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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Victim Assistance Program – Utah County Sheriff’s Office

Utah County Sherriff The Victim Assistance Program with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office has an internship opportunity available starting in January 2018. The internship will allow you to gain experience working as a victim advocate in the criminal justice system. The selected intern will perform the following functions: Provide victims with information about available resources in the community and act as a liaison in obtaining such services; Educate victims regarding the legal process and the rights afforded them under the law; Notify victims of applicable court proceedings and attend court with or on behalf of the victim; Provide follow up services and updates to victims regarding their case; Respond to service requests of victims and their families; Maintain confidentiality of victims and Sheriff’s Office reports; Collect data through client tracking and report on services provided.

Interested applicants must have an ability to remain calm while working with people in crisis situations; Skill in effectively communicating with individuals from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with the public, coworkers, and other agencies while dealing with sensitive information and uncomfortable situations. Additionally, you must adhere to ethical standards as set forth by the Sheriff’s Office and Utah County Government. Working conditions are generally performed in an office, courtroom, public location, or other environmentally controlled room.

Once selected, interns are subject to, and must pass, a full background check. Please keep in mind this is an unpaid internship opportunity. For additional information please contact BreAnn Wilkes at 801-851-8378, e-mail: breannw@utahcounty.gov.

BreAnn Wilkes
Victim Assistance Program Coordinator
Utah County Sheriff/Santaquin Police
Office: (801) 851-8378
Fax: (801) 851-8379
E-mail: breannw@utahcounty.gov

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NEW Internship: Evidence Based Therapeutic Music Education Therapy Protocols & Assessment

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Website: https://www.genotelab.com/

Genote:
Genote develops, produces, and distributes evidence-based protocols (Health Music Protocols) for two main populations: the clinical and the end-users. The clinical population, Genote produces and studies protocols for the recovery, regulation, and stabilization of fundamental parameters.

 Client Focus Areas:
Mental Health
Addiction and Recovery
Music for Health

Intern Qualifications:
Junior or Senior status
Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
SPSS experience preferred
Strong writing skills
Knowledge of music theory a plus

Time Frame:
Beginning first week of October
Overall project might last for 6 months
10 hours a week (occasional travel to the clinics in SLC area)

Intern responsibilities:
Evaluate the correlation of structured music listening protocols in mental health.
Determine if Genote programs are effective for sleep and mood regulation as compared to self-selected music or no music during the period of addiction recovery.
Assess and compare the efficacy of evaluation methods in measuring music interventions.

To Apply:
Email a ‘cover letter’ explaining why you would like to intern with Genote and attach a resume.
Edoardo Guerra (edoardo.guerra@genotelab.com)
CSO-Chief Scientific Officer

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PAID: Child/Youth/Family Programs (across the USA or internationally) — Military Extension Internship Program

This program ended in summer 2017, but now has been re-established again for winter semester. Great paid experience and opportunity to build your network for future career options. The military is a large employer of civilian jobs on bases. Hopefully it will still be available during the spring/summer semester as well.

A partnership between the Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Defense has provided the funding for a national, military childcare/youth development internship program. Through this initiative, students and recent graduates have the opportunity to develop professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth, and families.

Interns are placed on military installations across the United States (and internationally) in child development centers, school-age programs, and teen and youth centers to learn how these facilities operate.  Interns are assigned a mentor who they will meet at the mandatory intern orientation.  Interns receive an hourly wage or stipend and assistance with travel expenses for their efforts.

Monday, October 2, 2017 is the last day the Military Extension Internship Program will be accepting applications for the Winter 2018 class.  More information and application materials can be found at https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/militaryinternships.

See the many possible locations in the USA and abroad on this map:  https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/militaryinternships/Pages/Placement.aspx

Specific questions regarding the internship may be referred to: Jessica Wandless, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Internship Coordinator, at jwandles@purdue.edu.

Winter Semester 2017 Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

Use this link  for qualifications and application info: Military Extension Program

What does an intern with the Military Extension Internship Program do? 

Elisabeth describes her internship with the Navy at Annapolis, MD during the Summer of 2016.

I attended Ball State University in Indiana where I majored in Child Development.

This internship gave me the opportunity to work alongside the Training and Curriculum Specialists, the Assistant Director, and the Youth Center Director to implement changes to the current programming, orientation process, and learn the day to day responsibilities of those positions of management within Navy Child and Youth Programs.

My internship site gave me free range of what I wanted to do with my time at Annapolis. Some projects I completed were revamping the orientation process for new hires, assisting in a monthly training on Environments and Room Arrangements, and going through the process of initiating, completing, and implementing a KIT call for our inclusion of special needs on a camper at the Youth Center.

I completed many projects during my time in Annapolis, but the big three projects I completed were Orientation, Developing a Training, and Implementing support for a camper with special needs.

Throughout the summer, I worked alongside the Training and Curriculum Specialists to revamp the orientation process. I created new binders, forms, and set up a schedule for what should be completed for each day of training. This is still in the process of being changed and we are awaiting approval from the CYP Director before it is fully implemented.

July’s Monthly Training was over Environments and Room Arrangement. I was charged with developing what they would discuss at this training. After much research and discussion, we started the meeting with a video discussing the Environment as the Third Teacher within the classroom. Each room was given a list from Teaching Strategies of items that should be in the classroom from each age group. After discussing their thoughts on implementing the Environments as the Third Teacher, we gave them time to go back to their classrooms to rearrange furniture, toys, and make any changes they want to since they do not get much time during the day to do that.

One of our summer campers had special needs and the staff did not have experience working with a child with these particular special needs.  As we continued to interact with her, we began to notice she had delays as well. We initiated a KIT call where we reached out to Inclusion Specialists where we developed a plan of action to best support her during her time at camp. I developed special materials for her, the counselors, the leads, and the children to use to help communicate with her.

My favorite memory of my internship was getting to be part of Sailing Camp. This is the specialty camp hosted in Annapolis where military children from around the world are brought to Annapolis for 10 days. We take them to Sailing School where they receive their sailing license. We also take them around Annapolis and DC for sightseeing and activities. It was so much fun bringing in 22 total strangers and watching the friendships form quickly. The camp got me out of my comfort zone by taking care of 22 teenagers for 10 days. We saw DC, went to Six Flags and the Naval Academy, and downtown Annapolis every night for dinner, ice cream, and shopping. The bonds the youth made will last them for years to come by getting to come to Annapolis with other military children who truly understand what they are each going through. I learned so much from them just by having conversations, asking them questions, and listening to what they had to say.

This summer was a summer where I pushed my boundaries and learned about what I am capable of doing. This is the first time I have been far away from home. My university was only about an hour and half away. Annapolis was 10 hours away from home! I learned how to acclimate to a new city, new culture, and new job. I learned how to speak my opinion in a constructive way to help the program. I gained experiences that I will never forget and made connections with professionals that I will continue to utilize to grow as a professional.

More information about the Military Extension Internship Program can be found on online at:  https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/militaryinternships

 

 

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Internship: Mental Health Resources Coordinator – American Fork Police

The American Fork Police Department is in need of a student intern studying psychology, sociology, or related field who is interested in making a difference! This internship opportunity is motivated by a very real need in the department and community to develop a more comprehensive mental health program with the AF Police Department.

AF Police

 Duties/Skills:

  • Problem-solve
  • Develop solutions
  • Research police records and reports
  • Identify persons who may be suffering from mental illness
  • Follow-up visits
  • Identify appropriate community resources
  • Community outreach
  • Develop coordinated response

We expect that the intern will problem-solve and help us come up with viable solutions to questions like:

  • How can we est develop a functional database of mentally ill subjects who need additional help?
  • What mental health outreach programs and resources are available in our community to assist those suffering from mental illness in American Fork?
  • How can we mobilize and connect community resources to allow for a coordinated response from law enforcement and social workers as needed?
  • How can we help those suffering from mental illness to actually obtain treatment (this is a step beyond simply giving a person a list of available resources)?

If this looks like a task you are ready to take on, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the internship to: aellison@afcity.net

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