Internship Coordinator


What is an internship and why are they important?

An internship is a temporary work experience that allows the individual to get some hands-on, real world, entry-level experience under their belt with the supervision and training of an experienced professional. Some internships are paid while others are unpaid, but the main focus of an internship is on experience. An internship should include learning goals that connect concepts learned in the classroom to real world scenarios in an effort to gain practical experience and help the intern accomplish their career goals. Internships are important because they offer a number of benefits to both students and employers.


Benefits of an internship

Is this what I really want to do for a career?

Devoting years of your life and education to a career is a big commitment. How can you be sure that it’s something that you want to do for the rest of your life if you’ve never done it before? An internship can help answer this question by letting you sample the industry without a long-term commitment. A profession may not always be what we think it is and getting your hands dirty with some good old-fashioned, real-world experience is the best way to find out if you’ve found the job of your dreams or just another 9-to-5 that pays the bills. The sooner you are able to figure this out, the sooner you can be on your way to having a fulfilling career in what you’re passionate about.

Make connections with professionals in the field

The old saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know” has some truth to it. A little bit of networking can go a long way, especially in competitive fields, and an internship is an excellent way to build relationships and network with professionals in the industry. An internship can also act as a 3-month-long job interview which is why some employers use internships as a recruitment tool. Do a great job, build relationships, contribute to the company, and when the internship is finished they may not want to let you go. At the very least, they can connect you to others in the field and provide a positive referral which can be extremely valuable. This also gives you an opportunity to get the inside scoop on the industry from people that have years of real world experience and their advice is invaluable when considering your future career plans.


Experience is golden, and the more experience you have the more valuable you are. Employers are always looking for candidates with experience. More experience means more skill, and more skill means you have more to offer a future employer. But how do you get experience if no one will hire you because you have no experience? An internship is a good place to start. Employers don’t expect interns to have a lot of experience or even any experience. It’s a good place to get your foot in the door. Interns are expected to be responsible, reliable, and professional just like an employee, but the objective of an internship is to get some basic hands-on experience. Additionally, an internship lets you develop or learn some skills that may be much harder to develop in a classroom setting. Think of it this way… reading how to ride a bike and actually riding a bike are two different things. Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to jump in and try it out.

Enhance your resume

 An internship on a resume shows a prospective employer that you have some familiarity with the industry including some real-world training. This is especially true if the skills that were developed during the internship are listed on the resume. It can also be an indicator of your commitment to your career because it shows you’ve taken the initiative to get some hands-on experience. Additionally, a solid reference from an internship host shows that you’re trustworthy which is so important in today’s fleeting applicant pool. An internship with a respected employer could set you above the competition.

Benefits for employers

• Increased productivity by having additional help
• Experienced staff can focus on more advanced tasks while interns handle entry-level work
• Interns bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and an enthusiastic willingness to learn
• Temporary help with no long-term commitment
• If a business is looking to expand, internships can act as a longer and more in-depth interview process
• A way to give back to your community

Where do I start? How do I find an internship?

There are lots of different ways to find an internship and lots of different resources. But they typically involve one thing: networking. The right internship is out there somewhere and sometimes finding it is just a matter of asking around. Here are some different ways to find an internship:

Reach out to your dream company 

Think of a company you’d like to work for and reach out. Big businesses sometimes have a structured internship program already established and have a tendency to be more competitive for interns than smaller, local businesses. Research information on their website regarding internships or simply give them a call.  Explain your career goals, your interest in their company, and inquire about internship opportunities. Be personable, polite, and professional. Be sure to get names and contact information to follow-up.

Utilize UVU’s Internship Services 

Talk to your internship coordinator, or browse internship postings on handshake.

Ask faculty & advisors 

These people often have spent some time in the industry and may have some connections. It never hurts to ask, and if you get a good referral, that’s a huge bonus as well!

Friends of friends 

Do you have a friend of a friend with your dream job? An acquaintance of an acquaintance? Reach out to see if they could point you in the right direction for getting your foot in the door to the industry or if they know of some resources to utilize to get an internship. People that are actively involved in the industry sometimes have some of the best information to offer and may be willing to lend a helping hand.

Getting credit for an internship

To receive credit for your internship you will need to take an online course in conjunction with your internship experience. How this credit is placed depends on the major. (Some majors, like Criminal Justice, have an internship class built into the program that students are required to complete. For Criminal Justice majors, this credit goes towards that class. For other majors the credit can go towards an upper division elective.) Like any other course this includes coursework, due dates, and paying tuition. Be aware that 60 internship hours a semester (about 5 hours a week) equals 1 academic credit for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science majors. This is important when determining how many credits you’ll be taking based on how many hours a week you can comfortably fit into your schedule and what your internship host is able to accommodate – something you should also establish with your internship host beforehand. Also you need to work with your site supervisor to determine three to four objectives that go under the description area on the internship application for credit. The instructor for the criminal justice department is Melissa Noyes--and her email is

Below is the process for receiving credit for an internship. Please note that you can’t receive credit for past internships that you have already completed.

 1.    Meet with your internship coordinator

Together the student and the internship coordinator will discuss the details of the internship for approval. This includes items such as work responsibilities during the internship, number of credits to be assigned, checking to see where or if the credit can be applied, compliance with UVU policy, and answering any questions the student may have.

2.    The Online Orientation Video & Quiz

Complete the Internship Orientation Video and Quiz here

3.    Internship Application for Credit

Together with the internship host, the student will fill out the Internship Application for Credit, to verify the job duties, scheduling, pay (if any), etc. The student will then sign the form, then it will be signed by the site supervisor, the internship course teacher, then by the internship coordinator. The internship coordinator may contact the internship supervisor to verify the internship and answer any questions the supervisor may have.

4.    Have the internship host complete the Master Internship Agreement

Before a student can begin the internship, we have to have an active Master Internship Agreement on file for the host. If we don’t have an agreement for the internship provider/host the internship coordinator will email a link for the agreement to be filled out and signed by the provider. The Master Internship Agreement is a legally binding contract between Utah Valley University and the internship provider. All internship providers should have a current, signed agreement with the Director of Internship Services at UVU. This document outlines the responsibilities of the internship provider to the intern, and the responsibilities of the intern to both the internship provider and the university. Additionally, the agreement serves to protect both the university and internship provider from improper conduct on either end. This agreement is good for 5 years from the date it is submitted. Click to view this agreement. You can view which employers have completed a Master Internship Agreement on the Internship Providers page.

5.    Register for the course

Once the Application for Credit has been signed by all parties the coordinator will grant the student access in the system to register for the internship course and provide the student by email the Course Registration Number (CRN) & section to allow the student to register. Once the semester begins, the student will be able to go into the course via Canvas to access the course content.

6.    Finish all assigned coursework by the deadlines

The student will complete the amount of internship hours based on the number of credits taken (65 hours/semester = 1 credit), finish all course material (papers, evaluations, orientation, hours log, etc.) by the established deadlines with a satisfactory level of quality as deemed by the instructor to receive a grade.


College of Health and Public Services Internship Coordinator

Internships are a great opportunity for students to develop knowledge, skills, and relationships in the real-world that would be harder to accomplish in a classroom setting. An internship can help put career goals into perspective, give students the resources to accomplish those career goals, and bridge the gap between college and the professional world.

Browse below for information on current internships, federal internships, and general information about internships. The majority of internships below require candidates to pass a criminal background check. You can also find additional information about internships by going to our Internship Services website at


James McCoy

Internship Coordinator

College of Health and Public Services (CHPS)


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Internship Services

For more information regarding Internships click here:

UVU HandShake

Internship and job opportunities can also be found at HandShake 

International Internships


Other internship opportunities can be found on ZipRecruiter.


Criminal Justice Career Information

Career and Salary Profiles: How to Become a Police Officer & More

With such a range of law enforcement career opportunities, it can be tough to decide which path to explore. The skills gained through law enforcement training and on-the-job experience tend to transfer well between different careers, giving the ability to branch out and advance without having to start from square one. Take a look below at what you need to do to get some of the most popular jobs in law enforcement.


Median Salary: $61,600

Job Growth Projection through 2024: 5 percent growth

Police Officers are tasked with enforcing our laws and protecting lives and property. They can work for cities and municipalities, as well as the State Patrol and other local, state or federal government agencies. Working in the field is often high-stress, physical, and dangerous. However officers report very high job satisfaction.

How to Become a Police Officer

Step 1

Earn your high school diploma or complete the GED.

Step 2

Research and make sure you meet law enforcement academy application requirements in your area. Some may favor applicants who have completed some college credits or have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Step 3

Take and pass the law enforcement entrance exam. Exams vary by law enforcement agency.

Step 4

Attend and graduate from a law enforcement academy. Programs include both classroom and hands-on physical training. Graduates will continue on-the-job field training with a senior officer post-graduation.






The 10 Highest Paying Careers in Law Enforcement

When it comes to law enforcement careers, the largest salaries are found in legal services rather than protective or investigative jobs. However, field-based law enforcement careers often come with very high job satisfaction rates. From improving your community and helping those in need, people who pursue a career dedicated to protecting and serving typically do so for those reasons. Here are the highest paying general law enforcement and field-based career salaries on average in the U.S.



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Highest Paying Industries for Lawyers and Attorneys

Civil Aviation / Air Transportation

Average Annual Pay: $214,630

Industrial Machining & Manufacturing

Average Annual Pay: $209,020

Beer, Wine & Spirits Mercantile

Average Annual Pay: $81,450

Degree Level Required: Professional

Possible Majors: Law



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Supervisors: Police and Detectives

Degree Level Required

Bachelor’s or Master’s

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Where They Work

Varying law enforcement agencies, typically in-office after extensive prior fieldwork and experience


Forensic Psychologists

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Transit and Railroad Police

Supervisors: Correctional Sector

Patrol Officers: Police, Troopers, Sheriff’s Deputies, etc.

Fire Investigators

Forensic Science Technicians

Fish and Game Wardens

Probation Officers, Correctional Treatment Specialists

Source: American Psychological Association, 2015;Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016;,2017

Working for the FBI & Other Dream Law Enforcement Jobs

High-tension, action-packed—the life of an FBI Agent or high profile lawyer can seem glamorous on TV crime dramas, but what does it actually take to work in some of the most coveted positions in law enforcement? We’ve broken down some of these dream careers to give students a better understanding of the job requirements and steps it takes to land a job with the FBI, CIA or other high-profile department.

 The FBI aims to combat major crimes and protect the United States from criminal organizations, terrorism, cyber-attacks and foreign intelligence operations. There are two major types of career paths within the FBI: special agent and professional staff. Working for the FBI could entail anything from administrative work and intensive research to preventing cybercrime or de-escalating hostage situations.

Potential Careers

Entry Level: Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts gather and assess information and provide recommendations to decision-making personnel based on their findings. They work with Special Agents and other Intelligence partners to create strategies and gain a stronger understanding of potential threats and vulnerabilities.

Mid-Level: Special Agent

The roles of Special Agents vary, so individuals with all types of work and educational backgrounds may find opportunities to put their skills to use in this role. Special Agents investigate criminal activity and work to ensure public safety.

High Level: Evidence Response Team Member

The Evidence Response Team (ERT) is one of the FBI’s advanced tactical units. These supervisory Special Agents, forensic operations specialists, logistics and management specialists and forensic canine consultants assist many different units within the FBI by providing evidence collection and preservation training to new agents.

How to Get Your Foot in the Door at the FBI

Do your research – Prospective FBI employees enter the field fairly young, but prepare for what could easily be a lifelong career. By doing some detailed research, students should prepare their career and educational plan before pursuing an FBI job. This shows the agency that you know what you’re interested in and ready for.

Get in shape, both mentally and physically – Not every FBI position requires physical prowess, but those looking to be special agents will need to be able to pass physical fitness tests and have their mental strength pushed as well. Get to know the eligibility requirements before you apply.

Participate in an FBI internship – The FBI internship program is highly valuable not only to students, but to the agency as well. The intern pool is one of the first places hiring personnel turn to when looking for new agents and administrative employees.

The job is about getting people to relax, getting witnesses to help you, getting criminals to confess, and getting guys to work for us instead of us for them. Likability is a very important trait at the FBI.”

Gary Noesner, former FBI Crisis Negotiator

(Business Insider, “What it’s REALLY Like to Work for the FBI”)

The Lifetime Career Potential within Law Enforcement

Law enforcement alums often report their jobs are very rewarding, lifelong careers. In fact, law enforcement is one of the unique fields that encourages those who start in an entry-level position to work their way to senior management over time—someone who worked the streets as a police officer could become a Chief of Police who really knows and understands their officer’s and community’s needs. Here are some opportunities for lifelong careers in law enforcement, no matter what education level you’re interested in.


After Basic Certification

Working your way up in Corrections

Level 1 – Correctional Officer (CO): After passing Academy certification, a CO will train under a supervising officer for a period of time before being given full correctional officer status.

Level 2 – Officer First-Class, Specialist: Though timelines and ranks vary by facility, if a CO chooses to continue education while working, they may receive the opportunity for advancement to Officer First-Class or Specialist. This typically means putting in at least two years of service, and also working towards an associate degree, state certifications to become a field training officer, Officer in Charge, training or other specialized services within corrections.

Level 3 – Sergeant, Lieutenant: After continuing education and leadership training certifications, mid-level CO’s often begin taking on more supervisory assignments to earn the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant.

Level 4 – Superintendent, Warden: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree can help supervising officers take the next step to upper management as a Superintendent or Warden. In addition to supervising, expect to do planning, administrative and consulting work.

LIFETIME EARNING POTENTIAL Supervisor/Manager in Police/Detective Fields

$2.5 Million with some college

$3 Million with a bachelor’s degree


Source: Georgetown “College Payoff: Education, Occupations and Lifetime Earnings”

Expert Advice: The Realities of a Career in Law Enforcement

 Officer Jason Jones has served as a police officer in Oregon since 1999. He has devoted his career to crisis intervention, community policing, youth delinquency prevention programs, homeless outreach and empowering domestic violence survivors. Prior to police service, he worked as a probation officer, specializing in collaborative-based programs. Jones also serves as an adjunct instructor at area community colleges and two universities, where he has developed curriculum for over twenty-five courses. He also assists as an instructor with the State of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and in his spare time works as a consultant on international development projects, focusing on social crime prevention, justice and public safety initiatives. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from California State University at Dominguez Hills.

Q: What are some of the highs and lows of working as a police officer?

A: Well, the highs are that you can help people, and you get to be there at really important times in people’s lives. There’s some sense of urgency or threat or other problems that you get to be a part of in helping find solutions. If nothing more, you get to triage it and help get things stable, kind of like an ER doctor would. But you can also be like a family doctor and try to get at the root cause of problems so that the problems don’t continue. If you really like helping people, there are amazing opportunities every day to do kind things for other human beings. This is a very unique job that enables us to do that.

But there is a lot of trauma. There are a lot of awful, traumatic, horrible things that human beings do to each other, and you have to see that. I will tell you, it leaves emotional residue on you. It stays with you forever, and you’ll never be able to get rid of it. And you just have to know that. It can be very hard. Some people are able to process it and work through it pretty well. For others, it can be very emotionally taxing, and it can definitely affect their personality, their home life and their health. There can also be a lot of stress from the organization itself internally. Some officers do fine with the risk of death and the trauma and the human misery that you experience daily, and some struggle more with the change inside and the poor morale, or a perception of lack of support from the community or the chief or city officials or something like that. And that can be very stressful.

Q: What type of person would be good for law enforcement work?

A: Yes. People who have care for other human beings will do well. People who are creative and flexible enough to think outside the box with problem solving. People who have a natural curiosity about human behavior and are able to suspend judgement, to a degree. They’re not judging the people who are doing it; they are curious as to why they’re doing it. They’re looking for explanations. Also, they need a willingness to adapt to change, because that’s the one constant. The one thing that won’t change is the fact that there is change. People who are good at adapting to technological change, policy change, procedural change and change in societal norms or values will do well.

People who have power and control issues struggle. People who don’t have a strong moral compass or have issues around ethics or honesty will struggle. This job amplifies who you are. You can’t become a police officer to become a better person. This job–being exposed to all the bad things you’re exposed to–will amplify who you already are. And if you have issues with power and control, or if you’re insecure, or if you have some axe to grind and you have something you want to prove, this is not the profession for you. You have to be a stable person with that moral compass in place, demonstrated in your character, and if it’s not demonstrated in your character, find another line of work.

Q: What advice do you have for students who are interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement?

A: Do internships. Do some interviews. Really research where you think you’re going to be working and talk to people who work there, because you could potentially be working there for 30 or 35 years. I sometimes see people just apply to wherever without really doing any research, when in fact, it might not really be the best fit for their personality, their lifestyle or their family. They really don’t know what they’re getting into until they get there. So talking to people, doing job shadows, ride-alongs and things like that can be very helpful so they know what they’re getting into and see if that specific agency is the right place for them for the next 35 years of their life.

Local & State Internship Opportunities


CourtWatch Provo

Program Details: 
Rates of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse are above average here in Utah.
CourtWatch wants to harness the power of the community to impact these critical social issues
while building a bridge between the public and the judiciary. A large force of trained volunteers will
sit in on court proceedings dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking to collect
data. The data will be collected, analyzed, and distributed to the judiciary and the community to
check any assumptions or bias surrounding these cases and their treatment in court. Our hope is
that a more informed public will be better equipped to support those affected by these crimes.

● Increase transparency and understanding between the community and the judiciary
● Raise community awareness around issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and
child abuse

Volunteer Responsibilities
- attend volunteer training on September 14
- fill a minimum of one 2-4 hour shift at the courtroom, record data, and return completed forms to
the office for data entry
- opportunities to attend and lead community conversations around these issues
- opportunities to assist with data entry, community outreach, and scheduling
- register at: 

Intern Responsibilities
- leadership roles within the core team for CourtWatch and attend mandatory weekly meeting
- help decide the direction and future of this pilot program
- fill a minimum of one 2-4 hour shift at the courtroom
- at year end, interns would help to draft and publish the final report including recommendations
based on findings.
- apply at:

Criminal Justice Services Salt Lake County

Criminal Justice Intern  #19-7410

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Job Description


  • Are not employees under the FLSA regulations and are not entitled to wages for the time spend in the internship.
  • Must be able to provide division with proof of school's internship agreement.
  • Participate with the county in an educational or academic capacity.
  • Are not considered merit employees.
  • Are not guaranteed employment following their internship.
  • Are not required to maintain a particular schedule or work a minimum number of hours except as required to obtain academic credit.


 The purpose of the Criminal Justice Services (CJS) internship program is to offer students a practical learning experience that benefits both the student and CJS. A CJS mentor will guide and assist the intern's professional development and growth. Students will have an opportunity to learn policies and procedures of CJS, the county, and of the state and local criminal court system



Must be a junior or senior in a recognized Bachelor's degree program in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminology, or closely related discipline, with a minimum GPA of 2.50 overall and a 3.00 GPA in the major. Student is required to receive class credit for this position. Basic English writing skills and computer knowledge are required.

Due to the nature of this internship the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check and continually meet the requirements of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI).


Initially, interns spend much of the time observing and learning the various tasks of CJS employees. As the intern's skill level increases, he/she will have the opportunity to complete tasks under the direction of a CJS mentor.

  • Observe client intakes and check-in appointments across CJS
  • Observe Various Court Hearings
  • Utilize Utah State Courts Xchange system to verify court information
  • Participate in jail screenings in a jail setting under mentor supervision
  • Review files and verify client compliance with court conditions (court fine, probation supervision fee, UAs, etc.)
  • Assist with program file audits
  • Become familiar with the documentation requirements of a case manager
  • Write case notes after client meetings under mentor supervision
  • Prepare Probation Agreements under mentor supervision
  • Participate in EPICS practices sessions
  • Assist with the preparation of cases for review hearings and/or case staffing




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Date Opened

Mar 21, 2019 11:16 am

Date Closed

Mar 31, 2019 11:59 pm

Important Information

This position is an unpaid internship that offers a flexible schedule of 8 to 10 hours per week between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


* Intern will work at the Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services building and the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center. He/she will be provided with a computer, email account, and desk phone. Intern may be asked to attend meetings off-site, at other government facilities, or in the community.


Position Type


The heritage Community


The Heritage Community is currently seeking to hire direct-care staff for our Spark Academy. Direct-care staff are Coaches who work directly with our students on our residential, dormitory-like homes. They provide supervised support to guide our students in a forward, therapeutic progression, always with a relationship-based foundation.

Spark Academy is clinically designed to serve the needs and growth for neurodiverse adolescents, generally represented by high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our focus in Spark Academy is to stabilize the students through skill-development processes, whether it be distress tolerance, adaptive techniques, social integration and progress, etc. We will hire candidates in this entry-level role who demonstrate the mature ability to be a healthy role model, who are engaging, and can be dynamically attuned to the needs and well-being of our students. Our company provides excellent introductory experience for the treatment field! Our unmatched 19-acre campus is a unique family-based community that gives diverse tools and resources! Come invest in our vision to change lives for a lifetime!


• Option 1: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and will work the 1st Sunday per month, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

• Option 2: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:30 – 10:00 PM, and will work the 2nd Sunday per month, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

• Option 3: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and will work the 3rd Sunday per month, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

• Option 4: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 2:30 – 10:00 PM, and will work the 4th Sunday per month, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Availability will be discussed during the interview process.


• Supervise and mentor the students on assigned home, ensuring the proper implementation of clinical treatment plans and assignments as outlined by the Treatment Team.

• Guide the students and develop close, personal, and emotionally supportive relationships to coach them in their treatment progression. • Responsible to learn Spark Academy clinical components efficiently, to be attuned to the therapeutic needs of the students.

• Ensure that a healthy, comfortable, safe, and care-giving environment is maintained.

• Supervise the students in their day-to-day activities, including participating in such activities with the them, encouraging and supporting them to develop the skills associated to the tasks.

• Assist leadership in the management of the shift – assuring scheduled events / activities are on time and structured.

• Transport the students to and from off-campus appointments and activities using company vehicles.

• Properly use a variety of mediation and intervention techniques to redirect or calm agitated and emotionally escalated students.

• Understand and implement principles from the book, The Anatomy of Peace, by The Arbinger Institute. This includes being an example of conflict resolution techniques to enhance a culture of excellence.

• Other duties as assigned by the Home Director.


• Aptitude and demonstrated ability in working with and mentoring adolescents, ages 12 – 18.

• A basic awareness of or an eagerness to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and other neurodevelopment behaviors. Must also show assertiveness to continually improve knowledge and competency for efficient job performance.

• A balance between an engaging, empathetic character, and having the capability to hold proper boundaries and giving consistent responses, to develop healthy and supportive relationships with the students.

• Excellence in decisiveness, problem-solving, organization, and strategic processes to motivate others.

• Ability to remain patient and calm, while mediating escalated situations or students.

• Proficient communication and interpersonal relationship skills.

• Good energy and being physically fit to participate in a range of activities with the students (sports, bike riding, hiking, yoga, swimming, etc.).

• A valid Driver’s License, and no more than one traffic violation on driving record in the past three years to be approved to transport students using company vehicles.

• CPR & First Aid certification, or must obtain certification upon hire. • Must be at least 21 years of age or older to apply.

• Proficiency and fluency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.


Atlas Therapeutic Services

 Intern Overview: 
Atlas Therapeutic Services is a State licensed provider of Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Victim, NOJOS and Sex Offender Outpatient Treatment for Adult and Adolescent Clients. JRI Certified (Justice Reinvestment Initiative). 

We provide experienced, competent, comprehensive, research based, and trauma informed therapeutic treatment services to court ordered clients, including:

  • Accurate Evaluation and Assessment, with treatment recommendations based on clients' individual needs.
  • All levels of efficient Outpatient Treatment
  • Treatment Programs focused on client accountability and empowering the client to determine treatment length based on their compliance, without compromising best practice
  • Monthly Reporting to Courts and other State entities (when applicable)
  • Attorney Communications (when applicable)


1. Interns must provide two fingerprint cards to Atlas, to be submitted to the Utah Department of Human Services Office of Licensing for Background Screening. This can be done at any local police department and most departments do it for free.

2. The applicant chosen for the position must possess the following skills:

  • Ability to be resourceful and show initiative
  •  Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility
  •  Ability to use good judgment and to problem solve
  •  Assertiveness
  •  Attention to detail
  • Capacity for empathy and compassion
  • Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate
  • Capacity for multi-tasking
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Document Management
  • Firm boundaries
  • Flexibility
  • Motivation
  • Non judgmental
  • Organization
  • Possess and demonstrate integrity and ethics
  • Technology knowledge, including word processing, internet, spreadsheets
  • Writing ability


1. The Intern will:

  • Be given opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in court and treatment settings
  • Gain skills and knowledge which will transfer to other criminal justice employment settings
  • Acquire an average of 15-20 unpaid internship hours per week, for the duration of his/her internship

Application of Classroom Knowledge:

1. The Intern will acquire:

  • A working knowledge of the court setting and court procedures
  • An understanding of the criminal process, from arraignment to sentencing
  • An understanding of offender court ordered treatment and probation
  • A basic understanding of offender and victim psychology
  • A basic understanding of ethical issues in working with the criminal population

Transferable Skills and Knowledge:

In addition to those listed above, the Intern will acquire:

  • Empathy for offenders and victims
  • A basic understanding of substance abuse, domestic violence, and sex offender populations
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals in the criminal justice field

Internship Hours:

1. Hours spent in the courtroom setting (10-15 weekly) are mandatory and will be defined by the schedules of individual local courts

2. Hours spent in the Atlas office (5-10 weekly) may be negotiated and may be scheduled based on the needs of the intern and supervisor

3. Hours will be logged daily and signed off by supervisor weekly (during supervision meeting)

4. Interns will acquire an average of 15 to 20 unpaid hours a week through:

  • Court Attendance (Mandatory)
  • Court and Probation Reporting
  • Tracking Client Treatment Compliance
  • Tracking Client Drug Screening
  • Client File Management
  • Tracking Client Legal Status
  • Supervision (Mandatory)

Internship Objectives and Duties:

1. The Intern Will Attend Court as a Representative of Atlas:

  • Familiarize himself/herself with Court Calendars and Court Dockets at
  • Review Court Dockets weekly for the court sessions listed below
  • Discuss upcoming cases weekly with supervisor to determine which of the following courts to attend:
    • American Fork 4th District Court Tuesday 8-5 Wednesday 8-2 Thursday 8-2 Friday 8-2
    • Orem Justice Court Tuesday 9-12 Wednesday 9-12 Wednesday 2-5
    • Pleasant Grove Justice Court Thursday 8-12
    • Lindon Justice Court Wednesday 9-1
    • Saratoga Springs Justice Court Friday 8-12
  • Familiarize himself/herself with the procedures in each court
  • Build rapport with court officers (judges, attorneys, law enforcement, clerks, etc.)
  • Provide Atlas informational materials to court officers (judges, attorneys, law enforcement, clerks, etc.)
  • Obtain client referrals from the court (as appointed by the judge, provider rotation, or consultation with the client)
  • Complete Atlas referral form with each referred client
  • Build rapport and empathize with each referred client
  • Schedule referred clients for intake at Atlas

2. The Intern Will Assist in Atlas Court and Probation Reporting:

  • Familiarize himself/herself with the procedures of each probation agency
  • Provide Atlas informational materials to courts and probation officers (APP&P and Private Probation)
  • Assist in tracking and reporting client compliance to courts and probation officers (APP&P and Private Probation), by way of emailed written reports, or as specified by individual court or probation, as directed by supervisor
  • Track all court referrals
  • Contact clients as needed, to ensure that court orders are being followed

3. The Intern Will Assist with Atlas Client Treatment Compliance:

  • Familiarize himself/herself with Atlas court ordered treatment programs and procedures
  • Attend client intakes, assist client in completing intake paperwork, and confer with therapist in scheduling court ordered treatment
  • Provide Atlas informational materials to clients
  • Attend client compliance reviews (with therapist)
  • Review client compliant status with therapist
  • Write compliance report to be sent to court or probation based on therapist recommendations, as directed by supervisor
  • Send monthly client compliance reports to courts and probation, based on therapist recommendation, as directed by supervisor

4. The Intern Will Assist with Atlas Client Drug Screening:

  • Familiarize himself/herself with Atlas testing policies
  • Familiarize himself/herself with the procedures at each testing site
  • Build rapport with the staff of each testing site
  • Provide Atlas informational materials to testing sites
  • Print and file incoming client testing reports
  • Track client testing compliance and report compliance to therapist

5. The Intern Will Assist with Atlas Client File Management:

  • Familiarize himself/herself with Utah Department of Human Services and Atlas client file requirements
  • Audit client files to ensure that all required documents are in client files
  • Use information found on Utah Court Exchange to complete individual client legal histories for client files and evaluation purposes

6. The Intern Will Assist with Tracking Atlas Client Legal Status:

7. The Intern Will Receive Routine Feedback Through Supervision:

  • Intern will schedule one hour weekly, with supervisor, to review progress and receive supervision and feedback

8. The Inter Will Gain Knowledge Through Other Atlas Activities:

  • Interns are welcome to attend and observe Psycho-education Classes and Court Ordered Therapy Groups, as approved by supervisor
  • Any other tasks that the intern is open to assisting with or desires to learn more about

How To Apply:

Submit a resume to Gwen Laws, Atlas Therapeutic Services Clinical Director, at

Please be sure to have your resume proof read prior to sending it to Gwen, This can be don at the Career Development Center LC 409, Jordan Doman

Center for Women & Children In Crisis

This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

The qualifications and requirements for the student depend on the type of internship they are looking for within the organization. All internships are organized based on the needs of the student and the aspect of the organization they are looking to experience and learn about. Typically criminal justice students will work within the Sexual Assault aspect of the program, and participate on the Rape Crisis Team by responding to Crisis and Hospital calls of survivors.

The only certain requirement is for the student to go through a 40 hour training relating to the area. 

How to Apply:

Contact Christine Pagano at 801-227-5038 ext.471, or email her at

Dexter Law

Description: Dexter Law is a full-service law firm founded in 1995. The main areas of practice have been personal injury, bankruptcy, family law (mostly divorce) and criminal defense. The intern will learn about and work in the different areas of practice while offering assistance to one or more attorneys.

How to Apply:
Interested students should apply by emailing their resume's directly to Chris Dexter at

Family Justice Center/Children's Justice Center Provo

Description: The Family Justice Center is a free, walk-in clinic that offers information, support, and services to victims and their families that are in need of help from a number of agency representatives including victim advocates, social workers, family law experts, etc. The Children’s Justice Center specializes in offering services to child victims and their families. Interns may be involved in the following activities:
  • Make follow up calls to families who have utilized services, assess their needs, and connect them to needed resources.
  • Help clients complete necessary intake paperwork.
  • Track statistics of services rendered in order to aid with grant reporting.
  • Assist with data entry.
  • May observe therapy sessions with limited participation.

Intern must pass a background check and be able to handle sensitive and confidential information.

How to Apply:

Email resume's directly to Maria at

New Haven Residential

Youth Mentors Needed

New Haven Residential Treatment Center - Springville, UT 
Health Care Assistant Internship/Employment


New Haven Residential Treatment Center is seeking a part-time Youth Mentor. New Haven is a Residential Treatment Center and Boarding School for adolescent girls ages 12-17 and their families. At New Haven, our treatment is family focused and values based. New Haven has three campuses in Utah - one in Spanish Fork, Saratoga Springs and Springville (up Hobble Creek Canyon).

New Haven offers an AMAZING team environment, in depth trainings, quarterly BONUSES/RAISES, opportunity for ADVANCEMENT, and PURPOSE-DRIVEN work. 

* Mentors monitor and care for the physical, emotional and social needs of New Haven's students. They spend their time participating in activities with the students, while making sure students are being safe to themselves and to those around them. Mentors are able to develop healthy and meaningful staff/student relationships with each student, as they grow and progress within the program.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 21 or older
  • Must have a current driver license and good driving record
  • Must be able to pass a Utah State background check
  • Must be willing to make a minimum of a 7 month commitment

 If interested, please apply at

Job Type: Part-time

New Haven is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Orem City

Internships with the City of Orem

The City of Orem is committed to helping students interested in civil service and local government gain experience working in the public sector.

There are internships available for both high school and college students. Previous interns have worked in the City Manager’s office, Recorder’s office, Police/Fire departments, Development Services, and Library.

If you are interested in a potential internship, please contact the HR Department at or call 801.229.7186. Visit our website:

Orem City Justice Court Orem

We would like to fill an internship for this semester (January – April 2019). 

Orem City Justice Court Internship:


Internships with the justice courts help students develop a greater knowledge of court proceedings, due process of law, individual constitutional rights and roles of parties in the courtroom.  Justice Courts handle Class B & C Misdemeanors, infractions and small claims cases.

Internship Duties:

  • Advise defendants of rights and answer questions
  • Help defendants fill out proper paperwork
  • Help with the smooth flow of the arraignment hearing process
  • Minor clerical duties


  • Moderate writing and computer skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Hard-working
  • Self-motivated

Hours:  Mornings – Preferred schedule is Monday – Thursday 8 am – 11 am.   May split schedule into one intern working Monday & Wednesday, with another intern working Tuesday & Thursday. 

Other Information:  Internship is an unpaid position.  Must complete a background check.  Preference will be given to those who are completing internship for school credit.  However, all are welcome to apply. 

If interested please send a resume to:

Jody Thenot
Orem City Justice Court Administrator

Police Departments Utah County

Description: Depending on the department, students will be able to gain entry level experience working in various areas within the department including detective, patrol, and criminal investigation.

Contact Rick Los for details on how to apply:, 801-863-5419.

Provo Police Victim Advocacy Provo

Interns with the Provo Police Victim Advocacy Program have the opportunity to provide direct services to victims of crime, guide victims through the court process, coordinate with community agencies to provide resources to victims, and assist in outreach and prevention activities in the community. 

  • Available to attend court on Wednesday or Thursday mornings once a week. 
  • Juniors and seniors preferred. 
  • Good communication skills. (Bilingual a plus!) 
  • Mature. Able to handle sensitive situations. 
  • Must pass a criminal background check. 

How to Apply:

Contact Medina Dore Victim Assistant directly by emailing her your resume and letter of interest to For other questions call Medina at 801-852-7224.

Salt Lake County

Offers jail alternatives for salt Lake County residents, including jail release, supervision, education, treatment, competency development and offender accountability. For more information contact Kristina Pulsipher


Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services

Telos Residential Treatment Center


 TIME COMMITMENT:  24-29 hours per week

 REPORTS TO:  Lead Supervisor

 JOB STATUS:  Non-Exempt

 Job Type:  Part-Time At-Will Employee

 STATUS:  starting at $10.50/hour

 A mentor is directly responsible for the physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, educational, social, safety and security needs of each student.


 Exceptional relationship skills

  • Timely
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Ability to hold appropriate boundaries
  • Ability to receive and carry out instruction
  • Genuine care and concern for others

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing assigned Q15 minute checks
  • Educating and training students on Telos program
  • Enforcing students rules
  • Monitoring and carrying out consequences under the direction of the shift supervisor
  • Charting in each student’s medical record on the HQ database
  • Communicating and reporting to shift supervisor
  • Supporting and assisting other Telos departments in their job descriptions (i.e.: nursing appointments, education testing, grading, tutoring, general cleaning and maintenance, answering telephones, shopping, transporting) as allowed by staffing ratios
  • Participating on assigned committees or special assignments
  • Assisting with runaway retrieval
  • Participating in therapeutic holds and restraints
  • Attending and maintaining current certifications such as CPR and first aid

How to Apply:

Go to:Telos

For any questions contact Jace Young, Telos Residential Director at 858-886-6149, or email at

Utah's Cold Case Coalition

UVU’s Cold Case Coalition Internship 

The mission of Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Cold Case Internship is to assist the non-profit organization known as Utah’s Cold Case Coalition (UCCC) in reviewing, investigating and maximizing group participation to solve as many cold cases as possible. We [the interns] strive to not only maintain a positive working environment among ourselves, but to forge strong relationships with our partners, especially the founders of the UCCC; we strive for excellence as we adhere to legal guidelines to assist these organizations. The interns will embody Utah Valley University’s standards of integrity, professionalism and leadership to the highest degree, creating 
a stronger foundation for the future students that follow.

This program has been designed to benefit everyone involved in this program. The students will gain invaluable hands-on experience with attorneys and criminal investigators dedicated to the pursuit of justice. Utah’s Cold Case Coalition has benefited from the overwhelming support from volunteers in the state of Utah. In theory, UVU is expected to receive more students to enroll in this program in the near future which will allow the university to expand their educational resources for both faculty and students. This program will also help the University and it’s students to strengthen relationships with the law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Utah, since the cold cases come from all over the state. This will also be a great opportunity for the students to network and help set up potential careers with these agencies. 

In order to effectively run this internship program, a reliable and unchanging schedule and structure needs to be established. The most effective way to do this and provide the results for all parties is to set up something similar to a police agencies chain of command. Each party would select a liaison that would be informed of the interns work, actions and results. Each liaison would be there to discuss concerns and expectations from this program. The liaisons are responsible for keeping each other informed of all activity and changes in the program. A simple example of how this works is the liaison for the interns sends all results and requests for action (these requests will be explained later) to the liaisons for UVU and UCCC. The requests ​must be approved by both ​ liaisons before the interns can take any action on a case, that way most miscommunications can be avoided. It will also be ensure that all parties involved will be kept informed on the status of each case, who is working on the cases and what is needed to proceed.

The role of the student liaison is to simply deliver the case updates, reports and requests of action to the other liaisons, as well as communicate any information from the other liaisons to the interns. The liaison for Utah’s Cold Case Coalition is in charge of how many cases they entrust to the interns at a time, along with any deadlines, activities (such as body searches) and interviews/arrests that are made. The UCCC also has a say in how many interns are working at one time, given that the UCCC decides how many people they allow access to the case. The UCCC also has full rights to discipline any intern that breaches the Non-Disclosure Statement they will be required to sign. The liaison for Utah Valley University acts as the educator/mentor for the interns. They are also the point of contact that the students may use when applying for grants or any other assistance that will be used to pursue these cases. The liaison will also be the point of contact that the students use to secure university resources for use by the interns, such as the room that the interns will meet in. This liaison is the only one who has the power to take away any university provided resources that are no longer needed or not being used by the interns.

The Interns
This is an unpaid internship, meaning that the students who intern with this program are volunteering their time. The students must also sign a Non-Disclosure Statement which will explain that they cannot discuss any details about the cold cases that will be assigned by The UCCC. Violation of this agreement will meet automatic termination from the program and discipline from The UCCC. 

To help increase productivity and to avoid mistakes, the interns will be divided into teams, and each team will be given up to two or three cases to work on, no more. Each team of interns will have a team leader, who will assign certain tasks to the members of the team as he/she sees fit. The team will be responsible for documenting and maintaining all research, data, evidence and notes used during the course of working on a case. 

The role of the team leader is to assign tasks to team members, write up all reports, log the hours of each intern and write the requests of action. The team leader will also be in charge of sending bi-weekly reports of the teams' progress to the intern liaison. The team leader will be the only one on the team that has access to the evidence for a case and will be the individual held responsible for anything that goes missing. Team leaders will be students who are in their junior or senior year of study, have completed at least one semester with the program and have exceeded the expectations of the liaisons. However, if the team leaders are NOT meeting expectations, they will be given a warning. After two warnings, the team leader will be told to step down and a new team leader will be selected. 

The team members will be the ones who are working on the cases and will report all findings to the team leader. Team members will also be responsible for completing the tasks assigned to them by the team leader. Team members must be willing to participate in paper research, building timelines, crime scene reconstructions, interviews, search for dead bodies, review medical examiner notes/photos and any other task that will help solve the case. Because of the nature of this internship, teamwork is expected and required from all of the student interns involved. Because of the college atmosphere that the students are use to, which is to conduct research on topics in the comfort of their own home, often alone, the program is requiring that each intern spend a minimum of three hours a week or nine hours a month with the team.

Request for Action:
There will be times during a case that the interns will want or need to interview a victim’s family member or a suspect. However, these interns are students that have little to no experience in interviewing individuals regarding a criminal case, some who are potentially dangerous people. For the safety of the student, before any kind of contact is made with an individual, a request must be sent to the UCCC and UVU liaisons for approval. 

This request will contain the following information: 

  • The name of the person to be interviewed 
  • The reason why the team wants to interview that person 
  • What information they hope to gain from that interview 
  • How that person is involved in the case (suspect, family member, witness) 
  • Three possible locations to hold the interview 
  • Name of team member who will be conducting the interview 

The request will then be sent for approval by both the UCCC and UVU liaisons. The UCCC liaison will review the request and decide if the team has enough information to validate the interview, and because these cold cases have been turn over to the UCCC to solve, the liaison has the power to deny any request if they believe it will bring negative consequences to their organization. 

The UVU liaison will review the request and base their approval on the availability of resources, time constraints and of course student safety. Since the program will be requesting grants to help pay for travel and hotels of the interns, every penny will need to be accounted for and justified to avoid abuse of any resources that is granted to the program. 

The UVU liaison will also be the one to decide if the request allows the interns enough time to safely travel to a location, conduct the task (interview, crime scene review, search for bodies) and then safely return to the university. In short, this liaison is something of a safety officer. 

A request for action can also be modified to request travel to a crime scene, participate in a search for a missing person/body, or to help assist in any major UCCC activity. The purpose of these requests is to justify any and all actions that will require some sort of additional resource, and help prevent abuse of any resources given to the interns.

Travel Rules: 
During the course of this internship there will be times the interns will need to travel. Assuming the educational research grant is approved for the internship, the grant money will be use by the  students to pay for the travel expenses. The UVU/Internship liaison will help the students account for every penny spent on gas and hotels, ensuring that no financial abuse occurs and allowing the students to continue traveling for the internship. 

The rules of travel for the internship program are simple, but absolute. The rules are: 

  • Male and Female students will have different hotel rooms 
  • Alcohol consumption is NOT allowed when interns are traveling 
  • Interns have a curfew of midnight 
  • The interns may spend their free time as they wish, as long as they are in their respective hotel rooms by curfew 
  • Interns represent not only Utah Valley University, but Utah’s Cold Case Coalition, only the most professional behavior is expected from them. 
  • Interns may choose to travel to the location alone, however they will be expected to be on time and honest when handing in gas receipts for reimbursement. 
  • Any intern that drives themselves or offers their vehicles for carpooling MUST provide their insurance documents to prove that the passengers are covered in case of an accident. 
  • If an intern wishes to seek arrangements outside of what the liaison sets up, they may do so, however the intern MUST inform the team and get approval from their team leader and liaison. They WILL NOT be reimbursed for travel expenses if they make their own arrangements, unless the intern is traveling alone for an assignment. 
  • If reimbursement for food is possible, the interns will be reimbursed $15 for each full day of travel. 

All travel can only be approved by the the liaison from Utah’s Cold Case Coalition, and no one else. If an intern wishes to travel to interview an individual, they will make the request known to the team leader, the team leader will then inform the intern liaison to start the paperwork. Upon approval, the team leader will select who will travel to conduct the interview and seek approval from the liaison. Just because an intern makes the request for an interview, does not mean that intern will be selected to conduct the interview. 

Any questions or concerns about travel will be addressed as they come up. 

Intern Portfolios:
During the course of this internship, each individual intern will have a portfolio kept to document the intern’s actions, achievements, work ethic and any behavior that a team leader or liaison has written about the intern, positive or negative. The purpose for these portfolios is the same purpose that police agencies and the military have performance reviews, to give the intern something to strive for and use as a tool for improvement. The portfolio will also be used to help keep track of the volunteer hours an intern logs or if the intern is using the program as internship credit with the university, the portfolio will help keep track of and prove the interns’ involvement. It will also give the intern something to be used when applying for employment. If the intern lists the internship program as a reference, the portfolio can act as an unofficial letter of recommendation, with much more detail about the intern and their work ethic. 

The portfolios are kept up to date and maintained by the intern and UCCC liaisons, with the help of the team leaders. Interns may request to view their portfolio at any time, however they will not have the ability to change anything in their personal portfolio. If an intern has any documented violations that they wish to have removed, the intern can request a review of their conduct from their team leader. After the review, if the team leader believes the intern has improved and won’t likely have anymore violations, the team leader can submit a removal of violation to the liaison and the liaison will remove the violation from the portfolio. 

Agreement with Utah’s Cold Case Coalition:

This document is to serve as proof that the non-profit organization, known as ​Utah’s Cold Case Coalition, ​ is aware of the creation of this internship for students that attend ​Utah Valley University. 

 ​As part of this agreement, the interns that participate in this program recognize that any and all actions that the interns wish to take while researching a case, must be approved through a member of ​Utah’s Cold Case Coalition. The member of ​Utah’s Cold Case Coalition  who is the professional supervisor and has absolute authority to change anything about this program at any time is Mrs. Karra Porter. To help prevent chaos and maintain an organized flow of information between the student interns and the office in Salt Lake City, Gordon Brack is acting as the student liaison (the student that emails all requests and reports to the Utah Cold Case Coalition) however the liaison does not have the authority to make any decisions concerning the cases the students are working on.

All interested students should email Gordon Brack at

The Point of Contact for Mrs. Porter is: Phone: ​(801) 386-6621 Email: ​

Utah County Adult Probation and Parole Provo

Description: Intern will assist with clerical work with the opportunity to sit in on classes for offenders (moral recognition, cognitive reconstruction, etc.) and the chance to shadow field visits.

Student must complete a background check and orientation.

Contact Rick Los for details on how to apply:, 801-863-5419.

Utah County Attorney's Victim Witness Provo

Description: Intern will develop and coordinate services to crime victims and witnesses from Utah County Attorney’s Office. You will also assist in notifying victims and witnesses of meetings, trials, court hearings, and case dispositions. You will be asked to maintain records of victim contact information, victim interactions, and assistance provided to victims. Background check and fingerprinting required.

Contact Katie Fox for details on how to apply at 801-851-8012, or

Utah County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance Program


Assist The Victim Advocate Program in duties as directed by supervisor.


  • Assists victims of crime under Victim Advocate supervision
  • Provides follow-up contact with victims
  • Informs victims of trials, court hearings, case dispositions, and any other applicable information related to criminal court of civil protection orders or stalking injunctions court procedures
  • Educates victims regarding the legal process and the rights afforded them under law
  • Responds to service requests of victims and their families
  • tracks cases, documents referrals and actions, and reports on case progress
  • Monitors and records court proceedings attended by victim, advocate and volunteers
  • Reports statistical information for VOCA grant
  • Attends court proceedings
  • Collects and updates victim information
  • Maintains and updates community resource information
  • Assists in providing information at community events to identify victims of crime and provide applicable resource referrals to identified victims
  • Maintain confidentiality of victims and Sheriff's Office reports

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to stay calm while working with people in crisis situations
  • Skill in word processing
  • filing
  • record keeping and record retrieval
  • Skill in effectively communicating with individuals from diverse social, ethnic and economic backgrounds 
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with the public, co-workers, and other agencies while dealing with sensitive information and uncomfortable situations
  • Must adhere to ethical standards as set forth by the Sheriff's Office and Utah County Government

Physical Demands:

  • Typically sit at a desk or table
  • Occasionally walk, stand or stoop
  • Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals

How to Apply:

All applicants must fill out the Application and fill out the Questionnaire and submit those by either email  or standard postal mail.

Email BreAnn Wilks at, or the physical address is:
Utah county HIstoric Courthouse, Utah Valley Special Victims Task Force
51 South University Avenue, Suite 105
Provo, Ut 84601

Students can pick up the Application and Questionnaire from Internship Coordinator, Jim McCoy by email ( request or at his physical office LC409.

Wasatch County Victim's Advocate Office Heber

Description: The Wasatch County Victim's Advocate Office is excited to offer an unpaid internship for students who are passionate about pursuing a career as a victim advocate. 

With supervised training the intern will provide the following services to victims of domestic abuse, assault, sexual assault and other violent crimes:

  • Provide the victim with information about the criminal court case, their options, advise them of their rights as a victim, refer them to resources such as legal services, professional counselors and other services that would help them through this difficult time
  • Be a supportive and listening ear
  • Provide advocacy for the victim in court; appear in court as a support person; work with the prosecutor, judges and law enforcement officials in the criminal court system; explain the laws and how the legal system works
  • Help them with reparations as a result of the injuries and abuse
  • Assist the victim in preparing protective orders or stalking orders
  • Assist with clerical work
  • Check in with victims via phone or in person
  • Candidates must pass a criminal background check
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates should be prepared to work with emotionally difficult topics. Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check to be considered for this internship.

How to Apply:

Contact Becky Wehner either by phone 435-657-3300 or by email at

National Conference of State Legislatures

Location: Denver, CO
Company: National Conference of State Legislatures
First posted: May 03, 2019

POSITION: Internship - Criminal Justice Program
SEMESTER: Fall 2019

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.  Our mission is to serve state legislatures and other intergovernmental groups by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C.

$15 per hour, 15-20 hours per week.  Part-time, flexible, variable hour schedule. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institution’s guidelines.

Research assistance to Criminal Justice Program. Fielding, researching, responding to information requests, tracking, summarizing state legislation.

The internship includes working on other special grant project research, writing and assistance to our members to objectively inform state legislative crime policies.

The internship in the CJ Program are designed for mutual benefit – the students get law/legislative experience and NCSL benefits from their research and writing skills to assist our members. The primary function is to assist with information requests, which allows the interns to learn about a myriad of criminal justice issues and policies. In addition, we offer interns other special project research or writing opportunities in the field of criminal justice.

Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate program or in a short waiting period between undergrad and graduate programs / law school and bar admittance. Candidates should possess strong computer and research experience and demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments. Student in law school preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: no later than Friday, May 31, 2019.


The Heritage Community


The Heritage Community is currently seeking to hire direct-care staff for our Elevate Academy. Direct-care staff are Counselors who work directly with our students on our residential, dormitory-like homes. They provide supervised support to guide our students in a forward, therapeutic progression, always with a relationship-based foundation.

Elevate Academy is clinically designed to support adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, resulting in PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment disruptions, etc. Our focus is their stabilization and reengagement in life systems, and to empower our students as they overcome what has created or become an obstacle in their lives. We will hire candidates in this entry-level role who demonstrate the mature ability to be a healthy role model, who are engaging, and can be dynamically attuned to the needs and well-being of our students. Our company provides excellent introductory experience for the treatment field! Our unmatched 19-acre campus is a unique family-based community that gives diverse tools and resources! Come invest in our vision to change lives for a lifetime!


• Full-Time: Will work five days per week, including three weekday shifts, 2:30 – 10:00 PM, and weekend shifts on both Saturday and Sunday, either 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM or 3:00 – 10:00 PM.

• Part-Time: Will work three or four days per week, depending on schedule. Will have one or two weekday shifts, 2:30 – 10:00 PM, and weekend shifts on both Saturday and Sunday, either 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM or 3:00 – 10:00 PM.

Availability will be discussed during the interview process.


• Supervise and mentor the students on assigned home, ensuring the proper implementation of clinical treatment plans and assignments as outlined by the Treatment Team.

• Guide the students and develop close, personal, and emotionally supportive relationships to coach them in their treatment progression.

• Responsible to learn Elevate Academy clinical components efficiently, to be attuned to the specific therapeutic needs of the students.

• Ensure that a healthy, comfortable, safe, and care-giving environment is maintained.

• Supervise the students in their day-to-day activities, including participating in such activities with the them, encouraging and supporting them to develop the skills associated to the tasks.

• Assist leadership in the management of the shift – assuring scheduled events / activities are on time and structured.

• Transport the students to and from off-campus appointments and activities using company vehicles.

• Properly use a variety of mediation and intervention techniques to redirect or calm agitated and emotionally escalated students.

• Understand and implement principles from the book, The Anatomy of Peace, by The Arbinger Institute. This includes being an example of conflict resolution techniques to enhance a culture of excellence.

• Other duties as assigned by the Home Director.


• Aptitude and demonstrated ability in working with and mentoring adolescents, ages 12 – 18.

• A basic awareness of or an eagerness to learn about trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, attachment disorders, etc. Must also show assertiveness to continually improve knowledge and competency for efficient job performance.

• A balance between an engaging, empathetic character, and having the capability to hold proper boundaries and giving consistent responses, to develop healthy and supportive relationships with the students.

• Excellence in decisiveness, problem-solving, organization, and strategic processes to motivate others.

• Ability to remain patient and calm, while mediating escalated situations or students.

• Proficient communication and interpersonal relationship skills.

• Good energy and being physically fit to participate in a range of activities with the students (sports, bike riding, hiking, yoga, swimming, etc.).

• A valid Driver’s License, and no more than one traffic violation on driving record in the past three years to be approved to transport students using company vehicles.

• CPR & First Aid certification, or must obtain certification upon hire.

• Must be at least 21 years of age or older to apply.

• Proficiency and fluency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.


Camp Weequahic

I'm from Camp Weequahic, a private co-ed summer camp in Northeast Pennsylvania, and we're looking for criminal justice students to serve as our daytime security guards and front-gate greeters during our 2019 summer season.


I am hoping that you can pass this information on to students in your department (please let me know if there is a better person to contact). We welcome the opportunity to speak with any interested candidates. 


Our dates for this summer are June 19- August 12, and our contract includes room and board and a travel stipend along with a seasonal salary. We also look forward to supporting students' internship or credit hours.


Please check out our short video and our website at, where you can fill out our online application. For questions or if you have an interest, please feel free to call 877.899.9695, email James at, or check our Facebook page dedicated to our 2019 staff. 

Board of Pardons & Parole

Internship Opportunity: Usually up to 6 positions available each semester (ongoing)

We have projects that require attention to detail, and research within the database and criminal justice system. We also like to let students review files and let us know if there are particular offender populations they would like to know more about during their internship. With the latter, we pair them up with a manager who oversees hearing officials, program specialists and office specialists. There are days where students will have to do some clerical work that isn't as exciting. We invite them to attend hearings at the prison to observe and see how our process works.

Our network for recommendations in the criminal justice and corrections systems is vast, and we would be happy to give well-deserved recommendations for interns who will do well anywhere. 

How to Apply:

Interested students should email their resume to Bev Uipi, Deputy Director, Administrative Services at

Division of Child and Family Services Utah County

Fall Internship Available - apply by April 19th at 11:59 pm

Description: Interns will be able to observe family visits, document court hearings, attend meetings, and assist caseworkers in a variety of tasks. Applicants must be willing to commit to 1-2 full days a week (6-8 hour shifts).

How to Apply:

Interested students can email their resume and statement of intent to Taylor Marble The DCFS Western Region Intern Coordinator at 

DJJS ALTA/Springville Day Skills

 DJJS ALTA Springwater Transition to Adult Living Program Description:

ALTA is a 24/7 residential, 90 day, program meant to transition youth from a long-term secure environment to an independent living environment.  As such, the ALTA program will focus on skills that will help youth to find, and maintain, adequate housing and employment.  In addition, ALTA will continue behavioral treatment programs meant to address Criminogenic Needs related to anti-social cognition, anti-social personality, anti-social associates, substance abuse, education, and leisure activities.  The ALTA program serves youth identified as moderate to high risk.  

The minimum qualifications for both programs include the following:

  • At least 21 years of age. 
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check.  Typically the background looks for serious violations of law which include crimes against children, moral turpitude, and assaults.  

 What we are looking for includes the following:

  • An interest working with at risk youth.
  • The ability to be a positive mentor which includes modeling pro-social behaviors. 
  • A willingness to take an active role as part of the treatment team.  
  • An understanding of positive boundaries.  
  • The ability to maintain a professional demeanor during times of increased stress.  
  • A willingness to accept constructive criticisms and feedback.

This is a non-paid Internship

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter/letter of Intent to Darrell Bingham at, for questions--call Darrell at 801-3197740

Department of Natural Resources Utah(DNR)

Job Title: Park Ranger Aide

Working Title and Assignment: Gate Attendant

Location: Jordanelle State Park, Hailstone and Rock Cliff

Compensation: $11.00/hour



  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and Social Security card (or a US Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card) and must:
  • successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.
  • Computer skills.
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work a set schedule that may include holidays, weekends and nights (not past 10pm).
  • 20-40 hours per week.
  • Must wear the provided uniform.
  • Must be able to perform physical work including sitting and standing for long periods of time. See job description below.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work independently in a tourism


  • Previous experience in Utah State Parks.
  • Advanced computer skills.

Job Description:

  • Greet park guests upon entry.
  • Provide accurate information about the park to guests.
  • Collect fees for camping, day use, and boating activities.
  • Provide information to boaters about Aquatic Invasive Species requirements.
  • Create camping reservations.
  • Follow proper opening and closing procedures.
  • Cleaning of the entrance booth.
  • Shift hours are between 6:45AM and 10:15PM.
  • Position is seasonal. May through mid-October.
  • Indoor and outdoor work.

Contact Information: Natalie Harmon, 435-649-9540,, Application

DNR Rockport State Park

Seasonal Gate Staff:


  • Our gate staff welcomes guest into the park.
  • They collect day-use fees and camp fees.
  • The staff uses a computer base program called Point of Sale (POS) for camping reservations and the collection of fees.
  • Along with the collection of fees the gate staff answers questions, returns phone calls, and takes down messages for the Park Rangers.
  • They also contact vessels for Quagga mussels compliance.
  • The staff gathers information from the boat owner and places this information into the AIS program on tablets.
  • The gate is staffed from 7:00am till 8:00pm Sunday thru Thursday and Friday/Saturday 7:00am till 10:00pm.
  • The staff must be available to work nights and weekends. Hours per week range from 32hr to 38hrs.  

The position is paid--$9.25 per hour

Positions will be filled by the end of March, with a tentative start date of Mid-May.

How To Apply:

Interested students should contact Brian Kurta directly at 435-336-2241 or email him at

DNR Springville Office, Utah Lake

Wildlife Technician I, Aquatic Invasive Species (Springville Office, Deer Cree/Daniels Port of Entry; Utah Lake)

Wildlife Technician I (Aquatic Invasive Species)

Opening date:  ASAP
Closing date:  When filled
Salary:  $10.99 per hour
Location:  Springville Office, Utah (Utah Lake)
Time frame: Approx. from May 15 to August 30, 2017 (possible extension)
Positions available:  TBD
Housing: Not provided          

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available in Springville, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately May 15 to August 30, 2017, with possibility of extension.

Examples of Duties
The successful(s) individual will work within the UDWR’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program, dealing primarily with Quagga/Zebra mussel interdiction and education.  Duties include inspecting and interviewing boaters prior to launching at Utah Lake and using a high-pressure sprayer to decontaminate boats when needed. 

Job Requirements and Skills
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license at time of employment. Applicant should have the ability to work outdoors in a recreational environment.

Preference may be given to applicants with boating experience or who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice, fisheries, or natural resources.   

Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting, and work weekends and holidays.  **Transportation may (depending on residence location of technician) be provided from Springville UDWR to Utah Lake or inspection stations.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume (please include previous work experience and a list of references), copy of college transcripts (unofficial), and a list of current coursework to:

Casey Mickelsen
Central Region AIS Law Enforcement Supervisor
1115 North Main Street
Springville, Utah  84663


For more information, contact Casey Mickelsen by calling 435-469-0438 or emailing

DNR complies with the ADA.  Hearing impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 801-538-7210.

DNR Utah

Job Title: Park Ranger Aide

Working Title and Assignment: Quagga Technician

Location: Jordanelle State Park, Hailstone

Compensation: $11.00/hour

Requirements: Mandatory

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and Social Security card (or a US Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card) and must successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Customer Service skills
  • Must be able to work a set schedule that may include holidays, weekends, and early evenings.
  • 20-40 hours per week.
  • Must wear the provided uniform.
  • Must be able to perform physical work. See job description below.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work independently in a tourism environment. Preferred
  • Previous experience in Utah State Parks
  • Boat experience
  • Maintenance experience

Job Description:

  • Greeting and contacting boaters at the launch ramp for the prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species, Quagga mussels.
  • Perform professional decontaminations for required boats.
  • Provide excellent customer service skills.
  • Complete survey information as required.
  • Enter all boater contact information on required reports on provided tablet.
  • Some maintenance work during down times which may include weed whipping, picking up trash, painting, etc.
  • Shifts are between 7:00AM and 9:30PM.
  • Position is seasonal. April through October.
  • Outdoor work.

Contact Information:  Supervisor: Jason Whittaker • 435-649-9540 •

DNR Utah  - Seasonal Positions

Department of Natural Resources - Seasonal Positions 

Rangers are unique law enforcement officers, as we have tasks that no other city or county officers may have. We hire roughly 20 seasonal staff members each summer, and do several internships a year. Often times we are able to hire an intern if a position is available. A person may chose to solely intern and shadow a Ranger ~ via a ride a long, and be given tasks that Rangers do for their credit. Or if they are an employee, along with their assigned tasks we include the intern on meetings, some ride along(s), and other things most employees don't get to participate in. This is to (a) fill a need in the park, and (b) get the intern experience in this unique and rewarding career. 

Here is the link to more information, and the jobs we have available this summer:

Michael Sovine, Hiring Manager - Deer Creek State Park 

Fourth District Juvenile Court Provo

Description: This is an unpaid internship opportunity.  The days available to participate in the internship are flexible, Monday through Thursday, but the time of day is set and intern/volunteer must be available for the shift of 1pm to 7pm. This opportunity is on hold until 2020.

Volunteer/Intern Opportunities include:

  • Gain a working and practical knowledge of the Juvenile Court System. 
  • Develop skills for working with at risk youth.  
  • Opportunity to work in a team environment. 
  • Learn group management skills. 
  • Opportunities for practical applications of your school learning theories.
  • Hands on experience with evidence based practices and what works principles.
  • Practice and development of motivational interviewing skills. 

Contact Jerry Oler for details on how to apply at 801-354-7200 or email at

Jordanelle State Park, Hailstone - Volunteer/Aide

Job Title: Park Ranger Aide

Working Title and Assignment: Traffic Control
Location: Jordanelle State Park, Hailstone
Compensation: $11.00/hour

Requirements: Mandatory

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and Social Security card (or a US Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card) and must successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to work a set schedule that will include holidays and weekend. Day shifts only.
  • 16 hours per week (24 hours on holiday weeks).
  • Must wear the provided uniform.
  • Must be able to perform physical work.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work independently in a tourism environment.


  • Previous experience in Utah State Parks.
  • Experience with large events or crowd control.

Job Description:

  •  Traffic Control duties at the park’s main entrance, Hailstone.
  •  Ensure traffic flow at the park’s main ramp and day use areas.
  •  Oversee volunteers assisting with traffic control.
  •  Patrol parking lots on a golf cart or OHV assessing parking needs and solving problems.
  •  Speaking with guests and maintaining control.
  •  Installation of signs as needed.
  •  Shifts are generally 7AM – 3:30PM or 8AM – 4:30PM.
  •  Position is seasonal. May through September.
  •  Outdoor work.
How To Apply:
Contact Information: Supervisor: Jason Whittaker, 435-649-9540,

Jordanelle State Park, Hailstone and Rock Cliff - Park Ranger Aide

Job Title: Park Ranger Aide
Working Title and Assignment: Maintenance
Location: Jordanelle State Park, Hailstone
Compensation: $11.00/hour

Requirements: Mandatory

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and Social Security card (or a US Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card) and must successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to work a set schedule that may include holidays and weekend.

Day shifts only.

  • 20-40 hours per week.
  • Must wear the provided uniform.
  • Must be able to perform physical work.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work independently in a tourism environment.


  • Previous experience in Utah State Parks.
  • Maintenance experience.
  • Trade skills – plumbing, irrigation, grounds, carpentry, etc.

Job Description:

  •  Cleaning and general maintenance of park facilities.
  •  Second cleaning of restrooms on a daily basis.
  •  Complete cleaning of showers as needed.
  •  Cleaning of day use picnic areas including tables, grills, cement pads, and litter pick up.
  •  General garbage clean up.
  •  Occasional cleaning of Event Center wedding reception (early mornings).
  •  Customer Service skills.
  •  Cleaning of two park cabins.
  •  Lawn mowing and weed whacking grounds.
  •  Assistance in making various repairs.
  •  Installing signs and painting posts.
  •  Shifts are generally 7AM – 3:30PM or 9AM – 5:30PM.
  •  Position is seasonal. May through September.
  •  Outdoor work.
How To Apply:
Contact Information: Supervisor: Darren Carlson, 435-649-9540, 

Juvenile Justice Services


Slate Canyon, Springville Observation & Assessment (O&A), and Lightning Peak are all facilities within the Division Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS) who operates under the direction of the State of Utah Human Services.  DJJS classifies all youth based on levels (low, moderate, & high) of delinquency risk and further seeks to reduce this risk.  This is important to understanding in discussing the differences between Lighting Peak and O&A.     

Slate Canyon Youth Center serves youth as a detention and long-term program that is structured similarly to a county jail where youth can be booked by law enforcement for violations of the Utah criminal code or can be ordered by a judge to serve a specific number of days as a sanction for continued delinquency. Slate Canyon Long-Term is structured as a youth prison facility where youth will serve a minimum of 6 months.

Lightning Peak is an Early Intervention facility for moderate risk youth.  Youth are often ordered to complete the Lightening Peak program as a sanction for continued delinquency.  Lightening Peak provides youth a more structured environment to complete community service hours as well as specific psychoeducation programming intended to strengthen families.        

Springville Observation & Assessment (O&A) is a mid-entry facility for moderate to high risk youth.  Youth are ordered to complete O&A when issues causing delinquency are not clear.  Youth at O&A spend 45 days in a residential treatment setting where clinical staff complete psychological assessments and facility staff complete protective and risk assessments.  The nature of O&A is meant to discover sources of delinquency and to further structure appropriate interventions to decrease risk.  In addition to the assessment process, youth engage in substance abuse, decision making, and family psychoeducation groups.    

Applicants for Slate Canyon must be 21 years of age or older. Applicants for all centers must be able to pass a background check.

How to Apply:
Contact Crystal Leuk by phone at 801-491-0130--she can walk you through the rest of the application process

State of Utah Office of the Attorney General Salt Lake City

 Description: The intern is paired with one of the several divisions of their choosing with the exception of the Investigations Division. Here the intern is exposed to the daily processes and functions of the chosen division and are given the opportunity to assist the division where necessary.

 You will need: 

  • Cover Letter 
  • Internship Application 
  • Current Resume, including three references 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation 
  • Current Transcript from your University or College 
  • Three-page Writing Sample

Visit the Utah Office of the Attorney General website at

Utah Bureau of Forensic Services/State Crime Laboratory Salt Lake City(*)

Description: Your internship will require you to work designated hours at the crime lab. We will do everything possible to make your experience as broad as possible. However, if you are trained in a particular assignment (e.g., chemistry) you may spend most of your time doing that work. Contact with us (the laboratory) should be at least one to two semesters in advance of your anticipated application for internship.

The Following are a few educational prerequisites that you must meet in order to be considered for an internship:

  • Pursuing a degree in a science discipline, i.e. chemistry, biology, microbiology, physical science, forensic science, criminalistics, etc.
  • Achieved a junior status (at a minimum) in college
  • A letter of recommendation from the university that you will receive credit from, if you are receiving credit from your school.
  • Familiarity with general laboratory safety procedures
  • Conversant with criminal investigations and the need for prudent confidentiality
  • Working knowledge of ethical scientific practices

Apply at Utah Bureau of Forensic Service's website.

Utah Dispute Resolution Salt Lake City

Description: Utah Dispute Resolution (UDR) is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing mediation services and training on conflict resolution to residents in Utah. Mediation is a voluntary, collaborative approach to resolving disputes using the assistance of an impartial, third party. Interns will have the opportunity to work with case managers and clients, observe the mediation process and assist with document processing and collection.

Apply online at Utah Dispute Resolution's website.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

Domestic Violence LinkLine Advocate

Salary: $12-$14 per hour
Job Description: The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC) is a team of non-profit, community-based victim service provider organizations working to create a state where domestic and sexual violence is intolerable.

The Domestic Violence LINKLine Advocate is responsible for answering incoming calls to the LINKLine during allotted day shifts and is expected to competently provide crisis intervention, resources, and referrals, and listening support to survivors in a non-judgmental and trauma-informed manner. This role is also expected to enhance resource material available to callers.

  • Answer incoming calls during allotted day shifts on the LINKLine in a supportive, non-judgmental manner, utilizing the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) with callers to support safety planning and refer callers to appropriate resources.
  • Provide 1:1 advocacy work for individuals as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of calls received, resources provided and referrals made. 
  • Assist with data entry, filing and updating resources in service directory.
  • Work to enhance the LINKLine program, its reach, and overall services provided. 
  • Attend ongoing training in line with organizational requirements.
  • Attend quarterly meetings with LINKLine advocates and volunteers.
  • Other tasks as requested.

  • Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to listen to people in stressful situations; to hear and assess clients’ need(s), and to convey accurate information.
  • Prior experience of staffing crisis lines/ providing direct advocacy preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker a plus.

This is a part-time, hourly (non-exempt) position paying $12-$14 per hour (DOE) for 10-20 hours per week. Unfortunately, benefits are not available for this part-time position.

  • Please send a cover letter, resume, up to three professional references, and any relevant portfolio material to Chris Davies via email (, fax (801-521-5548) or by regular mail (UDVC, 124 S 400 E, Suite 300, SLC, UT 84111). No telephone calls, please.
  • This position is “Open until filled” - applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • Applicants are subject to mandatory pre-employment security background checks.
  • UDVC is an equal opportunity employer for all person without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.
Location: Salt Lake City
Status: Part-Time

• Please send a cover letter, resume, up to three professional references, and any relevant portfolio material to Chris Davies via email (, fax (801-521-5548) or
Closing Date: Open until filled



Federal Internships & Resources

Cencore, National Security Internship

Internship Overview: Spend 8 months working at a government facility as an Access Control Specialist in the Washington DC area for CenCore. 

Benefits Include:

  • A TOP SECRET security clearance sponsored by CenCore.
  • $12-20/hour up to 40 hours per week plus holiday or overtime pay
  • Worthwhile networking, training, and experience for future career opportunities
  • Attend monthly lectures by professionals in government careers


  • Monitoring and controlling access into customer’s facilities
  • Operating and ensuring the proper administrative control of equipment
  • Conducting random inspections to circumvent entry of prohibited/restricted items into customer’s facilities
  • Operating metal detectors, X-ray equipment, explosive detection, and other equipment at pedestrian/equipment control points
  • Monitoring closed circuit television systems, intrusion detection systems, fire alarm systems
  • Dispatching response personnel as necessary

 Students can apply at or contact Taylor Bond, Director of Campus Internships at

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Internships are offered every semester of the year for various positions. Applicants should expect to submit their application 9 -12 months before the intended semester of the internship.

Directorate of Operations (covert arm of the agency) internships are only offered only for the Summer semesters and are available to freshman students only. Interested candidates should expect to apply 18 months before the intended semester of the internship. Applicants must be available to complete a 90-day internship for two consecutive summers. 

For more details and to apply visit the CIA website.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

 Unpaid Internship Opportunities:

Denver, Colorado Springs and Cheyenne


  1. Administrative duties, including but not limited to, data entry, categorizing paperwork, power-point presentations.
  2. Operational Duties such as monitoring trackers and pole cameras, redacting, telephone toll analysis, participate in demand reduction activities, observe courtroom testimony, discovery participation, liaison with State and local counter parts, and assisting Special Agents with the collection of evidence.

Students can only apply during open season enrollment periods!!

Open Season Enrollment:          

January for Summer Internship

May for Fall Internship

September for Spring Internship

How to Apply:

All interested students should email Kimberly Setchfield at

Application processing time can take 3-4 months

Visit our website for current information:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Internships are offered to students of all levels and a wide range of majors. Internships operate on a 10 week summer program where students work alongside FBI employees. 

For more details on the program and to apply visit the FBI website.

Practising Law Institute

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a small team of enthusiastic interns to join PLI for an 8-week internship program this summer. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 

The internship program beings the first week in June and concludes the last week in July. Typical work schedule is M-Th 9-5, F 9-3.

US Forrest Service

Recreation Fee Program Crew (Collection Officer/Developed Recreation/Forest Protection Officer)

Program Manager:Virginia Daniel - or 435-783-4338

Duty Station: Kamas, UT & Heber City, UT (Also ask us about Evanston, Wyoming & Bear River – Collection Officer/Visitor Info duties only)

Paid Positions

Employee assignments include duties from 3 different areas:

  • As Designated Fee Collection Officers and agents of the federal government, you will be responsible for the collection, safeguarding, and accounting of recreation fees.  Employees must be able to comply with all Forest Service fee collection policies. Employees will sell a variety of passes.  Work consists of staffing one information booth located along SR-150, as well as performing compliance at fee sites located along the Mirror Lake Highway. 

As a uniformed representative of the USFS, collection officers must uphold their image and carry out the organization goals and mission.  This work has high levels of visitor contact answering questions regarding all aspects of the Heber-Kamas Ranger District and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF.

  • Developed Recreation duties include cleaning recreation sites, and maintaining developed facilities such as restrooms, day use sites, interpretive sites and trailheads, etc. 

Duties may also consist of painting facilities’, repairing recreation infrastructure, building/installing signs and interpretive info at various sites.  You will assist with cleaning of work stations, helping with routine maintenance of vehicles, and as needs arise you may assist other work program areas throughout the season.

  • Forest Protection Officers will spend considerable time educating visitors about Forest Policy, as well as enforce Federal Law concerning resource and use issues.  This is not a guaranteed duty; a determination will be made to send candidates to a 40-hour FPO class.  Travel may be necessary.

This work is physically demanding as you will need to be able to lift heavy materials, and be able to work in variable conditions. Employees will also be required to learn practices and techniques to perform recreation work assignments, as well as learn rules and regulations to better serve the public.

Employees of this crew must be able to speak clearly and confidently with all manner of visitors. This crew is frequently involved with handling emergency situations.  We will provide CPR/First Aid and Wilderness First Aid (if a class is offered) Training. 

Employees of this crew will gain work experience with tool use, knowledge of forest policy and specific management practices related to Recreation.  Weekends and Holidays are required work days for this crew.

How to Apply: Go to the job announcement numbers below to apply for the jobs.

For other questions--contact Nicholas Brown at 435-671-0821

USAJobs Annoncement:

17-TEMP-R4-0462-3REC-DT (GS-3)
17-TEMP-R4-0462-4RECA-DT (GS-4)


Forest Protection Officer Crew:

Program Manager: Nicholas Brown ( 435-654-7230

Duty Station: Kamas, UT

Paid Position

The majority of time spent in this position is educating visitors about forest policy, and enforcing federal law concerning resource and use issues.

Other assigned duties consist of maintenance work needed in the field including fence repair/replacement, signage installation, route closures, facility cleaning, etc.  Other duties could also be assigned

This work is physically demanding as you will need to be able to lift heavy materials, work long hours and be able to work in variable conditions. Employees will be required to work with the public in a uniformed position at all times. 

Employees of this crew must be able to speak clearly and confidently with all manner of visitors. Wilderness First Aid or above training is highly recommended.

How to Apply: Go to and enter the announcement numbers below.

For other questions call Nicholas Brown at 435-671-0821

USAJobs Announcement:



United States Intelligence Community

The Intelligence Community is a collection of 17 separate United States intelligence organizations that focus on the collection and delivering of important information to the president, government officials, policymakers, law enforcement, and military communities in an effort to protect the country. Such organizations include the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

To view more information and to apply for internships, click on the U.S. Intelligence Community Student Programs page.

US Marshals Service Utah

United States Marshals Service Internship Opportunity 

You will work with deputies and administrative staff from the U.S. Marshals Service Offices in Salt Lake City, UT for a semester and observe first-hand the duties and responsibilities of the men and women who comprise the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. These responsibilities include, Judicial Security, Prisoner Services, and Fugitive Investigations. You may also be able to take part in various training activities to include arrest techniques, room and building clearing scenarios and firearms training. 

Internship Available: Summer, Fall, Spring 

Deadlines: March 1, 2019 (Summer 2019) 

Agency Minimum Qualifications: 

Be a junior or senior with at least 3.0 GPA (depends on college requirements) 

Be a United States Citizen 

Pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration (depends on college requirements)

Receive a recommendation from University Faculty 

Complete an Interview 

Pass a Background Investigation 

Agency Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with the public and high-ranking government officials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consume large amounts of data and to present data in public

Internship Description: Unpaid 

Investigative Ops (30%) Data analysis, compiling arrest data, use of USMS computer systems, data entry. May include shadow and observe enforcement Deputies (Class 1, Task Force, CPAT, OCDEFT) Court Operations (30%) Attend court hearings, work in cellblock, shadow the Civil Process Deputy, and assist with other projects as they arise Firearms Training (5%) Meet with a Firearms Instructor to go over USMS Course of Fire and go to the range Judicial Security Unit (5%) Shadow Judicial Security Inspector on daily duties and courthouse operations Collateral Duties (20%) Assist Deputies with collateral duties such as Motor Vehicles, Property, or Training District Management (5%) Meet and greet with District Managers Law Enforcement Liaison (5%) Meet and greet with other federal agencies such as Probation, Pre-Trial, FBI, DSS, etc. 

Purpose of the Internship:

The US Marshals Service Interns are held to a high standard of excellence and conduct. Our program is designed to expose you to the missions of the Department of Justice and the Marshals Service.

Additional Information:

Applicants must be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check prior to acceptance into the program. This process generally takes 60 days or more.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Jim McCoy at

For Questions:

Please contact Deputy Andy Desmond at (801) 323 2560 or via email at

Expected Contact:

We will contact you via email with the application packet and a more information about what to expect during the application process and the internship if you are selected. 

Contact Person: Intern Coordinator Deputy Andy Desmond (801) 323 2560 or via email at or Supervisory Deputy Dan Juergens at Agency/Organization Website link: https://www.USMarshals.Gov

United States Postal Inspection Service Salt Lake City

Description: Interns will work closely with Postal Inspectors and other United States Postal Inspection Service employees. Interns may be involved in conducting case/report reviews, preparing memoranda for interviews, entering and analyzing data, interacting with customers, accessing sensitive databases, conducting research, surveillance, attending meeting with prosecutors/law enforcement, and other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

Contact Melissa Noyes at 801-863-5404 or email her at, she will set you up with an application 


Several federal departments use USAJOBS to post their jobs and internships. Interested candidates are often required to submit an application through this website.

Go to and click on "Find Internships". On the left-hand side of the page you can refine your search by clicking "Department and Agency" where you'll be able to find internships based on your department of interest (Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, etc.)


You can browse through openings among the various departments by going to

Other Resources

The below links are websites for various federal departments and agencies that offer information on what they do, career options, internships programs, tips on how to get a job/internship, and how to join the organization. While internships and jobs are typically posted through USAJOBS for these organizations, their websites are a source for valuable information.

US Customs and Border Protection

US Department of Homeland Security

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives

United States Secret Service

US Department of Justice




Scholarship Opportunity



KF&B Law Academic Scholarship. 

The members of our law team remember how hard it was to pay for education to become the amazing lawyers they are today. Therefore, as a way to pay it forward to others, they have created the $1000 KF&B Law Academic Scholarship, which is in its second year, to help one student lessen their financial burden from school.

Here are some details below:


  • High school seniors who have already been accepted into a college or university.
  • Current college students who haven’t reached their final year.
  • International students that have been accepted into a US college or university.


KF&B wants to hear your answer to the following question in the form of a 500-word essay:

“Who is your greatest role model”?

Submission Deadline:

The deadline for submissions is May 1st, 2020.

Winner Selection:

The KF&B scholarship committee will select a winner once the submission deadline approaches. The winner will be contacted no later than the first week of June 2020. The winner will have 2 weeks to respond to confirm their information or a new winner will be selected. Once a winner’s information has been confirmed KF&B will award $1000 to the student’s financial aid department at their school.

The $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner’s school’s financial aid department.

Please share the link below with the correct departments and any interested students.