Internship Opportunities for Students

The following internship programs and volunteer opportunities are currently available:

St. Luke's University Volunteer Program

St. Luke’s University Health Network is offering an exciting new volunteer program for college students majoring in health-related fields.  The program is an excellent opportunity for students to engage with and learn from public health and health care professionals while providing an important community health service in our local area.

 The program is a collaboration between the St. Luke’s Trauma Department and the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, to offer a Fall Prevention program to older individuals at risk of falling.  The Fall Prevention program is an evidence-based program, offered for 2 hours each week for 8 weeks, and is taught by two coaches.  Participants will learn how to prevent falls and control fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. You can learn more about the program by clicking on the following link: https://www.ncoa.org/resources/program-summary-a-matter-of-balance/

St. Luke’s community health needs assessment identified elder health as a major health priority in our local area, and elder falls are one of the most common causes of injury and hospitalization both locally and nationally.  This falls prevention program is based on a national model, with the goal of reducing fall related injuries for at-risk individuals.

Students must be available to:

          * volunteer for an entire school year (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters) , approximately 3-4 hours per week
          * assist with coaching at least two 8 week programs each year.
          * attend an 8 hour training at the beginning of the Fall semester.    

This learning experience will  help students understand the bridge between clinical medicine and population health, while serving one of the fastest growing age demographic in our nation.  If interested in being a volunteer coach for this program, please send a resume to Rajika Reed at Rajika.Reed@sluhn.org.