Internship Opportunity:
Direct Service

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

Locations: Girls Empowerment Network - Central Texas Office (2801 South IH-35, Suite 110, Austin, Texas, 78741)

Girls Empowerment Network - Houston Office (4660 Beechnut St., Suite 102, Houston, TX 77096)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of all Girls Empowerment Network programs, including: Girl Connect, Workshops, We Are Girls Conference, Pathfinder, and Camp.

  • Co-facilitate a minimum of 4 Girl Connect groups per week.

  • 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 Girls Empowerment Network.

  • 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 and practicum credit available.


  • 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 Girls Empowerment Network and social justice.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Must be available to run after-school programs on some weekdays.

How to Apply

To apply, download the application form, fill it out and send it to

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 and use the subject line: Your name, internship you are applying for.

Notice: Girls Empowerment Network 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.