The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Victim Services Internship Program was established in July of 1996 in an effort to increase sensitivity and awareness in cultural and environmental issues, while advocating victims’ needs and rights. Funding for the Program is from Victim of Crime Act funds and various Judicial District Victim Assistance Law Enforcement Funds.
The program is committed to placing current students of under-represented populations in nonprofit organizations and government units that provide some level of victim services. The program provides opportunities for current students to serve in criminal legal system departments and community based victim services programs.
COVA Intern Qualifications
- Must identify as a member of an underserved/marginalized population (i.e. cultural/ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, differently abled, etc.)
- Must have an interest in victim or human services;
- Must commit to 15 to 20 hours per week;
- Must commit to a minimum of nine months, maximum of one year;
- Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university for the duration of the internship; and
- Must maintain a high standard of confidentiality and respect for others.
If you are interested in the COVA stipend and meet the COVA Intern Qualifications above, please reach out to your Field Coordinator for next steps.