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Prevention and Confidential Resource Advocate Intern

Website SHAPE Office at Colorado School of Mines

Campus-based violence prevention and advocacy

Mines SHAPE Office is inviting applications for a one-year, 16 hours per week internship role to help guide and deliver training and events around sexual harassment, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence prevention, advocacy, and education.

The SHAPE Intern serves as a Confidential Resource Advocate for students, including initial meetings with students, referrals, safety planning, sharing campus and community resources, reporting options, resolution options, and ongoing communications for matters of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking, specifically under Title IX, including maintenance of confidential documentation, referrals, and communications.

They also work with the Associate Director to provide advisement and support to the Mines Betsy’s Friends Peer Educator program, including programmatic development and assessment, as well as group and individual supervision and assist with Office initiatives to prevent sexual harassment and interpersonal violence to enhance the capacity and reach of SHAPE Office.

For more on the SHAPE Office and the vital work they do, visit: https://www.mines.edu/shape/.


Under the direction of their assigned supervisor, the intern will assist with the following duties to help advance their knowledge and skills in the areas of prevention education, confidential resource advocacy, and outreach:

Confidential Resource Advocacy

In collaboration with the Associate Director, provide information, and guidance to victims/survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence (including dating/domestic violence and stalking) about their rights, options and available resources, and make appropriate referrals to on-campus/local resources and/or the Title IX Coordinator to best support Mines students through healing, safety, and/or reporting processes.
Serve as a member of the Confidential Resources team, attending monthly meetings for communication and ongoing professional development.
Maintain collaborative relationships with on and off campus partners to facilitate effective and caring referrals.

Peer Education Program Support

Assist in the leadership of the Peer Education program.
Co-advise Peer Educators through group supervision.
Attend Peer Education meetings, including cohort meetings, supervision group meetings, and leadership team meetings.
Provide guidance to individual Peer Educators with developing appropriate and evidence-based program plans, and learning outcomes, and evaluations for their projects and outreach events to lead for their peers.
Assist in the hiring, training, ongoing professional development, progress documentation, and evaluation of a team of Peer Educators.

SHAPE Office Prevention Initiatives

Assist with the development, implementation, and assessment of efforts to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking including passive campaigns, awareness activities, and primary prevention workshops and trainings.
Research best practices, implementation efforts, and sustainability practices for prevention education strategies.

Support the mission of the SHAPE Office through attending relevant meetings, events, outreach opportunities, campus committees, relationship-building efforts, and service opportunities on occasion.
Project Related to Educational Program

Each school semester, the intern will be required to work with their supervisor on identifying and completing one independent project related to their educational program and/or career goals in any area of program development, assessment, or services. This project will be used to apply the skills learned in the internship to their educational program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Student Development, Public Health, Social Work, Gender Studies, Psychology, Law or related field by start date.
Background knowledge about gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to the issues/concerns of members of a higher-education community.
Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to manage and oversee multiple projects efficiently.
Strong administrative skills, including recordkeeping, report writing and documentation.
Proven ability to handle sensitive information and situations with tact, care, and discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree or other advanced degree in progress or recently completed, preferably in Student Development, Public Health, Social Work, Gender Studies, Psychology, Law, or related field by start date.
Experience responding to and/or managing Title IX-related and interpersonal violence-related matters.
Background in providing direct services to survivors of trauma, or knowledge of trauma-informed care practices.
Completed 40-hour victim advocate training through an accredited agency.
Working knowledge of Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery Act, and regulatory agency guidance informing practice and policy.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and sensitivity to the range of responses and needs of survivors to interpersonal violence.
Commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide-range of campus constituents, including students, staff, faculty, parents/guardians, campus partners, local authorities, off campus agencies and others as needed.
Ability to identify, liaison, and network with appropriate local, statewide, and national organizations involved in this work.
Salary and Benefits

$25 per hour, approximately 16 hours per week.

This posting will close May 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Applications may not be accepted after that date

Equal Opportunity
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses. Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.


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