FHSS Internship & Civic Engagement Fair 2019 is here!!!

Fair Flyer 2019

TUEDAY, JANUARY 29TH — 9AM UNTIL 2:30PM — GARDEN COURT, WSC

Come discover the amazing opportunities ‘outside the bubble’ of campus! We will have organizations in a variety of genres: business/non-profit; criminal justice/law; family services; community services; social work; gerontology; educational settings; residential treatment; developmental, etc.

Getting experience WHILE you are a student will help build your resume and help you determine the right career path for you! come enjoy our famous ‘Popcorn Bar’ and cookies as you browse the many opportunities available to you as a student or new graduate.

The following organizations have committed to participate in our Fair … so come learn what great opportunities are available to you nearby!

Guardian ad Litem/State of Utah
Juvenile Justice Services
Provo Police – Victim Advocacy
Utah Dept of Corrections – Adult Probation & Treatment
Utah State Prison-Sexual Offender Treatment Program
Kids on the Move
Hope 4 Utah
Teens Act
Lakeridge Jr High Counseling Office
UVU SCUPS Program
Wasatch Mental Health – Giant Steps
Waterford UPSTART Program
ACAFS (Academy of Child Advocacy & Family Support)
CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Community Action – Circles Initiative
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Mountainland HeadStart – Family Advocates Program
UVU Stronger Families Program
Wasatch Mental Health Programs (Giant Steps, Grandfamilies, Vantage Point, Excel, etc.)
Women & Children in Crisis Center
Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living
Covington Senior Living
Orem Rehab & Nursing
Make-A-Wish Utah
My Story Matters
United Way of Utah County
Children’s Justice Center
DCFS (Division of Child & Family Services)
Family Support & Treatment Center
House of Hope (Women’s Addiction Recovery)
Heritage Residential Treatment
Maple Lake Academy
New Haven
Telos
Pioneer Park Coalition
Habitat for Humanity
UServeUtah
BYU Ballard Center
BYU On-Campus Internships
BYU Kennedy Center
BYU European Internships
BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurial
BYU Washington Seminar

 

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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 cjenkins@mountainlandheadstart.org.
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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Utah Attorney General’s Office Victim Advocacy Unit – Winter Semester 2019

Utah Attorney General’s Office Victim Advocacy Unit

OFFICE DESCRIPTION: The Victim Advocate Internship lasts for four months and coordinates with the local universities’ semester schedules (January-April, May-August, September-December). Victim Advocate Interns act as a liaison between victims and members of the justice system by providing victim assistance services. This internship is unpaid and part-time. Responsibilities include: explaining the criminal justice process to victims and answering questions; advising victims of their victims’ rights; notifying victims of hearings and accompanying victims to court; identifying victim’s needs and providing referrals/ resources; offering reassurance and empathetic listening; following up with victims regarding case status; assisting Victim Coordinator with case work; answering questions/concerns from the general public; and assisting with trainings and special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Students with a GPA above 2.8 who are able to enroll for credit and are junior or senior status in school are welcome to apply. Please note you also need to be in good honor code standing to earn credit, if approved.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply to any of our internships, please fill out our application at https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/careers/internships/ Return the application with all required materials to Katherine Rhodes at krhodes@agutah.gov by the due date below. If you have any questions, contact Mahalia Lotz at 801-281-1206 or mlotz@agutah.gov.

Application Due Dates: (January through April) – December 1st (deadline extended)
(May through August) – April 1st (September through December) – August 1st
STIPEND Unpaid

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Strengthening Families @ Provo School District

Provo School District

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM
(offered by the Provo School District)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized evidence based parenting and family strengthening program.
 SFP has been found to:
– significantly improve effective parenting skills.
– improve family relationships & communication.
– reduce problem behaviors, delinquency & alcohol/drug abuse.
– improve school performance & social competencies in children.
– decrease child maltreatment & increase love/peace in the home.
– increase parental abilities to strengthen bonds with their children.

 SFP topics:
– family appreciation.                                                          – effective communication.
– encouraging good behavior.                                            – family appreciation.
– setting limits & boundaries.                                             – family activities/recreation.
– understanding choice & accountability.                        – setting/achieving goals.
– helping children handle peer pressure.                         – importance of family meetings.
– creating healthy relationships.                                        – stress & anger management.
– problem-solving skills.                                                     – the principle of work.

 SFP additional information:
– a comprehensive 10-week program teaching basic principles that will increase opportunities for success, peace, happiness & love.
– cycles offered fall, winter & summer.
– for ANY family with a desire to be stronger & build family relationships.
– available in English & Spanish.
– each cycle classes are held weekly @ IHS* on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm.
– a nice catered dinner is provided each week before class & dessert after class.
– all family members are invited (SFP has adult/teen/child classes & a nursery).
– families who so desire are invited to visit the IHS Food Bank each week for family meals during the subsequent week.
– each family will be visited in their home prior to class beginning to ensure they have all the needed information, schedule & are prepared for the cycle.

This program begins on 2/25/2019 and will run for ten consecutive weeks through May 2019.  We will be training our volunteers in January & February before our first class.

If interested, please contact:
Damon G. Bolli 
Director, Strengthening Families Program
Provo School District
801.889.6697

*Independence High School
636 Independence Ave.
Provo, UT 84601

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CIRCLES Program – Pre-Circle Leader

Circles Initiative

Stabilization Plan for Pre-Circle Leader Class Participants
Intern Position Winter Semester, 2019

Purpose:
To help facilitate retention and preparation of potential Circle Leaders, (or participants in poverty) who are waiting for the 12-week class to begin.

Goal:
To ensure that potential Circle Leaders are at stage 3 on the self-sufficiency scale by the start of the 12-week class.

Process:

  • Intern will become familiar with the Circles model and attend a Bridges out of Poverty training as part of their hours as well as an Ally training. (2.5 hours each)
  • Intern will make and maintain a relationship with following organizations:
    • Financial Learning Center
    • Turning Point and/or Strengthening Families
    • DWS and/or CAS
    • BYU Comprehensive Clinic and/or Family Support and Treatment Center
    • Wasatch Mental Health and/or Community Health Connect/Mountainlands
  • Intern will get contact information of the potential Circle leader
  • Intern will meet with potential Circle leader at Community Action Services, get to know them and their goals
  • Intern will determine if potential Circle leader is in need of any of the following:
    • Counseling and Healthcare
    • Housing placement and subsidies
    • Food Stamps and cash assistance
    • Childcare and transportation assistance
  • Intern will help potential Circle leader complete the following:
  1. Attend a first Tuesday night Matched Circles (meet and greet)
  2. Meet with Charmagne at the Financial Learning Center and start working on their budget? Complete class?
  3. Sign up and complete one class session at Turning Point and/or Strengthening Families, depending on needs
  4. Receive adequate assistance that can help meet needs (as determined at intake): DWS, CAS, HEAT, etc.
  5. If determined at intake that counseling is needed, start counseling at BYU Comprehensive Clinic and/or Family Support and Treatment Center
  6. If determined at intake that healthcare is needed, sign up with Wasatch Mental Health and/or Community Health Connect or Mountainlands
  • Potential Circle Leader will complete required commitments with above organizations (as determined by Coaches and Coordinator). Intern will keep track of progress.
  • Intern will maintain weekly contact with potential Circle Leader
  • Potential Circle Leader will write up a summary of what they learned from their experience and how they feel it helped them prepare for the 12-week class (?)

If you are interested in this internship or have questions, please contact Kathy Givens at: kgivens@communityactionuc.org, 434-426-8586 to set up an interview.  This internship would be for winter semester-2019 for 10 hours a week.    See this link for more information about Circles:

https://youtu.be/VtS0d4lswfc

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Make-A-Wish – Communications Intern Position (Winter Semester 2019)

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Communications Internship Description

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for a communications intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of writing and PR while working a variety of major projects in a fun team environment.

Hours: 10-20 hours per week, flexible schedule.
Duration: One semester or longer
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107
Preferred: Students who must complete an internship as part of their degree program

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Edit and update website
  • Compose Press Releases and PSAs
  • Write stories about wishes
  • Liaise with media regarding PR opportunities
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Assist with media campaigns for various promotions & fundraisers
  • Manage media lists and community calendars

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, Office
  • Some knowledge of graphic design and web design software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, etc.), or willingness and aptitude for learning new programs.

BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to attend wish-related events, wish family activities and fundraising events
  • Resume credit with a nationally recognized nonprofit organization.

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

Provo City School District Truancy/Attendance Internship — 4-5 Positions Available for Winter 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.

Interviews will be starting the 2nd week of December.

Contact: Jode Porter, Provo School District Truancy/Attendance Specialist
801-373-2183 or 801-367-4755
jodep@provo.edu

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Make-A-Wish – 1 Program Services Internship available for winter

Program Services Internship

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for a program services intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of accepting and processing referrals, creating travel itineraries and assisting with wish-related events.

Hours: 6-15 hours per week, flexible schedule.
Duration: One semester or longer
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director of Program Services, the program services intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Accept and process referrals for new wish kids
  • Work with wish families on intake process
  • Creation of files for new wish kids
  • Creation of unique itineraries for travel wishes
  • Provide assistance with travel details for wishes
  • Aide in file closure at the conclusion of each wish

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Office)
  • Non-judgmental
  • Family/child oriented
  • Creative
  • 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.
  • Ability to speak Spanish not a requirement, but would be helpful.

BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to attend wish-related events, wish family activities and fundraising events
  • Experience using fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud)
  • Resume credit with a nationally recognized nonprofit organization.

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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Teens Act Opportunities – several different options

Organization Description: Teens Act is a nonprofit based in Provo with the mission to empower underserved high school students to graduate from high school and go on to higher education. It works in the Provo Districts and is expanding, and is looking for an intern to help with media work. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in this area while also helping improve the prospects of struggling students in our community. Hours are flexible and working from home is an option.

Location Office Address: 363 N University Ave #108, Provo, UT
Hours: At least 8 hours a week, Semester commitment. More hours are available if desired. Flexible Schedule. (A weekly 30-60 minutes meeting)
Note: These positions are for both those seeking credit and non-credit opportunities
Deadline: Open until filled and priority will be given to early applicants
How to Apply: Submit a one-page resume to contact@teensact.org
Questions: Contact by email (contact@teensact.org) or call/text Kelsie Gleason (Associate Director) at 702-525-0514

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Teens Act Program Coordinator Intern — 2 positions available
We are looking for passionate individuals who can assist the Directors in implementing the Teens Act programs. Our goal is to empower about 200 underserved high school students in the Provo School District and beyond.
Responsibilities:
●     Assist in supporting a Student Success Class, which is an elective class during school hours at Provo High, and Independence High School
●     Assist with the Afterschool Mentoring Program and Parents Support Program at each school.
●     Assist in recruiting necessary volunteer mentors and other community volunteers by working with universities and community partners
●     Help develop the curriculum and training materials
●     Help raise additional funding for program supplies and activities
●     Work at least 7-9 hours a week
Qualifications:
●     Availability to help from this current time until May
●     Ability to work required hours
●     Excellent writing and communication skills
●     Ability to present to professionals and educators
●     Self-motivated, proactive, team player
●     Experience in teaching, mentoring, and/or working with youth
●     Secondary education students preferred
●     Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish preferred
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PR Specialist Intern — 2 positions available
Responsibilities:
●     Work to improve and implement our social media plan to maximize engagement and increase online presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
●     Design creative and unique posts for high click-through rates and engagement
●     Contribute to website development and design.
●     Draft and send email pitches to local and national news organizations about upcoming events and news.
●     Assist in designing and writing a monthly newsletter.
●     Create press releases and media kits to facilitate news coverage.
●     Design and distribute a variety of flyers, newsletters and posters for events, hiring and internal use.
●     Create promotional material to distribute to volunteers, donors, students and others.
●     Work to expand and improve strategic campaigns for growth by reaching new publics, narrowing messaging, creating engaging content and creating relationships.
Qualifications:
●     Competent with the use of online social media
●     Experience writing press releases and pitching media
●     Demonstrate initiative and innovation in finding effective public relations strategies
●     Base-level familiarity with design tools such as InDesign and Photoshop is a plus
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Teens Act Mentor – Tutor Intern — 4 positions available

We are looking for passionate individuals who can assist the Director(s) in implementing the Teens Act program as mentors to tutor our students at local high schools in the Provo School District.

Responsibilities:
●     Mentor students with their schoolwork, homework, credit recovery and leadership skills in a Teens Act classroom,  in other school classes/programs, after school programs, individually, and/or through Parent Support.
●     Work with the student and teacher(s) to ensure the best learning environment for our students.
●     Volunteers will commit to work weekly with students.
Qualifications:
●     Experience/interest in working with youth.
●     Consistent time commitment and reliable.
●     Passion and enthusiasm for the role of education.
●     High School level academic skills.

Locations:
●     Provo High School (1199 Lakeshore Dr., Provo, UT 84601)
●     Independence High School (636 Independence Ave, Provo, UT 84601)
●     Timpview High School (3570 Timpview Dr., Provo, UT 84604)
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Teens Act Grant Writer Specialist Intern  — 3 positions available
Teens Act is a nonprofit based in Provo with a mission to empower underserved high school students to graduate from high school and go on to higher education. Our goal is to empower about 200 underserved high school students in the Provo School District and beyond. We are looking for a person who is interested in our work and in writing grants that will help fund our work. Our program is mainly offered at Provo High School and Independence High School in Provo City but is expanding.
Requirements:
●     The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and organizational skills.
●     Candidates will also be self-motivated and detail oriented with strong communication skills, ability to prioritize, and work well under a deadline.
Qualifications:
●     English proficiency.
●     Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
●     Experience writing grants preferred but not required.
●     Junior/Senior students preferred but not required.
Questions: Contact by email (contact@teensact.org) or call/text Gary Lacock (Executive Director) at 801-360-7135

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Teens Act Family Support Mentor Intern — 4 positions available

We are looking for passionate individuals who can assist the Director(s) in implementing the Teens Act program services. At Teens Act we know that parents are critical to the success of their children. We work hard to involve them in as much of the educational process as possible.

Meetings with parents both at home and school equip parents with the vision and skills necessary to nurture their students’ quest for higher education. At these meetings we discuss the students needs, their grades, Teens Act curriculum, learning outcomes and program services, and of course post secondary and higher education plans.

Assigned mentors call parents monthly, visit homes as needed and have quarterly meetings at school to update them on student progress and address any specific individual needs. We also connect with other parent support programs in the schools and communities that we work in.
Responsibilities:
●     Assist in supporting High School students by meeting with students and their parents.
●     Working with high school parent liaisons, teachers, and staff.
●     Attend a weekly team meeting.

Qualifications:
●     Self-motivated, proactive, team player.
●     Ability to work required hours.
●     Strong communication skills.
●     Experience in teaching, mentoring, and/or working with youth is a plus.
●     Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish preferred.
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Teens Act Event Planning Intern — 2 positions available

We are looking for passionate individuals who can assist in event planning. This is a great opportunity to serve our community while developing your leadership and planning skills.

Responsibilities:
·         Assist in coordinating fundraising events.
·         Help recruit necessary volunteers and develop an event planning team.
·         Assist with the implementation of events.
·         Help find event sponsors and partners.
·         Attend a regular team meeting.
Qualifications:
·         A current university student, preferably with related course work.
·         Outreach and communication skills.
·         Great attention to detail, enthusiasm, and desire to be a team player.
·         Excellent research skills.
·         Knowledge of Google Drive and MS Office Suite to manage data.
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Teens Act Editor Specialist Intern — 2 positions available
We are looking for an intern to help with our research. It is a great opportunity to gain research experience while also helping improve the prospects of struggling students in your community. Hours are flexible and working from home an option as well.
Responsibilities:
●     Revise, edit and strengthen grant proposals and impact reports to donors and sponsors.
●     Revise, edit and strengthen original marketing copy and content to enhance existing marketing and communications collateral (print publications, websites and promotional materials).
●     Conduct fact-checking to ensure accuracy and authentic details.
●     Provide editorial service support to curriculum development team including, proofreading and updating existing copy and content.
Qualification: The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and organizational skills. Ideal candidates will also be self-motivated and detail- oriented with strong communication skills, ability to prioritize, and work well under deadlines. Specific requirements include:
●     Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
●     Experience editing/writing preferred

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Teens Act Teacher Assistant Intern — 3 positions available
We are looking for passionate individuals who can assist the Teens Act teacher in implementing the Teens Act programs as a teacher’s assistant. If you have good teaching, leadership, and communication skills as well as a passion for helping teenagers succeed, please apply! This is a great opportunity to serve your community while developing your teaching skills and adding to your leadership experience.
Responsibilities:
●     Assist the teacher by helping coordinate the program during the Student Success Class, Afterschool Mentoring Program, and Parent Support Program
●     Help students recover lost credits (failed classes) and improve life and study skills
●     Motivate and encourage students to participate in opportunities and take advantage of resources provided by Teens Act and the community to succeed in school
●     Track student performance and report on student progress to their teacher and directors
●     Attend weekly team meetings
Qualifications:
●     Previous experience in teaching, mentoring, or working with at-risk youth is a plus.
●     Spanish proficiency a plus
●     Be able to work about 7-9 hours a week (meetings + class hours) for at least a semester
●     One year commitment is a plus
●     At Provo High School (PHS) the class is held every day (10:45-12:10 PM Tue. -Fri. and 10:25-11:40 Mon.)
●     At Independence High School (IHS) the class is held every day (12:12- 1:06 PM Mon.-Thur. and 10:49-11:34 PM Fri.)
●     At Timpview High School (THS) students are assisted in Advisory classes (10:14- 10:56 PM Tuesday)

 

 

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FHSS Internship & Civic Engagement Fair – Feb 15th

Come find your ticket to a

great career option …

FHSS Internship & Civic Engagement Fair - Feb 15-email

List of Providers attending the Fair:

Attending Providers 2018-blog file

Come see which categories and organizations fit best with your interests. Look for opportunities to get volunteer, internship, or job experience during your undergrad program.

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