Friday, February 5, 2016

Office of Health Disparities Internship Opportunity


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Office of Health Disparities
Utah Department of Health

Duration
Ongoing

Description
Outreach Interns are responsible for implementing the “Bridging Communities & Clinics”(BCC) program, which provides free health screenings, clinic referrals, and support-service referrals, while promoting access to healthcare among underserved communities.

Responsibilities
Interns are responsible for tasks including, but not limited to, filling out intake forms, 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, and other tasks as needed.

Hours
Between 15 and 20 events per year  (3-4 hours each per outreach event, including setup and takedown, not including travel) will be scheduled at assigned outreach sites in Glendale and South Salt Lake; potentially evenings and weekends. 

Stipend
$12.00 per hour, with mileage reimbursement for all events.

Openings
Up to four (4) candidates will be accepted.

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

Application
To apply, email Brittney Okada (bokada@utah.gov) with the following information:
1. Current resume or CV (2 pages)
2. Current academic institution 
3. Current year of training 
4. Language fluency other than English (verbal and written)

Contact
Inquiries should be directed to Brittney Okada, BCC Coordinator 
bokada@utah.gov, (385).315.0220.

Deadline
Applications must be received before March 4, 2016  at 11:59 PM MST

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