Internship – General Internship

This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of domestic abuse advocacy, including research, policy analysis, community outreach, and administrative support. This internship is generally a good fit for someone working toward an undergraduate degree in communications, criminal justice, political science, public health, social work or a related major seeking general experience working in the nonprofit sector on social justice issues.


  • Conduct research on domestic abuse service best practices and proposed legislation
  • Draft memos and reports based on research findings
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed
  • Communicate with community partners to support our outreach efforts
  • Distribute outreach materials in the community
  • Assist the Executive Director with special projects as assigned
  • Shadow HAWC staff to gain insight into our work and the field of domestic abuse advocacy

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing priorities
  • Interest in social justice, public policy, or related fields

Required Time Commitment:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student (high school students may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Available for one to two semesters
  • Number of hours per week is flexible

Schedule and Location:

  • This internship offers a flexible schedule, with the possibility of some evening or weekend hours
  • The position can be based at our Lynn or Salem offices, with opportunities to work remotely as needed


This internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with students to arrange for academic credit if applicable.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Sara Stanley at Please include “HAWC General Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

HAWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, bicultural and  bilingual people, people with disabilities, and survivors of partner abuse are encouraged to  apply. HAWC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for  employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity,  familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual  orientation, veteran history/military status, genetic information or membership in any group  protected by federal and state law.