Traditional Field Study Catalog - Clinical & Counseling

Last Updated 2/6/2024

About Behavior Consulting (Site #25.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: FULL    Winter: FULL    Spring: FULL     Summer 2023: No
Placement Type: In-person 
Placements available: 1           Length of Commitment: 3 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 201 S Anita Dr, Suite 203 Orange Ca 92868
Hours of Operation: 2:30-8:00                        
Site Website: https://abcaba.org
Main Contact: Kimberly Garcia               Title: Associate Clinical Director
Email Address: kgarcia@abcaba.org         Phone: (657) 252-0894

About the Organization:
Behavior Interventionist are responsible for assisting behavior analysts and case managers to implement treatment plans which consist of behavior reduction and skill acquisition programs. The candidate will work with the individuals implementing the treatment established by the clinical team within their home in collaboration with the BCBA and the case manager. General Accountabilities Model and prompt activities to train self-care practices. Converses with the individuals to promote social skills and social interaction. Accompanies families in community outings. Observes and documents behaviors in order to facilitate assessment and development of treatment goals. Maintain strict confidentiality. Be comfortable working in homes (studio apt., housing projects, etc.) of families with limited resources. Attend training to acquire further knowledge. Provide services based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, including behavior management, discrete trial training, social skills training, and caregiver education to clients with developmental disabilities and their families.

Placement Job Description: Behavior Interventionist are responsible for assisting behavior analysts and case managers to implement treatment plans which consist of behavior reduction and skill acquisition programs. The candidate will work with the individuals implementing the treatment established by the clinical team within their home in collaboration with the BCBA and the case manager.

  • General Accountabilities Model and prompt activities to train self-care practices.
  • Converses with the individuals to promote social skills and social interaction.
  • Accompanies families in community outings.
  • Observes and documents behaviors in order to facilitate assessment and development of treatment goals.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Be comfortable working in homes (studio apt., housing projects, etc.) of families with limited resources.
  • Attend training to acquire further knowledge.
  • Provide services based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, including behavior management, discrete trial training, social skills training, and caregiver education to clients with developmental disabilities and their families.

Requirements (subject to change)

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or associate degree (in progress) in a behavioral health or related field.
  • Driver's License
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (training available)
  • Data Collection (training available)
  • Pass FBI/DOJ clearance through Live Scan (paid for by us)
  • Must be available to work between the hours 2:30pm-8pm AND be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Working with children, and teenagers
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Service orientation
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Active listening
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish)
  • Physical Demands
  • Able to work prolonged periods of time in an environment with fluctuating temperature ranges
  • Able to stand prolonged periods of time
  • Able to frequently lift up to 25 pounds with or without assistance
  • Location Services are provided at the home of the patient.
  • Multiple cases will consist from driving to one home to another (drive time and mileage are reimbursed)
  • Trainings and meetings will be at the office in Orange or virtually.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required
How to Apply: careers@abcaba.org.


Bloom Foundation  (Site #21.1) 

Accepting students for Fall: NO  Winter: NO  Spring: NO   Summer 2023: NO
Placement type: Hybrid 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):  14271 Jeffrey Rd #282 Irvine, CA 92620
Hours of Operation: M-F 2-5pm                            
Site Website: hellobloom.org
Main Contact: Andi Kay                                 Title: Executive Director 
Email Addressandi@hellobloom.org          Phone: 949 899 7877

About the Organization:

Bloom Foundation empowers girls by providing an inclusive community and essential tools to build emotional resilience and bloom with confidence as leaders. Bloom provides social-emotional learning programs to help encourage teen girls to grow through what they go through.

Placement Job Description:

We are looking for:

Community Manager Intern:

  •  Helping with content planning and creation for an online community
  •  Moderating and reading through content
  •  Posting regularly and encouraging members to share

Facilitator Intern:

  •  Assisting Lead Facilitator with weekly social-emotional learning based lessons
  •  Helping to prepare materials

Outreach Intern:

  •  Sending communications out to schools and organizations for potential partnerships
  •  Attending events in the community to represent Bloom Foundation
  •  Researching opportunities for collaboration

Requirements (subject to change):

  • College student pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Experience and/or interest in working with middle school students.
  • Interest in mental well-being and female empowerment.
  • Communication skills.
  • Computer/Technology skills.
  • Driver's License.
  • Complete Background Check.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required; Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Andi Kay at andi@hellobloom.org. Please also include placement dates and mention of UCI School of Social Ecology Field Study Program.

 


 

Clinical Buddy Inc (Site #617.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: YES   Winter: YES     Spring: YES   Summer 2024: YES 
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available:  2       Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable): REMOTE  
Hours of Operation:  M-F, 9-5 PST                             
Site Websitewww.clinicalbuddy.com
Main Contact: Mr. Ross Hatley                          Title: Chief Financial Officer 
Email Addressross@clinicalbuddy.com           Phone: 530-710-8482

About the Organization:

Clinical Buddy is a woman-owned healthcare consulting firm focused on 1) custom training & continuing education, 2) team & leadership development, and 3) business/government solutions.

Founded in 2023 by a Clinical Psychologist, NASA strategic consultant, and an LMFT Clinical Director, it has grown to a network of over 90 mid to late career experts.

Together they “create a world where care professionals thrive,” by reinvigorating clinical teams through custom training plans, providing executive support within its Leadership Lab, and insightful organizational and business solutions. Clinical Buddy has served a variety of for-profit, non-profit, university, and government clients.
 

Placement Job Description

Clinical Buddy is a Northern California-based mental health consulting firm that is dedicated to creating a world where care professionals thrive.We bring wisdom, authenticity, and trust to all of our client interactions, whether they be therapists, doctors, psychologists, teachers, or first responders. If you want to be a buddy to those who dedicate their lives to caring for others, apply today!
   

Clinical Buddy is seeking a detail-oriented and highly organized Program Coordinator Intern to join our team.

As a Program Coordinator Intern, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing virtual events, consulting engagements, and conferences related to mental health and psychoeducation. This is a remote position that offers flexibility and the opportunity to contribute to the success of impactful events in the mental health field.
   
   Responsibilities:

  •    Assist Program Managers in planning and coordinating virtual events, consulting engagements, and conferences, ensuring all logistical aspects are covered, such as scheduling, speaker coordination, registration management, and technical setup.
  •    Collaborate with internal teams, external vendors, and speakers to ensure all event requirements are met, including content development, audiovisual needs, and promotional materials.
  •    Support managing event budgets, track expenses, and negotiating contracts with vendors to ensure cost-effective event execution.
  •    Coordinate event registration processes, including creating and managing online registration platforms, monitoring participant registrations, and providing support to attendees as needed.
  •    Develop event timelines, checklists, and project plans to ensure timely execution of all event-related tasks.
  •    Conduct regular communication with speakers, sponsors, and attendees to provide event details, gather necessary information, and address any inquiries or concerns.
  •    Coordinate technical aspects of virtual events, including platform setup, troubleshooting technical issues, and providing support to participants during the event.
  •    Collaborate with the Marketing Team to develop and implement event marketing strategies, including email campaigns, social media promotion, and website updates.
  •    Monitor event performance and collect feedback from participants, speakers, and stakeholders for future event improvements.
  •    Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to virtual event management.

Requirements (subject to change): Previous experience with mental health education, administrative tasks, marketing, or event planning is appreciated.
COVID-19 Protocols: N/A 
How to Apply:  Please email office@clinicalbuddy.com, or the contact information on our website, www.clinicalbuddy.com.


Community Roots Academy  (Site #110) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes   Winter: Yes  Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: No 
Placement type: In Person        
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):  29282 Crown Valley Pkwy Laguna Niguel
Hours of Operation:7:30 - 4:00                        
Site Website: https://www.learningcommunities.org/
Main Contact: Mr. Joe Petty                                                     Title: Director of Special Education, Instruction and Program Compliance
Email Address:  jpetty@communityrootsacademy.org            Phone: 714-227-4044

About the Organization

CRA is a public k-8 charter school serving 800+ students. At CRA, both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply a diversity of thought and skills gained through actionable scholarship and meaningful contribution as they actively explore complex real-world problems and challenges that promote environmental awareness and stewardship within learning and education. As a result, students become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and active academic community members.

Placement Job Description:

Candidates could serve in a variety of roles; classroom support, instructional planning, or resource acquisition.

Requirements (subject to change): Live Scan, TV test, high school diploma.

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply:  Email request to  jpetty@communityrootsacademy.org or pbosza@communityrootsacademy.org


 Council on Aging-Southern California (Site #101) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 2 Executive Circle, Suite 175, Irvine, CA 92614
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: https://www.coasc.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Christine Tran-Le       Title: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Email Address: ctranle@coasc.org          Phone: 714-352-8836

About the Organization:
Mission: Promoting the independence, health and dignity of older adults through compassion, education and advocacy.

Placement Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Direct Client Service:
    • Organize, schedule, and conduct weekly activities with an assigned client/s in compliance with the activities plan developed by the Life Coach.
  • Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment:
    • Promote the ReConnect program within the local community in public and private events, health fairs, volunteer recruitment exhibitions, and trainings.
    • Disseminate printed information about the program and available support groups among entities frequently visited by seniors or isolated adults such as libraries, senior and community centers, and post offices.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Assist with the department linkages and evaluation database management to support grant outcomes.
    • Document participant's activities and visits, and conduct telephone assistance to monitor clients.

Requirements (subject to change): Background check, virtual screening, and orientation training up to 3 hours.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Students should apply directly via email.


Creative Behavior Interventions, Inc., A Professional Psychological Corporation (Site #102) 


Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes       Summer 2024: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 3002 Dow Avenue, Suite 122, Tustin, CA 92780
Hours of Operation: Business Hrs: M-Sun; Office Hours: M-F 10-4                                
Site Website: www.cbibelieves.com
Main Contact: Mrs. Xi Chen                           Title:  Clinical Supervisor
Email Address:   XChen@cbibelieve.com        Phone:  949-328-7688

About the Organization:
Creative Behavior Interventions knows that for a child to BECOME all they can be, they have to be surrounded by those that BELIEVE whole-heartedly in them. To BEGIN a season of new success for a child takes knowledgeable people with hope in their hearts.

Join a team that provides one-on-one, in-home ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or related developmental delays in the areas of Speech, Communication, Language, Social Interaction, Play, Motor Skills, Academic Skills, or with Behavioral Deficits & Behavioral Excesses, under the supervision of a BCBA.

We are looking for motivated, energetic, creative, and compassionate individuals who love to work with children. We provide all the training you need.

Placement Job Description: At CBI, students will have the opportunity to utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles while on the field. Under the direct supervision of a Clinical Behavioral Therapist, students will be taught and required to use the following methods in order to reduce problem behaviors amongst children: Verbal Behavior Method, Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, etc. Methods used will vary and be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students will be required to track progress and behaviors using specified data collection methods. Students will also learn and be required to complete the following throughout their externship: take session notes, graph data, maintain a logbook, and utilize stimuli materials for programming.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • College coursework in psychology, education, social work, behavioral sciences, human development, and/or related fields.
  • Must pass all necessary background checks as required by CBI's company policies and procedures.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email at XChen@cbibelieve.com.


ICNA Relief (Site #111) 

Accepting students for: Fall:Yes   Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL       Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In Person
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):   505 E. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92832
Hours of Operation:   M-F 9-5                              
Site Website: https://icnarelief.org/
Main Contact: Mr.  Abdullah Zikria                               Title: Manager 
Email Addressabdullah.zikria@icnarelief.org           Phone: TBA 

About the Organization:
ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. ICNA Relief USA strives to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining their dignity.

Volunteers from across the country help us accomplish our mission every day. We are a Muslim organization and feel it is our religious responsibility to support those in need in our country regardless of their race, religion or other identifying features.
   
Goals:

  • To assist and empower underprivileged Americans through sustainable social service programs
  • To strengthen the family system through education and value-based family services 
  • To foster effective partnership and coordination with Islamic Centers, faith-based organizations, civic and governmental agencies.
  • Values: Sincerity, Sacrifice, Service 

Placement Job Description

The responsibilities included in this volunteer internship include:

  • Support Program Manager in activities and operations of the counseling center and mental health programs, as needed
  • Work collaboratively with the ICNA Relief Food Pantry Coordinator for distributions to community when needed
  • Assist Program Manager in outreach efforts, classes, webinars and trainings to reduce stigma around mental health and positively impact the community.
  • Assist Program Manager in locating funding opportunities for the Counseling Department and other departments.
  • Support in collaborating with local masajid to raise awareness of ICNA Relief programs, including our Annual Banquet,
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • Available for 8 hours per week minimum
  • Coming in person to ICNA Relief Office located at 505 E. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA
  • Live Scan
  • Background Check

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  •   Highly motivated, creative and solution-oriented.
  •   Respect cultural differences and a commitment to the value of cultural competencies.
  •   Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  •   Bilingual abilities is a plus

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Email Yasmin.Irfani@icnarelief.org with resume and cover letter. 


LD Neuropsychological Services  (Site #614.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2024: Yes 
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote)
Placements available:  2        Length of Commitment: 2 quarters 
Physical Address (if applicable): 10861 Cherry St. Suite 211, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Hours of Operation:  9-5                            
Site Website:    www.drlanadelshadi.com
Main Contact:  Dr.  Lana Delshadi                        Title:  Clinical Neuropsychologist
Email Address:  l.delshadi@yahoo.com               Phone: 562-244-4556

About the Organization:

 LDNS is a private practice that offers psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, hospital consultations, and neuropsychological evaluations to people 5 years of age and up. Clients are usually referred from physicians, insurance companies, and lawyers.
   
   The student interns will be required to perform intakes with potential clients, correspond with insurance companies, assist in obtaining the needed documents and forms for new clients, assist in the testing process, and facilitate the communication process among clients, therapists, and other professional offices. As the student progresses, they will be provided with additional clinical duties.
   
   The goal is to allow students to obtain a real life experience interacting with clients in a mental health setting. They will also gain a better understanding of the various diagnoses, the testing process, and the process of making various clinical decisions. This placement will also provide a clear understanding of how a private practice is managed.
 

Placement Job Description: 

  The position intially requires the following tasks:
   
   1. Conducting intakes with new patients in order to obtain their information and detrmine which services are required, as well as scheduling them with the appropriate provider.
   
   2. Assisting the office manager and therapists in responding to urgent clinical and administrative issues.
   
   3. Communicating with other professional offices in regards to patient needs.
   
   4. Assisting in writing letters and sending emails relating to patient care.
   
   5. Help prepare for neuropsychological testing and assisting in the testing process.
   
   6. Checking in patients and assisting in financial collections.
   
   7. Assist in marketing opportunities, which can include researching certain psychological topics and social media management.
   
   with time, if students are interested, they can also assist in performing cognitive rehabilitation.

Requirements (subject to change):

This placement is most suitable for students in their third or fourth year in their program. A minimum of 6 hours a week is needed. Some knowledge of psychological tests is helpful, but not required.
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: Email CV and cover letter to: ldneuropsych@gmail.com or call 714-229-0094


 Nancy Clark and Associates, Inc (Site #103)

Accepting students for: Fall: NO    Winter: Yes     Spring:  FULL    Summer 2024: YES (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 17802 Sky Park Circle, Suite 106 Irvine, CA 92614
Hours of Operation: Monday through Sunday                               
Site Website: www.nancyclark.net
Main Contact: Ms. Winter McDaniel           Title: Assistant Director
Email Address: info@nancyclark.net          Phone: 949-631-0550

About the Organization:
Nancy Clark and Associates, Inc. provides Alternative Sentencing Programs for the criminal justice population. Our mission is to Provide Reason and Resource to Reduce Recidivism. We offer the following services: Pre-Sentence Reports, Residential Drug and Alcohol treatment (The Recovery Center), Relapse Prevention Outpatient education, Neurofeedback, The Shoplifter's Alternative Course, Anger Management, Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM), and Drug Screening. We also operate a nonprofit called Road Home Foundation put in place to assist individuals upon release from jails and prisons.

Placement Job Description: Most of the student's time will be spent in an office environment with basic office duties, providing them with the opportunity to learn the different aspects of the company. They will participate in activities at The Recovery Center where there will be constant exposure to clients who come from a correctional environment. Responsibilities may include some or all of the following: research and develop community resources, interact with clients, assist with case flow and the organization of materials, assist clients in job search activities. In addition, students may have the opportunity to accompany staff to court hearings, interviews and speaking engagements.

Requirements (subject to change): Good communication and organizational skills, basic computer knowledge, self-motivation. TB test is required. Students cannot have been on probation or parole within the last two years.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to info@nancyclark.net


Noga Klain and Associates, Inc (Site #104) 


Accepting students for the 2324 AY:   Fall: Yes    Winter: FULL      Spring: Yes    Summer 2024: NO 
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 879 W 190th street suite 400 Gardena, CA 90248
Hours of Operation: Sunday - Saturday 8am - 8pm                                
Site Website: https://www.nogaklain.com/
Main Contact: Ms. Noga Klain                      Title: Owner
Email Address: noga@nogaklain.com         Phone: 310-692-4229

About the Organization:
Noga Klain and Associates, Inc opened up to provide the communities of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties an alternative to the large, corporate approach to applied behavior analysis, sometimes colloquially referred to as in-home behavior therapy. We believe in the core values of the Board of Behavior Analysts (BACB), outlined in their ethics codes. We begin and end with these ethics codes as our guides for practicing safely, morally, ethically, and legally. 

We strive to achieve the highest quality of behavior analytic services, maintaining client and provider dignity throughout the process. We care for the well-being and growth of each client family we work with. We work outside of typical hours, thinking outside the box, providing self-funded materials and resources to ensure we provide the support and guidance the client family needs to be successful. 

Each professional on our team has their unique experiences, training outside the required BACB guidelines, creativity that they bring to each case. We honor and highlight each professional's individuality to succeed with each family they work with. Each team of professionals requires its members to respect one another, respect the science of behavior analysis, and respect the ethics of the BACB while practicing behavior analysis with each client.

Behavior analysts work with children, families, parents, pets, groups, and individuals. From eating behavior, social behavior (how to talk to someone of the opposite sex, how to interact with peers), weight loss, hygiene, morning and evening routines, for individuals with developmental delays and other disabilities preparing to live on their own, and much more!

An individual does not need to have a diagnosis to seek a behavior analyst. Most common diagnoses that are referred to behavior therapy are individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, developmental delay, PDD-NOS. But any individual or family facing challenging behaviors can seek an initial assessment by a behavior analyst to find out what changes the behavior analyst recommends and the behavior plan that will be put in place.

Placement Job Description:

  1. Registered behavior technician training 40 hours
   2. Meetings with me once a week for two hours, total 20 hours
   3. 4-5 hours through the week of reading and research from our weekly meeting, total 40-50 hours
   4. Participation in social groups
   5. Community informational meetings from various organizations in areas of psychology , child development, mental health

Requirements (subject to change): None
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Send an email to noga@nogaklain.com with the following subject line: UCI Field Study Placement Application - "quarter you are applying to" (Ex. Fall 2022)


OC Human Relations (Site #510.1) 


Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: NO     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters (Fall & Winter)
Physical Address (if applicable): 1801 E Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5                                
Site Website: https://www.ochumanrelations.org/
Main Contact: Norma Lopez                                         Title: Executive Director for the Human Relations Commission
Email Address: norma@ochumanrelations.org            Phone: N/A

 

About the Organization:
Mission: "To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business".

The Orange County Human Relations Council (more commonly known as OC Human Relations) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1991 for the purpose of developing and implementing proactive human relations programs in partnership with schools, corporations, cities, foundations, and individuals. OC Human Relations provides an award-winning inter-group and violence prevention program in the schools, and conflict resolution programs, and inter-group relations initiatives in the communities all over Orange County. Supported through grants, donations, fees, and contracts, the non-profit is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of diverse community leaders and guided by a Community Partners Advisory Board that is comprised of executives from major corporations and institutions.

Placement Job Description: The student will support advocacy support in violence prevention, community outreach, and research support. Specifically, the student will be able to support community outreach efforts for the Hate Crime Prevention Network. The network comprises community members from different organizations. Students will be expected to email local non-profits and schools. Additionally, they may be able to interview local organizations and identify what prevention and collaboration can look like. Students will also be trained on basic mediation, diversity and inclusion, trauma-informed care, human relations, bystander intervention, and more.

Requirements (subject to change): Some research skills, presentation skills, and some knowledge of social justice work. A live scan/finger print.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Please email Norma Lopez at norma@ochumanrelations.org


OUTSIDE THE BOX Series, LLC (Site # 109) 

Accepting students for the 2324 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Hybrid 
Placements available: 6+          Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): Various locations throughout Orange County
Hours of Operation: M-F 9am-5pm                             
Site Websitewww.otbseries.com
Main Contact: Dr. Janeane Bernstein, EdD               Title: Founder & Director
Email Addressinfo@otbseries.com                         Phone: 949-929-9449

About the Organization:

Outside the Box is a mental health initiative striving to end the stigma surrounding mental health and spread knowledge and compassion through podcasts, social events and resources.

Placement Job Description:

Looking for interns who are interested in the following roles:

Podcast Intern

  • Investigate and pitch ideas to Dr. Janeane for show content targeted towards GenZ
  • Research guests for OTB podcast that would attract listeners
  • Research UCI staff and faculty that would be great guests & students would enjoy listening
  • Research strategies to grow podcast listeners.
  • Promote the podcast using templates created in Canva, and posting audio clips to IG and TikTok
  • Help drive attention to the website: www.otbseries.com and socials for growth @otbseries
  • Promote upcoming guests and past guests on social media.
  • Interview students on the UCI campus for brief audio interviews about mental health, stress relief ideas, and feature these brief interviews onTikTok, IG Reels.
  •  While meeting students in-person at UCI, invite them to sign-up to be an anonymous guest on the podcast with other students (also anonymous), so they can talk openly about mental health, what helps them, what they struggle with, ideas for societal solutions.

Please note, we recognize there is a learning curve and training will be provided by Dr. Janeane and/or previous interns who have created templates and guidelines; this will be a great learning experience.

Social Media Marketing Intern

  • Creates digital content strategies and social media campaigns for brand growth.
  • Collects student input on mental health and wellbeing by distributing poster boards around campus that say, “How are you feeling? Really.” Students will write down how they are – ex: depressed, wanting to make friends, anxious, etc. Poster boards will be displayed around campus weekly to see how students are feeling throughout the year.
  •  Works well alone and collaboratively with the OTB team.
  •  Explores new ideas and activities to connect students with campus organizations that promote mental health and wellbeing (e.g., the ARC and OTB)
  •  Posts mental health themed content to Instagram and TikTok using a variety of trending strategies, and adheres to a weekly calendar of posting times, themes, and deadlines.
  • Distributes flowers to students with notes of kindness and creates social media content from the experience.
  • Shares personal perspective and new ideas for OTB.
  • Promotes OTB at live UCI events in collaboration with wellness department and any other campus organizations.
  • Engages with students at live OTB events at UCI – promoting BETTER HUMANS book and activities, destigmatizing mental health, helps do giveaways, promote the podcast, etc.
  • Helps organize, set-up and attends book talks and student-centered activities

Requirements (subject to change):

Qualifications

  • A sense of humor, creative mindset, and curiosity
  • Ability to meet once a week for a team meeting – sometimes in person and otherwise on zoom to check in and set weekly goals   • An investigative mindset when selecting topics and finding guests for OTB.
  • A good communicator with the ability to approach Dr. Janeane when issues arise.
  • Reliable, hardworking, and a collabora ator
  • An interest in creating content around mental health and well-being, positive psychology, social impact, etc.
  • A growth mindset to move beyond your comfort zone, learn new things, meet people, and develop lifelong skills.
  • The ability to work as a team with other interns, and give and receive constructive feedback in a way that is conducive to improving the quality of OTB and team cohesiveness.
  • An openness to new experiences with a growth mindset
  • Detail-oriented, reliable, and motivated to work independently and as a team
  •  A passion to create meaningful and purposeful work.
  •  Minimum Internship hours per week: 8 hours
  • Start date: Immediately. This internship is for length of a minimum of 1 quarter.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing 

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest to the following email address: info@otbseries.com


Project Kinship (Site #105) 


Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 2215 N Broadway #2, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Hours of Operation: M-F 7:30-4:30                                
Site Website:https://projectkinship.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Becky Chung                     Title: Executive Assistant
Email Addressinfo@projectkinship.org          Phone: 469-605-5559

About the Organization:

Mission Statement: 

The mission of Project Kinship is to provide support and training to lives impacted by incarceration, gangs, and violence through hope, healing, and transformation.

Brief Summary: 

Project Kinship aims to provide services to the reentry population. Services include both direct services and capacity training for system and community agencies. Project Kinship's staff provides emotional support and advocacy as we assist individuals through the stages of reentry and system network care. A strong emphasis is centered on promoting system care access, individual and family driven case management services, short-term individual and group counseling, and group educational/skills classes. Program participants are provided with support that helps to develop coping skills that lead to meaningful and productive lives.

Placement Job Description: Students can expect to gain experience and exposure to a wide range of Project Kinship programming such as school based, transitional aged youth, and adult re-entry. Examples of potential opportunities are shadowing in case management, working with youth and adults who have been systems impacted and in gangs. They will also participate in healing circles run through Project Kinship, advocacy efforts to spread awareness and revolve around justice work, and have the opportunity for macro-level exposure by attending staff meetings.

Requirements (subject to change): Student who is passionate about working with this population. Writing skills. Self Starter. Open-minded. Experience with re-entry population

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Please email info@projectkinship.org with resume and cover letter, will be contacted for an interview.


Shanti Orange County (Site #107) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: NO   Spring: NO   Summer 2023: NO
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 1            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 100 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30-7                                
Site Website: www.shantioc.org
Main Contact: Mrs. Melissa Reynoso                         Title: Program Coordinator
Email Address: melissa.reynoso@shantioc.org          Phone: 949-452-0888

About the Organization:
Shanti Orange County strengthens the health and well-being of Orange County residents in need through individualized, culturally sensitive, and life affirming mental health services, community outreach, and supportive services for those affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases

Shanti offers case management and mental health services for both in-office and telehealth visits

Placement Job Description: Interns will assist with administrative tasks, such as answering phones, filing or organizing notes, and greeting clients. Case management often has some client interaction time that interns can assist with, including scheduling appointments or updating demographic information.

Requirements (subject to change): Friendly and professional demeanor, LGBTQ+ affirming
COVID-19 Protocols: Physical Distancing, Mask required for unvaccinated people, follow CDC guidelines
How to Apply: Please send a CV and statement of interest to melissa.reynoso@shantioc.org


Social Collaborative (Site #14.1) 


Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: Longer commitment welcomed
Physical Address (if applicable): Tustin and surrounding areas
Hours of Operation: Variable/flexible                                
Site Website: https://socialcollaborative.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Daiz Wang                                         Title: N/A
Email Address: dwang@socialcollaborative.org             Phone: 415-646-6223

About the Organization:
Social Collaborative envisions a world where families and professionals from all disciplines work together to provide children with autism the best intervention and support they deserve.

With collaborative dedication, we pride ourselves in using best practices to address communication, behavioral, and social skills so all children can meaningfully participate in this social world of ours.

Placement Job Description: Interns participate hands-on in intervention sessions, attend weekly internship meetings, and assist with data analysis. Interns are also assigned to develop teaching materials and maintenance of clinic materials.

Requirements (subject to change): Background check and valid driver's license (with active insurance) are musts. Experience with children and enthusiasm in the field are valued assets!
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required
How to Apply: Please apply by completing our application from the following link:  https://airtable.com/appdVL9kfOd3TlRoZ/shriBop8ElscqRX0i


 The Priority Center (Site #17.1)

Accepting students for  the 23-24 AY: Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: Placement will conclude indefinitely, or until we are formally provided with an end date.
Physical Address (if applicable): 1940 E. Deere Ave., Suite #100, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website: https://theprioritycenter.org/
Main Contact: Ms. Jackie Domingo                     Title: Human Resources Generalist
Email Address: HR@theprioritycenter.org           Phone: 714-955-6579

About the Organization:
Our mission is to deliver life-changing programs to assist people in crisis by giving them the tools and support necessary to end the generational cycle of trauma- including prevention of child abuse and neglect, through early intervention and mental health services and advocacy. We value every individual's right to grow up and live in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Priority Center's 10 different life-changing programs are designed to work with each family's or individual's unique needs to directly serve those in need, reach those we can engage in our work, and teach those whom we cannot directly serve.

Placement Job Description:

Summary:
The Outreach & Engagement Intern/Core Volunteer provides quality administrative, outreach and engagement support to the Outreach & Engagement program staff in order to further the program mission of promoting emotional and social well-being to Central Orange County underserved community members (all ages) who normally would not receive information about mental health/mental illness issues or obtain help when needed. 

Goals:

  • To promote mental health wellness and prevent mental illness of all ages individuals raising community awareness and increasing knowledge about mental health issues, reducing psychosocial risk factors and strengthening protective factors, addressing concerns, and promoting access to available community resources. 
  • Assist the O&E staff with outreach activities & other operation tasks of the Community Outreach and Engagement Program so that it achieves goal #1, provides programmatic excellence, and meets all contract requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative:
    • Provides data entry into Exym (after training by Program Director), and provides clerical support as needed.
    • Distributes mental health/mental illness flyers, brochures, community resource information, and other materials at community events, fairs and other venues to provide support to staff.
  • Education services:
    • Provides support to staff during educational presentations, workshops and support groups.
    • Assists staff through 1:1 Skill Building sessions on topics such as anger management, suicide prevention, healthy communication etc. 
    • Pitches in wherever needed to help the team launch and perfect the Outreach and Engagement Program.
  • Research:
    • Utilizes the internet and Resources binder to find resources that fit client needs/qualifications in support of staff's clients as needed for referral and linkage.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • Minimum Qualifications: Has education in the following or related areas: Human Services, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Healthcare Administration, and/or Child Development.
  • Bilingual capabilities in Spanish highly preferred

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Interested applicants will need to submit a resume and Internship Application (found on our website: https://theprioritycenter.org/who-we-are/employment-and-internships/) Please submit your Internship Application and current resume to: HR@theprioritycenter.org


The Sanctuary Wellness Center & Yoga Studio (Site 113) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: YES    Winter: YES     Spring:  YES     Summer 2024: YES 
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote)
Placements available: 10    Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable): 505 W. First St. Tustin, CA 92780
Hours of Operation:  Monday- Friday 10-4pm; Saturday 9am-2pm                               
Site Website: 
www.awakensanctuary.com
Main Contact:   DrAjita Patel                      Title: Owner 
Email Address:  yoga@awakensanctuary.com        Phone: 714-617-4593

About the Organization:
The Sanctuary is a complete Holistic Wellness Center and Yoga studio, designed to promote a deep sense of calm in a sacred space. Whether you are here for Yoga, Ayurveda, Massage, Reiki or any other therapy, we will address the root cause any dis-harmony and help you meet your health goals. So come by and explore our offerings - we have something for everyone! The Sanctuary is located in Central Orange County, California.
   
 We are health-conscious people, who have a true passion for what they do, care about others, are honest, sincere, and who take a holistic approach in how they treat their clients.
   

Placement Job Description: 

Interns will be assisting our healthcare professionals to support our patients in a 10-week program that covers yoga, breath work, mindfulness, sound therapy, health nutrition, and self-care methods.

The intern will monitor patient progress throughout the 10-week program, actively contributing to formulating patient health management plans, and conducting Ayurvedic research.

Interns will be learning and sharing stress management techniques while being guided by experts.

The students who will partake in the training to facilitate the support groups will learn the following:

  • Mindfulness technique
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (breathwork)
  • Yoga
  • Daily self-care routines, healthy sleep hygiene
  • Nourishing the body with wholesome food: meals that improve digestion and immunity
  • Replacing sugar, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods with healthy alternatives
  • Exploring art, sound, movement and aromatherapy for stress management and healing
  • Creating the ideal routine for balancing self-care work/study/sleep/social
  • Creating the habits that build emotional stability, resilience,
  • confidence, clarity, focus and general sense of wellbeing.
  • Create a community that prioritizes, health, respect for one another and sense of responsibility for creating harmonious and wholesome environment for community and self to thrive.
  • Learn to use time and technology in a way that strengthens and sustains mental, physical health and spirituality

Other tasks include:

  • Organizing hiking events with our yoga teachers
  • Planning events like free health clinic, sound bath, yoga nidra group, partnering with rehab, medical facilities, corporations and schools to offer health and wellness seminars and services
  • Helping the Ayurveda school in its nonprofit activities creating scholarship programs, partnerships in the community especially programs where we can provide some of our services to patients in hospice, shelters for the homeless, elderly who are isolated, youth who arestruggling with anxiety and depression, victims of domestic violence and those who are ready to overcome addictions.
  • Helping us organize annual holistic health expo in the community
  • Creating videos, and content for social media, promoting the 10-week
  • program for patients
  • Creating workbook, handouts, instructional YouTube videos for patients
  • Facilitating the group work assisting the teachers and ayurvedic
  • practitioners
  • Following up with each patient for feedback/to give them additional community resources
  • Identifying the resources in community
  • Assisting with events such as cooking classes, meditation bootcamp etc

Requirements (subject to change):  Reference from one mentor and commitment for the entire quarter. Interview required before acceptance to field study.
COVID-19 Protocols: N/A
How to Apply: Call to set up an interview at the following number 714-617-4593.Then come and fill out an application, submit resume. Once accepted will attend 1-2 hr training.


UCI Counseling Center - Peer Assistant Coordinators (Site #210.1) 

Accepting students for Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In person, Remote, Hybrid
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 3 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 203 Student Services 1 Irvine, CA 92697‑2200
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5                         
Site Website: https://counseling.uci.edu/
Main Contact: Dr. Saimir Thano             Title: Sr Counseling Psychologist
Email Addresssthano@uci.edu            Phone: 949-824-6457

About the Organization: As a major component of the Counseling Center’s consultation and outreach offerings, the Peer Educator Program provides psychoeducational learning experiences for the UC Irvine student community. Peer Educators are committed to teaching skills that will help students to reduce the potential for distressful life experience (primary prevention) and to resolve stressful situations more quickly should they arise. Peer Educators provide consultation services to various student groups; develop and deliver workshops/training sessions covering a variety of mental health topics, market the services of the Center to the campus community; assist the professional staff with outreach programming; assess student needs regarding mental health issues; and provide stress management relaxation training to individual students. Peer Educators also complete a special project which contributes to the effectiveness of the Peer Educator Program and the Counseling Center. Peers receive group supervision from the program instructor/coordinator and Associate Coordinators on a weekly basis and individual consultation as needed

Placement Job Description: Help co-teach/TA weekly class and support program coordinator in class-related responsibilities. Help co-teach/TA weekly class and support program coordinator in class-related responsibilities.

***Currently Accepting Applicants for the year-long position. 

Requirements (subject to change): 3rd and 4th-year students from any majors.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required
How to Apply: Contact Dr. Saimir Thano: Sthano@uci.edu


UnAddicted to You (Site #100) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: YES (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 6069 Horner St., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Hours of Operation: M-F 10-3                                
Site Website: www.EtelLeit.com
Main Contact: Ms. Etel Leit                      Title: N/A
Email Address: el@etelleit.com              Phone: 310-277-7446.

About the Organization:
UnAddicted to You by Etel Leit is helping via positive psychology to families and friends of anyone who has been affected by an addict, and to individuals who feel they are addicted to another human. UnAddicted to You Vision is to create healthy relationships through emotional maturity and self-expression.

Placement Job Description: Interning at Unaddicted to You offers a unique opportunity to Business, Marketing, Social Environment, and Psychology Majors. Interns have the opportunity to work with individuals and families. This position allows for interaction and observation of different cognitive growth methods. Interns can enhance their communication skills, learn new communication methods, and how to deal with individuals with addiction (family and friends of an addict). Intern gain valuable business management insights. 

Intern will: 

  • Develop public relations and communications strategies to increase community awareness - like podcasts and interviews on social media
  • Create Social media content with Canva templates
  • Help with needed research
  • Write a monthly article on communication, coping with someone's addiction, and other codependency issues.
  • Monitor all UnAddicted to You social media - promote, write and engage. Especially Instagram and TikTok.
  • Prepare and manage monthly calendars

► Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

UnAddicted to You is offering an exciting internship opportunity for business, marketing, social environment, and psychology majors’ young leaders are passionate about assisting individuals communicate better and creating thriving relationships. As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to lead a team of other interns to assist with managing all tasks involved in UnAddicted to You's outreach and support initiatives and education and awareness programs.

The intern will lead the team in the following tasks:

  • Preparing and managing the yearly calendar for reaching out to organization.
  • Monitoring all UnAddicted to You social media platforms, promoting, writing, and engaging with followers, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.
  • Creating social media content using Canva templates.
  • Creating relationships for published speaking opportunities.
  • Developing public relations to increase community awareness through booking podcasts.
  • Conducting research as needed.
  • Writing newsletters with the existing social media platform.
  • Maintaining relationship with prospective followers and collaborators.

This leadership position will provide valuable experience in team management and leadership skills, as well as the opportunity to enhance communication skills, gain insights into business management, and learn new methods for cognitive growth. This internship is an incredible opportunity to gain valuable skills in communication, research, and business management, and offers the chance to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families. You'll have the opportunity to lead a team and engage in creative projects, such as developing public relations strategies, creating social media content, and writing blogs that promote communication, relationships, and coping with addiction. Plus, you'll have the chance to work with a supportive team at UnAddicted to You and have fun while making a positive impact on the community.

Requirements (subject to change)

Qualifications: 

  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
  • Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Responsible, organized, self-motivated and ethical.
  • Working towards a degree in Arts in business, communication, marketing, social work or related disciplines.
  • Interested in research and thinking outside of the box.
  • Knowledge about addiction and Alanon (not required, but a plus)
  • Has the passion to work with people.
  • Motivated and works well independently.

Minimum Internship hours per week: 8 (max 10). Start date: Immediately. This internship is for the length of a minimum of 2 quarters.

► Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

If you are a leader at heart, a proactive, detail-oriented, and organized individual looking to make a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to apply for this internship at UnAddicted to You. Qualifications:

  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Creative and has the ability and thinking outside of the box.
  • Has the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Responsible, organized, self-motivated, and ethical.
  • Motivated and works well independently.
  • Strong leadership skills: have the ability to motivate and inspire their team members to achieve their goals, while also providing guidance and support when needed
  • (Not required, but a plus): Knowledge about addiction and Alanon.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new situations.

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: Please fill in the application at: https://dretelleit.com/internship-application/


WAYMAKERS - LAGUNA BEACH YOUTH SHELTER (SITE #24.1) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes   Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes     Summer 2024: Yes (SSI) Yes (SSII)
Placement type: In-person
Placements available:5           Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable): 980 Catalina St., Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
Hours of Operation: Everyday 8am-10pm                 
Site Websitehttps://waymakersoc.org/sheltering-children/
Main Contact: Ms. Chelsea Burch                                   Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Addressyouthshelter@waymakersoc.org             Phone:949-494-4311

About the Organization: Our mission is to build safer communities by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to a place of strength and stability. The Waymakers Children’s Crisis Residential Program is a short-term safe respite for youth ages 12-17. The program provides services to teens displaying behaviors or a history indicative of suicidal tendencies, significant familial conflict, and the impacts of trauma. The program is voluntary, therefore, the client must be willing to participate and parent(s) must attend family counseling sessions and visits with their child. The Waymakers Children’s Crisis Residential Program’s primary goals are to stabilize the youth and facilitate family reunification.

Placement Job Description: Interns provide support to Shelter Staff in supervising the teen residents and assisting with administrative tasks and house operations. Some of the duties include, assisting the House Supervisor and Youth Supervisors, participate as an active listener, provide support for shelter residents, and develop recreational, educational and/or therapeutic activities for the residents.

Requirements (subject to change): We require proof of COVID vaccination, CPR/First Aid certification, Livescan background check, TB test, and health screen. Requirements need to be completed prior to beginning internship.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Please apply by emailing Chelsea Burch at youthshelter@waymakersoc.org.


Waymakers - Tustin Youth Shelter (Site #28.1) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes   Winter: Yes     Spring: FULL     Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person
Placements available: 3         Length of Commitment: 1 quarter 
Physical Address (if applicable): 14632 Yorba St., Tustin CA 92780
Hours of Operation: M-Sun, 11am-10pm           
Site Website: https://waymakersoc.org/
Main Contact:  Bryn Early                                                 Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address: tustinyouthshelter@waymakersoc.org           Phone:714-714-0780

About the Organization

Mission: We build safer communities by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to a place of strength and stability.
   
Vision: Our vision is a safe community where individuals of all ages reach their highest potential, fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout Orange County.
   
Culture:
Waymakers offers individuals, families and communities the steadiest, surest, safest pathways to promising outcomes. To clients, Waymakers is the stable home they never had. Their voice when they’re too fragile to speak. Their alternative to the juvenile justice system. Their path away from gang life, substance abuse and other destructive behavior. And their counseling support at a time of greatest need. Waymakers is their advocate, ally, voice of reason and mentor – the one who walks with them on the razor’s edge. The people of Waymakers are committed to supporting clients on their journeys and fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout Orange County.
 
Tustin Youth Shelter
The shelter is part of the Children's Crisis residential program which provides short-term crisis intervention homes for youth referred by Orange County Health Care Agency Children and Youth Behavioral Health Service providers. The Program provides immediate services to youth, ages 12-17, who are at risk for hospitalization or are stepping down from hospitalization after a suicide attempt, threat, or self-harm. The program is voluntary and requires client participation in counseling sessions and daily activities. The goals are to stabilize the youth to return to their living environment.

Placement Job Description

While working under the general supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator and direct supervision from the Mental Health Specialists, students will support the Shelter Staff in supervising the teen residents and assisting with administrative tasks and house operations.

  • Assists the House Supervisor and Youth Supervisors
  • Participates as an active listener and provides support for Shelter residents
  • Reports suspected cases of child abuse to proper authorities
  • Maintains structure of Shelter program as established by set policies and procedures, keeping aware of House Rules and Consequences as they apply to residents
  • Develops recreational, educational and/or cultural activities for the residents
  • Provides support counseling to the residents
  • Reports daily contacts and activities to Youth Supervisors
  • Client intake process: read rule book and inventory client belongings
  • Helps with meal preparation/supervision as needed
  • Promotes the best interest of the Shelter program

Requirements (subject to change)

  • Ability to communicate with empathy and concern
  • Must be patient
  • Enjoy working with people especially adolescents
  • Maintain confidentiality of the clients
  • Be able to work with Staff and Volunteers congenially
  • Have pleasant phone personality
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable automobile
  • Experience working with adolescents is helpful.

All interns are required to undergo background checks and fingerprinting/Live-scan in addition to completing a health screen/TB test and CPR/First Aid certification. The other requirement involves coming to the shelter for a 2.5-hour training and signing all necessary paperwork. In addition, interns must complete a minimum of 100 hours per semester/quarter term.
COVID-19 Protocols: Mak required, vaccine required 
How to Apply:  Please email your resume to tustinyouthshelter@waymakersoc.org


 WELLNESS INITIATIVE IN SOCIAL ECOLOGY (WISE) (SITE #216) 

Accepting students for Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes     Spring: NO   Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid 
Placements available: 3        Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): UCI School of Social Ecology
Hours of Operation: Meetings occur in-person and remotely scheduled at availability                        
Site Website: https://uciwise.wixsite.com/wisepac/about
Main Contact: Dr. Stephen Schueller                        Title: Faculty Director
Email Addresss.schueller@uci.edu                         Phone: 949-824-3850

About the Organization:

The Wellness Initiative in Social Ecology (WISE) is a new and rising wellness resource for the UCI community after recognizing the greater need for more mental health and wellness resources and an appreciation that counseling services aren't fully able to meet the need both in terms of quantity and variety of services. We aim to improve and expand upon mental and behavioral health and wellness programming services for the UCI School of Social Ecology students while complementing ongoing campus efforts. By doing so, we hope to address gaps in current existing resources available to students, including avenues that may be indirectly related to mental health and well-being.

Placement Job Description

Students in the WISE Field Study will contribute to the mission of WISE through advertising, marketing, and completing projects related to increasing awareness of wellness and mental health and disseminating information related to WISE. This will include interviewing, creating blog and social media posts, attending meeting. Students will engage in independent work supervised by the faculty director of the WISE PAC (Dr. Schueller) and WISE PAC leadership.

Requirements (subject to change): Student must also be a member of the Wellness Initiative in Social Ecology Peer Advisory Collective (WISE PAC). This is a student steering group for the WISE. WISE PAC membership requires separate application process. See here for the WISE PAC application for the 2023-2024 academic year. Existing WISE PAC members may apply.
COVID-19 Protocols: N/A
How to Apply: Students should email Dr. Schueller s.schueller@uci.edu and copy the Co-Chairs of the WISE PAC: phoebetp@uci.edu and yuranc3@uci.edu