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Friends for Sight Internship Opportunities
Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives.
We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources. Over the past 64 years, over 1.4 million people have benefitted from the work of Friends for Sight.
We love working with interns to help us achieve our mission. In addition to becoming a certified vision screener and volunteering at a variety of different venues, we will work directly with you to craft an internship experience with one or more of the following:
Public Health Program Outreach
Any combination of the above or bring new ideas to us, based on goals of the individual
To be considered for an internship with Friends for Sight, candidates must:
To apply for an internship or for any questions, please contact:
Friends for Sight
661 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, US
Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives. We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources. When you check the box on your drivers license or license plate tag applications, you can make a $2 donation to FFS.
Established in 1955 to provide vision screening for children for Amblyopia, lazy-eye blindness, as Friends For Sight we have a single mission: to preserve sight. Since 1955, over 580,000 children - that's over one million eyes - have been screened. In addition over 420,000 adults have been screened for Glaucoma, called the sneak thief of sight. Since we established the high school driver training vision screening program in March 2001, approximately 188,000 students have been screened in schools throughout the state.
Volunteers are the backbone of the agency, accounting for almost 70% of the service hours provided. Each volunteer is trained in the screening processes of screening with charts, glaucoma and visual acuity machines. Our eyes impact our quality of life from birth to death, and like all our vital signs, our eyes work 24/7. Please join us in the awesome task of saving sight. Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."
We'll work with your schedule.
6715 South 1300 EastSuite 250Salt Lake City, UT 84121
March 23, 2020