UPEP Mission: Committed to social transformation, UPEP advances educational equity through onsite higher education, empirical research, and advocacy. At this time, UPEP is a non-credit program.

The University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) seeks interns for the 2021-2022 academic year. All internships require 10 hours/week. The University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) is a multidisciplinary effort providing on-site college curriculum to students incarcerated in the Utah State Prison in Draper. Through face-to-face coursework and correspondence materials, we assist incarcerated students and non-incarcerated volunteers to live lives of impact, both in prison and post-incarceration, by fostering academic excellence, leadership, and civic engagement. UPEP engages with approximately 100 students at the Utah State Prison in Draper. There is no cost to participate in UPEP – all books, materials, and supplies are provided by the Project.

Interns will report to UPEP Directors, Dr.’s Cindy Fierros and Erin Castro, and work closely with the UPEP team.

The Communications and Engagement Intern will assist the Project in expanding its engagement with the campus community. Specifically, the intern will lead our first themed-event week during Spring semester and complete tasks related to communications, including but not limited to the tasks listed below:

All applicants should be highly motivated, dependable, and able to check email at least every 48 hours. Applicants should not hold any ill feelings or biases towards people with incarceration histories. We strongly encourage individuals directly impacted by incarceration to apply.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements


To apply, please send the following to upep@utah.edu:

Questions? Send them to: upep@utah.edu.
Email: upep@utah.edu
Facebook: @utahpep
Twitter: @Utah_PrisonEd


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