Each year, Bolton Refuge House, Inc. offers a variety of internships and externships for individuals looking to gain valuable knowledge of the non-profit domestic violence/sexual assault services field (see below for more information on the various internships available).

Applications for Spring sessions are accepted October 1-31

Applications for Summer are accepted March 1-April 1

Applications for Fall are accepted  March 1-April 15


For more information, or to apply for an internship/externship, please email

Applications should include your cover letter, resume, and reference list with at least 3 professional/academic references. Please state if you are applying for Spring, Summer, or Fall Session as well as your location availability of Eau Claire, Jackson County, and/or Buffalo County in your cover letter.

Victim Services Internship:

(including internships for Human Services fields for academic credit)

Victim Services Interns learn about the different aspects of direct services to clients who have been affected by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Interns work closely with victim advocates on staff and will work directly with clients to assess needs, make referrals, and provide support. Each internship is different and there is no “typical day” as each individual client’s needs are what drive BRH services.

Administrative Professional Internship:

Administrative Professional Interns gain experience in a variety of areas based on agency activities and may include compiling committee packets, taking and producing meeting minutes and agendas, conducting training sessions, setting up meeting times, data entry, and event planning along with other possible opportunities as they arise.

Community Relations Internship:

Community Relations Interns work to provide education to the Eau Claire Community  about the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Stalking as well as the services that Bolton Refuge House, Inc., provides to victims of these crimes. Interns attend community events, speaking engagements, and meetings upon request and will solicit speaking engagements with appropriate entities in order to establish/maintain relationships within the community.

Business Management Internship:

Business Management Intern will assist our Executive Director with grant writing, submitting reports, revising policies/procedures, organizing meetings and attend training/speaking engagements in order to establish/maintain relationships within the community, as well as other tasks as available/needed.

Marketing Internship:

Marketing Interns will work to plan, promote, and execute awareness  events within the community.  Intern will create/maintain partnerships with businesses and other agencies to better serve our clients, as well as update/develop and distribute public education materials to the community.