HP Internship Opportunities


The Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) administers the AmeriCorps and the Medically Underserved in Utah (AMUU) program which places AmeriCorps members in community-based orgaogdennizations. The AMUU program is recruiting health professions students for AmeriCorps positions in at the Midtown Community Health Center clinics in Utah and Davis Counties. Students will provide patient education and patient navigation services with medically underserved populations (navigation of Medicaid/Medicare, PCN, SCHIP, etc). Training and onsite supervision will be provided. Priority will be given to bilingual applicants.

The Program

Since 1990, the Association for Utah Community Health has administered the AmeriCorps and the Medically Underserved in Utah (AMUU) program placing AmeriCorps members in community-based organizations throughout Utah. The AMUU program is adding AmeriCorps positions that will place health professions students in community health centers to provide patient education and navigation (navigation of Medicaid/Medicare, PCN, SCHIP, etc).

Student Benefits

  • Initial and on-going training using an evidence-based community lay health worker model
  • Learn basic principles in disease prevention and management
  • Exposure to working with medically underserved population
  • Receive an orientation to linguistic and culturally appropriate adult teaching methods
  • Opportunity to provide face-to-face, group and phone education using traditional and electronic media
  • Student will be placed in a health center for 300 hour or 450 hour internship/placements
  • Students will be compensated with a $1,000 to $1,250 education award to be used toward eligible school expenses after successful completion of their placement
  • Excellent experience in a community-based setting

For more information, contact Jackie Lumpkin at or 801-716-4604 (office) or 801-674-2409 (cell).


992 South 800 West
Brigham City, UT 84302
655 E. 1300 N.
Logan, UT 84341

Be a resource for the Bear River & Logan Health Department.  Work with the Logan and Brigham City site to assist with health education programs.

  • Tobacco Prevention Program
  • Substance Abuse Program
  • Chronic Disease Prevention & Education
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental Health Program
  • Write Blog articles
  • Prepare information packets
  • Displays for Health Fairs

Contact:  Allena Pierce, BS, CHES
Health Promotion Deputy Director, Internship Coordinator
Email:  apierce@brhd.org
Phone: 435-695-2064


CAPES!  Children's Adaptive Physical Education Society!
Weber State University
Ogden, UT

The CAPES! program serves children ages 5-12 years old who have a diagnosed disability throughout the Davis, Weber, and Ogden areas.  For 10 weeks each semester, up to 35 children participate in land- and water-based activities in small groups run by WSU students who are enrolled in coursework from the Human Performance and Teacher Education departments.  Beginning Fall 2014, a parent-training component was added that provided an opportunity for parents to improve their skills at working with their child.  Some of the topics addressed include behavior management, understanding their child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and how to improve social/communication skills. Other topics of interest included, but not limited to, puberty, nutrition, diet, stress management/relief, organization, boundaries, and coping with and accepting their child.

Internship responsibilities include: (a) assessing parent interest on various topics related to health promotion; (b) developing 60-minute presentations/lessons for each topic; (c) scheduling guest/expert speakers to add more clarity to the discussions; (d) conducting research and presenting at national conferences on the effectiveness of the parent training; and (e) improving the overall quality of life for the parents and their children.

If interested in improving the lives of parents through health promotion:
Contact:  Dr. Patrick A. Leytham 
Email: patrickleytham@weber.edu
Phone: 801-626-7848


GDEN, UT 84403

This internship provides an opportunity to get "real world experience" in a hospital setting.  Use your creativity and marketing skills, increase your knowledge of health related topics, and practice CHES competencies.  It also provides the opportunity to network with other health educators and hospital staff.  

  • Assist with marketing McKay-Dee Hospital’s Car Seat Program and CPR classes
  • Design PowerPoint presentations for the monitor in the hospital lobby
  • Assist the Health Educator in teaching babysitting classes
  • Practice CHES competencies by acting as a resource person for hospital patients and community members seeking information
  • Speak about health related topics at community events as needed
  • Represent CHIC at health fairs upon request
  • Assist with updating 211ut.org and learning about resources within the community
  • Help with ordering pamphlets and other materials for the center
  • Attend meetings in the community with the Director
  • Obtain CPR certification at no charge

Contact: Elon Jensen
Email: elon.jensen@imail.org
Phone: 801-387-7804

, UT 84015

Under the supervision of the family Health Services Director or Health Promotion Bureau Manager; develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion intervention programs designed to build healthy communities with Davis County.

Specific areas may include:

  • Tobacco prevention
  • Alcohol prevention
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Unintentional injury & fall prevention
  • Immunizations
Contact: Jacob Isaacson, MPH
Email: jisaacson@co.davis.ut.us
Phone: 801-525-5099



Corporate Health and Wellness Internship: private sector health promotion and education, worksite wellness program, employee health management, and employee health events.

Diversified Insurance Group is an innovative employee benefits firm on the cutting edge of new approaches to corporate health management.  One of the services offered to clients is employee health promotion program consultation and management.  This internship opportunity will provide a student with experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating corporate health and wellness programs.  The selected student will work closely with, and report directly to, the Corporate Health Specialist at Diversified.  Diversified offers a fun and fast paced environment to work in while delivering a high level of professionalism.  The selected intern will assist in planning, developing, presenting, and evaluating health programs and quarterly challenges.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  This person should have completed any advanced writing requirements.
  • Ability to work required hours.  Hours are flexible (normally between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, with occasional work from home), but the intern will be expected to complete all required tasks.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Health Promotion and Education, Public Health, Communications, or a related field.
  • Good skill and understanding in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Preferred skill and understanding in Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher.

Contact: Steven Day, MS, CHES, CWWS
Email: sday@digrisk.com

Phone: 801-325-5048
**Please send resume to email address


Community Outreach and Prevention Education

Outreach interns must be college seniors or graduate students. Outreach interns are normally serving to satisfy a college-level internship in community health education or a related field. Interns must have reliable transportation and insurance. Mileage reimbursement will be provided for travel to/from events and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Outreach interns attend community events, health fairs, and other cancer related events to provide information about cancer prevention and screening. Interns help with program planning, writing grants, and presentations at local schools, churches, and community organizations.

To apply for this opportunity, please forward a copy of your resume, two letters of recommendation, and availability to lori.maness@hci.utah.edu. 

New interns are accepted each semester: Consider applying early.

This is an unpaid internship with rewards. In addition to personal satisfaction from helping others, Huntsman Cancer Institute extends the following benefits to volunteers.

  • Free parking
  • Lunch voucher for each four hour shift worked
  • Free annual tuberculosis screening
  • Annual volunteer recognition awards
  • Inclusion in many Huntsman Cancer Institute events, including the annual summer picnic and holiday events
  • Information about the latest in research and patient care

Contact:  Garrett Harding, Outreach Coordinator
Email: garrett.harding@hci.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-9976


600 W. Mutton Hollow Road
Kaysville, UT 84037

Mercy Housing is a non-profit organization that runs subsidized housing facilities. Francis Peak View Apartments are run by Mercy Housing.  There are 120 units; some single units, families, and single parents.  Mercy Housing's main goal is to create a more healthy, vibrant community for those living in their facilities.  They educate residents on living more productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.  The five main information areas are: education, housing stability, community involvement and health & wellness.  
  • Summer kids program
  • Dental care
  • Learning to garden in the community garden onsite
  • Healthy cooking
  • Weight management
  • Planning meals on a budget
Contact:  Erin Florisbello
Email: horr@mercyhousing.org
Phone: 801-544-7227

1102 N. 1200 W.
Ogden, UT 84404

The aging field is growing at a rapid pace; unfortunately, the workforce does not seem to be keeping up with that pace. It would be a great opportunity for you students that are willing to reach outside of the youthful professions and learn how important aging shapes our world. We have a brand new building with new programming and changes in long term care. It’s an exciting time for students to grow and become professionals in their respected fields.  

  • Help write and distribute our Nursing Home Newsletter to Resident and Families
  • Help and facilitate groups to Veterans and Families that promote good health: Diabetes education, Stress, Alzheimer’s Disease etc.
  • Work closely with Recreational Activities and Groups Promoting involvement
  • Work closely with Social Work to help promote a better human environment for the residents to reduce loneliness, helplessness, and boredom
  • Work closely with the Admissions process, learning all the resources and professional connections within the aging fieldave opportunities to get out in the community to promote aging and quality of life
Contact:  Andrew R. Poll, LCSW, Director of Social Services/ Admissions
Phone: 801-334-4302
Main: 801-334-4300


Peer advocates are considered volunteers representing both the Health Promotion Program and the Student Wellness Center at Weber State University. Peer health advocates function as team members dedicated to the development and implementation of WSU campus health promotion efforts. In particular, peer health advocates conduct workshops on a variety of requested health-related topics to student groups, residence halls, and academic classes.

Job Qualifications:

  • Declared academic minor (or major) in Health Promotion, Nutrition, or Human Performance.
  • Completed coursework in HLTH 3000 (Foundations of Health Promotion) and HLTH 3200 (Methods in Health Education).
  • Flexible schedule (ability to work some evenings and, possibly, weekends).
  • Ability to work independently, be a “self-starter” (faculty/staff involvement is limited).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.   
CONTACT: Heather Hunter, MS, CHES, Internship Coordinator
Email: heatherhunter@weber.edu

231 E. 400 S. 

Internship Position Description

  • Salt Lake Community College Health & Wellness Services – Health Promotion department is seeking qualified senior students to apply/fulfill internship position. The intern will work closely with the Program Manager and be responsible for assisting with developing strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must develop, implement, and evaluate one theory and evidence-based health promotion policy, program, or initiative
  • Work with student group in assisting to develop programs and services for students
  • Assist Program Manager in training and evaluating peer educators
  • Assist Program Manager in marketing Health & Wellness Services
  • Serve as a health information and referral resource

Qualifications & Skills

  • The ideal candidate must be interested in proactively addressing health issues relevant to college students. Topics may include but are not limited to: alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; sexual and reproductive health; sexual assault and partner abuse; nutrition, eating disorders, and body image; stress management, etc.
  • Must be a senior student seeking degree in Health Education and Promotion, Community Health, Public Health or a related field.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and to be able to communicate effectively with peer educators, college employees, and possibly community agencies
  • Must be able to organize and manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Must possess positive work attitude and be dependable and responsible
  • Must be able to work as a team member and independently

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to:

Contact: Tatiana Burton, CHES, Program Manager
Email:  Tatiana.burton@slcc.edu
Phone: 801-957-4837

2001 S. State Street
Lake City, UT 84114

The SLCHD Healthy Communities Program is working with the Boys & Girls Club during the summers.  The program starts in June and runs through August.  The planning phase will take place at the Health department, and the program is located in Sandy.  The planning period is flexible.  The actual program requires 2 hours per day, 3-4 days per week.

Contact: Beverly Newell
Email: 385-468-4077
Phone: bhyatt@slco.org

MURRAY, UT 84123

Select Health offers internships that provide a variety of experience in different aspects of health promotion and education. Interns will participate in our employer health fairs. This will involve conducting biometric screenings including body fat analysis, blood pressure, and cholesterol/glucose testing. In addition to the screenings you will also have the chance to teach participants about their results and ways to improve their health. Training will be provided.

Other aspects of this internship include working with a team of health educators and nurses to plan and implement programs. You may have the chance to assist in implementing programs or other projects as well as a chance to write articles for newsletters.

The internship hours are flexible to meet your schedule. We have health fair events Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays. The hours range from 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. with some exceptions depending on the event.

Requirement: Background check, drug screen, & current immunizations.

Contact:  Angela Bishop Harman, MPH, MCHES, cWC
Email: angelabishop.harman@selecthealth.org
Phone: 801-442-7390

Students participating in the Stress Management Internship may be involved in several of the following activities:

  • Support the activities of the SRC
  • Assist in directing affairs of the SRC including scheduling of assistants
  • Schedule and promote open houses with Dr. Olpin
  • Continue the development and advancement of new activities in the lab
  • Help organize and administer ongoing research associated with the lab
  • Coordinate activities with WSU Student Wellness
  • Wellness Fairs - Stress management related campus health and wellness fairs and other campus activities
  • Coordinate activities with WSU Employee Wellness program
  • Wellness coaching/Stress Management workshops - stress management related campus stress management classes i.e., secretaries, women's groups, etc.
  • Assist Dr. Olpin in a variety of the activities in his Stress Management and his Mind/Body Wellness courses which may include the following: putting additional classes online; editing current online classes; developing a Mind/Body wellness textbook/trade book based on the Mind/Body Wellness class
  • Assist in the continued development of the Stress Management Place website, blog, and Facebook. This may include the following:
  • writing stress management and wellness related articles coordinating online activities, announcements, and events
  • Continue Development of a community resource website/manual to be available as a reference for all things mind/body/spirit, alternative/complementary therapies, and stress management

Prerequisites to this internship:

  • Successful completion of Health 1110 - Stress Management/span>
  • Successful completion of Health 2400 - Mind/Body Wellness (formerly the Art of Emotional Wellness)
  • Completion of either the Health Promotion or Human Performance (wellness emphasis) required classes Permission by Dr. Olpin to participate in this internship

Preferred skills to qualify for this internship:

  • Successful completion of Health 3100 - Applications of Technology in Health Promotion
  • Excellent people skills - outgoing, dynamic, motivated
  • Possible credit hours available for this internship: 1-3 hours

For more information, contact Dr. Olpin: molpin@weber.edu or 801-626-6485

1408 S. 1100 E.

Assist in the development and maintenance of prevention interventions and educational programs targeting individuals in Utah at risk for HIV infection focusing on underlying issues that can lead to increased risky behaviors.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in coordinating the Utah AIDS Foundation’s HIV and STI Counseling and Testing Center;
  • Provide STI results to clients;
  • Be trained in all aspects of test site including becoming a test site counselor, lab technician, intake, specimen collection, etc.;
  • Coordinate and run the HIV and STI Counseling and Testing Site and assist with other testing events on and off site;
  • Assess HIV risk related health education needs for at risk populations;
  • Assist with the design and implementation of education programs and interventions in accordance to the targeted populations’ needs that serve to reduce HIV transmission risk;
  • Evaluate the helpfulness, impact and effectiveness of health education programs;
  • Oversee and facilitate Speaker’s Bureau presentations such as HIV 101 and STI 101 in the community including public schools, mental health treatment facilities, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of health education theory and principles;
  • Knowledge of behavior change theory;
  • Skill in education and training techniques;
  • Skill in written and verbal communication;
  • Ability to make presentations, develop curriculum, and objectively evaluate program effectiveness.

Education and Experience:

  • Must be working toward a degree in community health education, health promotion, public health, or closely related field.
Contact: Tyler Fisher, Director
Email: tyler@utahaids.org
Phone: 801-487-2323

The Utah Department of Health offers your students a chance to get experience by way of internships, practicums, and student projects.  We typically offer a variety of opportunities for students - ranging from public health projects to business / organizational development projects. We have recently produced a compilation of these opportunities at the link
Utah Department of Health Internships.   This resource contains both paid and unpaid opportunities.


"Vitality Wins" Online Health Promotion Internship


This internship will allow interns to have a greater knowledge and understanding of promoting health in the business sector of social networking and marketing. The main emphasis will be placed on promoting the new “start-up” Vitality Wins website (www.vitalitywins.com) at Weber State University. The Health Promotion intern will work with the President and the Vitality Wins Team to obtain commercial and marketing goals. Interns will be provided general direction and materials to complete final outcome objectives.

Skills Required:

• Excellent communication & organization skills

• Ability to collaborate with the Vitality Wins team

• Reliable and accountable to execute deliverables and maintain timelines

• Requires minimal supervision


• Play the Vitality Wins game for the 8 week period with friends and family, followed by the maintenance game Step Up.

• Develop a Marketing Plan approved by the Vitality Wins team, including the following ideas:

-Social Media and Networking

-Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging, etc.

o Direct Marketing at School Functions including but not limited to:

- Booths at Block Party, Homecoming Events, Games, Health and Wellness Events

- Advertise at WSU Athletic Environments/Gyms and Events, Freshman dorms (“Avoid the Freshman 10”) and School Paper

- Promotions

• Field Production

o Schedule booth sites at pre-determined locations per Marketing Plan

o Prepare and assemble booth

o Coordinate booth banners, fliers and promotions with the Vitality Wins team

o Mans the booth for designated periods of time

o Plan for computer registration at the booth

o Coordinate articles and advertisements for student papers with Vitality Wins team

o Distribute fliers and posters

• Social Media

o Email

o Facebook posts and campaigns

o Tweets, Blogs and Pins

o Creative marketing

• Collaborate efforts with Vitality Wins team

• Good communication with Vitality Wins team

Minimum Qualifications

• Preferably a Health Promotions or Business Marketing Student

• Any combination of education and/or training which demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities describe above.

Internship Objective

• Specific Goals:

o Perform Social and Direct Marketing activities increasing awareness.

o Complete the Marketing Plan by the end of the internship

o Demonstrate marketing efforts which correlate to a substantial increase in the number of participants playing Vitality. The intern and the Vitality Wins team will work together to reach a goal of 50 % growth by the completion of internship (Tracking handled by web development)

• Internship worth 4 semester hours

Contact: Dr. Maria Richards, CEO and PhD Nutritionist
Founder of Vitality Wins
Email: mariarichards@comcast.net
Phone: 801-791-7220

477 23rd STREET
OGDEN, UT 84401

Division of Health Promotion Internship Opportunities

Title: Community Health Education Internships

Agency: Weber-Morgan Health Department, Division of Health Promotion

Deadlines: Applications and resumes will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Positions are available for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Applicants will be contacted approximately 1 month before the start of a new semester.

Hours: Variable (we require a minimum of 200 hours, but encourage more)

Description: Interns will work with program managers in several of the following areas:

  • Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Injury Prevention

Possible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing a 4-8 week worksite wellness program
  • Conducting presentations on various topics
  • Attending car seat checkpoints and various safety events
  • Assisting in planning and implementing community events and campaigns
  • Participating in coalition meetings
  • Attending Teen Tobacco Reduction classes and various anti-tobacco events
  • Completing obesity prevention projects

Requirements: Must be pursuing a degree in Health Promotion or a closely related field. Must be currently enrolled in or have already taken a Program Planning class and be eligible to begin working toward internship credits. Applicants must be able to complete a minimum of 200 hours and maintain a consistent schedule. Must be dependable, computer literate, organized, self-motivated, tobacco-free, and enthusiastic about improving health in the community.  Must also have the ability to communicate well with staff and the community, and have reliable transportation. To apply, please fill out the Division of Health Promotion Internship Application form (found at www.webermorganhealth.org/internships.php) and submit it with a copy of your resume.

Contact: Bryce Sherwood, Health Promotion Supervisor and Intern Coordinator
Email: bsherwood@co.weber.ut.us
Phone: 801-399-7195


Do you want an engaging internship experience that you can tailor to your health promotion major and area of emphasis?  Are you a good communicator and able to work independently?

The WSU Student Wellness office is seeking two to three dynamic student interns to assist with several projects for the upcoming academic year (fall and spring semesters).  The selected interns would be involved in all levels of programming from development to website, marketing, assessment, implementation and evaluation.

Other opportunities would include planning and participation in wellness campaigns on campus, and the development of outreach programs for students. In addition, you will work with the program manager to create an internship experience that compliments your interests and area of emphasis.  

If you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, fantastic time management skills, and are able to work independently, this may be the perfect internship for you!

Awardees will be required to commit 15-2- hours a week for two semesters.  The scholarship portion of the internship includes a partial tuition waiver. 

Contact:  Julia Darley, Director
Email: juliadarley@weber.edu
Phone: 801-626-7561




Description: This internship will provide you with an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a wellness coordinator in the field of corporate health. You will be working for The Wellness Connection, Inc. on-site at BD Medical Systems, a corporation in Sandy, UT, helping to manage their employee wellness program. BD Medical Systems has been a consistent winner of the Utah Council of Worksite Health Promotion’s Platinum Award (the highest award given in Utah for corporate health programs). Some of the programs you will be helping with include the following: implementation of a diabetes prevention program, performing biometric body assessments, planning exercise incentive programs, assisting in an indoor triathlon program, weight management, personal health consultations, healthy behavior presentations, a health fair, etc. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the field of corporate health to work at a company that has one of the best employee health programs in the state.

Internship Specifications:

  • 15-20 hours each week
  • This is an unpaid internship

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working towards, or have, a BS degree in Fitness and Wellness Management, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, or similar health related field
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of a corporation
  • Professional, corporate image
  • CPR/First Aid certification desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outgoing dynamic personality
  • Good knowledge of strength and cardiovascular training principles
  • Good knowledge of basic nutrition principles
  • Hard and honest worker

Contact:  Celeste Thorup 
Email:  celeste@wellnessconnectionutah.com
Phone: 801-616-1878