Careers with Resilience

We are looking to add new and diverse professionals to our team in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1974, Resilience reaches thousands of survivors of sexual violence, their loved ones, and communities through our advocacy, trauma therapy, and prevention services across the city. Resilience works to address sexual violence through intersectional approaches that center the social justice frameworks of racial equity, reproductive justice, disability inclusion, economic justice, bodily autonomy, and LGBTQ+ issues. If these values and ideals are important to you, help advance our work to empower survivors and end sexual violence by becoming a part of our team!

To apply to the open positions listed below, please submit your resume and cover letter to our Hiring Team at No phone calls, please. Include the title of the position and your last name in the subject line.

Click on the titles below to view the full job posting.

Case Management Specialist (Bilingual, English/Spanish)

Legal & Medical Advocate (Austin, Bilingual)

Legal & Medical Advocate (Austin)

Prevention Educator (Austin)

Resilience offers generous personal, sick, and vacation time. Additional wellness time is provided to full-time staff who are on-call as part of our crisis response. We offer holidays, free medical care (HMO, dental, vision), family leave up to five weeks after one year of employment, summer schedules, a hybrid workplace, self-care and professional development opportunities, and much more.

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

Resilience’s Education & Training Team is now accepting internship applications for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in providing sexual violence prevention education in schools and communities to youth and adults, consider applying for an internship with us on our prevention team!

Please view the position description here and send your resume and cover letter to Kae Vecchia-Zeitz, MSW (they/them), the internship supervisor at Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please check back for additional postings as they become available.

General Information

Each year Resilience offers internships in our Advocacy, Trauma Therapy, Education & Training, and Development departments, as well as with OurMusicMyBody.

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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