STAR® is looking for highly motivated and passionate women and men interested in working with sexual trauma survivors in our community. As a small non-profit organization, we rely on committed community members to provide support to survivors on our 24/7 hotline and accompany survivors to the hospital for forensic exams during day and night. We also utilize volunteers to conduct outreach and promote awareness of STAR® through educational forums and community events.
As a volunteer, STAR® will provide you with extensive training and educational opportunities, a supportive network of staff members and fellow volunteers, and an opportunity to help survivors heal and move past their trauma. Volunteering is a great resume-builder and a way to learn new skills!
Click here for more information about our volunteer opportunities.
Click here to submit a volunteer application.
Our internship program supports the agency’s mission through graduate and undergraduate internships. We offer a collaborative, supportive and creative learning environment with many opportunities for students to work autonomously with the guidance of a supervisor, integrate theory and practice, and develop new projects and initiatives within a non-profit, social service organization.
Internships are available in the following areas:
- Counseling and Social Work**
- Social Change
**Note: These internships are only offered to graduate level social work and counseling students enrolled in an accredited school.
Click here to apply to our internship program.
STAR® and the LSU Law Center are partnering to offer an Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Assault Law Clinic during Fall 2016. In this clinic, third year students are certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX and provide legal representation and assistance to survivors of sexual violence. Students learn to conduct holistic legal intakes with survivors to address their legal needs. Our areas of focus include safety, privacy, housing, immigration, employment, education, financial stability, and some family law matters.
Additional information can be found by visiting the LSU Law Center website, or see below.
Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Assault Clinic (LAW 5630) (3 credits)
Prerequisite: The Legal Profession (LAW 5721)
Limited to 3L’s; Time TBD
Training Days: 8/11/2016-8/14/2016
Help Us Create Change
Raising awareness about sexual trauma is the first step toward positive social change. Click here to request our participation at your community or professional event. Click here to request an educational presentation or training.
Every person can contribute to positive social change, starting by becoming informed and engaged. Connect to the movement to end sexual trauma by joining our Prevention Action Coalition (PAC). The PAC is a group of community members and organization representatives who are passionate about ending sexual violence. Within the PAC, relationships flourish, and individuals gain knowledge and skills through training held on a bimonthly basis. With the knowledge and expertise developed, PAC members engage in collective action that leads to policy, environmental, and social change. The PAC is open to anyone who is age 17 and older. Click here to access our PAC membership application.
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