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Utah Department of Health STD Program Internship Megan Evans-


Project Title

STD Program Internship Opportunities Summary

UDOH Project Lead

Megan Evans




Work Location

Utah Department of Health (288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City)

STD Program Details


The Utah Department of Health’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) program manages the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant titled “Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies” (STD AAPPS). This grant funds local health department (LHD) STD investigations and specific testing for high risk individuals. The STD program also offers technical assistance to LHDs, private providers, and the general public.



(50%)- Surveillance and Data Quality: Become familiar with STD epidemiology and Disease

Intervention Service (DIS) guidelines and best practices. Work closely with the STD

Prevention team to monitor, review, and approve gonorrhea and chlamydia case

morbidity reports. Ensure that assigned cases are interviewed for contact referrals and patient education is conducted in a thorough and timely manner. Ensure all STD cases are complete and meet the minimum dataset requirements. Work with the STD Epidemiologist to complete data quality assurance activities.


(30%)- Promote Health, Assess Needs, and Increase Capacity: Work closely with the STD Prevention team to identify STD service gaps, identify STD resources, and build capacity regarding STD health promotion. Communicate, promote, and ensure appropriate STD treatment is provided throughout the state. Manage social media campaign to promote extra genital testing among certain populations. Support STD Prevention Coordinator with improving Utah’s Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) training. This would include research for the DIS training manual and creating and implementing a survey for DIS. There may be some crossover work with the HIV and TB programs as well.


(20%)- Other duties as assigned: Complete other administrative duties as assigned.


  • Current graduate or undergraduate student in public health or other related field.
  • Familiarity with STDs or an interest/willingness to learn about STDs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, visual and verbal).
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.

Project Start Date


Hours per week


Total number of hours


Dependent upon the student’s work pace and any

internship requirements.

Pay rate


Other Details

  • Please send resume and email expressing interest to Megan Evans ( by April 6th, 2018.
  • Must be available to work in Salt Lake City on site at the Utah Department of Health.
  • Note: This internship will not involve providing any direct services in the community.
Utah County Health Department Program Intern

           APPLY ONLINE AT

Weber-Morgan Health Department Health Promotion Intern

BYU Simmon's Center for Cancer Research at Ohio State University Paid Off-Campus Internship

This is in connection with BYU's Simmons Center for Cancer Research at Ohio State University. Students will be paid $8000 (housing and food at the dorms comes from this stipend, ~$2600) and includes roundtrip airfare to and from Ohio.  Application deadline is FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2018.  Contact Stephanie Lutz with questions.

Kennedy Krieger Institute- Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training APPLICATIONS DUE BY WED 2/7

Internship #3
James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Program Dates: May 28-July 27, 2018
Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, public health, allied health, or social sciences graduate programs who are interested in conducting research in the areas of infectious diseases and/or health disparities.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Fellows receive mentored research and professional development experiences at the CDC in Atlanta, GA or in Baltimore at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Fellows increase professional leadership skills and are supported to present their research at national meetings. 


PLEASE NOTE EXPANDED STUDENT ELIGIBILITY: Now accepting graduate students in Allied Health and Social Sciences!

A $4,500 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute master level graduate fellows and CDC fellows. A $5,168 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute pre-doctoral fellows.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants
Phone: (443) 923-5901
All program activities are contingent on federal funding.

Kennedy Krieger Institute- Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training APPLICATIONS DUE BY WED 2/7

Internship #2
Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
 Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Program Dates: May 28- July 27, 2018
Brief Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 9-week summer program designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation), with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 on a 4-point scale who are interested in learning more about public health and preventing health disparities.  MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of California – Davis, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities and Tribal Serving Institutions.  MCHC/RISE-UP offers public health leadership learning experiences in clinical, research, and community engagement and advocacy areas.  All scholars interested in reducing health disparities and promoting social justice, especially scholars from underrepresented populations in the field of public health, are strongly encouraged to apply. 
A $3,500 stipend is provided for the 9-week summer program.  Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Kennedy Kreiger Institute- Center for Diversity in Leadership Training APPLY BY WEDNESDAY 2/7/18

Internship #1
Maternal Health Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy & Research Network (MCH-LEARN) Program

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Program Dates: 

Summer Program - May 28- July 27, 2018 
An academic year program involving monthly sessions during the academic school year, September 2018 - April 2019

Brief Description: The Maternal and Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a 9-week summer program that continues through the following academic year with monthly meetings. This program provides undergraduate freshman and sophomore students from the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan region, with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale who are interested in the maternal and child healthcare field, a comprehensive, integrated learning experience. The overarching goal of MCH-LEARN is to increase the number of students from historically disadvantaged and/or underrepresented populations who enter graduate school in MCH fields.  MCH-LEARN leverages a leadership learning network formed by (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, (2) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (3) Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Family, Population and Reproductive Health, (4) Parents’ Place of Maryland, and the (5) Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities. 
A $3,500 stipend is provided for the 9-week summer program and a small stipend for the academic year participation.
Phone: (443) 923-5901

Mothers without Borders Community Education/Marketing Intern Email resume and paragraph by March 1 to

Utah Department of Health Communicable Disease Reporting Intern Apply online at

DCPIP is currently recruiting for a part-time intern to assist with communicable disease data collection, entry, and management. Through this opportunity, the intern will gain a greater understanding of public health surveillance and reporting processes; data management and security; electronic data exchange from clinical health to public health; and surveillance system and process integration. 

 The primary objectives of the position are: 

• Ensure communicable disease reporting is complete, timely, and accurate. 

• Enter laboratory data (manually and electronically). 

• Identify data quality errors and make improvement recommendations. 

• Ensure complete and timely case notification to CDC and case transfer to other public health departments. 


Major responsibilities include: 

• Enter laboratory data into a public health database, UT-NEDSS (TriSano/EpiTrax), according to established protocols to ensure high data quality. 

• Database management (i.e., identify and resolve duplicates, ensure rapid data entry and case transfer). 

• Transfer cases to other public health departments and report data to CDC within expected timelines. 

• Process electronic laboratory data and assist in validating electronic feeds. 


Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

• Complete projects and tasks with minimal supervision. 

• Follow complex protocols. 

• Prioritize projects and tasks. 

• Comfortable using web-based applications. 

• Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. 

• Familiarity with infectious diseases and laboratory testing is preferred. 


This is a part-time, career service exempt position without benefits. 

Salary: $12.00 - $17.00 per hour 

Requisition #14251 

Closes: 01/08/2018 at 11:59 pm MST 

Utah Department of Health Program Intern Please contact Matt McCullough at, 801-273-6619

- January through April Internship

- Located in Millcreek, UT

- 20-30 hours/week, with flexbiel hours

- Paid $15/hr


The intern will assist in collecting and analyzing data for the statewide Primary Care Needs Assessment. The intern will also write portions of the needs assessment and may assist with Health Professional Shortage Area designations and J-1 Visa Waivers.


Provo Rehab & Nursing, and Orem Rehab & Nursing Gerontology Intern If interested, send email and resume to

Provo and Orem Rehab are a rehab and nursing facility serving the elderly population. Many of our residents also have cognitive disorders such as dementia and some are mentally ill. Interns would assist in completing mood interviews, gathering information for social service assessments and can also participate in daily activities or visits with the residents to improve their overall well-being. We would like someone who could be here 5-10 hours per week – preferably Monday-Friday. This would be an unpaid internship.

Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company Internship Summer 2018 with Industrial Hygienist Visit the Sinclair career page at to apply

This position will implement strategies and plans for identification and control of occupational health exposures. Conduct routine baseline monitoring, bulk sampling and prepare reports for presentation to the Industrial Hygienist. Summer projects may include an active role in assisting with noise surveys, characterizing work locations, developing sampling plans, and conducting IH samples according to the plan. Intern will interface with refinery personnel to ensure compliance with company policy and OSHA standards. Successful applicants must possess strong communication, organizational and planning skills, with the ability to work effectively as a team member. Position requires a working knowledge of electronic recordkeeping systems and basic computer programs. Qualification Preference: Pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Science or higher level degree in the fall 2018 session. Preference may be given to those pursuing a degree in industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety or related field of study. Summer employment with Sinclair is intended for full-time college and university students, who are currently enrolled and have achieved a standing of at least a sophomore. Interested applicants should submit their résumé and current transcript for consideration.

Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company Summer Internship - Health and Safety Specialist Please visit their website and apply to the position through their online system

Summer Help - Health and Safety Specialist - Position will assist in ensuring that employee safety programs are implemented and that the company is in compliance with federal, state and local laws through work permitting process and inspections.  Develop and deliver Health and Safety training programs to instruct employees and contractors on safe work practices and maintain safety related records as required.  Summer projects may include audit revisions and development of area specific safety plans. Must possess the ability to effectively lead and participate as a valuable team member. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel highly desirable.  Qualification Preference:  Pursuit of a Bachelor’s or Masters in occupational Health and Safety or equivalent degree.  Summer employment with Sinclair is intended for full-time college and university students, who are currently enrolled and have achieved a standing of at least a sophomore. Interested applicants should submit their résumé and current transcript for consideration.

Friends For Sight Internship and Volunteers Cassandra Fullmer,

Help Friends for Sight perform vision screenings in Utah and/or Salt Lake County and promote vision safety and eye health! Our screenings truly bring awareness of vision problems to many people who would have no idea that their eyes were struggling! To volunteer, we ask that you attend a volunteer training on BYU Campus or in our office in Salt Lake and commit to at least 20 hours of service in one year. 

To sign up, please contact Cassandra at


Friends for Sight is looking for an intern for the upcoming semester! This is a great opportunity for public health students to gain experience with an established nonprofit and gain skills they are seeking to have as they graduate the program. 

Friends for Sight provides vision screenings and education for all ages, with an emphasis on preventing blindness in children by screening early to correct potential issues. In the last year, Friends for Sight screened over 41,000 children and 5,000 adults for vision issues. Screenings take place throughout the state of Utah and interns would play a great part in expanding the reach of Friends for Sight. These screenings can truly change the course of someone's life by preventing long-term vision issues.

Working directly with the Executive Director and other staff, students can gain great work experience in the nonprofit sector while gaining skills that will put them above other applicants once looking for jobs. Applicants must have a reliable form of transportation and be willing to help with screenings in Utah and Salt Lake Counties.

Interested students can reach out to Cassandra Fullmer at More information about Friends for Sight can be found at

Mountain View Hospital Patient Connection Program Internship

The program is intended for any level of degree seeking students for any school

in Utah. No prior experience is needed but preference will be given to those with

previous healthcare experience. The minimum GPA required to participate is 3.0. It is

expected that students will dedicate 8-10 hours per week to the internship. This

includes time spent at the hospital, doing weekly readings, attending networking events,

and attending weekly internship meetings. The program is unpaid, but is for academic

credit. Students will be expected to add 3 credit hours to their academic schedule. It is

42 hours per credit (126 hours for the semester) and at 8-10 hours a week, 3 credits is

easily obtainable. The program requires full commitment during Fall or Winter

semesters (August to April), with an optional Spring/Summer extension (April to

August). Those who wish to continue the program should let the internship coordinator

know no later than two months into the semester (October for Fall and February for


To participate in the internship experience one must be affiliated with BYU, UVU,

or another college in the area. The internship is not exclusive to Healthcare

Administration. As this internship is associated with interacting with patients, all majors

of a health care nature are welcome to apply. In the past our interns have been majors

in Community Health, Healthcare Administration, Pre-med, Pre-PA, Nursing, etc.


It is nearly unprecedented for a hospital to allow this level of exposure to students. As

such, it is imperative that all interns demonstrate a high level of initiative and

professionalism while accomplishing the following:

● Identify and work on hospital-specific projects

● Maintain accountability to self, mentor, and internship coordinator

● Dedicate 10 hours per week to the internship; 8 of which in the hospital

● Stay current on readings and come prepared to weekly internship meetings

● Send monthly reports to Brad LeBaron


FALL SEMESTER: apply at the beginning of March

WINTER SEMESTER: apply at the beginning of November

SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER: apply at the beginning of March

To apply send a resume and cover letter stating your intent to intern at Mountain View

Hospital to

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Community Outreach and Prevention Education Send resume, two letters of recommendation, and your availability to Garrett Harding at

See attached flier for further information.

Utah State University Public Health Student Internships Contact with questions

See the attached document for details- an application can be found and submitted at the link below:


Intermountain Healthcare Student Intern- Non-clinical (Summer 2018) Visit the link in the description to apply online

This position supports a Supply Chain department or function by performing assigned tasks or assisting with assigned projects, allowing the intern to gain an understanding of the business function. Visit the attached link below.

OSI OSI Safety Internship Opportunity Anna Gudenrath/ Main Phone 630.851.6600

OSI is the premier global supplier of custom value-added food products to the world’s leading foodservice and retail food brands. As one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, we offer unparalleled resources and reach.


OSI has an exciting Safety Internship opportunity in West Jordan, Utah available Summer 2018. I have attached the link to the application below. Does Utah have an internship program that would be interested in having students perform Safety Internships at OSI?