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Get Healthy Utah - Salt Lake City Internship position (252 hours) Sarah Hodson, Executive director,



Get Healthy Utah 


Sarah Hodson, Executive Director 

Contact Email 

Work Location 

Get Healthy Utah (2180 S. 1300 E. Suite 440, Salt Lake City) 

Program Details 

The mission of Get Healthy Utah is to create a culture of health through encouraging and facilitating active lifestyles and healthy eating. Strategies to achieve our mission: 

  • • Partnering with private and public entities (including insurers, employers, cities and towns, public and higher education, and civic groups) to build public will for healthy living. 
  • • Working with the Governor, legislature, and state and local governments to promote and fund meaningful population health and wellness initiatives. 
  • • Engaging with Utahns at the community level and working to align community initiatives. 
  • • Collecting, developing, and sharing the best methods of encouraging individuals, families, and communities to live active, healthy lives. 
  • • Granting funding and other resources to groups and communities engaged in effectively promoting healthy lifestyles 





  • • Develop and distribute promotional materials 
  • • Assess community needs 
  • • Develop partnerships 
  • • Help conduct evaluation of projects 
  • • Develop and post social media content 
  • • Attend coalition and other meetings as needed 
  • • Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor 



Preferred background and/or experience in public health/health education/health promotion. Applicant must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicant must be a hard worker and be self-motivated. 

Computer skills: Using social media, web-based programs, spread sheets, presentation, databases, design, and word processing programs. Applicant must have access to their own laptop. 


Total Hours

Pay Rate

Approx. 10 


$2500 Stipend


Other Details 

Must be able to commit to approximately 10 hours/week. 

The office is located in Salt Lake City. 


To apply, submit a resume, one-page writing sample, and letter of reference to by November 1, 2018


United Way of Utah County South Franklin Community Center Intern Gentri Hortman- Call Center manager (801)-691-5322


The South Franklin Community Center works to increase the quality of life in the South Franklin neighborhood by providing access to programs that promote individual growth and achievement, encouraging community participation and leadership, and offering opportunities for residents to become  more invested and connected. 

South Franklin Community Center is looking for 6 interns for the Winter semester. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. Morning, afternoon and evening positions available. 

Apply online here:

United Way of Utah County Welcome Baby of Utah County Intern Gentri Hortman- Call Center manager (801)-691-5322

A free service designed to promote a healthy, secure and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies and their family members. Interns play a crucial role in the success of this program. Some responsibilities include: assisting with playgroups, home visitation, weekly parenting classes throughout Utah County, recruiting and matching volunteers with families and more! 

Welcome Baby is looking for 3 interns for the winter semester. A 15hr/week minimum commitment is required. Must be willing to do home visits.

Apply online here:

United Way of Utah County Help Me Grow Utah Intern Gentri Hortman- Call Center manager

A free child development helpline where families and providers can connect to community resources and information. Interns work with our team to contact families via email or phone, research child development topics, review developmental screenings, follow-up with families to make sure they connect to appropriate resources and more! 

Help Me Grow is looking for 1-2 interns for the winter semester. A 15hr/week minimum commitment is required.

Apply online here:

Project M.E.D.I.A Intern


Project M.E.D.I.A

Media Effects on Development from Infancy to Adulthood

What is it?

Project MEDIA is a longitudinal study to understand the effects of media on children over time. We are currently in Year 3, and our participants will be around 2 1/2 years old this summer. Students will spend the summer in Denver, Colorado visiting the homes of participating families and administering tests to them. Some students will be hired as full-time coders in Provo.

Watch what it's like to be a research assistant in Denver:

Who can apply?

Anyone in any major who wants research experience!

Why should I apply?

This is a wonderful opportunity to boost your resume with hands-on research experience with prestigious faculty. This can count toward an SFL capstone and can help with future job or graduate school applications. You'll be hired for $10/hour, 40 hours/week.


What is required?

Training: SFL 403R Course Winter 2019, Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30 PM

Summer Job: May 1st - August 14th, 2019

How to learn more?

Job Website:

Information Meeting: September 21st at 4:30 pm in 2110 JFSB



How to apply?

Application Link:

Application Deadline: October 12th at Midnight


Weber Morgan Health Department Intern in Division of Health Promotion Travis Olsen at 801-399-7193 or email

Internship Summary:

Our interns work within the Division of Health Promotion. They complete objectives in several program areas, obtain hands-on experience in CHES competencies, and better learn what it means to be a Community Health Educator. Interns are paid by stipend upon completion of internship hours. Mileage reimbursement is also provided.

What sets us apart?

Most internships provide an intern with experience in one program area, while we provide students with experience in all of our health promotion programs. Students that complete an internship with our agency will work in the following program areas:

  • Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention
  • Teen Health
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Injury Prevention
  • Worksite Wellness


•  Pursing a degree in Health Education or related field

•  Must have completed or be enrolled in a program planning class

•  Must be eligible to begin earning internship credits

•  Must be able to complete a minimum of 200 hours

•  Must be dependable, computer-literate, organized, self-motivated, and tobacco-free

•  Must have reliable transportation

•  Program activities require Intern to drive to multiple locations; work mileage will be reimbursed


Accepting Applications until Oct. 12, 2018

Utah Department of Health Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Intern


Project Title

HIV Treatment and Care Internship Opportunities Summary

UDOH Project Lead

Tyler Fisher, Client Services Manager, Ryan White Part B Program




Work Location

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

Ryan White Program Details


The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, classified by Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, and amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87, October 30, 2009) is the largest Federal program directed exclusively toward HIV/AIDS care. The Program is meant to help communities and states make it easier for those affected by HIV to get healthcare and supportive services. The Ryan White Part B Program administrated by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) provides services to those living with and affected by HIV disease in Utah.



(50%)- Outreach Services:  Work closely with the HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care team to understand various HIV services and treatment opportunities.  Develop a strong knowledge of the Ryan White Part B Program, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and applicable case management services. Work closely with Ryan White Part B staff to develop and coordinate communication, including promotional materials/campaigns to inform clients and coordinate/oversee outreach activities for people living with HIV to engage them in health insurance enrollment decisions.


(30%)- Promote Health, Assess Needs, and Increase Capacity: Work closely with the HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care team to identify HIV service gaps particularly as they pertain to people living with HIV’s ability to enroll into and maintain health insurance with Ryan White Part B premium assistance. Design and maintain resource lists for staff and community partner for tracking and reporting of enrollment efforts. Organize and Facilitate community partner coordination of enrollment efforts.   


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


  • Current graduate or undergraduate student in public health or other related field.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred
  • Familiarity with HIV or an interest/willingness to learn about HIV.
  • 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 availability and any internship requirements.

Pay rate


Other Details

  • Please send resume and email expressing interest to Tyler Fisher ( by August 15, 2018
  • Must be available to work in Salt Lake City on site at the Utah Department of Health.
  • Must have occasional evening and weekend availability


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

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:

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

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.

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: