The Expect Respect Fellowship

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Promoting healthy relationships and preventing violence and abuse through innovative, research-based programming in schools.

Expect Respect works at the forefront of prevention and intervention to break the cycle of abuse in children’s lives and prevent violence from happening in the first place.

Applications accepted online here (Please have pdf or word docs of your statement of interest, unofficial transcripts, and resume ready before you click):

Please email this link to your recommender (professional recommendation from a work or internship supervisor is suggested). Letter of Recommendation forms can be found here:

The Expect Respect Intern:

  • Provides crisis intervention, counseling and education sessions to youth (grades 6 – 8) who have experienced or at risk of experiencing dating, sexual or domestic violence and youth demonstrating abusive behavior to peers.
  • Co-facilitates weekly, gender-specific, evidence based educational curriculum with an experience prevention education advocate from the Center for Victims.
  • Assists school personnel and other involved service providers in assessing students’ current health needs, personal safety  and functioning.
  • Is eligible for a $4,000 stipend.


  • Second year or advanced standing, full-time student
  • Desire to work with at-risk youth
  • Commitment to enhancing skills in counseling and group facilitation
  • Interest in program evaluation methods
  • Demonstrated strong academic performance

Application Requirements

  • Statement of interest
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation (A professional recommendation from a work or internship supervisor is suggested)
  • Resume


Deadline is March 15. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after that


Contact Alicia Melnick, MSW