Careers with Resilience

Legal & Medical Advocate
Click here to view the job description. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to our People & Culture Team at No phone calls, please.

Established in 1974, Resilience now serves over 2,000 survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones annually through our main office in downtown Chicago and our community-based offices in Austin, Ravenswood, and on the Stroger Hospital campus. Persons of color and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply. Resilience is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.


Internships with Resilience

Annually we have many internship opportunities with our Advocacy, Trauma Therapy, and Education & Training Teams, as well as in our Development Team.

Currently our 2020 internships with Trauma Therapy are full. We have internship opportunities in Legal Advocacy, Education & Training, and OurMusicMyBody. Please click here to read the descriptions, responsibilities, and requirements for our Legal Advocacy, Education & Training, and OurMusicMyBody intern positions.

  • Education & Training Program Intern (3 positions available)
  • OurMusicMyBody (OMMB) Intern (1 position available)
  • Legal Advocacy Intern (2 positions available)

With the exception of the Development & Communications Intern, all of our interns are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of sexual assault crisis intervention training in accordance with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault mandates. You must complete this training prior to or within a month of beginning your internship. Resilience offers this training at least 4 times a year. The schedule is available here. There is no cost for the training if you are accepted into the internship program. Training is approximately 5 weeks long, in the evenings. There may be other training options available on a case-by-case basis.

With the exception of the Development department, most internships at Resilience are a minimum of a one-year commitment. Resilience does not hire summer interns. Our internship cycle runs July 1 to June 30Occasionally, we may be able to work around different internship needs or academic requirements on a case by case basis. Preference may be given to those who have completed the training prior to starting an internship with Resilience. Resilience accepts non-academic interns by exception. Trauma Therapy Intern applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s-level program to be eligible for an internship within this program.


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