Family Advocates OR Conscious Discipline Internships – Mountainland Head Start

Mountainland Head Start

Have you ever wanted to help change the world by working with children and families?
Come join our team at Mountainland Head Start, Inc.! We have several positions open for Winter 2019 internships with families and/or children. MHS is looking for interns who are innovative, self-starters, outgoing, great with people, dependable, and sensitive to the needs of families and children. Internships are unpaid and interns are welcome to work anywhere from 5-20 hours per week, depending on their availability. Some travel may be required around Utah Valley or the Heber or Nephi areas.

Qualifications: Some undergraduate work in the social sciences or education is required, and Spanish fluency in reading, writing, and speaking is preferred. Please see below for internship descriptions and success stories from previous interns.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to
Thank you for considering Mountainland Head Start!

Family Advocate Internship (F,W) • Attend/assist with home visits • Make appointments with families • Enter data for families and children into Child Plus • Translate documents or interpret at parent meetings • Occasional office work – filing, copying, etc. • Help in additional areas if needed • Child care (if needed during appointments) • Track hours and tasks completed on a monthly basis • Bring new and innovative ideas of how to best help families and children

Education Internship (F,W) • Learn Conscious Discipline program, a curriculum which helps teach children how to manage their emotions, thoroughly and independently • Once learned, help implement the Conscious Discipline program in 1-3 classrooms by teaching 10 lessons throughout the semester • Work directly with teachers and students in the classroom • Assist in the classroom assisting with classroom activities • Assist with field trips • Become a classroom reader • Help with classroom events • Help bilingual children

Success Stories:
I loved being a Family Advocate intern. With my skills in Portuguese, Spanish and Family Life studies, this internship was THE perfect fit for me. I got a great range of experiences as I worked with five different Family Advocates in Provo. I really feel like I got to see what real life was like as a Family Advocate. I love working with the families, the children and the community. Mountainland Head Start does so much to help these families, and I love that I got to be a part of it. As a (wonderful, big) side-note, my internship here at MHS helped me desire to apply for and be accepted to be a Family Advocate for the upcoming school year! I am so grateful for the staff, families and friends I have already made along the way. -Courtney

Interning for Mountainland Head Start in the Lehi preschool classrooms was an amazing experience for me where I gained new skills in working with children, problem solving, and teaching. I loved the opportunities I had to challenge myself through making up lesson plans for the preschoolers and I enjoyed observing the great teachers in the classrooms. Through observing they taught me a lot and showed me new ways to interact with and help preschool aged children. I gained such a love for seeing the children grow and develop. I look forward to continuing in this field for many years because of this wonderful opportunity. -Chandler

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