National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Communications
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Other

General Position Purpose Statement


The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) is currently recruiting qualified applicants for an internship in our Communication Department.


For nearly twenty-five years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has answered the call over 5 million calls, chats, and texts to date of those affected by relationship abuse. As the only 24/7/365 national service provider offering services via call, digital chat, and text, we work to shine a light on domestic violence by supporting and advocating for survivors, providing hope in times of crisis, and promoting healthy relationships for all.


From our crisis and intervention hotline, to our unprecedented data on the state of domestic violence, to prevention programs like loveisrespect, The Hotline works at every level to ensure a future when all relationships as positive, healthy, and free from violence.

The Communications Internship is a great opportunity for an individual hoping to pursue a career in communications, public relations, non-profit management, and/or public affairs. Interns would work closely with a team of experienced communications professionals and learn the skills needed to excel in the non-profit sector.


All work is informed by, and conducted through adherence to, the values of The Hotline: 


  • Integrity:  We conduct every aspect of our work to the highest ethical standards and hold ourselves accountable to them. We value transparency and staunchly safeguard the confidentiality of those we serve.
  • Thought Leadership:  We are committed to learning constantly, developing innovative practices and evolving strategies as necessary to achieve our mission and vision.
  • Excellence:  We value performance and results. We aspire to be the best and to embrace the challenge to exceed expectations.
  • Collaboration:  We work as a team within the organization and with a wide range of partners outside of it, in the belief that only through these partnerships will we achieve the broadest impact.
  • Social justice:  We value diverse perspectives and strive to incorporate an anti-oppression lens in all aspects of our work.
  • Caring:  We conduct our work with compassion and in the spirit of inclusion, and we meet all individuals with respect and without judgment.
  • Survivor-centered:  Our work begins and ends with the interests of survivors of relationship abuse in mind.



This internship will be an unpaid opportunity. Intern may receive academic credit through an accredited college or university.


  • Creating content for The Hotline's website and social media in coordination with the Communications team
  • Assisting in interactive campaigns across multiple platforms, including social media
  • Participating in brainstorming and team meetings
  • Completing research and administrative tasks as needed


  • Pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, Non-profit Management or Public Affairs
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong writing skills, preferably knowledgeable about AP style
  • Social media savvy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn and expand current skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Survivors of domestic and sexual violence, women or color strongly encouraged to apply.


HOURS: The Communications Intern is required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. The internship will be on a semester's timing.


The National Domestic Violence Hotline is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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