Join Our Team
The Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (ASAP) has two ways you can get involved and join our team as peer advocates: as volunteers or interns.
Becoming a Peer Advocate is a great way to get involved on campus, develop interpersonal and coaching skills, and give back to our Bear Community.
It's easy to get started doing this important work. Check out the job descriptions below, submit an application and join us in addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on campus.
How to Become a Peer Advocate
First, fill out a written application below for either an intern or a volunteer in the Peer Advocacy Program. Once you have submitted an application, we will review your application and select qualified applicants for an interview based on their application materials. Each semester we will select five to seven interns. We select volunteers are based on whether or not they are a good fit for the ASAP program. After an applicant accepts either their volunteer or internship slot, we conduct criminal and university background checks.
Timeline to apply for Fall 2023
Applications for the Spring 2023 semester are currently closed.
Applications for volunteer and intern positions starting Fall 2023 are now open! We review applications as they are submitted, so the earlier you submit your application, the better. Every semester we hold a 40-hour mandatory training the week before classes start. Once this mandatory training week begins, we will not be able to accept additional applications. You will need to wait and apply for the next training cycle in Fall or Spring.
Applications will close by July 1, 2023. You must submit a resume with your application.
Submit your completed application to email@example.com
Interviews will be scheduled once a completed application is submitted.
All Peer Advocates are required to attend a 40-hour mandatory training. Inability to attend training week will disqualify
Mandatory Fall 2023 Training:
Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2023
What ASAP Interns and Advocates Do
ASAP Interns and Volunteer Advocates are UNC students who complete a mandatory 40-hour training program on sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and advocacy, as well as attend meetings throughout the semester for continuing education. Throughout the semester, advocates/interns provide direct advocacy and crisis response to survivors at hospitals, courtrooms, police stations, residence halls and in the Title IX and ASAP offices and implement prevention education programming on campus. Our interns and volunteers also provide support via the phone on our crisis line and staff the front desk of the ASAP office.