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PSY-4890 Organizations - Intern Placement



Address & Phone

5715 So. 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121


Contact Ask for volunteer coordinator.
Population 420 students grades 9-12 9am-3:40pm, mostly first generation college students.
Responsibilities Mentoring and tutoring high school and working with teachers on special projects. Must have a working knowledge of math, science, engineering, or history.
Training Orientation and background check.
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents

Bach Harrison, L.L.C.

Address & Phone

116 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 359-2064


Edward Ho

(801) 359-2064 x104

Population Psychologists and researchers who administer and evaluate surveys
Responsibilities Logging survey data, evaluating current programs, recording results from various surveys, cutting of surveys and printing and binding reports. (Not available every semester, depending on workload)
Training Background check
Focus Non-Clinical

Boys And Girls Club

Address & Phone

669 South 200 East #100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 322-4411


Carly Cahoon

(801) 322-4411

Population 6 to 18 year-olds
Responsibilities Helping with after school programs; Typical hours are Monday-Friday 3-6 pm
Training Informational seminar and a background check
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents

Camp Kostopolus

Address & Phone

4180 Emigration Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84108



Kristy King, Program Manager

801-582-0700 ext.109

Population People of all abilities. Specific programs to serve kids, teens and adults with disabilities and special medical needs. Campers are able to go fishing, camping, ride horse, work on arts and crafts, etc.
Responsibilities Assisting camp participants in group activities like horseback riding, swimming, watching movies, dance parties, arts and crafts and cross country skiing.
Focus Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults

The Children's Center

Address & Phone

350 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, 
5242 South 4820 West, Kearns, UT 84118

801-578-2329 (SLC) and (801) 966-4251 (Kearns)


Leslie Durham

Population Therapeutic preschool for children (2-6) with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Fifty percent also have speech problems. 2-3yr.-olds in AM session: 4-6 yr.-olds in PM session.
Responsibilities Assist therapists in classroom-type setting. Each classroom has 9 children and 2 therapists. Help children develop positive social interaction skills. Must enjoy working with young children.
Focus Clinical, Children

Easter Seals Rocky Northern Mountain - Peer Connections Program

Address & Phone

5715 South 1300 East , Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

(801) 244 3177, Fax: 801-582-5540


Jacquelynn Bradley, Peer Connections & Transition Specialist

Population Adolescents with high-functioning autism.
Responsibilities Peer Connections is a transition program designed to help students ages 16-22 with high-functioning autism (HFA) establish and enhance their relational skills, while exploring work and career activities. This is done in different locations, such as the Leo.
Training Check with Jacquelynn.
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents, Adults

Head Start

Address & Phone

1307 South 900 West, SLC, UT 84104



Shay, Volunteer Coordinator

Population Low-income and/or high-risk preschool children and their families.
Responsibilities Assisting the families and children (e.g., reading to them, playing educational games, assisting teaching staff with classroom activities and field trips, etc.).
Training Orientation meeting (contact volunteer coordinator).
Focus Non-Clinical, Children

International Rescue Committee

Address & Phone

221 South 400 West, P.O. Box 3988, Salt Lake City, UT 84110

(801) 883-8456, Fax: (801) 328-1094


Lyn Spataro, Volunteer Coordinator

Population International refugees
Responsibilities Volunteers can work with children and families to obtain citizenship, tutoring, employment and resettlement.
Training A background check is needed for any volunteers aged 18 years or older. We ask anyone interested to attend one of our monthly volunteer information sessions, current and future dates can be found online at, once an application has been approved.
Focus Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Juvenile Justice Services

Address & Phone

3900 South 61 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

(801) 265-7500


L. Kevin Newsom, Statewide Volunteer Contact

(801) 265-5964

Population Youth that have been placed in various programs around Utah that range from 24-hour lock down facilities to community placements and early intervention services.
Responsibilities Implement behavior management programs and mentor/tutor youth individually and in groups.
Training Must be 21 years old or older. Orientation and background check required. Come prepared with ideas of what you would like to do and how you want to contribute (e.g., shadow assessments, treatment or court process; programming awareness).
Focus Clinical, Adolescents

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Utah (NAMI)

Address & Phone

1600 West 2200 South, Suite 202, West Valley City, UT 84119

(801) 323-9900


Use website to apply for volunteer positions.

Population Individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illness (mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, etc.) and their family members. We provide free peer education, support and advocacy.
Responsibilities Shadowing peer mentors as they talk to people who are calling or coming in, attending education classes or support groups for individuals and family members, attending mental health court, assisting with office work. We have daytime and evening groups.
Training Application and 1-hour orientation
Focus Clinical, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions

Address & Phone

1522 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City,UT 84105

(801) 467-1200


Nicole Garduno, ACMHC

Population Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions, L.L.C. provides an array of quality mental health and substance abuse/addiction services to individuals, couples, and families. The service population includes people of all age ranges. Our treatment team provides evidenevidence-based treatment in order to identify behavioral health interventions for specific problems.
Responsibilities Contact Ilse.
Training Contact Ilse.
Focus Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Rape Recovery Center

Address & Phone

2035 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

(801) 467-7282


Mara Haight

(801) 467-7282 (x221)

Population Survivors of sexual assault and rape (and their family members).
Responsibilities Answering the crisis line, intervention at hospital (serving as advocate for rape victim), educating the public, and assisting with office work. Crisis line coverage is scheduled in shifts, everyday: 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, 5pm-10pm and 10pm-9am.
Training Crisis Line, Hospital Response and Education volunteers are mandated by the state to take the intensive 40-hour advocacy training by the Utah Coalition against Sexual Assault (UCASA). This class covers all aspects of sexual assault and crisis intervention.
Focus Clinical, Adolescents

Refugee and Immigrant Center of the Asian Association of Utah

Address & Phone

155 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101



Anthony Roberts, Director of Community Wellness Services


Population Our mission is to improve the quality of life of refugees and other immigrants. We provide culturally-sensitive and language-specific social services that include education, employment services, advocacy, mental health treatment, domestic violence counsel.
Responsibilities Aid in conducting youth leadership programs, after school programs, and tutoring for refugee and immigrant youth. May also participate in clinical intakes and resettlement processes.
Training Orientation and background check.
Focus Clinical, Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults

The Road Home

Address & Phone

210 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101



Chelsey Rasmussen

Craig Foster

Population The Road Home is a non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness throughout Utah.
Responsibilities Volunteers assist at the front desks of the different types of shelters. They help answer questions and problem solve with residents of the facilities. Sometimes, a volunteer may help check bags and answer phone calls.
Training Orientation and Background Check are required. Please email Chelsey for more details.-
Focus Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Address & Phone

935 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 363-4663


Lauren Willie, Volunteer & Guest Relations Manager

(801) 363-4663

Focus Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services

Address & Phone

177 West Price Ave. (3610 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84115



Mike Zaranakis

Population Abused, neglected, and at risk children and youth 0-18 in shelter care. Children 0-11 are in the Christmas Box House and youth 12-18 are in separate Boy's and Girl's Group homes.
Responsibilities Provide one-on-one mentoring and interaction with youth; participate in activities and playtime; engage youth in conversation and build a meaningful relationship with youth as a caring adult.
Focus Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents

Salt Lake Peer Court

Address & Phone

Madison Courthouse 645 S 200 E Suite 101, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 322-1815


Atusa / Andrea  Bennion Center Representatives

Population Adolescents and teens who are currently standing trial. (Ages 9-18). Salt Lake Peer Court works to combat the disproportionate involvement of low-income and minority students in America's school to prison pipeline by providing youth who commit minor offenses with an alternative to the Juvenile Court system.
Responsibilities Assisting the youth and their families in navigating the court system. Involvement in programs and activities that can serve as substitutes for incarceration (such as drug and alcohol rehab programs, etc.)
Training To be involved in this placement, you must be able to attend court every Monday from 5:30- 8:00 PM at the Madison Courthouse. In addition, you must be present at the first training on January 5th at that time.
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents

Sandy Counseling Centers

Address & Phone

8148 So. Highland Dr. C-8, Sandy, UT 84093

(801) 944-1666


Jenny Bates

Population Shadowing in one or more groups (Domestic Violence, Dual Focus (DV with related substance abuse), Anger Management, DUI, Substance Abuse, Parenting, Thinking Errors, Possibly child witness DV. It may be possible to sit in on assessments and individual sessions.
Responsibilities Participate in the clinical group setting, assist with proposed research (in ongoing), admin. opportunities, etc.
Training In addition to the clinical experience you would receive training in our monthly team training meeting, option to sit in on clinical training sessions and staff meetings. You would receive training on confidentiality and code of conduct.
Focus Clinical, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

South Valley Services (Domestic Violence Shelter)

Address & Phone

(Location is only known to volunteers, staff and those utilizing the shelter.)

(801) 255-1095


Cari Bobo  Basic Needs Advocate/ Donations and Volunteer Coordinator

(801) 255-1095 ext. 202

Population South Valley Sanctuary provides safe shelter and supportive services to men, women and children who have been forced to leave their homes due to the violence perpetrated by a family member.
Responsibilities Serve as a victim advocate through answering phone calls made to the 24/7 help hotline. Make appropriate referrals and also help complete special projects to raise awareness about domestic violence and also support events for abuse survivors living in the
Training Background Check and on-the-job training.
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Third District Juvenile Court: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program

Address & Phone

450 South State, Suite W 22, P.O. Box 140403, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-0403

(801) 574-1472


Heather Allen   Third District CASA Coordinator

Population Abused or neglected children.
Responsibilities Thorough case investigation, monitoring of the case, positive relationships with the child, assistance in securing needed services, and advocacy.
Training 32 hour training, pass a criminal background check, and personal interview. 1 year time commitment. Students need to be at least 21 years of age.
Focus Clinical, Children

Third District Juvenile Court: Village Project Mentor Program

Address & Phone

450 South State, Suite W 22, Salt Lake City, UT 84114

(801) 957-7889, FAX: (801) 238-7734


Alicia Lucero

Population Court ordered disadvantaged youth.
Responsibilities One-on-one mentoring of youth meeting 1 hour a week for at least 6 months. Monthly meeting/trainings, submit monthly progress reports summarizing the activities you and your mentee did in the previous month.
Training Must be at least 21. Application, background check, 3 references, interview, training, view court in process.
Focus Clinical, Children

U.S. Dream Academy

Address & Phone

1155 S Glendale Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

(801) 973-9494


Kristina Muck

Population 2nd - 8th grade students who have a history of incarceration in their family and/or are at-risk of failing school. Our program is based in a Title 1, bi-lingual charter school.
Responsibilities Participate in one to one or small group mentoring, building a trusting relationship.
Training Orientation and background check.
Focus Non-Clinical, Children, Adolescents

Utah AIDS Foundation

Address & Phone

1408 South 1100 East , Salt Lake City, UT 84105

(801) 487-2323


Tyler Fisher

Population Utah AIDS Foundation empowers people living in the Intermountain region who are living with HIV and AIDS to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Responsibilities Volunteers assist staff and other volunteers in the management and implementation of UAF programs. Internship opportunities available (contact Tyler Fisher).
Training 1 hour orientation and 1 hour UAF agency tour.
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly


Address & Phone

There are nine locations in the Salt Lake Valley.

(801) 533-0485


John Lyman   Volunteer Coordinator

Population Adolescents and Teens. (Ages 9-18)
Responsibilities YouthCity fosters positive youth development in Salt Lake City by providing out of school opportunities for social, emotional, skills, character, and citizenship development in an in inclusive environment. Assisting in after-school programming. Mentoring, teaching classes, group activities, art shows, etc.
Training Background Check and Orientation are required. Speak to John about which of the nine programs would be the best fit for you.
Focus Non-Clinical, Adolescents

YWCA / Family Justice Center

Address & Phone

322 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 537-8601, Fax: (801) 355-2826


Yen Nguyen   Volunteer Coordinator

Population Contact Ilse
Responsibilities Contact Ilse
Training Contact Ilse
Last Updated: 7/9/19