Jobs & Internships

As employment opportunities and internships are open and available, we will post them here.

United Way Utah Valley Paratransit Driver (part-time & full-time)

Current Internship Openings

EveryDay Strong Internships

Welcome Baby Internships

South Franklin Community Center Internships

Help Me Grow Internships

Thick blue line

United Way Utah Valley Paratransit Driver (part-time & full-time)

United Way Utah Valley Paratransit is looking for kind, caring, safety oriented people to drive for their transportation team.  Paratransit is responsible for transporting senior citizens and people with disabilities around Utah County.  This service allows these populations to have access to much needed work, shopping & medical care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with individuals who have mental and physical dishabilles as well as senior citizens
  • Drive a set route and meet pick up and drop off window times
  • Help passengers on and off the bus
  • Secure wheelchairs—will require bending and kneeling
  • Create a safe and secure environment for passengers
  • Clean and sanitize bus daily

Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Professional behavior
  • Safety conscious
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding and willingness to help people with disabilities

Requirements (all can be completed after hire):

  • Pass a background check and drug & alcohol screening (to be completed after hire)
  • DOT Medical card required
  • Obtain a Class C commercial driver’s license and passenger endorsement (assistance available to help obtain this license)

Work Schedule: Full-time & part-time positions available. Morning, afternoon & and weekend only shifts available. Part-time shifts are generally 5:00AM-10:00AM, 1:30PM-6:00PM and 5:00PM-9:30PM

Salary & Benefits: $14—16 per hour, compensation depends on experience and a raise will be given after training is complete. United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Full-time benefits include medical and dental insurance, HSA or flex spending plan, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, retirement benefits, as well as life and disability insurance.

How to Apply:  Please email resume to Gary Tippets at .  Positions open until filled.

 

 Thick blue line

EveryDay Strong Internship

Anxiety and depression are growing issues among kids and teenagers. United Way’s EveryDay Strong project is on a mission to empower parents and other caring adults to know how to build resilience in children.

We’ve already reached over twenty thousand families in Utah and we’re still spreading. As the Mental Health Social Media Intern, you'll help us remix featured content for our Facebook and Instagram channels to reach more families and teach them how to help their kids feel safe, connected, and confident.

Your qualifications:

  • good writing skills and willingness to revise
  • a passion for mental health and the ability to refine your own thinking about what mental health is
  • the ability to stay on top of tasks and contribute to a team environment
  • fluent in English, excellent grammar
  • basic technical literacy (if you can use programs like PowerPoint and Word easily, you’ll be set)

Hours per week: 10-15 (flexible; remote possible)

Day to day activities:

  • review that week's featured content and edit/shorten it for an Instagram caption
  • select quality photos from our library that match the caption
  • use Canva to create simple graphics/quote images that teach a lesson
  • make sure the "link in bio" matches the content for that week
  • draft one email newsletter per month
  • draft one article for the local paper per month

We love teaching you all these skills! We anticipate that you will walk away with a strong portfolio of meaningful projects that you can claim full responsibility for.

This is a volunteer position. Usually, it qualifies for school credit: you will need to check the exact requirements of your school. We are happy to fill out any needed paperwork or adjust the job description as needed. There is also a possibility of being supervised by an LCSW if your school requires it for credit.

To apply, please submit the following to :

  • your resume
  • a short cover letter (1-3 paragraphs) explaining how this job might contribute to your long-term career goals and why you would be a good fit for the position 

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We will start interviews for Winter 2022 before the end of November 2021.

Welcome Baby Utah County Internship

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

Welcome Baby is looking for 3 interns. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. Must be willing to do home visits. 

To apply, please visit:  https://welcomebabyuc.org/volunteer

 

 South Franklin Community Center Internship

The South Franklin Community Center works to increase the quality of life in the South Franklin neighborhood by providing access to programs that promote individual growth and achievement, encouraging community participation and leadership, and offering opportunities for residents to become more invested and connected.

To apply, please visit:  https://southfranklincc.org/component/rsform/form/4-internship-application

 

Help Me Grow Internships

Social Media Internship

Program Description: As an initiative of United Way of Utah County, Help Me Grow Utah is a free statewide family information helpline designed to promote the optimal development during pregnancy and early childhood by:

  • linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
  • providing personalized care coordination
  • creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families

While working at United Way, your talents would support something bigger—helping your neighbors get back on their feet after a challenging year. Together, we can support childhood education, youth social and emotional health, and families’ financial stability.

Position Description: The Early Childhood Social Media Intern’s efforts are focused on increasing the reach of the program throughout the state through the management and improvement of social media and various marketing materials. These include but are not limited to:

  • Team with the Social Media Manager to increase social media outreach through the current mediums
  • Help to design social media images or graphics using program marketing guidelines
  • Create, caption, and publish content on social media platforms, including live videos
  • Along with existing protocol, use knowledge-base to provide input and direction to the program’s social media
  • Engage our social media audiences with Instagram/Facebook stories and through comments

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience with social media (Facebook business page, Instagram, Pinterest), marketing, photography, and writing
  • The ability to stay on top of tasks and contribute to a team environment
  • Basic technical literacy (if you can use programs like PowerPoint and Word easily, you’ll be set)
  • Good writing skills and willingness to revise; great organizational skills and attention to detail; willingness to take initiative on projects
  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a Marketing, Communications, Photography, English, Social Work, Psychology, or similar program We anticipate that you will walk away with a strong portfolio of meaningful projects that you can claim full responsibility for.

This is a volunteer position. Usually, it qualifies for school credit: you will need to check the exact requirements of your school. We are happy to fill out any needed paperwork or adjust the job description as needed.

Schedule & Location:

  • Minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Choice of remote work or on-site in Provo
  • Schedule is flexible

To apply, please submit the following to .

  • your resume
  • a short cover letter (1-3 paragraphs) explaining how this job might contribute to your long-term career goals and why you would be a good fit for the position (this helps us get a sense of your personality and interests and understand your writing skills)

Parent Support Internship

Program Description: Help Me Grow Utah (HMGU) is a free statewide family information line designed to promote the optimal development of young children by:

  • linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
  • providing personalized care coordination
  • and creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The Parent Support Intern works with our team of Parent Support Specialists and have the opportunity to contact families to help them enroll, review developmental screenings with parents, and more. If you are interested in learning what types of resources are available throughout the state, this internship may be a great fit for you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with families via phone, email or text 
  • Interpreting and giving results of child development questionnaires to parents
  • Researching community and informational resources to provide the family as applicable
  • Attending meetings and outreach events as they are available
  • Writing blog posts about child development topics of interest to you
  • Other office tasks as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a Child Development, Public Health, Psychology or Behavioral Science, Family Studies, or similar program
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to participate in collaborative teamwork among staff, interns and volunteers
  • Willing to take initiatives on projects
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Proper telephone etiquette, including active listening and assessment skills

Benefits and Compensation: This is a volunteer internship position.

Work Schedule: Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week. Flexible scheduling available. Position based in Provo, UT. Start date is flexible.

To apply, please visit https://helpmegrowutah.org/who-we-are/get-involved

Thick blue line

 

More in this category: Staff COVID Response Fund