The Internship Program at VIP
Student interns and practicum students will be offered the opportunity to learn the many facets of creating and maintaining a violence prevention and intervention organization within a University setting. Based on a rotation model of experiential learning, internship and practicum students will gain experience in the following areas:
- Volunteer recruitment, organization & development: Each student will experience working with student volunteers.
- Education/Outreach: Students will gain training and experience providing outreach and awareness presentations to a variety of populations across campus.
- Advocacy: Every student will learn more about advocating for victims seeking support, resources and referrals.
- Special projects: Interns and practicum students are encouraged to also focus on an individual project. In the past, students have chosen to learn more and further develop their skills related to marketing, communications, social media, healthcare, event planning, drama, arts and crafts, and much more!
All students who complete a practicum or internship placement with the UK VIP Center will gain valuable knowledge regarding power-based personal violence, experience hands-on community organizing for social change, and contribute to creating a safe, empowering campus culture for all members of the UK community.