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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteers and interns are critical to UHPP's mission. We are committed to creating creating and supporting mutually rewarding volunteer projects and internships.

What we expect of our volunteers and interns…

  • A minimum commitment of 5 hours/week, over a minimum 2 month period.
  • Only commit to a number of hours/week you can sustain.
  • Establish and commit to a regular schedule.
  • Be friendly, respectful, and professional when representing the UHPP in writing or in conversation.

What volunteers and interns can expect of the UHPP…

  • A project description or Memorandum of Understanding with clear instructions.
  • We will be on hand to answer questions about the project.
  • You will have all the tools you need to complete the project (computer, internet, comfortable space to work).
  • With successful completion of a minimum two month commitment, you can ask for a letter of recommendation or a job reference.
  • Matching of volunteer / internship tasks to your interests as much as possible.

Volunteer/Internship Projects

  1. Data Entry & Database Updates: Individuals sign up to get more information about our work and we need help adding them to to our database.  
  2. List Management.  Help maintain and grow list of individual donors and donor prospects.  Help create tailored campaigns to increase individual giving and target specific groups.
  3. Storybanking: interviewing uninsured, under-insured individuals and Medicaid enrollees about their experiences and how health care reform helps them. Write up the interview in the form of a story with digital photos.
  4. Grassroots Outreach: providing information at community events about UHPP, phone banking individuals and encouraging them to take action around an issue, or supporting different projects as needed.
  5. Research on specific topics related to our mission: Due to the specialized nature of our research projects, we would prefer for volunteers to start working in one of the above areas. Once volunteers/interns are more familiar with our work, we can discuss a specific research project.
  6. Legislative work: research current and upcoming legislation, help plan and conduct public advocacy training, and take minutes at caucus meetings during the legislative session.
  7. Help families apply for Medicaid/CHIP: work with Take Care Utah to reach their goal of making sure all children have health insurance.  Volunteer in a designated school setting to help families with the Medicaid/CHIP application process. The ability to speak and write Spanish is required.

Please contact: Carmina Edwards or call (801) 433-2299, ext. 3