Internships

New!  Internship Advising

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Honors College have partnered to provide students the opportunity to work one-on-one with an Internship Coordinator. The Internship Coordinator can work with students to identify internships suited to personal preferences and interests or program requirements. Together, students and the Internship Coordinator will develop a timeline of collaboration, which could include any of the following services:

  • Internship and interest exploration
  • Internship search assistance
  • Resume and cover letter review and workshop
  • Application review
  • Interview skills development and mock interviews
  • Pre-, during-, and post-internship support 

Dominique BlancDominique Blanc

Internship Coordinator
(801) 587-7359
dominique.blanc@csbs.utah.edu

While the Internship Coordinator may have Honors and CSBS specific internship opportunities available for application, the Internship Coordinator cannot place students in specific positions. Instead, the student and Internship Coordinator work together to ensure students are submitting quality applications to relevant and exciting internship opportunities. 

Fill out a student interest form and book an appointment.

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Internship within the Family and Consumer Studies Department

FCS 4910 Field Training is an opportunity for students to earn credit while gaining invaluable hands-on experience in the workplace. By registering for this course, students in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies are able to apply what they learn in a classroom to real-life situations and worksites.

Students may register for 1 to 6 credits each semester, for up to two semesters (maximum of 12 credits). For each credit hour, students are required to work 45 hours (avg. 3 hours per week) over the course of the semester.  

Explore field-specific opportunities by using the drop-down menu below. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in a specific organization or school that isn't listed here, please contact them to discern possible opportunities. Additional opportunities available at Utah Nonprofits and University of Utah Career Services

Requirements

In order to receive credit for this course, students are required to complete all of the following:

  1. Create four (4) goals for their internship and have them approved by their agency supervisor
  2. Write weekly journal entries on assigned topics
  3. Track their time spent at their field training site
  4. Receive two (2) evaluations from their agency supervisor

Child Development

Agency/Organization Guadalupe  Charter School
Responsibilities Work directly with elementary students K-6. We welcome interns interested in elementary education, communicationaudiology, occupational therapy, social work, physical education, special education.
Time Commitment Varies to meet your needs. Needed within the hours of 8:00am - 2:30pm. 
Contact Person

Susan Pope - Special Education Director

Email: susan.pope@guadschool.org

Phone: 801-531-6100 ext 204

Address: 1345 north 1200 west

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Guided Exploration Preschool

Mission: Provides hands on learning

Population Served: Children ages 2-5

Responsibilities

Possibilities include directing small group activities, planning lessons, movement activities, helping implement lesson plans that the teacher has created.

Because our program is coop based we would ideally like students who are (or can be) comfortable teaching in front of other adults/parents. A love for children and the ability to be flexible.

Time Commitment

Best days and times for field training: We have classes MWF from 9-1130 and again from 1230-3. On T/TH we have classes from 9-11 and again from 1230-3.

Contact Person

Shannon Moss

Email: guidedexploration@gmail.com

Phone: 801-694-9213

Address: 2683 Preston Street SLC, Ut 84109

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Utah Foster Care

Agency Mission: Utah Foster Care finds, educates, and supports families to care for children placed in foster care.

Population Served: Foster/Adoptive Parents and their adoptive children

Responsibilities Past students have developed and presented short trainings for foster/adoptive families; worked directly with children by providing child care during foster parent trainings; developed resource libraries of topics of interest to foster/adoptive families.
Time Commitment Will work with student.
Contact Person

Liz Rivera

Email: liz.rivera@utahfostercare.org

Phone: 801-244-0486

Address: 5296 Commerce Drive Suite 400; Murray, Utah 84107

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Heritage Elementary School

Agency Mission: To help students to apply skills and knowledge and reinforce their career goals

Population Served: 1050 students, K-6

Responsibilities Assist students and teachers in accomplishing academic goals and to help university students learn best educational practice.
Time Commitment

6 hours/week

Monday to Thursday, in the hours of 8:30 to 3:30.

Contact Person

Chris McCoy Whitaker

Email: cwhitaker@dsdmail.net

Phone: 801-402-1200

Address: 1354 W. Weaver Ln. Layton, UT 84015

Email: cwhitaker@dsdmail.net

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Head Start

Mission: The mission of Head Start is to provide health, education, and promote self-sufficiency for children and families facing adversity.

Responsibilities Responsibilities can include home visits, meetings with parents, program development, activiity and lesson planning.
Time Commitment

Will work with student. 

Contact Person

Shae Bourdeaux 

Email: sbourdeaux@slcap.org 

Phone: 801.977.1122 ext 419

Child Development

Agency/Organization

The Children's Center

Mission: provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.

Responsibilities Assist the theraputic preschool or the social needs group, may include curriculum building, play groups and other special projects. Click here for more details. 
Time Commitment

Will work with students.

Contact Person

Leslie Durham

Email:  ldurham@tccslc.org

Phone: 801-578-2329

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Boys and Girls Club

Mission: To inspire and empower youth, families, and communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Population served: Youth ages 5-18. 

Responsibilities Internships can include being a tutor, activity leader, or program aide. 
Time Commitment

Most volunteer opportunities take place Monday through Friday between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities require a commitment of at least one hour each week for three months.

Contact Person

Tiffany Harris

Email: tiffany.harris@bgcgsl.org

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Children's Service Society

Mission: Children's Service Society of Utah empowers families and caregivers through services that support the safety and well-being of children.

Responsibilities Interns can help in a variety of ways: Home visits to new mothers, play groups, children support groups, assist in the adoption process.
Time Commitment Will work with student. 
Contact Person
Tami Hansen
Email: tami@cssutah.org
Phone: 801-326-4410
Address: 655 East 4500 South, Suite 200 Salt Lake City, UT   84107

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Salt Lake Observation and Assessment

Responsibilities Advocate for deliquent youth, administer youth programs.
Time Commitment Will work with student.
Contact Person

Kevin Newsome

Email: knewsome@utah.gov 

Phone: (801)-265-5964

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Kostopulos Dream Foundation/Camp Kostopulos

Mission: Kostopulos Dream Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through education, recreation, and growth opportunities. 

Our Goal is to make our services available to all people, regardless of ability level, income, or place of residence.

Responsibilities

Internship opportunities are available for the summer camp, community-based programs, or facility maintenence. Click here for more detailed descriptions. 

Qualifications include: 

Patience
Reliability
Comfortable around people with disabilities

Time Commitment Will work with student. 
Contact Person

Kristy King

Phone: 801-582-0700, ext. 109

Email: kking@campk.org

Address: 4180 E. Emigration Canyon Road Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Child Development

Agency/Organization

United Way of Salt Lake

Mission: To improve lives and build strong communities by uniting individuals and organizations with the will, passion, expertise, and resources needed to solve problems. 

Our promise is to change the odds so all children and their families have the same chance to succeed in school and in life. 

Responsibilities

Assist at various Community Schools and Neighborhood Centers. Interns and volunteers are the tutors, mentors, budget counselors, tax preparers, coaches, policy advocates that advances the education, income, and health of our communities.

United Way 2-1-1 Volunteer Center works with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best service opportunities for youth, adults, families and groups.

Time Commitment Will work with student. 
Contact Person

Email: volunteercenter@uw.org

Phone:  801.736.8929

Child Development

Agency/Organization

Department of Child and Family Services

Responsibilities

Interns can help in the following areas: child abuse and neglect prevention, kinship caregiving, foster care, Bridges Out of Poverty program, and in-home child services. 

Time Commitment Will work with student. 
Contact Person

Alisha Carlson

Email: ahcarlso@utah.gov

Child Development

Agency/Organization

LifeLine for Youth

Mission: In today’s world, it’s all too common for teens to make bad decisions. Even the best kids – perhaps some you know and love – can lose their way. Since 1990, the LifeLine for Youth program has brought hope and healing to thousands of families suffering from substance abuse, depression, family relationship problems, criminal behavior, school problems, pornography, out-of-control and other destructive behaviors that prevent youth from being happy and successful. We help both teens and their families make positive changes for life.

Responsibilities

Intakes, various group therapy participation, youth mentoring

Time Commitment Will work with student. 
Contact Person

Dan Scholz

Email: dscholz@lifelineutah.com

Address: 1130 West Center Street North Salt Lake, Utah 84054

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

CASA:  Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Responsibilities

What volunteers do

Must be 21 + and complete a training.

Time Commitment

Minimum 4 hours per week.  Must commit to the program for 1 year.

Contact Person Gwen Knight, Program Coordinator
2 program offices: 450 S State. Ste. W22
8080 S Redwood Road Ste. 1200

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

Peace House

Mission: Dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and shelter.

Responsibilities

Opportunities range from victim advocacy, client services, working with children, or helping with special events. 

Volunteer orientation is required of all of our volunteers.  This includes an overview of our programs, history and future plans.  It also provides a brief overview of domestic violence with hopes to open discussion for further learning and understanding among our participants. 
Depending on the volunteer role, training is an integral part of the position.  Shelter advocate positions require 24 hours of initial training and ongoing trainings throughout the year.

Time Commitment

Will work with student. 

Contact Person

Kate Stone

Phone: 435-658-4739 x103

volunteers@peacehouse.org

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

RISE Utah

Mission: Specialize in home and community-based support services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities, children with mental health challenges, and aging adults. For over 25 years, our purpose has remained constant. We create opportunities for and with the people we serve, their families, and for the men and women who work in the direct care profession.

Responsibilities

Visit our website to get an idea of areas you can help. 

Time Commitment Will work with student. 
Contact Person

Madison Glock

madisong@riseservicesinc.org

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

International Rescue Committee

Mission: The IRC makes sure newly arrived refugees receive:

  • a furnished home
  • help with rent
  • health care
  • nutritious, affordable food
  • English language classes
  • help building job, computer & financial literacy skills
  • education for their children
  • social services and community support
  • legal services toward residency & citizenship
Responsibilities

Internships are available with the following programs: Casework, Employment, Health, Immigration, Acculturation, and Resouce Development and Marketing.

Background check and interview are required for anyone looking to participate.

Time Commitment Time requirements vary from 10-30 hours a week. 
Contact Person

VolunteerSLC@Rescue.org

Phone: (801) 328-1091

Address: 221 South 400 West
P.O. Box 3988
Salt Lake City, UT 84110

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

University of Utah: University Neighborhood Partners

Mission: Brings together University and west side resources in reciprocal learning, action and benefit “…a community coming together.”

Population served: Community Resident of Westside of Salt Lake City, Community Organizations, and UofU Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Responsibilities Interns are used for teaching, training, program development, running workshops, facilitating meetings and groups, etc.
Time Commitment Open to your needs.
Contact Person

Abdulkhaliq Mohamed

Email: a.mohamed@partners.utah.edu

Phone: 801-972-3596

Address: 1060 South 900 West  SLC, UT 84104

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

Voices for Utah Children

Mission: works to make Utah a place where all children thrive. We start with one basic question: "Is it good for kids?" At Voices for Utah Children, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.  Click here for more info. 

Responsibilities

Legislatively advocate for issue's concerning children's welfare. Our main focuses are education, early care and preschool, health, tax and budget, family economic success, immigration, child welfare and safety. 

Time Commitment

Will work with student. 

Contact Person

Sara Gunderson

Email: sara@utahchildren.org

Phone: 801-364-1182

Address: 747 E. South Temple, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

Davis Community Learning Center

Agency Mission:  To promote the value of learning, self-worth among students and adults in the community, and provide a network of services which will facilitate quality performance among students, families, and community members and enhance their cohesive productive and responsible participation in society.

Population:  We serve the low-income population of the Clearfield area.  Clearfield has the highest  number of immigrants in Davis County and we offer 4 levels of English-as-a-Second Language.

Responsibilities

Administer assessments on the "Five Protective Factors" and give families feedback on the results.

May do home visits with staff.

Tutor immigrant English Learners (adult and youth.)

Support afterschool programs in Title 1 elementary schools.

Attend community related meetings. 

Prerequisites:

  • Prefer some training in social work, family services, counseling, or related field
  • Prefer some experience working with diverse populations
  • Drivers license and have access to a car
  • Comfortable going to clients homes
  • Self-starter
  • Could pass background check
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is a bonus
Time Commitment Minimum 2 hours/week.
Contact Person

Debbie Comstock MSW, CSW, Family Support Specialist

Email: decomstock@dsdmail.net

Phone: 801-402-8387

Address: 210 E. Center St.
Clearfield, UT  84015

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

YWCA Utah

Agency Mission: Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for All

Population Served: Domestic violence victims

Responsibilities

Depends on placement: 

Family Justice Center (walk-in services for DV victims, interact with adults)

Drop-in Day care (Trauma informed day care center for children 0-6 yrs)

Lolie Eccles Day care (children 0-6 yrs)

WIJ/Boutique (families in crisis shelter)

Afterschool program (tutor school aged children k-6)

Prerequisites: Training will be provided onsite

Day care recommended for students who have an interest in children and early education

Time Commitment 3-5 hours per week (unless after school program, only 2 hours required per week) 
Contact Person

Yen Nguyen

Email: ynguyen@ywca.com

Phone: 801-537-8601

Address: 322 E 300 S, SLC, UT 84111

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

Equality Utah

Agency Mission: To secure equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Utahns and their families. 
Population Served: LGBTQ people and their allies.
Responsibilities

Students assist with execution of events, tabling, public outreach, administrative duties (including data entry) and general program support. 

All volunteers must be affirming of LGBTQ people and families.

Time Commitment Will work with student.
Contact Person
Preston Hilburn
Phone: (801) 355-3479
Address: 175 W 200 S Ste 1004 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

Salt Lake Community Action Program 

Mission: The Work at the SL CAP food centers goes beyond distributing food. Our goal is to empower clients and give them tools necessary to become more self-sufficient.

Responsibilities

Volunteers can hone their skills in social work, human services, and food service handling by working in our centers.

Time Commitment Will work with student.
Contact Person

Shae Bourdeaux

Email: sbourdeaux@slcap.org

Phone: 801.977.1122 ext 419

Address: SLCAP Main Office
764 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

NAMI Utah

Mission: To ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

Responsibilities

Interns run the local affiliates, teach classes, lead support groups, do outreach and advertising, take mentoring calls and so much more.

Must agree to abide by our Standards of Conduct, including our Code of Conduct, Confidentiality Agreement and Liability Waiver.

Time Commitment Will work with student.
Contact Person

Fransisca Blanc

Email: franciscab@namiut.org

Phone: 801-869-2882

Address: 1600 West 2200 South, Suite 202, West Valley City, Utah 84119

Family & Community Services or Advocacy

Agency/Organization

Fatherhood Class by USU Extention's Healthy Relationships (in SLC)

Mission: Empower fathers to be better dads

 

Responsibilities

Population Served:  Fathers and / or men in a fatherhood role


Possible responsibilities of interns:  Assisting with setup and take down of classroom materials 5 days a week, 4 hours per day.  2 daytime classes (M and F); 3 evening classes (T, W, Th); weekends off.


Prerequisites for students volunteering with your organization:  Majoring in a degree like:  Education/Teaching/School Counseling/Health Promotion & Education/Psychology/Sociology, or similar.  Also, good with technology and comfortable interacting with adult men who come to take the community classes.

Time Commitment

20 hours/week

Best days and times for field training: Monday and Friday:  1 pm - 5 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:  6 pm -  9 pm.

Contact Person

Mike Sitton

Email: mike.sitton@usu.edu

Phone: 385.216.1547

Address: 2500 South State, 5th Floor SLC, UT 84115

Please email me to set up a day and time for a brief orientation meeting / interview

Consumer/Financial

Agency/Organization

AAA Fair Credit Foundation

Mission: Teach individuals and families how to save, spend, invest, borrow, and manage their finances wisely to improve and sustain financial well-being.

Population served:

Low to moderate income households

Responsibilities

· Receive hands on experience in helping low income individuals take control their personal finances.

· Learn to analyze personal budgets, financial statements, and credit reports.

· Improve their customer service skills

· Opportunity to apply principles learned in the classroom.

· Respond to phone and e‐mail inquiries for the program.

· Interact with community partners and allied systems.

Prerequisites:

· Interest in teaching personal financial management skills to lower income people.

· Able to relate to others – people skills.

· Computer skills including general knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

· Able to work with minimal supervision.

Time Commitment Minimum time commitment:  
  • 5 hours per week. Typical internship is 10 hours per week to meet University’s hour requirement for credit.

Best days and times for field training:

  • Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Hours can be modified to work around class schedule.

Any additional comments:

  • This internship is tailored towards students in the Family and Consumer Studies program. 
  • Internship tailored to the student’s interest
Contact Person Martha Wunderli, Executive Director

Email: martha@faircredit.org

Phone: 801-656-1610

Address: 230 W 200 S, Suite 3104

Consumer/Financial

Agency/Organization

University of Utah Personal Money Management Center

Mission: The PMMC is committed to assisting students with their financial concerns. Our mission is to create a competent and confidential atmosphere where students can have access to accredited counseling services, quality financial education and appropriate tools to achieving lifelong successful financial outcomes.

See website for more info.

Population Served: University of Utah students, faculty and staff

Responsibilities

Serve as a Peer Mentor. Responsibilities include: greetings, replying to emails, making appointments, learning personal finance and following up appointments’ budgeting.

Prerequisites:  Volunteers ought to be interested in personal finance and have effective communication skills.

Time Commitment Will work with your schedule.
Contact Person

Ann House

Email: pmmc@sa.utah.edu  

Phone: (801)585-7379

Address: Union building, room 317

Consumer/Financial

Agency/Organization

Archibald State Farm Insurance Inc. 

Agency Mission: To help people manage the risk in their lives and recover from the unexpected

Population Served: All of Utah

Responsibilities

Mostly marketing.  Helping create and maintain a social media presence. Help to establish more of a community presence through events and marketing. Establish a good name in the community through good works.

Prerequisites: Positive attitude/energy. Social media skills. Organizational skills and event planning.

Time Commitment At least 2 hours/week.
Contact Person Blair Archibald          

Phone: 801-487-7888

Address: 974 E 2100 S Ste E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Email: Blair.archibald.m34c@statefarm.com

 

Last Updated: 4/10/17