts to provide better services to crime victims. Special projects as assigned.
  • Homicide Survivor Support Groups - assist with public outreach efforts, data entry, and research efforts to provide better services to support group participants and others affected by homicide. Special projects as assigned.
  • Legal Services – assist with legal research and provide other administrative and programmatic support; assist with public outreach efforts, data entry, and research to provide better legal services to crime victims. Special projects as assigned. Note: Only current law school students eligible.
  • Training & Technical Assistance – assist with preparation of training materials and logistics, data entry, and research efforts to provide better trainings to allied professionals who assist crime victims. Special projects as assigned.
  • Fund Development – assist with fund development efforts, including researching prospects, developing an annual calendar of activities, assistance with funding applications, assistance with development of case statements or sponsorship packets, and preparation of donor acknowledgements. Special projects as assigned.
  • Social Media/Marketing – assist with marketing efforts and preparation/disbursement of program materials; assist with the development of Facebook posts. Special projects as assigned.
  • Promotions/Events – assist with staff tables/displays at public events where The Network may have a presence; assist with public outreach efforts. Special projects as assigned.

Interns must have an interest in victim or human services; be able to commit at least 5 hours per week, ideally for a minimum of three months; be enrolled in an accredited college or university (we will also consider internships for recent graduates); and must maintain a high standard of confidentiality and respect for others, with a commitment to providing quality work.