The Rape Crisis Center is still actively recruiting volunteers and interns!

What Our Interns Say

Madeline J.
Counseling Intern

“My experience here at RCC has been a time of growth not only for myself but the clients that I have seen. To see the progress my clients have made just encourages me more to keep developing my craft to be the best counselor possibly for them.”

Stephanie A.
Intern | Volunteer

“Due to the pandemic, I had no idea what to expect from my internship. However, the staff at RCC immediately made me feel welcomed! They have been so willing and proactive in helping me develop my skills: from community education and engagement to advocating for our clients directly. I am truly appreciative to have joined an organization that stays true to their mission and genuinely cares about their interns as people and as future mental health professionals.”

Patricia D.
Clinical Intern

“The RCC has provided me with an incredible opportunity to practice and refine my skills as a clinician while offering client-centered therapeutic services with empathy and a genuine intention to serve and help”

The Rape Crisis Center is still actively recruiting volunteers and interns! Those who complete the application requirements will be placed on standby and can begin their service once we are allowed to resume regular person-to-person interaction. Positions are contingent upon passing the drug test at this time.

Intern Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age

We require a six month commitment for all interns. Hours are determined with the student’s college.

Everyone will have to consent to a background check and a drug test.

Due to our licensing requirements, anyone receiving our services must wait 2 years before they can intern.

If you have lived experience (with a trauma), we require that at least 5 years have passed since the incident.

Intern Opportunities

The Hospital Advocate is responsible for providing trauma-informed crisis intervention, advocacy, outreach, and emotional support. Advocates provide a variety of direct services and administrative tasks to coordinate and deliver support services and advocate for interventions on behalf of survivors of sexual violence, including domestic violence. This primarily includes direct contact with adult and child survivors of violent crime, law enforcement, partnering community groups/agencies, and the courts. The Hospital Advocate Intern will be expected to communicate effectively with law enforcement, community agencies, and diverse populations.

Assist in all general communication efforts for the organization. Work with RCC departments to ensure events and services are marketed through all internet platforms as well as distributing flyers at tabling events and other venues throughout San Antonio. This internship requires a high level of technical and digital media communication knowledge and skill; as well as the ability to work with diverse populations. Read the Scope of Work.


This intern works directly with clients and performs clerical and administrative duties. They will answer the hotline; screen potential clients, and provide information and referrals along with crisis intervention if necessary. Read the Scope of Work.

All counseling interns will provide direct counseling services to sexual assault survivors. This internship allows you to gather experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families coping with the psychological impact of sexual violence under the supervision of Licensed Professional Counselors. Your supervisor will contribute to the development of the counseling skills needed to best serve this population.

The Clinical Director accepts applications only when the application period begins for each semester. There is no deadline. Applications are accepted until all positions have been filled, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as the application period opens.

  • Fall Semester: Applications accepted starting in mid-June
  • Spring Semester: Applications accepted starting November 1st
  • Summer Semester: Applications accepted starting in mid-March

All applicants must be at least master’s level in counseling or related areas and have 50 direct client contact hours at the time of application.

All applicants will need to submit:

  • Intern application (see below under How to Get Started section)
  • Your resume (with references) and a non-official transcript.
  • Responses to the following questions (can be submitted in your response email or in an attachment)
    • Tell us what motivated your interest in pursuing your practicum/internship at the Rape Crisis Center.
    • Explain your predominant theoretical orientation.
    • Describe previous experiences or a particular strength that might be helpful when working with survivors and their families.
    • What do you think are the challenges and special considerations of working with this population?

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This intern will work at a macro level by engaging individuals in events, raising awareness of the RCC’s services, and elevating the RCC’s profile in the community. The internship position involves a high level of in-person interaction with staff and community members alike. Interns will assist with community outreach: tabling events, event coordination and implementation, and shadowing of community-based presentations and workshops. Read the Scope of Work.


Help plan and facilitate small local fundraisers and get great experience doing grant research and writing. Represent the RCC by tabling at local fundraising and community outreach events. Read the Scope of Work.

How to Get Started


Fill Out Application

Fill out the “Intern Application” below to get started!


Attend Meeting with Volunteer Director

Upon acceptance, you will be notified of orientation dates. During this time we are conducting our usual in-person meetings over phone and Zoom.



Complete Online Training

The required 40-hour Office of Attorney General training course will take place online. Additional information and details will be provided upon acceptance.

Intern Application

Internships Form


  • Upon review of your application, you may be invited to the center to meet in person. You will need to watch the 45-minute Office for Victims of Crime webinar on Sexual Assault (under the crimes section of the webinars page). Please bring the certificate of completion to your appointment.
  • Training and orientation are held at The Rape Crisis Center unless otherwise noted. Attendance at each training session is required to become a volunteer.

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