IDVSA welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the talented MSSW final field interns from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. As an intern with IDVSA, you will learn about IRB ethics in research including how to submit an IRB; conduct innovative research and/or participate in training and education efforts with an experienced team of social work researchers. Interns receive a small stipend.
Since its formation in 2001, IDVSA has explored the topics of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. With the support of various local and national funders and grant-makers, IDVSA conducts program evaluations, prevalence studies, and training and technical assistance projects. Final field interns with IDVSA may have the opportunity to assist in data collection, support grant-writing, conduct literature reviews for active research, collaborate with researchers and community stakeholders, and help create project deliverables (final reports, 2-pagers, white papers, webinars, and other presentations). Interns will learn the process through which social work research is conducted and have the opportunity to help develop data-driven best practices for direct service providers and policy-makers. The IDVSA intern will work on the front lines of a national conversation on sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
IDVSA enhances the professional development of interns by supporting opportunities to attend trainings, conferences, and community meetings. IDVSA interns regularly engage with the statewide ecosystem of service providers, government entities, and advocacy organizations, providing exciting opportunities for networking and expanding best practices in the field of interpersonal violence.