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Utah Department of Health, SLC Syringe Exchange Program Intern Tricia Bishop (

Program Details:

Syringe Exchange Programs (SEPs), also known as syringe services programs (SSPs are community-based programs that provide access to sterile needles and syringes free of charge. The programs also facilitate safe disposal of used needles and syringes. SEPs are an effective component of a comprehensive, integrated approach to HIV and hepatitis C prevention, overdose prevention and substance abuse recovery among people who inject drugs.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is the overseeing body of the Utah Syringe Exchange Program. UDOH provides technical assistance, data collection, capacity building and other support to agencies conducting syringe exchange throughout the state.


Syringe exchange programs have been shown to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases such as Hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV, and other bacterial infections among people who inject drugs through the reduction of needle and equipment sharing. They also offer an opportunity for clients to get tested for HIV and/or HCV, receive overdose information and naloxone and receive referrals and educational materials on their health. Upon a client’s first encounter with syringe exchange, they are given an intake interview to determine risk factors and behaviors. Referrals and educational materials given are documented but client follow up does not occur.

In July 2017, three agencies were funded by UDOH to conduct syringe exchange activities and collect data on the participants and the activities.


The goal of this project is to evaluate the existing syringe exchange program, since it began in July 2017, through a client level survey.


Internship Activities:

  • Assisting with project development which includes (but not limited to):

-Survey design

-Identifying clients who have utilized SEPs for at least 6 months

-Administration/conducting interview on current SEP client in outreach settings

-Data entry

-Analysis of outcomes

-Other tasks as assigned



  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in public health or related field.
  • Basic understanding of HIV/HCV, Harm Reduction, and disease prevention
  • Preferred experience with survey development, data collection, and analysis
  • Preferred familiarity with Excel and SAS (proficiency not required)
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable working with vulnerable/challenging populations (i.e., homeless,

people who use drugs, and mentally ill).

  • Be available Monday-Saturday varying hours of the day/evening


Additional details:

This is an unpaid internship of a flexible 10-20 hours per week for 12 weeks. It would start around June 4, 2018.


  • Please submit Resume and Cover letter addressing your interests, prerequisites, and availability by email with subject line “Syringe Exchange Internship Application” to

Please note: This internship will not involve providing any direct services in the community

Klune Industries, Spanish Fork EHS Specialist Intern Garin Wood,

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines.  Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. 

Location Profile:

Located in Spanish Fork Utah, Klune Industries develops and produces hard metal complex machined parts and assemblies for aerospace and commercial markets in the United States, and Internationally.

Position Summary:

The EHS Specialist will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and control for all aspects of environmental, health, and safety as well as organizing and tracking all associated training at Klune Spanish Fork. 

Reporting Relationships:

The EHS Specialist will report to the General Manager.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will coordinate in the development and implementation of the following key safety and environmental programs:

  • Machine Guarding, Hoisting and Rigging, Lock Out/Tag Out, Job Hazard Analysis, Equipment Inspection, Hazard Communications, Global Harmonization System, Hot Work, Incident Reporting and Investigation, and additional safety programs as needed.
  • Storm-Water Protection, Spill Prevention, Wastewater Monitoring, Air Quality, Hazardous Waste Handling
  • Develop and implement various safety and environmental programs to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Participate in periodic reviews/audits to verify that safety and environmental programs meet or exceed the established federal/state regulations.
  • Identify areas of concern and provide recommendations for corrective action to the appropriate group.
  • Conduct and schedule training to meet the needs of production and comply with the applicable safety and certified production operator standards.
  • Conduct accident and incident investigations as needed to reveal root and auxiliary causes.  Review accident and incident investigations that are conducted by other personnel.
  • Evaluate facilities pursuant to safety conditions.  Advise management of any and all safety concerns.  Provide recommendations and interpretation of safety requirements to resolve all safety concerns.
  • Generate and submit safety and environmental reports as requested/required.
  • Manage and maintain all records pertaining to OSHA and EPA.
  • Develop and implement Klune’s employee suggestions program.
  • Work closely with Klune’s Quality Manager in developing and maintaining the certified production operator program.
  • Additional responsibilities and tasks as directed by Senior Manager.
  • PROMOTE and CONTRIBUTE to a positive work environment.


Required Skills, Experience and Education:


  • Strong communication skills:  written and verbal
  • Excellent computer skills:  MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various programs
  • Strong analytical, fundamental arithmetic, problem solving, organizational, and critical thinking skills
  • Able to walk through shop areas and in rough terrain; able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to speak and build work relationships with various people at various levels within and external to the organization
  • Will at times work in areas with temperatures and conditions equivalent to working outdoors
  • Requires the ability to conduct group presentations to diverse audiences
  • Team player with an excellent attitude and motivational skills
  • Capable of making wise decisions
  • Must adhere to and promote established procedures and policies
  • Education in Safety and/or Environmental Health. Work experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Please send resumes to Garin Wood at

MegaDiamond HSE Intern (paid; summer) Ofa Tilini, 385-345-4617



The HSE Intern supports the HSE Manager in establishing and continuously improving the Health, Safety and Environmental culture within the worksite.


  • Review HSE reports to ensure data is correct and up to date.
  • Update local HSE procedures, work instructions and checklists as directed.
  • Ensure current versions of Safety Data Sheets are available to employees.
  • Identify potential risks in the work place.
  • Monitor compliance to policies, standards and procedures.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in the HSE training of all personnel.
  • Participate on the Schlumberger Empowerment Team.
  • Recommend improvements to the HSE program.



  • Currently enrolled as a junior or senior pursing a degree in occupational health & safety or environmental science/management.
  • This is a full-time paid Summer internship for 1-3 months with the option to continue part-time with flexible hours after the Summer.
  • Must be able to work at the following location: 275 W 2230 N Provo, UT.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


We offer medical, vision and a 401(k) Savings Plan on day one of internship.

Intern must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screenings.

Submit a resume and the attached application to the Human Resources Department.


Click here to download the application.

Needs Beyond Medicine Health Educator Internship

Health Educator Internship


Needs Beyond Medicine is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to decrease the burden of cancer by increasing awareness, education, and relief to cancer patients. Needs Beyond Medicine enhances the quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer through educational and financial support. The health educator internship allows students to both collaborate with team members and work independently as a representative of Needs Beyond Medicine. Health educators will be dedicated to the development and implementation of campus and community health education efforts. Health educators are responsible for the design, presentation, and evaluation of health education programs for local areas. As part of educating the public, health educators will research, write, and edit written health education material suitable for the understanding of the public.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement cancer education strategies, interventions, and programs
  • Hold and teach seminars focused on sharing information about cancer and incorporate various techniques and formats including group discussion, lecture, role play, etc.
  • Conduct research related to cancer and share information learned to the public
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions about cancer as a public issue
  • Hold new and existing health education programs focused on cancer to the community and local college campuses
  • Assist in the design and utilization of program evaluation and needs assessment tools
  • Network with organizations, professors and other campus professionals in creating opportunities conducive for creating preventive health messages and designing education programs
  • Assist in planning and executing participation in various community’s health fairs, health programs, and other events that fit into Needs Beyond Medicine’s
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates


  • Strong interest in preventive health
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to independently handle a variety of tasks
  • Good time management skills
  • Previous experience with presentations or public speaking
  • Flexible schedule; able to work some evenings and weekends
  • A “self-starter” with ability to work independently
  • Not afraid to ask questions

Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to:

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

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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: