An internship with the YWCA offers you the opportunity to:
- Explore career opportunities—By working in the field you have chosen, you can receive an inside look at your potential career path.
- Find mentors—Mentors can inspire you to meet challenges and achieve success. They enable you to see a wider realm of opportunities, and they provide valuable advice to help you excel in your career. Each intern is paired up with a mentor at the start of their internship experience to offer guidance and help answer questions.
- Gain experience—These days, employers look for more in a potential hire than just good grades. An internship is a perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable experience that can make you more marketable to employers.
- Training—As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to attend all YWCA trainings. During the training, you will learn more about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and the YWCA programs and services. Throughout your internship, there will be additional trainings available.
- Make a difference—Be a part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of women and children in Central Oklahoma.
The YWCA accepts intern applications 3 times a year:
Six types of internships at the YWCA Oklahoma City:
- Domestic Violence Internship
- Sexual Assault/ Crime Victims
- Economic Empowerment
- Volunteer and Outreach Internship
- Public Relations/ Communications Internship
- Event Coordination Internship
A minimum of 100 hours is required and may include up to 30 hours of training.
- Must attend 17 hour crisis services training (a domestic violence and sexual assault training).
- The Sexual Assault/ Crime Victims Internship includes an addition 6 1/2 hours of training.
- Interns not working directly with clients are only required to attend a 4 hour crisis services training. This includes Public Relations/Communications and Event Coordination Internship.
- May attend 6 1/2 hour hotline training (required for interns working in shelter)
Interns will go through and interview process. Please bring your cover letter, resume and photo I.D. Please have official college transcripts mailed from your higher education institution to:
YWCA Oklahoma City
Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services
2460 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Once you are accepted as an intern, Crisis Services Training must be completed. You may attend the training at the beginning of OR prior to beginning the internship.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter the Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services. Please indicate hours of availability, field of study and subject of interest. While we appreciate interest in our intern program, we are only able to accept a limited number of interns each semester. If you have questions regarding the YWCA internship program, you can contact our Outreach Director at 405-951-3388 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.