Interns are a valued part of the Safe Voices team, and we are proud to offer internship opportunities across all our programs and catchment areas. Read on to learn more about available internship positions and our application process.


All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for an internship at Safe Voices:

  • Must be a current student enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Must be willing to complete Safe Voices’ Helpline training or equivalent orientation process
  • Must agree to undergo a criminal and Department of Health and Human Services background check

We accept interns for fall and spring semesters as well as summers and the full academic year.

While many of our interns come from social work, mental health or other human services programs, we welcome and offer opportunities for all majors/courses of study.


Available Opportunities


Outreach Services

Helpline Advocacy


Shelter/Case Management

Clinical Internship (open to second-year master’s students only)

Shelter Advocate (non-clinical)


Community Education and Youth Advocacy

Community Education Intern



Development Intern

Nonprofit Operations (open to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees only)

Data Management (includes Helpline expectation)


Application Process and Deadlines

All internship candidates must submit the Safe Voices Internship Application form as well as a resume, brief cover letter, and at least two references.

Download Internship Application

Completed application packages may be sent to Bekah Hawley, Volunteer & Helpline Coordinator, electronically at or by mail or fax:


Bekah Hawley

Volunteer & Helpline Coordinator

PO Box 713

Auburn, ME 04212-0713

Fax: 207-795-6814


    We often have more internship applications than we can accommodate. To ensure your application receives full consideration, please adhere to the following application deadlines.*

    Fall Semester/Academic Year: June 1

    Spring Semester: November 1

    Summer: April 1

      Safe Voices will review all eligible applicants and invite top candidates for in-person or phone interviews before making their selections.

      *Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent on program openings and capacity.


      A Note About Independent Studies

      With their time and skills, Independent Study students add value to our work by allowing us to pursue projects that are worthy but often under-resourced. We will consider a limited number of Independent Study projects where there is a clear, mutual benefit to the student and to Safe Voices. Students seeking an Independent Study are asked to complete the same application process outlined for interns. When submitting an application, please specify that this is an Independent Study project, providing as much detail about your availability and program requirements as possible.