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

Overnight Emergency Bed Youth Advocate at YSS
Bilingual Shelter Peer Advocate (Spanish/English) at Central City Hospitality House
DoD Safe Helpline Shift Manager (3 pm - 11 pm) at RAINN
Intake Worker After Hours at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Project Manager at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Family-Teaching Partners at Boys Town
Fulton County Extension Ag & Natural Resources Educator at The University of Georgia
Fulton County Extension 4-H Educator at The University of Georgia
Clayton County Extension Agent – 4-H at The University of Georgia
Ceramics Studio Assistant at Central City Hospitality House
College and Internship Developer at Children's Relief International
Program Assistant at Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
Construction Program Coordinator at Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
Youth Development Professional at HomeSafe
Bilingual Developmental Consultant Liaison at HomeSafe
Bilingual Hospital Liaison at HomeSafe
Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness
CMA/LPN at Prelude Behavioral Services
Office Assistant, Teacher Education at University of Nebraska at Omaha
Social Media Strategist at Children's Relief International
Tessa Grace Nutrition Developer at Children's Relief International
Administrative Specialist at Prelude Behavioral Services
Community Health Worker at Pillsbury United Communities - Waite House
Peer Support Specialist II - Part Time at Vail Place
Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness
Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Program Manager - Social Services at Meridian Services
Direct Support Professional - Program Specialist at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Senior Counselor: United Kingdom Graduate Coach at InGenius Prep
Family Intervention Specialist - Increased Sign-On Payment at Youth Villages
Supports Coordinator at Quality Progressions
Family Advocate at Acelero Learning
Mental Health Specialist at Allendale Association
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Family Intervention Specialist--Now Offering Incentives at Youth Villages
Addiction Counselor-Adult Residential at Rosecrance
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
Program Coordinator at Central City Hospitality House
Manchester Community Health Center-Child Health Services at Families in Transition VISTA Program
Harbor Homes-Development VISTA at Families in Transition VISTA Program
NH DHHS Watch Me Grow Assistant VISTA at Families in Transition VISTA Program
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Site Coordinator (2019-20) - Seattle at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member - Charleston, SC (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Empower Baltimore students and launch your career as an AmeriCorps Member with Reading Partners at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member - Twin Cities, MN (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member - Tulsa, OK (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator - Silicon Valley, CA at Reading Partners
Empower students with Reading Partners AmeriCorps in the Silicon Valley! at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member - San Francisco (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Site Coordinator - Sacramento (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member - Dallas (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator - Denver, CO at Reading Partners
Empower students as an AmeriCorps member with Reading Partners in the East Bay, CA! at Reading Partners
Milieu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place
Social Worker/Case Manager at Meridian Services
PULSE Fellow: 2019-2020 at PULSE
AmeriCorps Member (2019-20) - Baltimore, MD at Reading Partners
A Launch Year Program! at Ramapo for Children
Behavior Technician - Needham at Bierman ABA Autism Center
Behavior Technician - Boston at Bierman ABA Autism Center
Bilingual Peer Advocate (Spanish/English) at Central City Hospitality House
Full-Time, Year-Round, Wilderness Camp Counselor/Teacher at Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
F1900003 - Clinical Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership - Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Social Sciences at University at Buffalo Human Resources
AmeriCorps VISTA at Families in Transition VISTA Program
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
Social Worker, Case Manager or Initial Response Worker at Ho-Chunk Nation Child and Family Services
ISACorp, Community Worker at Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Full-Time Youth Specialist at Foundation 2

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

United Nations Program Internship at Global Foundation for Democracy and Development at Global Foundation for Democracy and Development
Economic Empowerment- Early Employment Intern at International Rescue Committee
Volunteer Coordination Intern at International Rescue Committee
Social Media Intern at International Rescue Committee
Cultural Orientation Intern at International Rescue Committee
Donations Coordination Intern at International Rescue Committee
Safety and Wellness Intern at International Rescue Committee
Finance and Admin Support Intern at International Rescue Committee
Immigration Services Intern at International Rescue Committee
Housing Support and Logistics Intern at International Rescue Committee
New Roots Intern at International Rescue Committee
Economic Empowerment Programs Support at International Rescue Committee
Job Development Intern at International Rescue Committee
Career Pathways Intern at International Rescue Committee
Anti-Human Trafficking Caseworker Intern at International Rescue Committee
Intensive Case Management Intern at International Rescue Committee
Refugee Wellbeing Intern at International Rescue Committee
Financial Education Intern at International Rescue Committee
Internship - CEHJ/ Engagement Team Science Communication - Fall 2019 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - First Lego League - Fall 2019 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Vocational ESL Intern at International Rescue Committee
Computer Science Curriculum Development Intern at Coder Kids
Internship - Community School at Center for Supportive Schools
Internship - Social Assessment/ Labor and Human Rights - Fall 2019 at Arab-American Business and Professional Association
Internship - CEHJ Science Communication - Fall 2019 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Longterm Volunteer Leadership Position in Ecuador (3-13 months) at Manna Project International
Internship- Evaluation Fall 2019 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Internship - School Programs Fall 2019 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Shelter Intern at Crisis Intervention Services
Internship - Social Media at Davis Integration Group LLC
Internship - Communications Relations at Davis Integration Group LLC
Internship - Public Relations at Davis Integration Group LLC
AmeriCorps Member at St. Bernard Project (SBP)
iOS Developer(s): create apps for non-Profit Women Leadership at WHOmentors.com, Inc.
Recreation Intern- Employment, Community Connections at Easterseals Midwest
Art Program Intern at Easterseals Midwest
Art Teacher -All Grades at The International Christian School of Budapest
Physics Teaching Assistant (Residential Summer Employment) at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Summer Programs)
Engineering Teaching Assistants (residential summer program) at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Summer Programs)
Kids Ministry Summer Intern (North Shore Campus) at Willow Creek Community Church
Academic and Student Support Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Athletic, Health, and Wellness Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Development Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Volunteer at Dream at DREAM Charter School
Spring 2019 Volunteer Tutor at DREAM Charter School
2019 Volunteer Baseball and Softball Coach at DREAM Charter School
2019 Summer Internship: Coding/STEM Course Instructor (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai, Shenzhen) at First Code Academy
Junior Full Stack Wordpress Engineer at CapSource
Editor (volunteer)(two positions available) at The Intelligence Brief
History Intern (Gallery Docent) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
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
Behavior Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
Milieu Treatment Counselor Intern at Orchard Place