Internship Information

HS 498 Health Science Internship Requirements

Jim Hopla           Section 01

Lynn Perkes       Section 02

Larry Shaw         Section 03

Dennis Tolman Section 04         

Tyler Watson     Section 05

Description:

Internships are intended to apply the knowledge and skills from departmental coursework in a work setting.  Internships must require the student to conduct needs assessments/analysis, plan, implement or evaluate health/wellness programs for individuals or communities and can be conducted in Clinical, Public, Worksite/Industrial or School settings.  Healthcare Administration students should participate as an active member of the administration team in a healthcare setting and must have a management component.  No clinical observation internships will be approved (Job Shadowing). The student must accomplish project based internships. 

Procedure:

1.       Follow the Internship Basics on the Academic Discovery Center's website.

Department Requirements:

1.       Need to have established an emphasis (Health Promotion, Public Health, Occupational Safety & Health, or Health Care Administration).

2.       Need to have your sophomore year completed (31-59 credits).

3.       Need to complete the Introduction and Core I modules before you apply for the internship.

a.       Introduction Module (BIO 264, BIO 264L, MATH 221B, HS 240, HS 280)

b.      Health Promotion Emphasis: (BIO 265, BIO 265L, HS 320, HS 370, HS 390, HS 420)

c.       Public Health Emphasis: (HS 320, HS 370, HS 390, HS 472)

d.      Health Care Administration: Approved by Dennis Tolman

e.       Occupational Safety & Health: Approved by Larry Shaw

4.       Need to complete any other prerequisite classes for particular internships (See your Internship Coordinator).

5.       The internship will be a minimum of 200 hours and 7 weeks.

a.       The time frame is agreed upon by your internship supervisor. Some internships require 13 weeks at 40 hours a week.

6.       Credit limit will be between 1-3 credits

a.       1-2 Credits (2-300 hours)

b.      3 Credits (300 + hours)

7.       The employer evaluation will count for 25% of the grade

8.       Need to apply for your internship a month before the semester you are to start.

9.       During the semester you are completing your internship, you are allowed to take a maximum of 6 credit hours of other classes separate from the 1-3 credits of HS 498. Remember: your internship is your priority for that semester