Employment and Internships

The Center for Child Protection will post open positions as they become available. If you are a university student with course requirements seeking class credit, please take a look at our internship opportunities. These internships are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. All applicants are required to submit to a background check. 

Family Advocate Position

The Center for Child Protection is looking for a licensed clinician with an interest in working collaboratively on a team comprised of law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services and Forensic Interviewers in the investigation and intervention of child abuse. In this role, the clinician would provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, risk/protectiveness assessment, emergency clinical assessment and on-going case management to children and families. Clinician would also provide weekly psychotherapy in a group setting.  Requirements include: a Master’s degree in the social work or counseling field with LMSW, LCSW, LPC-Intern or LPC licensure; a minimum of two years experience providing crisis intervention and/or case management services to families who have experienced trauma or have been involved in the child protection system. Preferred qualifications: English/Spanish fluency; experience with group psychotherapy, emergency assessment and/or work within a team environment. Please email resume to kjackson@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the Center for Child Protection, Attn: Kasey Jackson, 8509 FM 969 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78724.

Fundraising and Grants Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Fall 2014 F&G internships full, now accepting applications for Spring 2015 **

Sharp, motivated intern needed to assist with the Center for Child Protection's Development Department. This position will have the opportunity to gain skills essential to a career in the nonprofit sector including experience in fundraising, donor cultivation and grant writing.

The Center for Child Protection in a nonprofit children's advocacy center serving Travis County and is the first stop for children who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. Over the past 25 years, the Center for Child Protection has grown from a small nonprofit agency to an established expert in the field of child protection as a direct result of our successful Development Department. If you are looking for an opportunity to translate skills into impact, this is the position for you.

Interested applicants should demonstrate strong writing, proofreading, time management and organizational skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required; knowledge of Raiser's Edge helpful. Primary internship responsibilities will include promoting events and fundraisers, soliciting event sponsors and auction donors, event logistics, mailings, grants writing/research, development data entry, and assisting with other projects as necessary. This position is part time, 10-20 hours a week, and hours are flexible. Currently seeking spring, summer and fall interns. For more information, please contact Anne West, volunteer coordinator, at awest@centerforchildprotection.org.

Marketing/Communications/PR Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

Sharp, motivated intern needed to assist with the Center for Child Protection's Marketing Department for the Fall 2014 semester who can work 12-15 hours, or more per week. Students will gain first-hand experience with non-profit marketing and PR, event promotion and much more.  The position is unpaid, but may be available for course credit. If you are looking for an opportunity to translate skills into impact, this is the position for you.

Interested applicants should demonstrate strong writing, proofreading, time management and organizational skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and  social media (Twitter/Facebook) required. Primary internship responsibilities will include developing day-to-day content such as writing news releases, newsletter copy and drafting web / social media copy; assisting with event promotions; and helping with other projects as necessary. Applicants must be available to work on a committed weekly schedule with a minimum of 12 hours a week for at least one semester during 8:30-5:30 p.m. office hours. Ideally, candidate would be available for minimal evening/weekend work as well for event support. For more information, please contact Melanie Chasteen, Director of Communications, at mchasteen@centerforchildprotection.org. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required.)

Direct Service Clinical Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Fall 2014 Clinical internships full, now accepting applications for Spring 2015 **

Clinical internships involve the provision of a variety of services such as case management services to children and families, counseling support services, crisis intervention and emergency clinical assessments as needed, intake referrals, treatment planning, and involvement in group psychotherapy services. Clinical internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students needing an internship to meet educational requirements. Hours flexible, depending on course requirements. For more information, contact Barbara Jefferson, clinical director, at bjefferson@centerforchildprotection.org.

Direct Service Program Internship (undergraduate)

** Fall 2014 Program internships full, now accepting applications for Spring 2015 **

Perform direct service tasks related to the prevention of abuse. Job duties may include interacting with child victims of abuse and their protective caregivers while acting in the lead Family Support Specialist and lead Children's Activity Group role by overseeing program/client flow of the children and families on site for forensic services, and assessing the needs of therapy and medical clients while they wait for services. Daily activities may also include resource development and maintenance, curriculum development, case filing, maintenance of facility readiness and assisting with administrative duties. Part-time, 15-20 hours, hours flexible. For more information, please contact Anne West, volunteer coordinator, at awest@centerforchildprotection.org.

If you are interested in an internship at the Center for Child Protection, please fill out our Volunteer Application. This application is the first step in the process.

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