Internships, Externships and Fellowships

TASSC is committed to provide a welcoming environment for all interns and externs. Our goal is to work with them to assist torture survivors while they grow professionally and personally. Typically, interns/externs work within a specific department but can . But because TASSC is such a small organization, they learn about all different functions of the organization.  If you have any questions about internships and externships, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

To express interest in volunteer opportunities, complete this volunteer interest form

Social Services

The Social Services Program accepts interns pursuing their graduate degree in Social Work and other related professions.   We consider undergraduate interns on a case-by-case basis. TASSC requires a 9-month commitment from interns.  Other macro opportunities are available on request and would not require a 9-month commitment.  Our services are trauma-informed and strength-based. Our model of practice is influenced by trauma theory, empowerment theory, and is solution-focused. We work WITH survivors and not FOR them.  If you have any questions or are interested in an internship, please feel free to contact our Social Services Program Manager, Jennifer Isely, at  

Social Services Volunteer Opportunities & Internships: 

Psychological Services

TASSC offers a year-long clinical externship for doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology. Externs will provide individual psychotherapy to survivors of torture as part of an interdisciplinary team, under the supervision and training of a licensed psychologist. There are also opportunities to get involved in other activities at TASSC, including group programs and advocacy. For inquiries, please contact our Health and Psychological Wellness Program Manager, Caitlin Tromiczak at

Legal Services

Within our legal services, TASSC looks for legal interns to help the Legal Services Program (LSP) prepare and successfully complete asylum claims for survivors of torture. LSP looks for interns that seek to learn how to prepare asylum applications and represent clients at the asylum office and in asylum court, while providing trauma-informed care. For inquiries, please contact our Legal Services Program Manager, Swati Rawani, at 

Operations & Fundraising

The management of TASSC operations is critical to the success of the organization. TASSC offers Operations Internships to individuals interested in public administration, financial management, HR, event planning, logistics, IT, volunteer coordination, content development, policy evaluation, donor relations and overall office functions. Supervised by the Operations Manager, this is a great opportunity to get an in-depth look at what it takes to run a small, but rapidly growing, nonprofit organization. For inquiries, please contact our Operations Manager, Kelsey Fisher, at

Fundraising & Operations Opportunities & Internships: 
 Volunteer Yonathan Greenberg working on a survivor's resume

Volunteer Yonathan Greenberg working on a survivor's resume