DHHS Internship

Teen Summer Internship Program for Youth with Lived Experience

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services is offering an internship program for  teens aged 16 - 19 who  have experienced involvement with child welfare services, juvenile justice services, or disability services. 

This program involves teens in state agency programs centered on health and human services. It provides learning and growth opportunities for youth with lived experience to expand:

  • Individual skills development
  • Professional skills 
  • New experiences,
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership and work-related training 

This 8-week program runs  from June 20 - August 11, and  is based in Salt Lake and Utah Counties with a 5 hour orientation on June 16, 2023.

Begin the Application Process Here

About the Program

Available opportunities include public health services, mental health services, services for people with disabilities, public affairs, public administration with mentoring from senior leadership, and more!

  • $15/hour part time
  • Transportation options provided
  • Orientation: June 16, 2023
  • Flexible daytime schedules
  • Valid I.D. and authorization to work in the U.S. is required

The DHHS internship program develops and promotes:

  • An understanding of the public health and human services systems in Utah
  • Exploration of careers in public service
  • Interaction with leadership involved in decision-making processes
  • Leadership and skills based development opportunities
  • Professional mentoring relationships

Questions? Contact us at dhhsinterns@utah.gov