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

2021 Lead for Minnesota Fellowship at Lead for America
Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Grants Accountant at Cornerstones of Care
Recovery Specialist (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift available!) at Rosecrance
Interaction Support Worker at Lutheran Services in Iowa
High School Ministry Director at Greater Iowa Youth for Christ
Rapid Rehousing Youth Advocate at YSS
Juvenile Justice Support Staff at Greater Iowa Youth for Christ
Direct Support Professional - Vocational Specialist/Job Coach at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Direct Support Professional (RCF) at Inspiring Lives
Unit Specialist-Adolescent Behavioral Health at Rosecrance
Human Services- Program Manager Group Home at Meridian Services
Program Supervisor - Harmony House at Lutheran Services in Iowa
PULSE Fellow: 2021-2022 at PULSE
2021 Lead for America Fellowship at Lead for America
Case Manager-First Shift at Rosecrance
Case Manager at Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness
Rapid Rehousing Youth Advocate at YSS
Senior Writer at Students for Carbon Dividends
Behavioral Health Skills Counselor at YSS
Policy Assistant, Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
Suicide Prevention Project Director at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Transitional Housing Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Care Coordinator-Suicide Prevention at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Care Coordinator-Domestic Violence at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Behavioral Youth Counselor at Youth Villages
Youth Recovery Specialist at YSS
Emergency Services Specialist at YSS
FIND HELP Program Manager at To Write Love on Her Arms
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Youth Development Specialist at Clemson University Youth Learning Institute
Residential Wilderness Camp Counselor/Teacher at Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
Supports Coordinator (Case Management) at Quality Progressions
Full Time Overnight Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Case Manager at Children's Community Services
Family Services Worker (Posting # 1245-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
New Graduates- Team Leader Opportunity- Federal Program at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Bilingual Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
Full Time Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Milieu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place
Graduate Resident Youth Minister at The Center for Youth Ministry Training
Mental Health Clinician-Mobile Crisis Response at Rosecrance
Social Worker, Case Manager or Initial Response Worker at Ho-Chunk Nation Child and Family Services

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

Paid Internship - Academic Interventions - Mid Year Graduates (Travel & Housing provided) at Southwest Region School District
Resident-Classroom Instruction at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
Teach Math This Summer: Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship 2021 at Memphis Teacher Residency
Behavioral/Mental Health Youth Counselor College Internship at Forest Ridge Youth Services
2021 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Summer Educator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Region 1
2021 Robotics Summer Educator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Region 1
2021 Cooking and the Arts Summer Educator at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Region 1
Victory Congressional Internship - Spring 2021 at LGBTQ Victory Institute
YouthWorks PAID Summer Ministry Internship. at YouthWorks
New York Graduate Plan Online at Nonviolence International New York
Videography & Photography Intern at One More Child
Multimedia Content Production Intern at One More Child
Global Operations Intern at One More Child
Global Child Sponsorship Internship at One More Child
Substitute Teacher at Norwalk Community School District
Children's ministry/A+ program intern at First Baptist Church of Tahoe City
Campus Ambassador at Front Lines Tutoring
Virtual Tutor at Front Lines Tutoring
Internship - Early Childhood Education - Spring 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - Volunteer Services - Spring 2021 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Summer Camp Internships at Fox Valley Christian Action
Group Counselor at Camp Sonshine - Nebraska
VIRTUAL & PAID - Leadership Development Internship at The National Society of Leadership and Success
Discovery Theater Intern (Winter/Spring 2021) at Smithsonian Associates
Special Events Intern (Winter/Spring 2021) at Smithsonian Associates
Adult Education Programming Intern (Winter/Spring 2021) at Smithsonian Associates
Winter Field Internship at Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte
Summer School Teacher - CfUT 2021 at Center for Urban Teaching
Research & Fund Development Internship at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
International Emerging Market Trip Volunteer at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Paid Federal Experiential Learning Programs- Education and Education Services Support Majors at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Federal Opportunity for Business, Finance, Economics, HR, PR and Related Majors at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Paid Internship/Residency at New Covenant Church
Academic Leadership Charter School is a National Blue Ribbon Winning school at Academic Leadership Charter School
Federal Opportunities for Students in 2 Year Degree, Certificate and Diploma Programs at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Federal Opportunity- Forest Management, Fire Management, Woodland Conservation- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Paid Internship - Academic Interventions - Mid Year Graduates (Travel & Housing provided) at Southwest Region School District
FEMA & NCCC Virtual Information Session & Application Support at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
National Civilian Community Corps- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
FEMA Corps- Disaster Response- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
Shelter Intern (Grinnellink) at Crisis Intervention Services
Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-5) at The International Christian School of Budapest
Secondary Art Teacher-Fine Arts at The International Christian School of Budapest
Blog Article Writer at Inizian, Inc.
Youth Development Mentor at San Diego County Office of Education
Wordpress Ninja / Full Stack Engineer / CTO at CapSource
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