Phoenix UBelong Young Adults - Leadership Opportunities

Two Ways to Get Involved with Phoenix UBelong Young Adult Program Leadership


During Phoenix World Burn Congress, the Phoenix UBelong Youth and Family Programming Department holds a Phoenix UBelong Young Adult Workshop. This multiple-day workshop focuses on peer support, self-discovery, healing, and achieving personal goals for burn survivors and family members ages 18-25.  The workshop is structured and planned months in advance to provide a purposeful and therapeutic support experience to participants. 


Leadership Opportunity: Peer Mentors 

The Phoenix UBelong Young Adult peer mentor role provides an opportunity for young adult burn survivors (18- to 25-years old) to be a role model to their peers and to gain knowledge and expertise in therapeutic programming as a member of the facilitator team.  We are seeking 2 mentors to volunteer and share their wisdom, their journey, and their hearts with their peer group at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  You must be motivated, have leadership experience and a commitment to being a role model to your peers.

  • Peer Mentors must be available to attend the entire conference, October 4-8, 2017.
  • Scholarship to assist with transporation, lodging, and attendance at Phoenix World Burn Congress is possible.

 Applications are now available and must be received by May 17, 2017 to be considered.

Apply to Become a Peer Mentor at Phoenix WBC


Internship Opportunity: Young Adult Support Programming Intern

The Phoenix UBelong Young Adult support programming intern opportunity is intended to provide professional development in the area of therapeutic programming. This opportunity is open to all students and young professionals seeking to broaden their skills in the area of service to burn survivors and family members, specifically focused on therapeutic programming. Compensation includes a small stipend and travel costs covered to attend Phoenix World Burn Congress.  Applicants do not need to be a burn survivor or family member to apply.

Internship Components and Learning Objectives:

  • Weekly key topic learning related to burn and trauma survivorship, service, etc. to deepen knowledge of serving burn survivors
  • Focused projects to advance services to young adult survivors (as component of the Phoenix Young Adult Workshop)
  • Structuring programming to target therapeutic outcome-based goals
  • Workshop planning and logistics specifically related to the Phoenix Young Adult Workshop planning process

Runs 4-8 hours per week, May - late October

This is a remote access position, therefore suitable for any applicant in any location with secure internet access.

All applications must be received by April 22, 2017 and decisions will be made by May 15, 2017. 

Apply to Be a Program Intern