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Now Hiring: Community Wide Plan (CWP) Intern

Be a part of a fun & supportive workplace while making a difference! 


  • Reports To: Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Pay Structure: $15/hour
  • Location: DVN Office
  • Position Status: Part-time
  • Work Schedule: 16-20 hours per week with some evenings and weekends, flexible schedule
  • Updated: 7/18/23
  • Accepting applications Monday, July 31st –  Sunday, August 13th at 5 pm EST
  • To apply, email your resume to Amanda Salgueiro at

About DVN:

The mission of Domestic Violence Network is to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration.

Our work is focused on education with the idea that informing our community on issues related directly and indirectly to domestic and other types of violence will change the culture that leads to that violence. DVN does not provide direct service to victims/survivors. Our work is heavily based on prevention so our direct service providers can focus on serving those impacted by this human issue. We are currently seeking to fill a position as a Restorative Justice Specialist in our small, but dynamic organization.

About the position:

The Community Wide Plan Intern supports the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the implementation of the Community Wide Plan (CWP), which is currently Equity: listening to the truth, amplifying voices, changing systems, providing support to the community as they accomplish the goals and objectives, tracking the accomplishments.

Responsibilities also include tabling at community events, canvassing neighborhoods, and grassroots community outreach. We also hope to provide support and coaching so this person can train on domestic violence and sexual assault within the community, as related to the CWP.

About your supervisor:

Rebecca Berry is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Domestic Violence Network. Her background is in education and human development, including psychology, sociology and anthropology. She has had the privilege to take part in community engagement for the last 12+ years, including teaching at-risk youth, directing non-profit programs and working as a direct service provider to trafficked young women. Outside of work, she is a trauma-informed yoga teacher who loves going on long walks with her dog, taking naps, curating Spotify playlists, reading about trauma and the brain, and eating Gushers.

Community Wide Plan Internship Functions:

  • Identify new partnerships and assist in the management of existing partnerships within the community to help implement the CWP
  • Engage community members in DVN collaborative projects
  • Coordinate with community partners to host a DVN resource table at community events and run the table
  • Canvass high risk zip codes in Indianapolis with resources related to domestic violence
  • Build relationships and partnerships with residents and grassroots community members to further prevention and intervention efforts of domestic violence
  • Facilitate trainings related to the CWP as needed
  • Coordinate events related to the CWP including, but not limited to: securing event space for needed dates, coordinating with vendors and volunteers, coordinating with internal staff as needed, and managing Eventbrites

Note: The internship functions may be revised or updated as facility needs dictate.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 70% of the time
  • Must possess valid drivers license and have access to reliable transportation
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and printer 
  • Must be able to converse with others and express yourself effectively and accurately
  • Occasionally needs to lift up to 20 lbs to set up/tear down events, may require stairs

Note: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Requirements:

  • Some availability to work varying hours including evenings and weekends when community events and other activities create
    the necessity

Education and Qualifications:

  • Outgoing personality, experience in building strong professional and collaborative relationships is a plus
  • Experience in or willingness to learn teaching or leading workshops, training sessions, or meetings
  • Willingness to learn nonprofit organization functions
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn about domestic violence issues and stay on top of emerging trends
  • Comfortable with public speaking and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience in Google Suite programs
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An understanding of project management is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and coordinate meetings
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and obtain results within allotted time
  • Ability to respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
  • Ability to work while demonstrating empathy, flexibility, openness, sensitivity, and awareness

Internship Deliverables:

These are deliverables we are certain will be part of this program. There may be other goals the intern has that they want to incorporate. Similarly, deliverables will likely present themselves organically as we move through programming, and those may also be added to the following:

  • Reach out to 50 community members and/or organizations per semester building a list of contacts as you connect
  • From those 50 connections, begin to foster relationships with 5-10 of those folks/organizations to bring them further into the
    CWP events, functions, and activities
  • Facilitate 2 training sessions in the first semester and 4 in the second semester
  • Table at least at 5 community events
  • Write one blog post per semester


  • Accepting applications Monday, July 31st –  Sunday, August 13th at 5 pm EST.
  • To apply, email your resume to Amanda Salgueiro at
Join our awesome team!


This is a part-time (16-20 hours/week), paid internship. There is an opportunity for this to be a 2-semester long internship with summer hours available as well.

We believe that harmful behavior on the part of businesses disproportionately hurts the most underrepresented people in society, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people from working class backgrounds, disabled and neurodivergent people, women, and LGBTQ+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of underrepresented communities that are not listed above to apply.

DVN is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. DVN is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Amanda Salgueiro at least three days in advance to deadlines at