OVA: Internship Opportunities

The Office of the Victim Advocate


Internship Opportunities


The Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA) was established as an independent state agency to protect and promote the legal rights of crime victims in Connecticut.


Among its many responsibilities, the OVA provides oversight and advocacy when the criminal justice system fails crime victims.


The OVA may receive and review complaints of persons concerning the actions of any state or other entity providing services to crime victims. When appropriate, the OVA, may initiate an investigation into the circumstances of a complaint.


The Victim Advocate is authorized by law to file a limited special appearance in any court proceeding for the purpose of advocating for a victim when certain rights have been violated.


In addition, the OVA conducts programs of public education, undertakes legislative advocacy and recommends changes in state policies concerning the treatment and protection of crime victims, including changes in the system of providing direct services to victims.



The OVA is currently accepting internship applications for the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Interested participants should have knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, Victim Rights and relevant statutes. Please include on a separate piece of paper, your experiences within the Criminal Justice System or other related experiences. 


*Please Note:  The OVA has the right to limit the amount of internship positions available.  Please apply only if you can commit to a 4 month internship during spring and fall semesters or a 3 month internship during the summer.


If you are interested in becoming an intern at the OVA, please submit your application at least 8 weeks prior to your desired start time by double-clicking on the link below to complete your Internship Application and forward it to:


The Office of the Victim Advocate

505 Hudson Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Fax:  (860) 566-3542



OVA Internship Application (Word, 48Kb)



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