Employment & Internships

Do you have a passion for helping others?  Do you want to use your talents to help members of your community feel safer, accepted and encouraged?

If your answer is yes, you could be a perfect fit to join our talented, compassionate team.  Under Current Openings, you’ll find details on employment opportunities.  We also have information on unpaid internships for college students.

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Current Openings

There are currently no open positions available.  When positions open up, they will be posted here so please check back periodically.

Internship for College Students

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The Network’s Internship Program offers an unpaid internship for students working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree. This opportunity provides students with the ability to combine their academic studies with on-the-job-training and experience. Internships are scheduled throughout the year and around the various focus areas of the agency (listed below) and may include one evening during the week and possibly a weekend day. All interns must successfully complete the domestic violence certification training program at the start of their internship and are expected to commit to the minimum of hours required by their college or university. The Network prefers a commitment of a minimum of 120 hours.

Internships offer students a concentrated experience in one of the agency’s areas of services listed below. We will do our best to place students in their area of choice, but placement is based on availability and need.

  • Criminal and Civil Court: Family Violence Victim Advocacy
  • Community Outreach:  youth education in area schools and community events
  • Safe House: hotline, case management, family advocacy, and support programs for safe house residents and their children
  • Advocacy/Counseling in the Community:  working with the Adult & Family Advocate who provides services to individuals living in the communities that we serve

Please note that a criminal and DCF background check are required for all interns interested in direct service.

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Students interested in an internship opportunity with The Network should submit the following to brianna@thenetworkct.org.

  • Cover letter – it must address the following:
    • Why are you interested in interning at The Network?
    • What is your area of study and how does it relate?
    • What are your school’s requirements?
    • Provide the expected beginning and end dates for your placement, as well as anticipated weekly availability
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from the student’s advisor