AVANZAR is committed to equitable and inclusive treatment to our diverse community with a fully integrated and educated staff. Diversity is our strength and we celebrate it by helping individuals of all ages, races, nationalities, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientations and gender identity. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects multiple traditions, heritages, and experiences. Our goal is to eliminate discrimination by becoming change agents in the workplace and in the community. Our Mission is…Empowering individuals and families by working to secure their physical safety, emotional well-being, individual freedom and economic equality.

Born out of the sociopolitical activism of the 1960’s and 70’s, The Women’s Center (TWC) was organized as a consciousness-raising group closely affiliated with the National Organization for Women (NOW). In 1975, these five “founding mothers” began by forming a 24-hour rape and sexual assault counseling hotline from their homes. In response to an increasing number of domestic violence calls and few social services resources, volunteers established their homes as “safe houses” to provide women and children with emergency shelter from their home situation. From these humble beginnings, TWC has evolved and expanded its services to include: a Violence Intervention Program, a Child Care Network for resource and referral, a Home to Work Program for displaced homemakers and a Women Source Training Institute. Our reputation as a professional women’s agency in the forefront of advocating for women’s welfare issues is well-deserved and a source of strength and pride.


Trenton, NJ

Internship Description

Workforce Development Practitioner – Displaced Homemaker and Self Sufficiency Services Program

Purpose: To provide career development support and life skills workshops for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.


  • Responsible for assisting and creating system linkages for the implementation of case plans to promote client goal achievement
  • Provide clients with direct employment support services including, but not limited to: a. Resume and cover letter b. Job search support c. Career counseling d. Interview coaching
  • Responsible for assisting staff team with the facilitation of online classroom curriculum, support group activities for Displaced Homemaker Program clients
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Job Development Regional Manager

Accountability: The Displaced Homemaker Program Educational Outreach Fellow is responsible to the Job Development Regional Manager and the population for the timely, professional, and effective performance of all job duties.

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10 Flexible 9:00am 5:00pm No No Hybrid

Housing Information

Our AVANZAR Displaced Homemaker Program of Atlantic/Mercer County Summer 2022 PICS internship will offer hybrid virtual/in person work shifts (fully remote options are available during COVID19 - no housing will be provided at this time but we will be very much so accommodating for an inclusive hybrid model workplace)

Internship Qualifications

  • High school diploma and/or matriculating student of a bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with working with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Experience with developing assessments and case plans
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of social justice
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams
  • Experience giving and creating presentations, lessons, activities for educational purposes
  • Ability to expand communication style to multiple cultural environments
  • Ability to speak a second language valued
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and Google Suite

Writing Sample Requirement


Special Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Additional: All trainings (i.e. New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence or New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault certification trainings will be offered as continued education during work shifts upon your start only).