Follow these steps to complete your internship.
Prior to the semester you're doing your internship:
- Several months prior to deciding on an internship, begin looking at possible internships. Talk with other students; talk with Health Promotion professors; and most importantly, look through the list of internships on this website to find out all the internships that are available, which we know about, in Utah.
- Long before the semester you're doing the internship, contact the supervisor(s) of the internship(s) that appeal(s) to you and find out if they are offering internships the next semester.
- Still before the semester you're doing your internship, make arrangements with the supervisor to meet with him or her to make sure you are going to be doing that particular internship.
- Take the Internship Packet with you to your supervisor, and together, complete Forms A-C. On Form B, be sure to clarify your objectives in terms of CHES competencies: What will you be doing to Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate, Act as a Resource, etc. Be specific
- Still prior to the semester you're doing the internship, bring the completed Forms to Dr. Olpin so he can sign them, as Internship Director, and set up the enrollment process so you can register for Health 4860.
During the semester when you are doing your internship:
- Once the internship semester begins, start working in your internship: For each academic credit hour, plan to spend 60 hours working in your internship. In Health Promotion, the requirement is that you complete three credit hours of HLTH 4860. That adds up to 180 hours working on your internship. During a 15 week semester, you can complete 180 hours working 12 hours per week.
- During the semester of your internship, in addition to your working time, complete the assignments when they are assigned, in Canvas.
The most important thing to remember, as you are setting up your internship, is that you plan in advance. Have everything ready to go BEFORE the semester begins when you are doing your internship.