Health science majors and minors prepare themselves to function professionally in a community setting through university courses and practical experiences. The primary purpose of the internship program is to provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with the role of the community agency, organization or industry in providing health education.
The internship provides students with on-site work experience which assists them in developing entry-level job skills, and increasing knowledge about health education as it occurs within community agency operations.
Students join a community health agency as staff members (paid or non-paid) and are expected to function professionally in an effective manner while learning from the opportunities provided.
Experiences in the classroom, field experiences in the community, and communication with a wide range of people from varying backgrounds and age groups help prepare the undergraduate and graduate student to meet the challenges of the times and to realize his/her own potential as a prospective health educator.
Will you be participating in an internship next semester? Check out the Internship Handbook.
Questions? Check out the Internship FAQ. Or contact Internship Coordinator, Dr. Denise Seabert.
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