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

Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12 at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
School Based Youth Services Worker at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Technician at Boys Town
Child Welfare Quality Improvement Specialist at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Child Welfare Quality Improvement Specialist at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Family Support Worker at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Civil/Criminal Justice Intervention Advocate at Cornerstone
Direct Support Professional - Virtual Vocational Specialist/Job Coach at Partnership Resources, Inc.
Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Family Intervention Specialist - Memphis, TN at Youth Villages
Full Time Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Emergency Bed Program Coordinator at YSS
Youth Recovery Specialist at YSS
Youth Recovery Specialist at YSS
Job Coach at Handicapped Development Center
Suicide Prevention Care Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Domestic Violence Care Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Care Coordinator (Bilingual Candidates Preferred!) at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
HR Assistant at Wycliffe Bible Translators
HUD Program Assistant, Palm Springs at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Employment Case Manager at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Camp Summer Staff at Camp Pine Lake - Church of the Brethren Camp
Campus Ministry - Field Staff at Cru
Autism Program - Youth Care Worker at Allendale Association
Youth Care Worker at Allendale Association
Family Support Worker at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
**Actively Hiring** Full-Time, Residential Wilderness Camp Counselor/Teacher at Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
SALT: Serving and Learning Together at Mennonite Central Committee
Equine Specialist at Camp Hebron
Professional Development and Online Learning Coordinator at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Youth Specialist II- Afternoon/Evening, CEDARS Pioneers Center (Lincoln, NE) at CEDARS
Family Partner, CEDARS Tracker/EM/Family Support Services (Papillion, NE) at CEDARS
Service Coordinator at ComPsych
2021 Lead for Minnesota Fellowship at Lead for America
PULSE Fellow: 2021-2022 at PULSE
Case Manager at Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness
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
Youth Development Specialist at Clemson University Youth Learning Institute
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
Graduate Resident Youth Minister at The Center for Youth Ministry Training
Youth Specialist II- Overnight/Awake, CEDARS Pioneers Center at CEDARS

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

Summer Ministry Internships at YouthWorks
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.
Red Cloud Volunteer Program at Red Cloud Indian School
Aspire Core Teacher - Summer at The Aspire Program at Hathaway Brown School
Teach Thailand Corps (TTC) Teacher at American-Thai Foundation
Social Media Director 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
4-H Youth Development Summer Intern at University of Minnesota Extension
Psychology Summer Internship at Camp Akeela at Camp Akeela
DOROT 2021 Intergenerational Program Engagement Summer Internship at DOROT, Inc.
Internships for Arts and Education Majors at Kansas City Young Audiences
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)
El Pomar Foundation Summer Internship at El Pomar Foundation
FIRE Summer Internship at Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Ministry Development Summer Intern - 2021 at Volunteers of America - National Office
APAICS 2021 Congressional Summer Internship at Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
Teaching & Wilderness Apprentice at High Mountain Institute
Content Writers/Reviewer Internship (Sustainability) at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Assistant Teacher at Little Angels Learning Center
Camp Administration Internship at Banner Day Camp
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
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
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
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)
Recreation Intern at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education
Overnight Program Assistant at Heartland Camp
Academic Leadership Charter School is a National Blue Ribbon Winning school 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
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
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 - 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