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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Upcoming Events of Interest (free for students & alumni)

  • Social Work Grad School Virtual Fair, October 8, 2019.  Register and learn more about participating schools.  Masters, PhD and Graduate Certificate programs represented.

  • Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair, October 9, 2019. Register and learn more about participating schools.  Masters, Ed.S., Ph.D., Psy.D. programs represented.

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

HireaHawk

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

Emergency Services Advocate (M-F; 7 am-3 pm) at Cornerstone
Casemanager- Employment Services at Handicapped Development Center
Mitchell County Extension Agent – 4-H at The University of Georgia
Director of Policy & Research at Lincoln Independent Business Association
Research Assistant or Research Associate — Family Income Support Policy at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Child and Family Outreach Worker at Reach Dane
Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Residential Certified Counselor at YSS
Supports Coordinator (Case Management) at Quality Progressions
Special Projects Fellow at The Chicago Public Education Fund
HR Assistant at Heritage Credit Union
Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Family Development Specialist at YSS
Mental Health Therapist at YSS
Assessment Caseworker - Children's Services Worker (Posting # 1244-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Residence Life Coordinator at University of Nebraska at Omaha
Year of Impact at Crotched Mountain School at Crotched Mountain School
Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness
Communications Associate at Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
Bilingual Employment Peer Advocate at Central City Hospitality House
Case Manager at Central City Hospitality House
Full Time Overnight Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Employment Specialist at Children's Community Services
Downline Emerging Leaders Program at Downline Ministries
Housing Specialist at Children's Community Services
Housing Specialist at Children's Community Services
Case Manager at Children's Community Services
Case Manager at Children's Community Services
Residential Aide at Children's Community Services
Residential Aide at Children's Community Services
Recreation Specialist at Children's Community Services
Recreation Specialist at Children's Community Services
Tribal Smoke-Free Housing Program Coordinator at Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
Bilingual Peer Advocate at Central City Hospitality House
Social Worker - Building Bridges at Catholic Charities of Madison
Voter Outreach at Democratic Party of Georgia
Youth Behavioral Health Specialist II at Cornerstones of Care
Youth Behavioral Health Specialist I at Cornerstones of Care
Foster Care Case Management Specialist I - II at Cornerstones of Care
Classroom Aide at Cornerstones of Care
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
College Possible – High School Coach – College Access – Full Time Starting August 2020 St. Paul, MN at College Possible
College Possible – College Success Coaching – Full Time Starting August 2020 – St. Paul, MN at College Possible
SALT: Serving and Learning Together at Mennonite Central Committee
Job Coach at To The Rescue
Support Counselor at Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
Mental Health Specialist I at Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
PULSE Fellow: 2020-2021 at PULSE
Direct Support Professional - Program Specialist at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Direct Support Professional - Vocational Specialist/Job Coach at Partnership Resources, Inc.
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)
Youth Counselor at Forest Ridge Youth Services
Bilingual Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
School Based Case Manager at Adult and Child
2020 Lead for America Fellowship at Lead for America
Full Time Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church
Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
Mental Health Specialist at Allendale Association
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Milieu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place
A Launch Year Program! at Ramapo for Children
Behavior Technician - Needham at Bierman ABA Autism Center
Basic Center Family Partner, CEDARS Pioneers Center at CEDARS
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
ISACorps, Community Worker at Illinois Student Assistance Commission
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

Physical Education Teacher, Refugee Youth Summer Academy at International Rescue Committee
Caregiver and Engagement Intern (Summer 2020) at International Rescue Committee
Management Intern (Summer 2020) at International Rescue Committee
Managing Committee (Unpaid) at STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities
Assistant to the Dean of Instruction at International Rescue Committee
Assistant to the Dean of Student Support, Refugee Youth Summer Academy at International Rescue Committee
KFF Human Rights Internship (Summer 2020) at Heartland Alliance
Human Resource Learning & Development Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Volunteer Teach in Honduras June 2020 - July 2021 at Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)
Refugee Resettlement Spring Intern at International Rescue Committee
Federal Opportunity for Business, Finance, Economics, HR, PR and Related Majors at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Undergraduate Clinical Internship - Academic Year/Semester 2020-2021 at Tuesday's Child
Youth Programs Intern - Summer 2020 at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Starpoint Camp Intern (Summer 2020) at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Starpoint Summer Camp Cabin Intern (Summer 2020) at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
SF Pride - Administrative/Fulfillment/Event Intern (UNPAID) at San Francisco Pride
Events & Development Internship at Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte
Performing Arts Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Discovery Theater Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Special Events Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
2020 Internships (Paid and Unpaid Positions) – Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area at Arab-American Business and Professional Association
Paid Intern - Humanitarian Services, SLC, UT - Disability Services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Paid Intern - Humanitarian Services, SLC, UT - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
School Psychologist Internship at Parker Unified School District
Paid Intern - Humanitarian Services, SLC, UT - Food Security and Clean Water at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Paid Intern - Humanitarian Services, SLC, UT - Maternal and Newborn Care at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
CHILDREN AT RISK Partnership and Research VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
Summer Teacher / Assistant – SCRATCH, MINECRAFT, ROBLOX at Tech Tac Toe
Great Pay – Fun TEACHING JOB Summer at Tech Tac Toe
Environmental Literacy Internship (PAID) at Prince George's County Public Schools
Middle East Policy Internship at Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
Summer Programming Internship at Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte
Recreation Intern at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education
Summer Lifeguard at Camp Ray Bird
Summer Counselor at Camp Ray Bird
[Spring 2020] Volunteer Relations Internship at DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI)
Student Leaders for Internship at The National Society of Leadership and Success
Paid Internship/Residency at New Covenant Church
Intern - Mesa, AZ Family Services Agency at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Internship - Instructor/Teacher & Curriculum Development/Data Analysis at Axiom Learning
ONE Campus Leader at ONE Campus
Basketball Intern at Athletes in Action
Church Camp Summer Staff at Camp Pine Lake - Church of the Brethren Camp
English Language Learner Teacher at Owatonna Public Schools
Summer Intern at Galileo Learning
AmeriCorps Service Member at Teton Literacy Center
Marketing project manager intern at NumWorks
Adult Education Programming Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
IT Tutor Intern for Technology Camp - 2020 at STEM4KIDS
Camp Counselor at University of Iowa - Jacobson Institute
Finance Intern at Necessary Behavior
Research & Fund Development Internship at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Summer Teaching Fellowship (Chicago) at Kids Science Labs
Art and Innovation Fellowship for Teachers (Chicago) at Kids Science Labs
Summer Teaching and Leadership Fellowship (Seattle) at Kids Science Labs
Summer Leadership Institute (Chicago) at Kids Science Labs
Summer Literacy Instructor/Facilitator (June 18-Aug 16, 2020) at Princeton-Blairstown Center
Summer STEM Instructor/Facilitator (June 18-Aug 16, 2020) at Princeton-Blairstown Center
Summer Experiential Education Facilitator (June 18-Aug 16, 2020) at Princeton-Blairstown Center
Paraclete Center Boston Full-Time Undergraduate Student Summer Internship 2020 at The Paraclete Academy
Victory Congressional Summer Intern at LGBTQ Victory Institute
Federal Opportunities for Students in 2 Year Degree, Certificate and Diploma Programs at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Longterm Volunteer Leadership Position in Ecuador (3-7 months) at Manna Project International
4-H Youth Development Summer Intern at University of Minnesota Extension
Federal Opportunity- Forest Management, Fire Management, Woodland Conservation- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Educational and Behavioral Therapist at ABA2DAY Behavior Services, LLC
Junior Camp Administration Internship (Camp Counselor) at Banner Day Camp
Camp Administration Internship at Banner Day Camp
Paid Summer Teaching Fellowship at Generation Teach
Social Studies Assessment Intern at Edulastic
Residential Case Manager Intern at Orchard Place
FEMA & NCCC Virtual Information Session & Application Support at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Juvenile Justice Direct Care Worker at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Special Education High School Aide at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Public Policy and Advocacy Fellow at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Family Foster Care at Good Shepherd Volunteers (Post-Graduate Paid Service Opportunity)
Art School Intern at Ah Haa School for the Arts
Internships for Arts and Education Majors at Kansas City Young Audiences
Summer of Service Experience at Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church
Denton City County Day School Marketing & Fundraising VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
Summer Internship - Special Needs Camp Program Specialist at Camp Starfish
Summer Internship - Special Needs Camp Waterfront Specialist at Camp Starfish
Summer Internship - Special Needs Youth Camp Group Specialist at Camp Starfish
Summer Internship - Camp Specialist: Young Adult Life Skills Advisor at Camp Starfish
Social Media Internship at Planned Acts of Kindness, Inc.
Elementary Teacher at Doulos Discovery School
National Civilian Community Corps- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
FEMA Corps- Disaster Response- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Summer Camp Internships at Fox Valley Christian Action
Volunteer Teach in Honduras 2020 - 2021 at Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)
Volunteer Teach in Honduras (January to June 2020) at Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)
Internship - Community School at Center for Supportive Schools
Shelter Intern (Grinnellink) at Crisis Intervention Services
AmeriCorps Member at St. Bernard Project (SBP)
Youth Ministry Intern at First Baptist Church
Missions Intern at First Baptist Church
Kids Ministry Intern at First Baptist Church
Worship Intern at First Baptist Church
Serve Local Intern at First Baptist Church
Blog Article Writer at Inizian, Inc.
Internship - Early Childhood Education - Summer 2020 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Wordpress Ninja / Full Stack Engineer / CTO at CapSource
Editor (volunteer)(two positions available) at The Intelligence Brief
International Summer Internship (Ecuador) at Manna Project International
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
Case Management Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Volunteer Engagement Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Career Exploration Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Youth Services Assistant Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Residential Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Behavior Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Day Services Assistant Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Milieu Treatment Counselor Intern at Orchard Place