Internship Opportunity:
Direct Service


Purpose: The Direct Service Intern will assist staff with co-facilitation of programs within the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN). They will work with a diverse group of girls in the Central Texas area and work in a team oriented environment. The Intern can expect to gain valuable group facilitation skills, learn outreach techniques, and gain knowledge about social-emotional programming..

Location: GEN’s main office, 3000 S IH 35, Suite 400, 78704

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of all GEN programs, including: clubGEN, 180, Girl Talk Workshops, We Are Girls Conference, Pathfinder, and Summer Camps.

  • Co-facilitate a minimum of 4 groups/week, including 180 and clubGEN groups.

  • Conduct intake, assessment, and provide referrals to participants when appropriate.

  • Oversee logistical details of groups, such as recruiting participants and making reminder calls to participants.

  • Attend community events in representation of GEN.

  • Conduct bi-weekly reports for groups.

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Length of Appointment: Semester

Time Commitment: Flexible, depending upon number of hours desired for credit. Minimum 10 hours/week maximum 32 hours/week. A few evening and weekend hours will be required.

Compensation: This is a volunteer intern position with college credit available.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Applicants must be professional, creative, team oriented self-starters who have an eye for detail and a positive attitude.

  • Applicants must have obtained or are actively pursuing a degree in counseling, social work, or related field.

  • Must be committed to the goals/mission of GEN and social justice.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Must be available to run afterschool programs on some weekdays.

How to Apply

To apply, download the application form, fill it out and send it to brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org.

Internship Application Procedures
Applicants are interviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

  1. Please download and complete the Internship Application and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Application.doc

  2. Create a copy of your resume and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Resume.doc  (submission optional)

  3. Send your completed application and resume material to brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org and use the subject line: Your name, internship you are applying for.

Notice: GEN DOES NOT accept paper, mailed or faxed applications. Please use an appropriate word processing program such as MS Word to submit your application materials. Also, please note that submitting a resume is optional.