Circle of Hope

24-Hour Local Hotline
706-776-4673 (HOPE)

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Internships at Circle of Hope

Thank you for your interest in joining our team as an intern. Interning with our agency offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful and rewarding change in your community. Circle of Hope accepts intern applications all year long, provided there are still openings available.

  • You will develop an understanding of domestic violence and its impact on your community.
  • You will help victims and survivors of domestic violence to be safe and empower them to have safe and healthy relationships.
  • You will get connected to an outstanding team of passionate and dedicated professionals, who are on the front line working to end domestic violence.

Internship Trainings

Interns begin their training with our 5-Hour Domestic Violence Training class. Following the class, interns are exposed to a set number of hours with each primary program of the agency: emergency shelter program, 24-hour crisis intervention via hotline, children's program, legal advocacy program, violence prevention program and supportive housing programs. Following exposure to all the programs, interns are offered a multitude of learning experiences.

Ideal Student

  • Enrollment in an academic program with good standing.
  • Social Skills – flexible, emotionally and socially mature, able to function in a team.
  • Participation in all supervision sessions and meetings as required.
  • Is comfortable with basic computer skills, using the internet, and MS Office products.
  • Has transportation to all of our facilities which are located in Habersham, Stephens and White counties.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship with Circle of Hope, download the Intern Application PDFand submit via email, fax, or mail.

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Fax: 706-776-3414

Mail: PO Box 833, Cornelia GA 30531

Program Descriptions

Interns will be exposed to all the programs offered by Circle of Hope. Below is a general description of what activities interns will learn in each program. Providing services unsupervised will depend on the total number of internship hours required.

24 Hour Hotline: safety planning, crisis intervention, building rapport, knowledge of crisis call policies and procedures, scheduling appointments, questions to ask, knowledge of community referrals, data entry into statistical program

Children's Program: planning and facilitating family activities, learning dynamics of child abuse, assisting with children's support groups, child advocacy, tutoring, child care, data entry into statistical program

Legal Advocacy Program: attending protective order hearings with victims, exposure to intake system, understanding of Temporary Protective and Stalking Orders, understanding of Victim's Compensation Program and assisting victim file claims, knowledge of community referrals, data entry into statistical program

Emergency Shelter Program: exposure to intake system and case management, knowledge of shelter policies and procedures, advocacy, knowledge of community referrals, participation in life skills classes, client file organization and documentation, client transportation, data entry into statistical program

School Prevention Program: creating and leading violence prevention lessons to youth, communicating with counselors and teachers to schedule presentations, knowledge of classroom organization and behavior management when working with youth in schools

Supportive Housing Program: exposure to intake system and case management, knowledge of housing program policies and procedures, advocacy, visiting families in their homes, knowledge of community referrals, participation in life skills classes, client file organization and documentation, client transportation, data entry into statistical program

Community Awareness Program: update social media accounts, represent agency at community events and festivals, promote and assist with fundraising and awareness initiatives, participate in judicial task force against domestic violence, distribute agency information, assist with development of quarterly newsletters

Contact Details

Circle of Hope
PO Box 833
Cornelia,
GA 30531
706-776-3406
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