Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with Sakhi!

When you give your time to us, you make a direct impact in survivors’ well-being, by broadening pathways toward healing and justice. We encourage folks who are interested in working directly with survivors to explore our Internship and Volunteer opportunities to determine the right fit for them.

Learn more about our values and approach here.



Direct Service

Sakhi offers semester-based and yearly internships in each of its program areas, depending on need and capacity. Interns typically work on a specific project within the program, in addition to assisting with the program area’s scope and ongoing activities. Sakhi can offer school credit if such a possibility exists. We request a minimum of a 3-month commitment for internships.

Please note that internships for the Direct Services Programs requires a commitment of 2-3 days per week. Interns are placed across our Program areas, from Anti-Violence, to Economic Empowerment, to Housing, and more.

As a Sakhi intern, you will:

  • Gain experience working directly with survivors
  • Have access to clinical supervision from our licensed team members

If you are interested in applying for a Summer 2024 (beginning of June-end of August 2024) internship, please email your resume/cover letter to  and list 2-3 programs that you are interested in working with. You can learn more about programs on our website. Please note that the Summer 2024 application closes on March 31, 2024. 



Volunteering is a deep and meaningful way to get involved with and feel connected to your community. At Sakhi, we are always looking for:

  1. Helpline Volunteers, the first point of contact for survivors. If you would like to support our helpline, please contact
  2. Other general volunteers, such as ESL Volunteers to lead English language sessions with us, or Bengali-speaking volunteers. Please email us at .

Please note: We require all our volunteers and interns to commit to trainings prior to at the start of their tenure with us.