United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization respects diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of its work.
Resume and cover letter should be sent to Lisa Park Laflin, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. UWTVA is an equal opportunity employer. This is an ongoing opportunity.
United Way of the Tri-Valley Area offers engaging, “real world” internships in the summer, fall, and spring. From helping to coordinate volunteers and special projects that benefit our community, to assisting individuals who are requesting assistance – students are integral to UWTVA’s work.
University of Maine at Farmington students should visit the Partnership for Civic Advancement for more information and to see current opportunities. All others, please contact United Way directly. Please have course requirements and/or specific interests identified.
"I am a Rehabilitation services major and a Psychology minor at the University of Maine at Farmington that interned at the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area in Spring 2018. I was the Resource Coordinator and Special Projects intern, and working with people who are in need of assistance helped me fine-tune the skills I learned in school. Although my classes at the University of Maine at Farmington helped prepare me for my career, having an internship taught me skills I would not be able to learn in the classroom. I also became well-versed about the resources within this area over the course of my internship, and although I am moving to another state after graduation, I now know what type of services to look for in other areas when I begin working as a case manager and eventually a LCSW. My internship at the United Way was also a way for me to learn from the other interns in the office because they had different
majors and internships compared to mine. I was able to explore the more administrative side of human services as well. The Rehabilitation Services major at UMF focuses mainly with working hands-on with people, and the United Way offered me an opportunity to attend professional meetings, give presentations, create an ROI report, and learn how to write grants and
sponsorships. Overall, my internship at the United Way has been a rich, fulfilling experience, and I am extremely thankful for the staff here who have taught me so much over the course of my internship." - Eli Simmons Class of 2018
Many meaningful volunteer opportunities are always available as well.