Thursday, February 5, 2015

Office of Health Disparities has Internship Opportunities for Health Sciences Students

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities

Duration
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Hours
Approximately 14 health screenings (4 hours each, including setup and takedown, not including travel) will be scheduled on an irregular basis, including evenings and weekends. An additional 1.5 hours of travel time will be compensated per each event outside of Salt Lake County.

Stipend
$12.00 per hour of community outreach and training, with mileage reimbursement for outreach events outside of Salt Lake County.

Openings
Up to five (6) candidates will be accepted.

Description
Through the “Bridging Communities & Clinics” program, Interns will engage in outreach with diverse communities to provide free health screenings, clinic referrals, and support-service referrals to promote access to healthcare among underserved populations.

Responsibilities
Interns will be responsible for tasks including, but not limited to, providing screenings (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, BMI) and explaining results, disseminating health promotion information and referrals in conjunction with community partners, setting up and taking down screening stations, following up with participants by telephone, and other tasks as needed.

Requirements
- Recent or current enrollment status as an undergraduate or graduate health sciences student.
- Documentation of current immunizations.
- Must attend mandatory orientation and trainings.

Application
To apply, send an email to Jake Fitisemanu (jjfitisemanu@utah.gov) containing the following information:
1.     Current academic institution (ex. Westminster College of Nursing)
2.     Current year of training (ex. 1st year med student)
3.     Language fluency other than English (verbal and written)
4.     Attach resume

Contact
Inquiries should be directed to Jake Fitisemanu, Outreach Coordinator jjfitisemanu@utah.gov, (385) 315 0220.

Deadline
Requested materials must be received before March 15 at 11:59 PM.

Download listing at http://www.health.utah.gov/disparities/InternshipPositionListing2015.pdf

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