Leadership Opportunities

Phoenix UBelong Young Adults

Four young women on PWBC stage. One speaks with a microphone as the others listen.

[Pictured Above: Peer Mentors and Supportive Programming Interns speak at closing ceremonies of Phoenix World Burn Congress 2017.]

About the Phoenix UBelong Young Adult Workshop

During Phoenix World Burn Congress, this multiple-day program focuses on peer support, self-discovery, and achieving personal goals for burn survivors and family members ages 18-25. The workshop is structured and planned to provide a purposeful, therapeutic support experience to participants. 

Peer Mentors

This role provides an opportunity for young adult burn survivors (18- to 25-years old) to be a role model to their peers. They will also gain experience in therapeutic programming as a member of the facilitator team. Peer Mentors are volunteers who share their wisdom, their journey, and their hearts with their peer group at Phoenix World Burn Congress. Applicants must be motivated, with leadership experience and a commitment to being a role model to your peers.

  • Peer Mentors must be available to attend the entire conference: September 12-15, 2018 | Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Scholarship to assist with transporation, lodging, and attendance at Phoenix World Burn Congress is possible.

Applications are not yet open for 2018. Please check back soon.

Young Adult Support Programming Intern

This opportunity is intended to provide professional development in the area of therapeutic programming. Applications are 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 modest stipend and travel costs 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

Time Commitment: 4-8 hours per week, May - October

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

Applications are not yet open for 2018. Please check back soon.