Victim Assistance Program – Utah County Sheriff’s Office

Utah County Sherriff The Victim Assistance Program with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office has an internship opportunity available starting in January 2018. The internship will allow you to gain experience working as a victim advocate in the criminal justice system. The selected intern will perform the following functions: Provide victims with information about available resources in the community and act as a liaison in obtaining such services; Educate victims regarding the legal process and the rights afforded them under the law; Notify victims of applicable court proceedings and attend court with or on behalf of the victim; Provide follow up services and updates to victims regarding their case; Respond to service requests of victims and their families; Maintain confidentiality of victims and Sheriff’s Office reports; Collect data through client tracking and report on services provided.

Interested applicants must have an ability to remain calm while working with people in crisis situations; Skill in effectively communicating with individuals from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with the public, coworkers, and other agencies while dealing with sensitive information and uncomfortable situations. Additionally, you must adhere to ethical standards as set forth by the Sheriff’s Office and Utah County Government. Working conditions are generally performed in an office, courtroom, public location, or other environmentally controlled room.

Once selected, interns are subject to, and must pass, a full background check. Please keep in mind this is an unpaid internship opportunity. For additional information please contact BreAnn Wilkes at 801-851-8378, e-mail: breannw@utahcounty.gov.

BreAnn Wilkes
Victim Assistance Program Coordinator
Utah County Sheriff/Santaquin Police
Office: (801) 851-8378
Fax: (801) 851-8379
E-mail: breannw@utahcounty.gov

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NEW Internship: Evidence Based Therapeutic Music Education Therapy Protocols & Assessment

genote

Website: https://www.genotelab.com/

Genote:
Genote develops, produces, and distributes evidence-based protocols (Health Music Protocols) for two main populations: the clinical and the end-users. The clinical population, Genote produces and studies protocols for the recovery, regulation, and stabilization of fundamental parameters.

 Client Focus Areas:
Mental Health
Addiction and Recovery
Music for Health

Intern Qualifications:
Junior or Senior status
Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
SPSS experience preferred
Strong writing skills
Knowledge of music theory a plus

Time Frame:
Beginning first week of October
Overall project might last for 6 months
10 hours a week (occasional travel to the clinics in SLC area)

Intern responsibilities:
Evaluate the correlation of structured music listening protocols in mental health.
Determine if Genote programs are effective for sleep and mood regulation as compared to self-selected music or no music during the period of addiction recovery.
Assess and compare the efficacy of evaluation methods in measuring music interventions.

To Apply:
Email a ‘cover letter’ explaining why you would like to intern with Genote and attach a resume.
Edoardo Guerra (edoardo.guerra@genotelab.com)
CSO-Chief Scientific Officer

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PAID: Child/Youth/Family Programs (across the USA or internationally) — Military Extension Internship Program

This program ended in summer 2017, but now has been re-established again for winter semester. Great paid experience and opportunity to build your network for future career options. The military is a large employer of civilian jobs on bases. Hopefully it will still be available during the spring/summer semester as well.

A partnership between the Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Defense has provided the funding for a national, military childcare/youth development internship program. Through this initiative, students and recent graduates have the opportunity to develop professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth, and families.

Interns are placed on military installations across the United States (and internationally) in child development centers, school-age programs, and teen and youth centers to learn how these facilities operate.  Interns are assigned a mentor who they will meet at the mandatory intern orientation.  Interns receive an hourly wage or stipend and assistance with travel expenses for their efforts.

Monday, October 2, 2017 is the last day the Military Extension Internship Program will be accepting applications for the Winter 2018 class.  More information and application materials can be found at https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/militaryinternships.

See the many possible locations in the USA and abroad on this map:  https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/militaryinternships/Pages/Placement.aspx

Specific questions regarding the internship may be referred to: Jessica Wandless, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Internship Coordinator, at jwandles@purdue.edu.

Winter Semester 2017 Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

Use this link  for qualifications and application info: Military Extension Program

What does an intern with the Military Extension Internship Program do? 

Elisabeth describes her internship with the Navy at Annapolis, MD during the Summer of 2016.

I attended Ball State University in Indiana where I majored in Child Development.

This internship gave me the opportunity to work alongside the Training and Curriculum Specialists, the Assistant Director, and the Youth Center Director to implement changes to the current programming, orientation process, and learn the day to day responsibilities of those positions of management within Navy Child and Youth Programs.

My internship site gave me free range of what I wanted to do with my time at Annapolis. Some projects I completed were revamping the orientation process for new hires, assisting in a monthly training on Environments and Room Arrangements, and going through the process of initiating, completing, and implementing a KIT call for our inclusion of special needs on a camper at the Youth Center.

I completed many projects during my time in Annapolis, but the big three projects I completed were Orientation, Developing a Training, and Implementing support for a camper with special needs.

Throughout the summer, I worked alongside the Training and Curriculum Specialists to revamp the orientation process. I created new binders, forms, and set up a schedule for what should be completed for each day of training. This is still in the process of being changed and we are awaiting approval from the CYP Director before it is fully implemented.

July’s Monthly Training was over Environments and Room Arrangement. I was charged with developing what they would discuss at this training. After much research and discussion, we started the meeting with a video discussing the Environment as the Third Teacher within the classroom. Each room was given a list from Teaching Strategies of items that should be in the classroom from each age group. After discussing their thoughts on implementing the Environments as the Third Teacher, we gave them time to go back to their classrooms to rearrange furniture, toys, and make any changes they want to since they do not get much time during the day to do that.

One of our summer campers had special needs and the staff did not have experience working with a child with these particular special needs.  As we continued to interact with her, we began to notice she had delays as well. We initiated a KIT call where we reached out to Inclusion Specialists where we developed a plan of action to best support her during her time at camp. I developed special materials for her, the counselors, the leads, and the children to use to help communicate with her.

My favorite memory of my internship was getting to be part of Sailing Camp. This is the specialty camp hosted in Annapolis where military children from around the world are brought to Annapolis for 10 days. We take them to Sailing School where they receive their sailing license. We also take them around Annapolis and DC for sightseeing and activities. It was so much fun bringing in 22 total strangers and watching the friendships form quickly. The camp got me out of my comfort zone by taking care of 22 teenagers for 10 days. We saw DC, went to Six Flags and the Naval Academy, and downtown Annapolis every night for dinner, ice cream, and shopping. The bonds the youth made will last them for years to come by getting to come to Annapolis with other military children who truly understand what they are each going through. I learned so much from them just by having conversations, asking them questions, and listening to what they had to say.

This summer was a summer where I pushed my boundaries and learned about what I am capable of doing. This is the first time I have been far away from home. My university was only about an hour and half away. Annapolis was 10 hours away from home! I learned how to acclimate to a new city, new culture, and new job. I learned how to speak my opinion in a constructive way to help the program. I gained experiences that I will never forget and made connections with professionals that I will continue to utilize to grow as a professional.

More information about the Military Extension Internship Program can be found on online at:  https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/militaryinternships

 

 

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Internship: Mental Health Resources Coordinator – American Fork Police

The American Fork Police Department is in need of a student intern studying psychology, sociology, or related field who is interested in making a difference! This internship opportunity is motivated by a very real need in the department and community to develop a more comprehensive mental health program with the AF Police Department.

AF Police

 Duties/Skills:

  • Problem-solve
  • Develop solutions
  • Research police records and reports
  • Identify persons who may be suffering from mental illness
  • Follow-up visits
  • Identify appropriate community resources
  • Community outreach
  • Develop coordinated response

We expect that the intern will problem-solve and help us come up with viable solutions to questions like:

  • How can we est develop a functional database of mentally ill subjects who need additional help?
  • What mental health outreach programs and resources are available in our community to assist those suffering from mental illness in American Fork?
  • How can we mobilize and connect community resources to allow for a coordinated response from law enforcement and social workers as needed?
  • How can we help those suffering from mental illness to actually obtain treatment (this is a step beyond simply giving a person a list of available resources)?

If this looks like a task you are ready to take on, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the internship to: aellison@afcity.net

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Only 3 Openings Winter Semester – Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) Internship Opportunity

Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) Internship Opportunity:

  • Accepting APPLICATIONS until October 20, 2017, but sooner would be better than later since there are only 3 openings for Winter Semester.
  • It is best if you have already completed the 3 undergrad BYU Social Work classes, but not required.
  • You will need to commit to 2 days per week for the internship (Monday through Thursday).

If you are interested in a career in the Social Services with your BS degree or if you are interested in pursuing a MSW or MFT (or any other counseling and therapy training), then an internship at the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) will provide you with excellent preparation for your goals. Interested students should contact Karen Christensen, F&SS Internship Coordinator (karen@byu.eduas soon as possible for more details on this experience.

Most social service internships require a background check (BCI) before you can start working with clients. This process takes two weeks or longer to complete, so it is important to get the process started asap rather than waiting until the start of winter semester.

DCFS Description:
Our goal is to have communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect, and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence, and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Families and children may receive parent education, budgeting help, crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, and mental health therapy.

There are a variety of opportunities to work with child welfare workers to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect. We provide internship opportunities in the following program areas:  intake, child protective service, in-home services, out-of-home (foster care), drug court, domestic violence and adoption.
 
Duties:

  • Provide children and their families with services to prevent additional child maltreatment
  • May work in Intake, Child protective workers, as a permanency worker
  • Be involved with drug court and family supportive services
  • Help with transition to adulthood, adoption services, and possibly on a task force

Qualifications:

  • Interest in Social Services
  • Dependable
  • team player
  • background in family  dynamics and challenges
  • human development
  • case management skills.

Training in case management is a plus.  BCI is required as a part of the application process.  It is paid for by DCFS.

The following are among the rewarding and challenging service options available to undergraduate interns:

  • Child Protective Services (CPS):  Interns in CPS assist caseworkers who are the first to investigate the allegations received by Intake.  CPS workers and interns visit with the family and children to determine the degree of risk the child may be in and decide whether children can safely remain in the home or if they need to be removed.
  • Permanency Workers:  Interns in Permanency participate in one of two separate programs.
    1. In-home:  In-home workers and interns work with the intact family to provide needed support.  They also facilitate other services, as needed, to help parents create a permanent safe, supportive and loving home environment for their children.
    2. Out-of-home:  If children cannot remain safely in their home, they are placed in temporary shelters until appropriate foster home placements can be arranged. These workers and interns assist the children, their biological parents, and foster parents to make progress toward reunification of the children with their parents, if that permanency goal can be achieved.
  • Drug Court Team:  Many of our families come into care because of drug abuse-related child endangerment.  Workers and interns on the Drug Court Team work with families who are accepted into the Drug Court program which is administered by the courts.
  • Task Force:  In cases of serious physical child abuse or sexual abuse, our Task Force, a specialized team with expertise in investigating these issues, becomes involved.  Interns working with the Task Force assist in the investigation of these particularly sensitive cases, often partnering with the Children’s Justice Center.
  • Transition to Adult Living:  When teens between fourteen and eighteen years of age are removed from their homes, they usually fall under the Transition to Adult Living Program which is designed to assist these youth to develop the independent living skills needed to successfully manage life in the adult world.
  • Adoption Services:  In some cases, the primary goal of reunification cannot be achieved within federally-mandated time frames.  In these circumstances the children may be placed in “foster-to-adopt” homes.  These foster parents have indicated their desire to adopt children.  If the biological parents fail to make the required changes to provide a safe and loving home for their children, then these foster placements may move to adoption.  Interns and caseworkers in adoptions services assist children in foster-to-adopt homes and their foster parents before, during, and following the adoptions process.
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Instructor for Children’s Movement Classes at Cahoots Fitness

(Not for academic internship credit, but great experience as a part-time job)

WEBSITE: http://www.cahootsfitness.com/

Job Title: Instructor for Children’s Movement Classes at Cahoots Fitness
Type: Part-time (morning hours)
Compensation: $9.50-$10.50 starting wage with room for promotion
Location: Lehi, UT
Desired Start Date: ASAP

Company Description:
Cahoots Fitness is a fun and efficient solution for family health and activity. We are a fitness studio that offers “Movement Preschool” and “Baby Steps” classes for small children (ages 0-5) in a room right next door to fitness classes for moms. This allows moms to get in a proper workout and valuable me-time while bonding with other moms while the kids are next door having fun and developing physically and mentally. Learn more at www.cahootsfitness.com

Movement Preschool is a one-of-a-kind program designed by professionals to introduce children ages 2-5 to movement and coordination. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with the best of active play and academic foundations. A session of Movement Preschool includes a combination of reading time, music and movement, gymnastics, yoga, and/or sports, and every week focuses on a healthy theme such as Healthy Eating, Healthy Heart and Lungs, Strong Muscles, Healthy Emotions, Parts of the Body, and Fun with Exercise.

Job Description:
Cahoots Fitness is hiring an instructor to teach our Movement Preschool classes on weekday mornings (8am-12noon). Cahoots instructors work in a team of 3-4 instructors to teach 1-hour-long classes using our proprietary Cahoots curriculum which includes books, songs, and games/activities for physical and intellectual development, including tumbling, yoga, music, and sports activities. Instructors must be willing to dance, read, demonstrate physical movements and teach learning activities.

Responsibilities Include:
Setup and takedown classroom
Review and prepare for each lesson
Teach curriculum with a team of instructors
Interact positively with students, team and parents
Demonstrate physical movements (lunges, squats, yoga, etc.)
Classroom management

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working with preschool age children is required. Please tell us about your applicable experience when you apply, along with any relevant certifications or credentials if you have any. Must have good energy, be self-motived and a team player.

There is a lot of opportunity for growth and promotion in this position. Candidates interested in leadership roles to help grow the program and the company are desired.

If you have children, we regret that they are unable to accompany you to work.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Megan Murff at info@cahootsfitness.com

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GEAR UP Part-Time Job Opportunity – helping at-risk youth in education

Gear Up

GEAR UP Program

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and competence in tutoring various core subject areas.
Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Ability to collaborate with students to enhance their knowledge in junior high and/or high school level courses.
Ability to work with GEAR UP personnel and school staff at their assigned schools, colleges, or other locations.
Skills in effective tutoring of students of all ages.
Ability to use initiative, demonstrate dependability, and use time constructively.
Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals and to communicate effectively.
Required Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED required

Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in Spanish, both speaking and writing.
Physical Requirements
Requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, hear, see, and talk on a regular basis. Requires fine hand manipulation in the use of computers.
Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.
Benefits Summary
You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.
Pay Range       $9.00 – $11.25 based on the number of college core credits completed.

To Apply Contact:
Helen Patterson
Counselor, GEAR UP Education Program
helenp@uvu.edu

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Victim Advocate Internship – Attorney General’s Office

State of Utah Attorney General

Utah Attorney General’s Office

Victim Advocate Intern

 The Office of the Utah Attorney General is seeking a driven and empathetic college student to assist the Victim Advocate in an unpaid, part-time internship.

This internship will last September-December, 2017. Hours are flexible.

We are seeking to fill the position as soon as possible. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Purpose: To act as a liaison between victims and members of the justice system by providing victim assistance services.

Responsibilities:

  • Explain the criminal justice process to victims and answer questions
  • Advise victims of their victims’ rights and answer questions
  • Notify victims of hearings and accompany victims to court
  • Identify victim’s needs and provide referrals/resources
  • Offer reassurance and empathetic listening
  • Follow-up with victims regarding case status
  • Assist Victim Coordinator with case work
  • Answer questions/concerns from the general public
  • Assist with trainings and special projects

To apply, please send this completed application packet and the required materials to Katherine Rhodes at krhodes@agutah.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to email.

 

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Make-A-Wish Intern (Operations) – fall semester 2017

Make-A-Wish logo

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for an Operations intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of initiating and analyzing queries, maintaining spreadsheets, building relationships with volunteers, and participating in some wish events.

Hours: 20 hours per week
Duration: One semester or longer
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Operations team, the intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Business and Information Manager in all job functions including adding constituents to RE
  • Maintain spreadsheets for Development and Operations Departments
  • Enter data into RE
  • Analyze queries for inconsistencies
  • Assist with both building and volunteer management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excel knowledge required
  • Some database management experience
  • Accounting experience/interest helpful
  • Detail-oriented
  • Friendly
  • Responsible
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with and acknowledge the contribution of a diverse and dynamic team of staff and volunteers.

 

TO APPLY  ~~  Email resume and cover letter to: jhortin@utah.wish.org

About Make-A-Wish Utah
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish Utah grants over 160 wishes a year. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, the Foundation offers a quality wish experience that includes a magical wish-making ceremony in the Wishing Tower, special wish tokens to throw in a wish fountain, and plenty of room for wish-granting celebrations. For more information, visit www.utah.wish.org.

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Circles Initiative (Provo) – Advocacy Group Intern (fall semester 2017)

Circles Initiative
Advocacy Group Intern (Provo)
NEED
Circles Provo is looking for an intern to work at their site to manage and facilitate its’ advocacy group.

OVERVIEW
Advocacy is one of the most important tools that nonprofits and foundation can use to create lasting change in the communities they serve. It can be confusing, intimidating and even discouraging at times.

Circles “Big View” is an advocacy group made up of community members, Circle Leaders, Allies and Circles staff that work collectively to identify and solve systemic barriers within their own community that prevent individuals and families from moving out of poverty.  In addition, Big View works to be a liaison to state and national Big View efforts to help mitigate “cliff effects”.

INTERNSHIP EXPECTATIONS

  • Facilitate monthly Big View group meeting.
  • Coach its’ group members through the intricacies of advocacy, to help them understand what’s allowable under the law, to build confidence, and to give them the tools they need to conduct effective advocacy.
  • Recruit additional members to build up team. Suggestions include: college students, researchers, advocates, bank employees, credit consumer counseling staff, community members specifically involved with the issue that the Big View Team has selected to address.
  • Help group do the following:
    • gather information
    • chose realistic and meaningful plan/goals to address barrier
    • identify key stake holders
    • get to know key stake holders
    • formulate a message that they want this group to know or do differently
  • Help group to stay on course, fulfill assignments and follow through with plan.
  • Conduct personal research of the issue and stay informed.

CURRENT BARRIER OF FOCUS:           Affordable housing in Utah County

TIME FRAME
From Sept 2017 – December 2017
Please contact Margie Fullmer at: mfullmer@communityactionuc.org, 801-691-5235

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