Vera House, Inc.

About Vera House, Inc.

Our Vision: A world free of violence and abuse.

Our Mission: Vera House, Inc. prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse.

Our Values:
- We advocate for the right of all persons to live without abuse, oppression, violence or fear in their relationships.
- We honor individuals' choices and empower them to use their strengths.
- We foster trusting relationships and respectful communication through collaboration.
- We embrace diversity and deliver culturally responsive, trauma-informed services with compassion
- We educate and challenge ourselves, and the community we serve, to promote a culture of respect and non-violence.

INTERNSHIPS (Application here: )
-Options to explore different paths based on your interests!
-Flexible hours between 8:30am-5pm (10 hour weekly minimum, full semester regular schedule preferred)
-Opportunity for course credit*.
-Intern to Employee pipeline**

-Advocacy Intern
-Legal Intern
-Abuse in Later Life Intern

**All employment is based on interest and availability. Something exciting to note is our employees can receive remitted tuition!
***There is no attorney on staff, so we are unable to support legal interns seeking pro bono hours.


-Family Court Orders of Protection
-Sexual Assault Callout Advocate

Tabling at health and volunteer fairs and other events
Reception coverage at our administrative office.


Legal Intern

May 2023 - August 2023 Syracuse, NY
“I loved the welcoming environment in the office, spending time with the other interns that were my age, and the work I was doing at the Family Courthouse. I learned a lot about various social issues, the legal system, and the city of Syracuse itself. I also created close bonds with some of our clients, which was very special to me. I am so grateful for such an informative and eye opening experience!”

Advocacy Intern

June 2023 - August 2023 Syracuse, NY
“I found all of the other interns and staff to be very kind and understanding during my time at Vera House. I appreciated them being patient and allowing the interns to shadow supportive services (i.e., support line, callouts, etc.)”
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