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.
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).
- 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).
BEAR RIVER HEALTH DEPARTMENT
992 South 800 West
Brigham City, UT 84302
LOGAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT
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
CAPES! Children's Adaptive Physical Education Society!
Weber State University
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
COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER (CHIC)
MCKAY-DEE HOSPITAL CENTER
4401 HARRISON BLVD.
OGDEN, 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
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
- Cardiovascular disease
- Unintentional injury & fall prevention
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
MERCY HOUSING AT FRANCIS PEAK APARTMENTS
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