The University of Utah Safety Department is now accepting applications for the SafeU Ambassador Program—a year-long paid internship that gives students a leadership role in the University Safety Department.
The program started in fall 2021 and the first cohort of SafeU Ambassadors describe their experience as an invaluable opportunity to make real change and understand the role of public safety at the University of Utah. “Through this opportunity, I’ve gotten to voice student concerns from my peers and work on projects that address specific barriers that students face,” said current SafeU Ambassador Momina Sial. “It’s great to be a part of the change that is helping create a better campus for the community.”
This year’s SafeU Ambassadors had the opportunity to be a voice for their fellow students on important safety topics, including the introduction of body-worn cameras to the University of Utah Police Department (UUPD) and the improvement of campus resources for sexual assault survivors. They also got to pursue their own projects, such as facilitating conversations on safety topics with their peers and the University Administration, in order to identify areas of concern.
This opportunity is perfect for students that are passionate about gaining valuable leadership experience and making impactful changes on campus safety.
University Safety is accepting applications through July 18, 2022. A selection committee plans to conduct interviews in August. Questions may be directed to U Safety Administration Manager Nancy Dallum at firstname.lastname@example.org.