Winter 2020 Internships Still Looking for Applicants

Here are some flyers for some incredible community internships that are still looking for applicants able to start in January. These are great opportunities to work hands on in social work and government related fields.

Government Internships Flyer Provo School District Internship

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Pizza & Podium Event @ Career Studio 11am – 1pm, 10/17/19


11:00a – 1:00p PIZZA & PODIUM (@ Career Studio, WSC) – Come get some free pizza and learn how you could be a good fit for Podium (up & coming startup with it’s own building across from Thanksgiving Point)!

Pizza & Podium

3:00pm Info Session -come learn more about what Podium does.

7:30pm PODIUM PANEL – Q & A with a Panel of Podium Employees across departments. Free Chip Cookies!!! (260 TNRB)

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Entrepreneurship Opportunities!

Below are listed some fun entrepreneurship activities that everyone of all majors can be a part of! If you have some big ideas and have an interest in business check out some of the activities going on this semester! Fusion 2019 Social Post WE Kick-Off Graphic Big Idea Pitch - Social Post

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Washington Seminar and the Utah State Legislature Internship programs offer valuable opportunities … Live in DC at Provo prices!!!

Washington Seminar and the Utah State Legislature Internship programs offer valuable opportunities to gain experience, network, and develop professional skills for post-graduation education and career goals.

If you would like more information on either program, please visit 945 KMBL where you can peruse our internship database of over 1400 internships in the Washington, DC area or discuss questions about either program.

Currently, we are accepting applications for the Washington Seminar for Winter 2020 and Spring-Summer 2020 and the Winter 2020 Utah State Legislature internship program. Please note that there is funding available for qualifying students, as well as housing in DC and credit packages for the Washington Seminar.

Additionally, the Utah State Legislature internship program offers a $2775 stipend per semester. Applications and additional information can be found at or

All majors are welcome to apply.

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The Healthy Humans Project (CFLE Project to Help Improve Personal & Family Relationships)


The Healthy Humans Project is an online family life education platform dedicated to empowering
individuals and families by helping them develop skills to create and maintain personal wellness
and healthy relationships. To accomplish this mission, we provide research-based information to
the general population via weekly blog posts (, informational
videos, and social media. We intend to further this mission by creating at-home work books for
individual and family use, as well as other tools to teach and empower our followers.

4 – 5 hours per week: Volunteers with interest in CFLE needed! Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior who has not completed the prereqs for academic internship credit? You can still get experience by volunteering with the Healthy Humans Project — and you don’t need to register for credit.

10 – 12 hours per week: SFL Internship option (SFL 399):
An SFL BYU intern would greatly assist us in accomplishing our goals as an organization.  We are looking for an intern who is passionate about family life education with these skills:
– Strong writing and research skills
– Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Instagram)
– Possible design skills (WordPress and other web, Canva, Adobe Suite)
– Driven and self-motivated

In working with The Healthy Humans Project, an intern would:
– Use the BYU library research database to assist in collecting helpful and relevant research
– Write their own research-based blog post entries and regularly contribute to the blog
– Assist with social media
– Attend any team training meetings

Future possibilities:
– Compile information for, and assist with the assembly of, our at-home work books
– Create tools and materials that will further The Healthy Humans Project mission
– Write and distribute emails for our follower email list

Website Link:

If interested in contributing to the the Healthy Humans Project as a volunteer or intern, please contact Rian Gordon (

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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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