Monday, August 20, 2012

Internship and Advocacy Openings: Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) is a local nonprofit, which works specifically with the A/PI communities in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. The organization provides survivors of domestic violence with access to linguistically and culturally responsive services. Their advocacy services cover over 20 different Asian languages.

Right now, DVRP is looking for fall interns and bilingual advocates to start in the fall. Internships are unpaid but travel stipends are provided. (Interns do not need to be bilingual!) Bilingual advocates are paid $15-25 per hour for their work with clients and must go through a 55 hour training. 



Advocates Program Intern: Recognizing that A/PI survivors of domestic violence have a variety of needs in order to attain safety for themselves and their children, the DVRP Advocates Program provides direct assistance on an individual level, with special consideration for cultural and linguistic needs. Click here for more information.

Outreach and Training Program Intern: The Community Outreach Program is devoted to increasing awareness about the dynamics and impact of domestic violence in A/PI communities. DVRP’s Training & Technical Assistance Program works with service providers to ensure the provision of culturally competent services to A/PI survivors. Click here for more information.

Note: These are unpaid internships.

Time Commitment: This internship lasts from late August/early September 2012 until December 2012, but dates can be somewhat flexible.  Interns will be working during DVRP’s business hours of 10am-6pm, Mondays-Fridays, with possibly some weekend hours as needed.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter describing your interest, and three professional references to



Bilingual Advocates (BA) work with limited English proficient survivors, providing peer support, court accompaniment, interpretation/translation and referrals to social and legal services. BAs must be fluent in at least one other language and may be required to be available on an on-call basis during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). BAs are paid $15-25 per hour for their work with clients.

All advocates must attend a 55 hour training prior to starting and commit to serving for 1 year. Candidates who speak at least one of the following languages are highly preferred (but not required): Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Bengali, Thai, Korean, Japanese, and Sinhala.

The Fall 2012 8-Day Advocates Program Training will be held on these dates (from 10am-5pm): September 8-9, September 15-16, September 22-23, and September 29-30.

Applicants must be able to attend all 8 days of training.  To apply, please fill out an application form and submit to

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