Internship Opportunities



The Law Clerk Intern assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse by assisting the Managing Attorney with the drafting and filing of legal documents relevant to obtain a Protective Order, under the Texas Family Code and/or (if necessary) under Art. 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, as well as accompanying the Managing Attorney to any court appearances or mediation.

Law Clerk Intern – Duties

• Drafting case docs, including but not limited to:

o  Application for PO

o Affidavit for Ex Parte Relief of Applicant

o Ex Parte Temporary Protective Order

o Final Protective Order

o Ancillary Court Docs

o Subpoena

o Business Records Affidavit

• Correspondence with clients, opposing counsel, court, police departments, etc., such as:

o Check status of service of process

o Check status of subpoenaed records

o Re-set hearings

o General case correspondence

• Observe/Assist with client PO Intake, PO Screenings, filing matters with the court, obtaining ex parte relief, court hearings, mediations, etc.

• Completing tasks assigned by the Managing Attorney or Legal Advocate

We are currently accepting applications for the fall semester. If you are interested in applying for this internship, please submit your cover letter and resume to Thank you for your interest in RCC!



Residential Advocate Intern

OVERVIEW:  Residential Advocate Interns work in our shelter with survivors of domestic violence and their children to address issues including housing, benefits, employment, childcare, medical and dental care, education, legal, immigration, mental health and substance abuse. Residential Advocate Interns also track benefit requirements, share hotline coverage, provide support for Part-Time and Volunteer staff, perform regular reporting and ensure communication with each other and with the agency as a whole.

The Residential Advocate Intern works primarily in the shelter but may have opportunities to work within the community as discussed with the Shelter Coordinator.



  • Complete intakes as needed for shelter and safe home.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning and information about domestic violence programs and resources to safe home guests. Assist safe home guests with finding shelter when appropriate.
  • Explore options, what is involved to be in a shelter, and assist safe home guests in thinking about resources they may need once they move into another program.
  • Assist survivors with arranging for transportation to and from appointments.
  • Encourage guest peer support to help each other and to share their experiences.
  • Inform clients about domestic violence and community services, making necessary referrals.
  • Maintain survivors’ records including service delivery records, advocacy plans and other needed documentation.
  • Maintain records of groups according to confidentiality guidelines.
  • Maintain communications log regarding guests
  • Attend training that are relevant to direct service advocacy and will enhance the residential program.  Attend in-service training when appropriate.
  • With other residential staff, ensure that there is adequate shelter and safe home coverage.
  • Assist other staff with direct service responsibilities.
  • Promote teamwork and support.
  • Participate in volunteer training as discussed with supervisor.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Shelter Coordinator

Please send a cover letter/resume to

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