Homicide Survivors, Inc.

Sponsor Organization

Homicide Survivors, Inc.


Homicide Survivors, Inc. is a non-profit organization that assists families and friends of murder victims after a homicide has occurred. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional support, court and criminal justice advocacy, and assistance with a variety of needs a family or friend might experience after the violent death of a loved one.

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring


At least 2 weeks before the enrollment term, three months in advance is ideal.

Internship Description: Unpaid 

  • Assist advocates with direct services (emotional & court support)
  • Administrative duties
  • Fundraising
  • Prepare for events and press conferences
  • Special projects such as generating a quarterly newsletter and assist in updating HSI’s written materials

Purpose of the Internship 

An internship with Homicide Survivors, Inc. will provide the intern with real-world experience in the social work and criminal justice fields.

  • The intern will learn about the emotional trauma family members go through and how HSI normalizes and assists with this.
  • The intern will learn about the criminal justice process, which includes but is not limited to: what happens at court during the criminal justice process for a homicide case and the roles that the prosecutors and law enforcement play in this process. They will learn what role a victim advocate plays and how to ensure that Arizona Victim Rights are being abided by.
  • The intern will learn how to work in a professional office setting and how to perform administrative duties such as data entry, filing, and filling out paperwork.

Agency preferred qualifications

While there are not any minimum requirements, Homicide Survivors, Inc. prefers interns who understand how to behave in an office setting, are empathetic, open-minded and willing to learn, and are able to treat the internship just like they would any other job. Abiding by the policies of HSI is also very important (confidentiality being a major policy) and the intern supervisor will go over the policies and provide training once the internship begins.

How to apply

Contact Dennisse Ley at dennisse@azhomicidesurvivors.org or call 520-207-5012.