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Intern Resource Network offers online resources for student interns, campus advisors and employers; Website links to MCADSV member programs to connect “town and gown”

MCADSV and its collaborative partners from a network of Missouri colleges and universities have launched a web-based resource that is a clearinghouse of information on sexual harassment for students in internships, their campus advisors and best practices for employers working with students. The Intern Resource Project website also has links to college and university Title IX coordinators and MCADSV-member domestic and sexual violence programs to support community connections and collaborations between “town and gown.”


The content of the Intern Resource Project website—www.mointernnetwork.org–was developed through a collaboration between MCADSV and Partners in Prevention (PIP), a consortium of public and private universities in Missouri. A starting point was the recognition that student internships have grown in importance and number in today’s marketplace where employers want applicants with hands-on experience. Another reality is the workplace can be a very different environment than a college campus, leaving interns vulnerable to an imbalance of power and resulting actions of sexual harassment.


The Intern Resource Network website now can be used as a starting place to learn about best practices to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace. Students, employers of interns, campus staff, and other Missourians can use information on the website to educate themselves on the dynamics of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The project website also provides a point of connection among community based domestic and sexual violence programs, employers, colleges and universities.


MCADSV received its initial funding to develop the Intern Resource Project through a personal donation by Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who publically spoke of being sexually harassed in the Missouri Capitol as a student intern and subsequently as an elected legislator. The Women’s Foundation of Kansas City then advanced the Project with additional funding.

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