Outreach and Prevention Programs
Counseling Intership Program

Despite the prevalence of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in our society, it is our observation that the knowledge, skills, and awareness necessary to work meaningfully with survivors of sexual trauma are only minimally addressed in graduate programs. As a result, there are few counselors who are well trained in the healing of sexual trauma. Not all interns who complete our internship will continue to pursue work with survivors. However, it is our hope that our internship program will provide interns with, knowledge, skills, and awareness that will assist them well in all their future endeavors.

The commencement of an internship with RTS must coincide with our California State Certified Sexual Assault Counselors (SAC) training.

Upon completion of the training, interns are expected to make a yearlong commitment of service during which they will perform duties that include:

  • One shift per week on our 24-hour hotline
  • Up to 10 hours per week of individual, couples, family, and/or group
  • Case management as needed
  • Participation in topical study group sessions
  • Appropriate paperwork
  • Weekly meetings with the Direct Services Specialist


  • Post Graduate degree status
  • Training in counseling, social work, or related field
If you are interested in the internship program or would like more information, please call Christina at (650) 652-0598 x21.