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

Circles Initiative

Advocacy Group Intern
NEED
Circles Nebo 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”.

INTERSHIP 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:
    • identify the most pressing barrier in their area
    • decide what aspect of this barrier they would like to see change
    • 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 issue and stay informed.

CURRENT BARRIER OF FOCUS: to be determined
From September 2017 – May 2018
Please contact Lucy Perkins at lperkins@communityactionuc.org, 801-691-5242 for more information.

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United Way Internships for Fall Semester 2107 – Apply Now!

United Way of Utah County

Internships available at the …

South Franklin Community Center
The South Franklin Community Center provides free programs (including music lessons, art classes, and tutoring) to help strengthen relationships between community members. We are currently looking for four interns to help manage these programs in the fall. Details on each position are below. To apply, please fill out our internship application.

Program Support Specialist 1

  • Maintain attendance record for Community Choir and register new participants
  • Assist and support other programs at South Franklin Community Center
  • Assist and support Parent Cafe groups; find 3 to 5 participants through outreach to attend each month
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Help provide opportunities to strengthen 5 protective factors in current programming
    1. Study survey and understand results
    2. Plan a community event based around income and job training
    3. Dedicate 2 hours per week and complete Strengthening Families online training
    4. Maintain community resource bulletin board and find tools to help families find resources as needed
  • Attend outreach events to distribute program information
  • Collect data for grant reporting

Program Support Specialist 2

  • Maintain attendance record for art class and register new participants
  • Assist and support other programs at South Franklin Community Center
  • Coordinate monthly Parent Cafe groups
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Increase Parent Participation
  • Help provide opportunities to strengthen 5 protective factors in current programming
    1. Study survey and understand results
    2. Plan community health fair with Revere Health Partnership
    3. Dedicate 2 hours per week and complete Strengthening Families online training
  • Attend activities to distribute program information
  • Collect Data for grant reporting

Social Media Specialist

  • Maintain attendance for dance class and register new participants.
  • Update monthly calendar online and for printed material
  • Create marketing material such as flyers and calendars for monthly events
  • Help provide opportunities to strengthen 5 protective factors in current programming
    1. Study survey and understand results
    2. Dedicate 2 hours per week and complete Strengthening Families online training
  • Update social media platforms
  • Create forms and contracts as needed
  • Some responsibilities with the Welcome Baby program in addition to the South Franklin responsibilities

Internship with Help Me Grow Utah

A free child development phone line where families and providers can connect to community resources and information. Interns work with our team to contact families via email or phone, research child development topics, review developmental screenings, follow-up with families to make sure they connect to appropriate resources, and more! To apply, complete our internship application.

Internship with Welcome Baby – Utah County

A free service designed to promote a healthy, secure and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies and their family members. Interns play a crucial role in the success of this program Some responsibilities include: assisting with playgroups, home visitation, weekly parenting class throughout Utah County, recruiting and matching volunteers with families, and more! To apply, complete our internship application.

Applicants may apply for either program, and will be considered for both programs during the interview process.

Find details and application instructions here: https://unitedwayuc.org/who-we-are/jobs-internships

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Make-A-Wish Internships – Fall 2017 – Apply Now!

Make-A-Wish® Utah has openings in fall semester for 6 different internship experiences. These positions offer experience in many different facets of non-profit organizations while working on a variety of major projects in a fun team environment. All majors welcomed to apply if you have talent in the specific areas.

Hours: 10-20 hours per week, flexible schedule
Duration: One semester or longer
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107

Apply NOW for fall semester. Click on the links below for details and application instructions:

Operations Intern Job Description

Development Intern – Corporate & Community

Development Intern Description

Events Intern Position

Program Services Intern

Communications Intern Description

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Paid Job – UVU School-Community-University Partnership (SCUP) Program

PA-TA Jobs 2017

UVU PREP 2017  Student Program Assistant Mentor Job Description

  • Ensure the safety and appropriate behavior of 30 program youth in your charge
  • Attend classes with students, assist instructors and students as needed or requested
  • Mentor and or teach students as needed during Research and Study class period, as well as providing educational support activities throughout program
  • Work with UVU PREP staff in planning, preparation, and coordination of special UVU PREP learning activities
  • Serve as an example to the UVU PREP students in your charge
  • Foster the development of a growth mindset, confidence in leadership, peer mentoring and educational achievement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Prior experience working with adolescents preferred
  • Must be available to work – May 9th and May 11th (5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Program Orientation
  • Must be available to work May 30, 2017 – June 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (Staff training week)
  • Must be available to work program dates: June 5 – July 20, 2017 (week of July 3-7 –off for staff and students). Program times 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 Monday-Thursday (1.5 hr. lunch break), and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Secondary Education, Mathematics, Science, Engineering, or other related majors preferred

Skills:

  • Lead classroom discussions/activities when needed
  • Ability to utilize effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records
  • Mentor positive attitudes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects with students one-to-one or in small groups.

Ability to assess student work
Supervise 30 junior high students
Ability to actively engage with youth to build a team mentality about becoming leaders and mentors in their own community.

Schedule:
Must be available to work May 9, 2017 from 5-8 pm and May 11 from 5-8pm
May 30, 2017 to June 2, 2017 (Staff training week) 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Must be available to work Program Dates June 5 – July 20th from 9:30AM to 4:30PM Monday-Thursday (take a 1.5 hr. lunch break), and 8:30AM to 1:30PM on Fridays

Two references needed.

Application links:
UVU PREP 2017 Job Posting Links
 Position Title                                    Job Posting                                                   Req ID

Program Assistant (staff) (7)                  https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/26011                            JPP02817

Teaching Assistant (staff) (4)     https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25946               JPP02217

 

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4 SUMMER VISTA Positions in Orem – UVU SCUP Program (School, Community, and University Partnership)

Summer VISTA position 2017

AmeriCorp VISTA Summer Associates applications
Full time work 10 weeks this summer living stipend and educational award at the end of the summer.

The Utah Valley University, located in Orem, Utah, VISTA Summer Associates will participate in work that will expand the capacity of our UVU PREP summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program. UVU PREP is in its fourth year, and we are looking for bright, motivated young people to help us grow! The Summer Associates will have a unique opportunity to grow this amazing program by facilitating activities, working with middle school students who are interested in STEM, and contributing to the overall goals of UVU PREP. Be a part of an exciting program! Apply today!

Member Duties : 1) Working with Summer UVU Prep Middle School students and assisting instructors in providing top notch STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. 2) Assuring that the Summer Prep program is organized and runs smoothly. 3) Assisting with supervision of students during meaningful Summer Prep activities, such as presentations and field trips. 4) Serving as a liaison with Summer Prep students’ parents. 5) Problem solving. 6) Observation and feedback on Summer Prep program performance.

Program Benefits :
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance with health benefits (@2550) and a $1200 education stipend at the end of summer. (May 22 – July 20)

Here is the link again for people to apply: ksl.com/jobs/listing/724344

 

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Circles Utah Valley – Salem Internship

Circles Utah Valley – Internship

 NEED:
Circles Utah Valley is looking for an intern who will assist with site development and community outreach for the Salem location. Main office located in Provo, UT.

OVERVIEW:
Circles Utah Valley is part of an innovative national program that works to move low-income families out of poverty and into financial self-reliance. The Circles Initiative is grounded in research which suggests low-income families must have strong social capital and connections within their communities to improve their economic situation. Interns will have opportunities to work directly with low-income participants, volunteers and staff to gain an understanding of the non-profit workplace and the challenge low-income families face in our community.

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Interns will work directly with the Circles Coach and other staff members to carry out a variety of projects:

  • Create and develop strategies and tools to help site volunteers, participants, and staff stay connected outside of weekly meetings.
  • Evaluate and access ways to improve meeting layout and facility planning.
  • Participate and sit on Community Team. Coordinate and collaborate with Community Team to create strategies to increase community participation at weekly meetings.
  • Assist Coach and Program Assistant in creating and developing site procedures manual.
  • Engage in volunteer recruitment and retention for South County area by working with VISTA and Outreach Team.

 ADDITIONAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Comfortable working in community organizing and community development
  • Strong organization skills in managing complex tasks with autonomy
  • Ability to provide one’s own transportation
  • Ability to work flexible schedule (must work Thursday evenings each week)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar with South Utah County area and demographic preferred

TIME FRAME:
Summer 2017 (May-August)

TO APPLY:
Send an email with: your resume, how you learned about Circles, and why you are interested in a Circles Internship to Jessica Awbrey, Salem Circles Coach, at JAwbrey@CommunityActionUC.org (office: 801-691-5242)

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Advocacy Group Intern – The Circles Initiative, Provo Office

Advocacy Group Intern

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”.

INTERSHIP 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 March 2017 – May 2017

TO APPLY:
Email Kathy Givens (kgivens@communityactionuc.org)
Kathy Givens
Circles Utah Valley Coordinator
Community Action Services and Food Bank
815 S Freedom Blvd. Suite 100
Provo UT 84601

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BYU Goldman Sachs Events

Goldman Sachs Events on BYU Campus for Winter Semester 2017

You should register in advance for any of these events. To register, go to http://gs.com/careers/events

  1. March 14th – 5pm-6:30pm – 110 TNRB: GS Global Investment Research 101
  2. March 16th – 6:30pm-8pm – W408 TNRB: GS Case Study
  3. March 20th – 4pm-5:30pm – W408 TNRB:    GS Investment Banking 101
  4. March 21st – 12:30pm-2pm – 710 TNRB: GS Operations 101
  5. March 22nd – 6pm-7pm – 284 TNRB: GS IMD 101
  6. March 24th – 9am-12pm (assigned timeslots): GS Global Investment Research Coffee Chats
  7. March 27th – 4:15pm – 284 TNRB: GS Finance & Risk 101
  8. March 29th – 12pm-1:30pm – W410 TNRB:    GS Human Capital Management 101
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Get Experience Writing Web Articles (under direction of faculty) – Family Issues

The website Forever Families (www.foreverfamilies.byu.edu) is in need of writers!

First launching in 2002, this School of Family Life-sponsored website provides practical, scholarly and sacred information for strengthening individuals, marriages and families of all faiths, organized around themes of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Our anticipated audiences are parents, couples and individuals who are interested in promoting principles for enriching marriage and family life in their homes and in their communities.

What Forever Families Writers Do

Writers work under the direction of faculty to develop the materials for the site. Writers create short web articles written in the language of the public, and longer articles with additional research. The emphasis in both is on providing the reader with the best and latest research and practice on a topic in an easy-to-read format. A brief, “LDS Perspective” article is also included as a companion for the LDS reader, so they can see what the Brethren have said about a topic. Forever Families articles are reviewed by two professors before publication. Therefore, writers become a refereed web article author!

Activity at the Site

Forever Families is an active website, with visitors coming from all over the world, about 95% LDS. The articles get read, and get used! A few examples:

  • An itinerant preacher in Midwest USA asks for permission to make 300 copies of an article for their congregation
  • A Church Educational System administrator in Italy includes numerous articles from Forever Families in materials for church leaders, in binders right alongside Ensign articles

Qualifications of Interns and Volunteer Writers

Interns or volunteers at Forever Families are excellent library researchers, excellent writers, have a strong work ethic, and work well independently. This writing experience is unpaid. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Application Process

 To formally apply, contact me directly via email. Answer two questions in your application email:

  1. Why you want to be a Forever Families writer.
  2. Qualifications you bring

I will set up an interview with chosen applicants

Dr. Duncan
Director & Editor

Stephen F. Duncan, Ph.D., CFLE
Professor, School of Family Life
Brigham Young University
2077 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
sduncan@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-1796
FAX: 801-422-0230

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