Internships at Health Services
Internships at Health Services
Available Internship Placements
We currently don't have any internship opportunities available for the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic year. We will be seeking interns for fall 2014 in the spring. Please check back.
If you are interested in an internship at Health Services, it is strongly encouraged that you attend an information session to determine if we are an appropriate placement site for your internship goals.
Online application will be available spring 2014.
- Pre-professional positions are available to UNH undergraduate and graduate students with appropriate experience, background and interest.
- You can design a placement for an academic year (preferred) or one semester.
- We usually do not offer internship opportunities during the summer or semester breaks.
- In most cases, we can work around your academic schedule.
- If you are seeking academic credit, this must be arranged through your academic program.
- Students who have taken advantage of learning opportunities in our office came from various academic programs: Communications, Social Work, Nutrition and Animal Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Education/Counseling, Sociology, Health Management and Policy, Business Administration, Biochemistry, English and Family Studies.
Internship/Independent Study Program Objectives
- To support the academic mission of the university by providing students an opportunity to gain experience in their field of study by applying classroom knowledge in practical work experience.
- To help students realize, develop, and apply their skills and knowledge preparing them for entry-level professional work.
- To assist students in developing leadership skills.
- To assist students in gaining a stronger understanding of themselves as a professional and as a person.
- To increase students' knowledge of contemporary health and social issues.
- To provide students an opportunity to observe and participate in the administrative functioning of a department and program.
- To provide an opportunity for staff within the Office of Health Education and Promotion to supervise paraprofessionals
- To provide the Office of Health Education and Promotion the opportunity to more effectively and efficiently provide programs and services to the University and local community.
Areas of Skill Building
- Group process and facilitation
- Communications, marketing and social media
- Counseling (graduate students only)
- Health policy development
- Health promotion planning
- Program development and implementation
- Assessment, evaluation and data analysis
- Writing and public speaking
- Knowledge of health issues including: alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, sexual health, sexual orientation/gender issues, HIV/AIDS, nutrition/eating concerns/body image, emotional health, wellness, men’s & women’s health and financial management.
Responsibilities of Student and Health Services
Student Responsibilities Prior to Placement
- Determine if a placement in Health Services is an appropriate placement.
- Complete online application and interview process.
- Prepare for the position by having the basic necessary knowledge and skills.
- Be willing to meet on a regual babis with an internship supervisor.
- Be able to fulfill responsibilities of placement.
- Plan in advance and sign a learning contract with supervisor and other necessary parties outlining credit hours, roles, responsibilities and learning goals, objective and outcomes of placement. These goals and objective will assist supervisor in providing opportunities and guidance.
Student Responsibilities During/After Placement
- Participate in on-going supervision.
- Be evaluated mid-placement and at the completion of the placement by supervisor.
- Complete goals and learning objectives as outlined in contract.
- Complete any work required by academic department.
- Evaluate your internship with the Office of Health Education and Promotion at the completion of placement.
Health Services Responsiblities During/After the Placement
- Provide orientation to Health Services and the Office of Health Education and Promotion and its role and responsibilities.
- Provide on-going supervision.
- Create environment that provides optimal learning experience.
- Provide needed workspace.
- Complete written evaluation on student's growth and learning at mid-placement and at the completion of placement.
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