Trafficking Intern

USCRI is seeking to fill one student internship position within our Trafficking Victim Assistance Program. The internship provides a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of how USCRI provides comprehensive and culturally-appropriate case management support and services to identified victims of severe forms of trafficking. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) is a national program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The goal of the program is to support foreign national survivors of trafficking and their families to receive time-limited comprehensive, case management services. USCRI and its TVAP service providers work with survivors of human trafficking and their families across 32 states, 5 territories and 3 compact nations.

The TVAP intern plays a pivotal role in the program’s day-to-day activities. As the Trafficking intern, you will assist with a wide range of projects involving conducting semi-annual provider surveys, web-based research, conducting telephonic consultations with program service providers, and other administrative tasks. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. The Trafficking intern will learn how to take his or her knowledge and skills from the classroom and directly apply them to our work environment. The intern will assist under the direction of our TVAP Team.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Communicate with a network of service providers regarding program policy and technical assistance needs
  • Conduct regional outreach within the USCRI TVAP service area
  • Create programmatic reports by compiling demographic data and identifying trends in data
  • Understand the field of anti-trafficking and its current challenges
  • Perform web-based research for the development and maintenance of a resource compendium
  • Assist in outreach events, social media campaigns, and educational activities for potential and network providers

What We Are Looking For:

  • Familiarity in working with survivors of human trafficking, victims of crime, or immigrants preferred
  • High level of professionalism
  • At least 3 years of undergraduate school
  • Commitment to human rights and humanitarian causes
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to shifting programmatic priorities
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and accurately

USCRI is dedicated to ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship with its interns. We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career interests and goals. You will gain a better understanding of the role program management plays within the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP). Interns are also provided opportunities to learn more about the organization, our department leaders and other professionals in the non-profit sector, and enhance your professional development through weekly Brown Bag presentations and mission-related film screenings.

Internship Details:

This internship begins September 5, 2017 and requires a 20 hour per week commitment. USCRI internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week and interns may not be in the office more than 8 hours per day. The internship is located in Crystal City-Arlington, VA, 15 minutes from DC.


  • Part-time (20-30 hrs. per week): up to $160 stipend per month
  • Full-time (30-40): $240 stipend per month
  • Local travel expenses to and from the office are also reimbursed, up to a maximum of $20 per day

Application Instructions:

To apply for this internship, please send the following materials to Only applications received via email will be considered for this position. Specify “Trafficking Intern” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please!

  • Resume or C.V.
  • Cover letter, stating the basis for your interest in this position and why your qualifications make you the right candidate for this internship

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