The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) is a non-profit statewide membership organization. Our mission is to create and support the social change necessary to prevent and confront all forms of domestic violence. We achieve our mission through legislative development and advocacy, activism, training, prevention, technical assistance, and leadership development. We promote best practices and broad-based collaboration, integrating anti-oppression principles in all our work. Our vision for the future is that the collective voices of survivors and advocates as expressed through the Coalition will strengthen public and private response and prioritize domestic violence as a human rights issue.

Internship Position: Research and Program Development Intern

We are looking for dynamic students with demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills. A willingness to learn about new programs and take on new projects is a must. Interns will have a unique opportunity to learn about the work to end domestic violence in New York State as well as gain invaluable nonprofit and coalition work experience. The NYSCADV Research and Program Development intern will work with the NYSCADV team to advance the work of domestic violence advocates in New York State.

Interns must maintain a consistent schedule and should expect to commit to 15-20 hours per week. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to: nyscadvjobs@nyscadv.org. Applications will be accepted until September 15th. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research to support the development of position papers, legislative memoranda and resource/educational materials;
  • Assisting to NYSCADV’s research projects, events, and outreach activities; 
  • Assisting with the creation and updating of materials for the NYSCADV website, NYSCADV social media pages, the NYSCADV newsletter and other mechanisms; and
  • Assessing current systems to determine ways to improve the institutional response to domestic violence; 
  • Assisting with the coordination of internal policy materials and processes, such as maintaining databases of legislation; coordinating policy resources and updates; and retrieving relevant legislative materials;
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders and organizations in policy development.