Employer: Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
Internship Number: 456
Internship Title: Education Intern
Location: York and Cumberland Counties, Maine
Period of Engagement: Academic Year – Fall and Spring Semesters
Compensation: Unpaid – Mileage is reimbursable
 Description of the Internship:
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) is one of nine Sexual Assault crisis centers in Maine and has been serving the community for 43 years. Our organization provides advocacy to those affected by sexual violence as well as prevention education and in York and Cumberland counties, free of charge.

SARSSM is divided into three branches: the crisis and support line, the education program, and the SART (sexual assault response team) program.  This intern position would include working in k-12 classrooms with the prevention education staff as well as some days working in the Portland office on projects.  It is estimated that the intern could work 8 to 20 hours a week.

For more information about the SARSSM, visit our website at:  http://sarsonline.org/

General Responsibilities:
  • Progress toward learning contract goals under direct supervision of staff.
  • Attend all supervision and team meetings.
  • Assist in researching, developing and updating SARSSM Prevention Programming
  • Provide sexual assault education programs to students (K-College) and community members.
  • Co-facilitate educational groups for youth as needed.
  • Maintain professional relationships with school contacts while on-site.
  • Complete assigned research and projects in a timely manner.
  • Check emails regularly and respond promptly to scheduling requests.
  • Participate in program evaluation and/or exit interview upon completion of internship.
  • Understand and follow Maine State Learning results for health while presenting in K-12 classrooms.
Qualifications:

  • Current pursuit of a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, women’s studies, sociology or related field.
  • Understanding of sexual assault definitions and issues.
  • Experience working with youth and/or students.
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or violence prevention practices.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, written and oral communications skills.
  • Understanding of SARSSM mission.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Familiarity with Southern Maine community organizations, schools and social services.
  • Reliable transportation (mileage is reimbursable).
  • Ability to build professional relationships of mutual trust and respect with youth, colleagues, school professionals, and community members.
Application Process:
 Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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