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Safe Harbor Systems Internship

Cornerstone Advocacy Service


Organization Summary:

Cornerstone is a $4.8M agency with approximately 90 employees. We provide specialized services within eleven cities, including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Edina, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center. Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: Unpaid Fall 2017 Internship
Hours: 20 hours per week (includes Wed nights 6:30 to 8:15  

Primary Duties:

Cornerstone’s continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. We advocate, educate and lead the way to social change.


Cornerstone’s ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of interpersonal violence. Healthy futures are possible when we coordinate an effective crisis response, implement trauma-informed support services, mitigate the impact of violence on children and youth, and confront the roots of violence.


Children Youth and Families Program Goal:

Cornerstone possess a strong youth and family-centered philosophy. Our commitment to ending domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and human trafficking is demonstrated by the comprehensive programming we deliver to children, youth, and families.

We understand that domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and human trafficking profoundly affects youth. We are committed to the safety, well-being of families and youth, and supporting them to end the generational cycle of abuse.

Time Requirements:

20 hours a week; unpaid internship; flexible schedule preferred

Be available Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15pm from early October to mid-December

Responsibilities are support oriented and do not provide direct advocacy to sexually exploited youth

a. Research/assistance with creating presentations/training including material prep regarding human trafficking, sex trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, online exploitation, etc. (formalized, visually appealing, process oriented) 

b. Assisting in presentations and prevention curriculum to youth (18 and under), willingness to gain public speaking experience  

c. Database/grant reporting - reviewing evaluations forms and surveys 

d. Attend Safe Harbor Trainings/Meetings 

e. Professional skills (networking, follow-up)

f. Nonprofit skillsets 

g. Understanding broad systems (how do we work with a population across systems, legal v. nonprofit v. for-profit) 

h. Tabling community outreach events and resource fairs


 -          Understanding risk factors and dynamics for sexually exploited                    youth (i.e. sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, poverty,                LGBTQ, survival sex, etc.) 

-          Able to view mature content for research purposes

-          Some knowledge of Safe Harbor Legislation

-          Good communication and writing skills

-          Flexibility, initiative, work cooperatively with others

-          Ability to relate to people of different economic, cultural, racial, and social backgrounds

-          Ability to adhere to confidentiality

-          Pass Criminal Background Check

-          Experience with computers; ability to learn data entry system, excellent Microsoft office skills


Additional Info:

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

How To Apply:

 Please E-Mail your cover letter & resume to

No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please


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