Internships at CADA
"I think CADA works extremely hard to make sure their volunteers and interns feel valued within the program. I always felt accepted and looked at like I was a part of the staff. I was very happy with my experience at CADA." – CADA Intern
available Internship Positions
This intern will work closely with CADA's Development and Communications Manager on communications initiatives that inform and engage the community about domestic violence, sexual violence, and CADA's work. Students assist with tasks related to social media, newsletters, media relations, and fundraising campaigns. Students interested in a communications internship position should have a minimum of 120 hours to complete.
Community Advocacy Intern
This intern will work closely with our community advocates to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence through legal advocacy, emotional support, and support groups. Community advocacy interns also participate in the crisis call-out rotation to respond to incidents of domestic and sexual violence that present at hospitals or law enforcement centers after regular business hours. Students interested in a community advocacy position should have a minimum of 400 hours to complete. Opportunities are available throughout CADA’s service area.
parenting time center
This intern will work closely with the Keep Me Safe (KMS) team to provide court-ordered and voluntary supervised visitation and exchanges for non-custodial parents and their children. Students should have a minimum of 120 hours to complete and will take the 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Certification Training.
shelter advocacy intern
The Shelter Advocacy Intern works closely with CADA’s shelter advocates to provide advocacy, crisis intervention, and support to victims, survivors, and children - both in the shelter and on the 24-hour helpline. Students interested in the position must commit to a minimum of 120 hours and complete the 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Certification Training.
Prospective interns should review our available internship opportunities and decide which position fits their interests, skills, and career goals. Candidates should download and fill out the internship application and submit this, along with a resume and cover letter to CADA’s volunteer and internship coordinator, Holly.
Position availability is limited, so candidates should identify their top three choices for internship positions.
Once your application is received, we will review your materials and set up an interview if there is a possible match. The application process can take anywhere between 2 – 4 weeks. Prospective interns should begin the application process at least one semester prior to the anticipated internship placement.
All intern candidates must complete a Minnesota Department of Human Services background check.
All interns will also go through an internship orientation and on-the-job training with their site supervisors.