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 HireaHawk.com, powered by 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

Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator - Improve education outcomes in CO! at Reading Partners
FosterClub Communities Coordinator at FosterClub
Crisis Counselor at Boys Town
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member- Twin Cities (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Empower Tulsa students to succeed an improve outcomes with Reading Partners! at Reading Partners
Launch your non-profit & education career with Reading Partners! (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Empower students and improve outcomes as an AmeriCorps member with Reading Partners! at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator - D.C. (2019-20) at Reading Partners
LTRG Case Manager Supervisor at Couleecap - La Crosse Office
LTRG Case Manager at Couleecap - La Crosse Office
Service Team Leader (Virginia) at L'Arche Greater Washington DC
Youth Specialist III, CEDARS Pioneers Center at CEDARS
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator - Los Angeles (2019-20) at Reading Partners
AmeriCorps Member: Serve in Los Angeles with Reading Partners & make a difference! at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator - Dallas/Fort Worth (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2019-20) at Reading Partners
Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Grassroots Organizer at Clean Water Action-Michigan
Full-Time, Year-Round, Wilderness Camp Counselor/Teacher at Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
Case Manager at Meridian Services
Basic Center Family Partner, CEDARS Pioneers Center at CEDARS
Mental Health Clinician-SASS at Rosecrance
Early Childhood Education Teacher at Young Mind Community Center
Launch your non profit & education career with Reading Partners AmeriCorps! at Reading Partners
Empower community volunteers and fight the literacy crisis with Reading Partners! at Reading Partners
Family Intervention Specialist--Position Available in Columbus, Indiana! at Youth Villages
City Year AmeriCorps Member at City Year
Cross Park Place Coordinator at Shelter House
Employee Relations Officer at Miami Dade College
HRIS Support and Security Analyst at Miami Dade College
Family-Teaching Partners at Boys Town
F1900003 - Clinical Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership - Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Social Sciences at University at Buffalo Human Resources
Behavioral Youth Counselor - Boy's Center for Residential Treatment **New Hiring Incentives** at Youth Villages
In-Home Family Services Consultant at Boys Town
Ronald McDonald House Associate/Family Room Associate at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
Host Home Contract Supervisor at Mosaic
Habilitative Manager at Mosaic
Care Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Data Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Project Director at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Project Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Vocation/Education Specialist at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
CBS/BHIS Worker at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Youth Counselor at Woodward Academy
Consulting Services Project Manager at RAINN
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness
Housing Specialist at Children's Community Services
Teacher-Special Education at Kaleidoscope Education Solutions
National Sexual Assault Hotline Bilingual Support Specialist (Full-Time) at RAINN
Serve Maryland youth! Mentoring and advocacy AmeriCorps opportunity with The Choice Program at UMBC at The Choice Program at UMBC
Independent Living Specialist at Premier Payee 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
Teacher Aide at Allendale Association
Mental Health Specialist at Allendale Association
PULSE Fellow: 2019-2020 at PULSE
Lead for America Fellow at Lead for America
Classroom Literacy Tutor at Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
Early Childhood Education Teacher at Young Mind Community Center
Full Time, Year Round Camp Counselor/Teacher at Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina

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

Youth Ministry Summer Job/Internship (PAID) at YouthWorks
2019 Lead Teaching Fellowship at Next Generation Scholars
Student Assessment Grader (Temporary) - STEM Innovator at University of Iowa - Jacobson Institute
Surface Compliance Technician Intern - Summer 2019 at Arab-American Business and Professional Association
Land Law Examiner Intern - Summer 2019 at Arab-American Business and Professional Association
Management Assistant/Analyst Intern - Summer 2019 at Arab-American Business and Professional Association
Kids Ministry Summer Intern (North Shore Campus) at Willow Creek Community Church
O'Brien County Youth Program Summer Assistant at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Region 1
Research & Fund Development Internship at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Minecraft Summer Teacher / Assistant at Tech Tac Toe
Great Pay – Fun Teaching Summer – apply now at Tech Tac Toe
Early Childhood Education Summer 2019 Internship at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Evaluation Summer 2019 Internship at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Summer Teaching Internship at Kids Science Labs
Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services Intern at Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services
Center for Talented Youth 2019 Summer Programs Staff Application at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Summer Programs)
Academic and Student Support Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
StarPoint Summer Camp Intern at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Athletic, Health, and Wellness Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Data and Strategic Finance Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Development Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Elementary thru Middle School Program Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Operations Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
Professional Development and Training Summer 2019 Intern 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
Match Corps at Match Education
International Assistant Program Director (Ecuador) 3 month position at Manna Project International
Overnight Camp Counselor at Crossroads
VISTA at Families in Transition VISTA Program
2019 Summer Internship: Coding/STEM Course Instructor (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai, Shenzhen) at First Code Academy
Summer Experiential Education Facilitator - June 16-Aug 17, 2019 at Princeton-Blairstown Center
Summer Camp Counselor at Galileo Learning
Summer Camp Operations Intern at Galileo Learning
Freedom Quest Internship at Freedom for Youth Ministries
Writers in Schools Intern (Summer 2019) at PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Summer Teaching Internship at Kids Science Labs
Public Programs Internship at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Camp Counselor at University of Iowa - Jacobson Institute
Paraclete Center BOSTON Full-Time Undergraduate Student Summer Internship 2019 at The Paraclete Academy
Volunteer Teach in Honduras 2019 - 2020 (room & board included) at Bilingual Education For Central America
Midwest Summer Tech Camp Instructor at iD Tech
Unique Summer Opportunity-Counselor at Camp Akeela at Camp Akeela
4-H Youth Development Summer Intern at University of Minnesota Extension
Summer Teaching Internship at Classical Charter Schools
Junior Full Stack Wordpress Engineer at CapSource
AmeriCorps Summer 2019 Respite Apprentice at Easter Seals Wisconsin
Editor (volunteer) at The Intelligence Brief
Program Operations Coordinator at Camp Foster YMCA
Summer Program Director at Camp Foster YMCA
Summer Camp Counselor at Camp Foster YMCA
Outdoor Educator Internship at Tamarack Camps
Summer Teaching Fellowship - Scholarship & AmeriCorps Education Award Provided at Generation Teach
Summer of Service Intern: Project Transformation Rio Texas at Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church
Beyond Malibu Summer Staff at Young Life Beyond Malibu
History Intern (Gallery Docent) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Religious Studies Internship at International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
Summer Daycamp Leader - PT North Texas Internship at Project Transformation North Texas
VISTA Member at The Collaborative at Washington County Youth Service Bureau
QuadW Missional Intern at QuadW Missional Internship
International Program Director (Ecuador) 5-13 month position at Manna Project International
Interpretive Services Assistant at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Public History Intern (Permanent & Special Exhibition Galleries) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation