Cambridge Women's Center Internship Application
Thank you for your interest in an internship with our Drop-In and Helpline program at the Cambridge Women's Center. Internships are available for anyone volunteering more than 6 hours a week. If you have any questions, or problems with this application, email Director of Programs, Volunteers, and House Management - Jessye Kass at jessye@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Please also email a copy of your RESUME/CV to jessye@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Email Address *
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1. Full name *
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2. Phone number *
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3. Which of our upcoming training dates would you like to be considered for?
It is mandatory to attend a training session before beginning to volunteer at the center. Each training occurs on a Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. If you are interested in beginning to volunteer prior to June/September, please see our volunteer application for consideration into our March 16th training.
4. Why are you interested in an internship at the Cambridge Women's Center (CWC)? *
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5. How did you hear about the CWC? Have you been here before? *
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6. Do you have experience working with people who have experienced any of the following:
7. What is your experience with other volunteer work, nonprofits, or helplines? (Please list all relevant experience or transferable skills)
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8. Describe a time you dealt with a crisis or when you were faced with a situation that required deescalation. How did you handle it? What did you do well? What would you do differently? How did you feel afterwards? *
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9. What role has community played in your life? Describe both how you have benefited from and contributed to a community that you have been a member of. *
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10. Describe a time you dealt with a difficult situation in a way you felt proud of. What are the skills and strengths you used to resolve this situation? *
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11. Physical Ability
We are happy to welcome volunteers of all physical abilities to the CWC. The center has an accessible street parking space right outside our door, is accessible by a wheel chair lift, and has a bathroom on the first floor. Lots of what our volunteers do can be accomplished within accessible spaces. Indicating your physical limits will not affect our consideration of your volunteer application! At the center, we emphasize self care and respecting your own boundaries. By being transparent and clear about your physical ability, you are letting us ensure we are able to provide you and all our volunteers a safe experience.
12. Do you have any other physical limitations you would like us to be aware of?
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13. How many hours a week would you like to commit to your internship? *
We require a minimum of 6 hours a week for an internship and to be considered for bi-weekly supervisions. We prefer 8-10 hours if possible.
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14. What is your availability? (Best estimates if you don't know)
The center is open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm. Internship shifts are usually 2-4 hours each shift. Evening shifts (from 5:00pm onward) all last until 8:00pm. Please indicate days of the week you’re available, and mornings, afternoons, or evenings for each of those days. (Evening shifts are usually 6pm-8pm)
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Are you interning for school credit? What school/university program are you in? *
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15. In addition to drop-in and helpline staffing hours, indicate below if there are any special projects you may want to take part in.
16. Describe what interests you about these areas and what skills or experience you may have to contribute. If you checked other - please elaborate!
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17. Do you speak any languages other than English? Please list below along with your proficiency level
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18. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
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Did you email a copy of your resume to jessye@cambridgewomenscenter.org? *
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