Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Texas Council on Family Violence

Summer 2015 

Position: Policy Intern
Student: Government Senior

A day in the life of a TCFV employee. If you get hired on full time your hours are generally between 9 to 5 or 5:30 if you don’t work during lunch.

TCFV is broken up into three different teams; Policy, Support to Service Providers and Prevention. The Policy team acts as a unified voice speaking to the Texas Legislature to support and create laws that will assist victims and survivors of domestic violence. The Support to Service Providers team focuses on ensuring that family violence service providers and battering intervention and prevention programs have the capacity to sustain and provide quality service to meet their local communities’ needs. Prevention works to build tools and resources to build a safe and healthy Texas.

For these past two year I have been working mainly with the Policy team. Each day is a little different at TCFV but they always start by checking my email for any assignments I may have been given the night before. Assignments can range from simple things like updating the statistics on a report to making open records requests to police departments.

One of TCFV’s annual projects is its Honoring Texas Victims report, which is a fatality review of the women killed as a result of domestic violence in Texas. The report pays tribute to the Texas women who lost their lives by memorializing their story with an account of their death. While some of the work you’ll be asked to do at TCFV may be a little heavy the people you work with and their devotion to their cause truly make you understand how necessary this work really is.

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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508