Child Life Specialist Hospital Volunteer – not for academic credit, but good volunteer experience in Pediatric area of Utah Valley Regional

Volunteers on our pediatric floor have three main responsibilities:

  1. Patient and family interaction – Volunteers play a vital role in normalizing the hospital environment for patients and their families.  Whether it is watching a movie in the patient’s room or playing a game in the playroom or providing parents with a drink and a snack, the main role of our volunteers is to help provide connection with patients and families.
  2. Cleaning toys – We need to make sure toys are clean and safe for patient’s to be able to use. We love having volunteers help us clean toys.
  3. Helping with projects – Sometimes there are projects that we have volunteers help us complete. Often these projects help us to organize and have easy access to materials to provide child life services.

Anyone who would like to volunteer can follow the process outlined here at the Utah Valley Volunteer Website.  They do need to be aware that they will be making a commitment to volunteer once a week for six months.  The first three months will be at our information desk and then they can volunteer on the pediatric floor if they would like.

Thanks for being willing to spread the word.  We absolutely love working with BYU students.  If there are any other volunteer opportunities that arise, I will let you know so you can pass it on.

Kelsi Moore, BS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist | Pediatrics and Same Day Surgery
Utah Valley Hospital Primary Children’s Network
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT 84604
Office: 801-357-7793 | Vocera: 801-357-4000

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Day Treatment/IOP Intern – Summit Counseling Solutions



 Hours: Part-time, 10-15 hours/week, flexible schedule allowed between 9am-3pm M-F and/or 3:30-6:30 MTTh

Perks:  Potential school credit if registered for Psych 496R, Lunch provided daily, Free access to community activities on outings with kids, Amazing therapeutic atmosphere and culture, Flexible schedule, Friendly team to work with, Real-life field experience and Exceptional learning environment.

Contact:  Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to Scott Caldwell (

Position Description
Summit Counseling Solutions is an adolescent treatment facility in Provo, Utah that provides youth age 12-18, struggling with mental/behavioral health, Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient services. Our adolescent Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient programs are growing rapidly as we continue to provide industry education, outreach, and individual and family therapy. We are looking for interns to join our team who are pursuing careers in the mental/behavioral health or education fields and are prepared to offer relevant, diversified professional opportunities to interns seeking to gain meaningful, applicable professional experience. This is a very exciting opportunity for a student interested in gaining valuable industry exposure, training, and experience working with adolescents in ways that impact both youth and their families.


  • Mentor students by helping them in their daily activities (creating and achieving school goals, participating in activities on and off campus, processing emotions, supporting treatment plans, etc.)
  • Compile, organize, and document treatment notes from clinicians and other program providers.
  • Provide support to the Clinical Director and Program Director during daily group and experiential therapeutic activities
  • Formulate and teach experiential lessons based on Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) principles
  • Create, compile and provide additional program documentation as needed
  • Contribute to a safe, trusting, and open environment that supports mental health and healing

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates with the ability to demonstrate proactivity, organizational skills, flexibility, humor, sensitivity, and attention to detail are preferred. No experience necessary. We will train the right candidate.

Education Preferences:
Applicants with the following undergraduate majors are preferred: Psychology, Social Work, Family Studies, Counseling, or Education.

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Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) Winter 2020 Internship Opportunity:

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

  • Accepting APPLICATIONS until September 30, 2019, but sooner would be better than later since there are only a few 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 a while 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.

  • 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


  • 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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Provo School District Truancy Office — Great Social Work Experience in Educational Setting

Provo City School District Truancy/Attendance Internship —
Positions Available for Fall Semester

You will be able to do the following as your time allows:

  • Meet one on one with students
  • Go on home visits
  • Learn to identify barriers and find solutions for students to overcome them
  • Observe Court
  • Observe Administrative meetings and participate after training.
  • Multi agency staffing meetings observation
  • Learn about community resources, how and when to refer a student/family
  • Learn how to do an FBAAT- Similar to a BIP or Behavior intervention plan
  • Help at Provo Attendance Court.
  • Help parents become connected to the schools
  • Motivate students to be in school and teach them skills to be successful.

Apply now for any remaining fall opportunities!

Jode Porter or Sigrid Finch
Provo School District Truancy/Attendance Specialists
801-373-2183 or 801-367-4755
Jode Porter (pronounced like Jodie)
Sigrid Finch

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Teens Act at Provo, Timpview and Independence High School

Teens Act

Based in Provo Utah, Teens Act currently operates in Provo High School, Independence High School, and Timpview High School. They work to improve graduation rates and outcomes for students and families, and to address the dropout challenge facing our students. They are looking for interns to begin training as soon as possible for assisting in fundraising, grant writing, PR and other work.

To apply, email one of the following for information on paid or volunteer opportunities:

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Volunteers Needed

United Nations Civil Society Conference

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is participating in the 68th Annual United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City and they need your help! This event takes place on August 26-28th and is the first UN Civil Society Conference hosted in the United States outside of New York City or other UN locations. It is focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #11 to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030”.
Students who are fluent in French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, or English are invited to come and translate for the Church’s booth at the event. Shifts are from 8 am to 2 pm or 2 pm to 6:15 pm on all three days, and students are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as possible.

Perks include free entry into the conference and the good company of changemakers from all across the globe.

For more information please email

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Looking For an Opportunity to Lead?

Ballard Center Announcement

The Ballard Center’s newest club, the Social Impact Professional Association (SIPA) is looking for student leaders. The club is focused on helping students network with professionals and gain jobs in Social Impact. SIPA is in need of students who are willing to work on Event Planning, Networking, and Communications and Marketing. If you are interested, please sent an email to with the subject “Club Leadership Opportunity”. Include your name, some information about yourself, and what area you would like to be involved in.

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Changemaker Film Competition


$8,000 in prize money is up for grabs! All you have to do is create and submit avideo that tells the story of a social problem being solved. BYU students and BYU
alumni are invited to participate!
Submissions are due Monday October 21, 2019.

Click here to learn more!

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Hope4Utah (Suicide Prevention in Schools) Internship Opportunity

Hope4Utah is an educational organization that combines the efforts of schools, communities, and mental health services for suicide prevention. We work with school advisors to train groups of students, called Hope Squads, to recognize warning signs of suicide in their peers, reach out to them, and seek help from adults.

Internship Description:

 1 – Curriculum Development

∙ Compile research pertaining to suicide prevention

∙ Write and edit drafts of educational materials under the supervision of the curriculum specialist

∙ Create and update presentations using PowerPoint and Prezi

∙ Brainstorm engaging activities for students

∙ Analyze strengths and weaknesses of current curriculum


∙ Must be enrolled in a college or university or recently graduated

∙ Research and writing skills

∙ Reliable, organized, and communicative

∙ Bonus: experience in education (e.g., creating lesson plans, teaching)

 2 – Events

∙ Assist with event planning, setup, management, etc.

∙ Organize annual community suicide prevention walk (Walk4Hope)

∙ Other related projects as assigned


∙ Must be enrolled in a college or university or recently graduated

∙ Reliable, organized, and communicative

∙ Experience planning and managing events

To apply, email Cathy Bledsoe (information below) with an attached resume.

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RepowerU Fall Internship

Repower U Internship

RepowerU is a great Fall internship Opportunity!

RepowerU makes software to prevent campus sexual assault. They are looking for interns who are creative and want to apply research findings to the real world to make a real difference.

Interns will create a survey for college students who take RepowerU’s sexual assault prevention trainings, to measure their attitudes about sexual assault before and after training.

Once the survey is made, they will research the best contents for training modules to prevent relational violence, harassment, stalking, and cybercrime, which will be produced in the winter.

Qualifications: Experience or interest in survey creation and validation, interest in sexual assault prevention.

Contact Spencer Ford at 615-542-3332 or for details.

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