Intern Onboarding

Welcome to The Avery Center Intern Onboarding Portal!

Congratulations on being accepted as an intern! We thank you for your time completing the application, background check, and interview. You are a valued member of our team and we are so excited to work with you!

Please go through the following training materials to complete your onboarding process before your first day on-site. You can return to this page at any time to complete the process. The hours you contribute to your onboarding will count logged hours for your first week of service.

Intern Training Videos

Please watch the following videos and plan about an hour for this step.

Intern Handbook

Download the Intern Handbook PDF to learn about our history, mission & vision, services and volunteer opportunities, volunteer responsibilities, and more.

Log Your Time

In order to ensure successful completion of your internship and accompany credited hours, please submit your intern hours each week.

You may want to bookmark this link!

Explore Additional Resources

We've organized a a handful of useful, optional resources for you to explore.

Think of the personality tests like extra credit—if you can tell us what number you are on the Thinking Wavelength or what your Neris Type Explorer is, we'll better understand exactly where your personality and strengths are a fit in our organization.

Thinking Wavelength

Developed by The Patterson Center, this tool is about how we’re hard-wired in our thinking. It’s about how we relate to change, risk, and opportunity. Every person has a hard-wired “high-contribution zone”, and there’s no right or wrong answer here. It's all about finding out where you make your greatest contribution.

Are you a Grinder, Minder, Keeper, Finder, or Conceiver? Find out with the Thinking Wavelength »

Free Mental Health First Aid Training - required if working directly with survivors

Mental Health first aid is an evidence-based, public health training program that teaches participants the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges or crisis, what to do in an emergency, and where to turn for help. MHFA is implemented around the U.S. and the world. Research has shown that the training reduces stigma, enhances behavioral health literacy, and improves participants' behavioral health. Find a class that works for your schedule »

Neris Type Explorer - 16 Personalities Test

“It’s so incredible to finally be understood.” Take this personality test and get a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do. Free personality test from 16 Personalities »

Learn about the Victim Rights Act

The Victim Rights Act (VRA) in Colorado ensures that crime victims are treated with fairness, respect, dignity and that they are free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse. You can watch the video below from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice to familiarize yourself with the VRA, and visit their website to learn more.

Additional Anti-Trafficking Information

How Human Trafficking Happens, from the Polaris Project

Intervention curriculum

United States Department of Justice

Eyes can only see if they are open

Survivor Services