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

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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

Family Support Specialist at Cornerstones of Care
Program Coach-Show Me Healthy Relationships (SMHR) at Cornerstones of Care
Foster Care Adoption Specialist at Cornerstones of Care
Ascend Teaching Innovation (ATI) Fellowship at Bonds of Union
Behavioral Youth Counselor at Youth Villages
College Success Coaching – Full Time Starting August 2020 – Mankato, MN at College Possible
Program Coordinator at Community Catalyst
Program Associate-St. Louis, MO at Community Catalyst
Community Organizer- FAST at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Community Living Supervisor/Lead at Hope Haven Inc.
Shelter Program Coordinator at Central City Hospitality House
Community Building Case Manager at Central City Hospitality House
Housing Stability VISTA at Shelter House
Permanent Supportive Housing VISTA at Shelter House
Volunteer Coordinator VISTA at Shelter House
Program Associate-Boston, MA at Community Catalyst
Behavior Technician at Balance Autism
Recess Coach - AmeriCorps Member at Playworks
Residential Maintenance Technician, Palm Springs at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Field Case Manager, Palm Springs at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Case Manager, Palm Springs at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Patient Advocate at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
High School Coach – College Access – Full Time Starting August 2020 at College Possible
Kindergarten Educational Assistant at Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Shelter Assistant at Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Child Care Classroom Assistant at Lutheran Volunteer Corps
**Actively Hiring** Full-Time, Year-Round, Residential Wilderness Camp Counselor/Teacher at Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina
Youth Counselor at Woodward Academy
PT Crisis Stabilization Unit Case Manager at Sedgwick County Department of Public Services
PT Crisis Case Manager - Emergency Services Office at Sedgwick County Department of Public Services
Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Abraxas Youth & Family Services
Middle School/High School Youth Ministry Coordinator at Kearney First United Methodist Church
Emergency Services Advocate at Cornerstone
Supports Coordinator (Case Management) at Quality Progressions
Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center
Assessment Caseworker - Children's Services Worker (Posting # 1244-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services
Full Time Overnight Residential Youth Counselor at Children's Home Society of South Dakota
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
Residential Aide at Children's Community Services
Case Manager/QIDP at Search, Inc.
Support Counselor at Intermountain Deaconess Children's 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
Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant and Clinical Fellowship at Children's Collaborative
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

Victory Congressional Internship - Fall 2020 at LGBTQ Victory Institute
Global Program and Marketing Associate at Global Student Development
International Emerging Market Trip Volunteer at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
Develop Math Program Content at Tech Tac Toe
Paid Federal Experiential Learning Programs- Education and Education Services Support Majors at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Global Youth Advocate, Virtual Summer Internship Program 2020 at Humanitarian Affairs Asia
Internship - Volunteer Services - Fall 2020 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Arkansas Teacher Corps Institute Intern at Arkansas Teacher Corps
Arkansas Teacher Corps Institute Intern at Arkansas Teacher Corps
Virtual Internship - PAID & 3 College Credits at The National Society of Leadership and Success
Minnie's Food Pantry Community Engagement VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
Camp Outdoor Education Track 3 Intern at Camp of the Hills
Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) Volunteer at International Rescue Committee
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)
Performing Arts Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Discovery Theater Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
Special Events Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
School Psychologist Internship at Parker Unified School District
Summer Teacher / Assistant – SCRATCH, MINECRAFT, ROBLOX at Tech Tac Toe
Summer Lifeguard at Camp Ray Bird
Summer Counselor at Camp Ray Bird
Paid Internship/Residency at New Covenant Church
Marketing project manager intern at NumWorks
Adult Education Programming Intern (Fall 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
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)
Longterm Volunteer Leadership Position in Ecuador (3-13 months) at Manna Project International
Federal Opportunity- Forest Management, Fire Management, Woodland Conservation- Training Provided at FEDERAL NCCC & FEMA PROGRAMS (NATIONAL)
Cristo Rey NY Volunteer Program (Monthly Stipend) at Cristo Rey New York High School
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
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)
Early Childhood Teacher at International Schools Consortium
Summer Internship - Special Needs Camp Program Specialist at Camp Starfish
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
Volunteer Teach in Honduras 2020 - 2021 at Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)
Internship - Community School at Center for Supportive Schools
Community Enrichment Center Community Engagement VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
Community Enrichment Center Family Engagement VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc.
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
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 - Fall 2020 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Youth Development Mentor at San Diego County Office of Education
Wordpress Ninja / Full Stack Engineer / CTO at CapSource
Editor (volunteer)(two positions available) at The Intelligence Brief
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