Helping & Counseling

  • Do you consider yourself to be supportive, generous, or empathetic?
  • Are you interested in learning about mental health, criminal probation, or community development?
  • Does it sound like fun to empower others, handle a crisis, or develop resources?
  • Could you see yourself working at a clinic, a community center, a non-profit organization, a church, or starting your own private practice?

Careers in this community focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, and equipping them to grow and thrive.


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Examples of Related Jobs

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  • Adoption Specialist
  • Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Development Specialist
  • Elder Services Administrator
  • Employment Specialist
  • Family Advocate
  • Food Bank Administrator
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Services Worker
  • Industrial/Org. Psychologist
  • Instructor/Trainer
  • Life Coach
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Mediator
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Non-Profit Program Director
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Health Educator
  • Recruiter
  • Religious Leader
  • Residential Treatment Worker
  • Rural Development Specialist
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Victim Advocate
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Development Specialist
  • Vault for UI Students
    • Click on Guides, Other Industries, & then Social Services Jobs, Eldcare Jobs, Childcare Jobs, or Human Resources
    • Click on Guides and Nonprofit 

To research various UI majors, minors and certificates, visit Find Your Program

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to helping/counseling at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 
Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

  • Best Buddies
  • The Sociology Club
  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program
  • Camp Adventure
  • Iowa Student Psychology Association
  • Under Your Wing
  • HEART Workshop
  • Food Pantry at Iowa
  • American Sign Language Club

 Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

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Check out student employment, internships & post-graduation full-time jobs in Handshake.  Employers targeting University of Iowa students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you!

 

 

Finding opportunities to launch your career is a skill of its own.  We also have tips for the search process for volunteering, internships, and jobs on other parts of our site.     

If your goals include graduate or professional school, make sure to plan ahead  and if applicable, research licensure requirements.

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

 

Sample of Helping & Counseling Full-Time Jobs & Fellowships in Handshake

Pretrial Case Manager (@ JusticePoint) at Jobs That Help
Community Organizer, Bilingual (@ Southside Organizing Center) at Jobs That Help
Direct Support Professional - FT and PT at Partnership Resources, Inc.
2021 Lead for Nebraska Fellowship at Lead for America
2021 Lead For America Fellowship at Lead for America
Youth Advocate (@ The Women's Center) at Jobs That Help
Community Guide (@ Reema Health) at Jobs That Help
AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2021-22) Seattle, WA at Reading Partners
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY Recruitment Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Communications and Volunteer Coordinator at JCC Chicago
Work Based Learning Specialist, Vocational Rehabilitation at Southeastern Community College - West Burlington Iowa
Position Title: Logistics Support Specialist at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Residential Overnight Specialist (Mason City, IA) at YSS
Youth Recovery Advocate (Mason City, IA) at YSS
HR Assistant, Orlando, FL at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Maternal Child Health Navigator (@ Children's Wisconsin) at Jobs That Help
AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2021-22) Colorado at Reading Partners
AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2021-22) Charleston, South Carolina at Reading Partners
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Accounting Clerk at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Screening Specialist (@ JusticePoint) at Jobs That Help
Child Welfare Specialist at Adult and Child Health
Family Reunification Specialist, Bilingual at Heartland Alliance
Behavioral Health Technician at Boys Town
Job Coach at Handicapped Development Center
Ministry Coordinator at Timber-lee
Independent Living Specialist at Premier Payee Inc
Youth Counselor at Woodward Academy
Addictions Specialist (CADC) at Inspiring Lives
Wraparound Facilitator at Adult and Child Health
ACT Clinical Team Leader at Trilogy, Inc.
Youth Recovery Specialist (Mason City, IA) at YSS
Behavior Technician at Balance Autism
Skills Development Specialist - School Based at Adult and Child Health
Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Resident Counselor at Crotched Mountain School
School Psychologist - Kirk School at Northwest Suburban Special Education
Ascend Teaching Innovation (ATI) Fellowship at Bonds of Union
Mental Health Specialist I at Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
Research Assistant - Nathan S. Kline Institute at Nathan Kline Institute
Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
HR Assistant, Dallas, TX at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Campus Ministry - Field Staff at Cru
Field Investigator (Posting 2392-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Family Support Worker at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
SALT: Serving and Learning Together at Mennonite Central Committee
Service Coordinator at ComPsych
2021 Lead for Minnesota Fellowship at Lead for America
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Language Programs Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Publications Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Social Services Worker 3- Home Provider Specialist 2486-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Bolshoi Field Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Regional Center Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
IT Project Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Programs & Partnerships Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Language Program Manager (Southeast Asia) at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Service Team Coordinator at Wycliffe Bible Translators
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Office Manager at Wycliffe Bible Translators
Immediate hire! Infection Preventionist - NC at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Industrial Hygiene Consultant- North Carolina at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist -Columbia, SC at CDC Foundation
Immediate hire! Accessioning Staff - Burlington, Vermont at CDC Foundation
Guidance Consultant (Clinical EAP Intake & Triage) at ComPsych
Supports Coordinator (Case Management) at Quality Progressions
Guidance Specialist (EAP Intake & Triage) at ComPsych
Family Services Worker (Posting # 1245-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Milieu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place

Sample of Helping & Counseling Internships & Student Employment Jobs in Handshake

Paid Internships for Education Majors and Student Athletes at Tyler Hill Camp
Virtual Robot Genius for Arduino and LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot e-Learning (Virtual Summer Internship Opportunity) at Robot Academy LLC
Summer Ministry Internships at YouthWorks
Internship - Education - Summer 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Robot Genius for LEGO Summer robot camp in Columbus, OH (Internship Opportunity) at Robot Academy LLC
Art Education Summer Internship at Camp Tapawingo
Spanish-speaking/ELL Volunteer Tutor at Pandemic Professors
Woodworking Camp Counselor - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Textiles/Silkscreen/Tie-Dye Camp Counselor - IS Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Summer Camp Videographer - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Summer Camp Photographer - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
STEM Camp Counselor - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
High Ropes/Climbing Facilitator & Camp Counselor: IS Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Fitness Camp Counselor - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Fine Art/Crafts Instructor & Camp Counselor - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Summer Camp Videographer - Summer 2021 at Horizon Camping Associates
Administrative Assistant - Summer Camp 2021 - Iroquois Springs at Horizon Camping Associates
Coaching and Teaching Summer Internship at Camp Tapawingo
Social Work and Counseling Summer Internship at Camp Tapawingo
Sharing Jesus with Kids in Need - Summer Counselor at Camp Ray Bird
Paid Spring 2022 Internship - Academic Interventions - Mid Year Graduates (Travel & Housing provided) at Southwest Region School District
School Psychology Intern - Paid Internship at Hmong College Prep Academy
Power of Children Intern (SU 21) at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT ITALIAN SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT SPANISH SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER - FLUENT FRENCH SPEAKER SOUGHT at The Creative Process

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PODCAST PRODUCER & INTERVIEWER at The Creative Process
Summer Teacher / Assistant – SCRATCH, MINECRAFT, ROBLOX at Tech Tac Toe
Psychology Summer Internship at Summer Camp for Neurodiverse Kids at Camp Akeela
Case Manager - AmeriCorps Service Member at Partnership 4 Kids
Substitute Summer Intern at Galileo Learning
Summer Extended Care Intern at Galileo Learning
Camp Operations Summer Intern at Galileo Learning
Online Instructor/Language Coach at ooLango E-Learning
Starpoint Summer Camp Cabin Intern (Summer 2021) at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Seeking volunteer math tutors to help students impacted by school closures at Mastery Learning Hour
Ashinaga Uganda 2021 Teaching and Mentoring Internship Program (Study Camp) at Ashinaga
Adult Education Programming and Special Events Virtual Intern (Fall 2021) at Smithsonian Associates
Child Development and Activity Instructor at Camp Wawenock
Camp Internships at Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Student Ministry Intern at University United Methodist Church
Internship - Volunteer Services - Summer 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - Early Childhood Education - Summer 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Growth Management Internship at Hopping 4 A Cure
Children's Ministry Summer/Fall Internship at First Baptist Church of Tahoe City
Visual Communication Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Corporate Social Responsibility Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Education & Program Dev. Internships at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Marketing Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Human Resources Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Graphic Design Internship at 16 Things Kids Can Do Inc.
Teach Thailand Corps (TTC) Teacher at American-Thai Foundation
Digital Brand Manager Intern at Frame Change
Communications Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Program Management Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Program Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Gender Equality Data Collaborative (GEDC) Intern at Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld)
Cross-cultural Health Intern / Health Center Assistant at Concordia Language Villages
Program Internship at Comeca Camp and Retreat Center
2021 Summer College Internship Program at DOROT at DOROT, Inc.
Student Support Person (NY High School) at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Student Support Person (NY High School) at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Student Support Person (NJ High School) at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Student Support Person (NJ High School) at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
National Advocacy Center Fellow at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
National Advocacy Center Fellow-Washington, D.C. at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Ministry Development Summer Intern - 2021 at Volunteers of America - National Office
Camp Administration Internship at Banner Day Camp
Virtual International Summer Internship (Ecuador) at Manna Project International
Community Service Leadership Position in Ecuador (3-13 months) at Manna Project International
Behavioral/Mental Health Youth Counselor College Internship at Forest Ridge Youth Services
Substitute Teacher at Norwalk Community School District
Summer Camp Internships at Fox Valley Christian Action
Group Counselor at Camp Sonshine - Nebraska
Summer School Teacher - CfUT 2021 at Center for Urban Teaching
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
Lead and Associate Teachers - Full Time and Part Time at Academic Leadership Charter School
Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow-New York, NY at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
2021 Summer Respite Apprentice at Easter Seals Wisconsin
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-5) at The International Christian School of Budapest (Nemzetkozi Alapitvany)
Secondary Art Teacher-Fine Arts at The International Christian School of Budapest (Nemzetkozi Alapitvany)
Blog Article Writer at Inizian, Inc.
Youth Development Mentor - PASS AmeriCorps Program at San Diego County Office of Education
History Intern (Gallery Docent) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Crisis Counselor Volunteer at Crisis Text Line
Interpretive Services Assistant at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Public History Intern (Permanent & Special Exhibition Galleries) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation