Internship Opportunities for Students

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.


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Fall 2017 HMS Health Equity Internship

Apply for the HMS Health Equity Internship!

Applications for Fall 2017 HMS Health Equity Internship are currently being accepted!

Students will work with a combination of staff and faculty from the Hispanic Center, St. Luke’s, and Lehigh University to assist in developing programs at the emerging Center for Integrative Health to promote health equity and reduce health disparities for the South Bethlehem community. Students may participate in activities related to data collection, program management, marketing of community/public health initiatives, and grant writing. Specific programs students work with include: healthy food options for the food bank, promoting health and well-being for older individuals who attend the senior center, diabetes prevention and management, and community empowerment initiatives such as the Fatherhood Initiative and job readiness programs. To fill out and submit an application, go to: http://hms.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/health-equity-internship. The deadline for applications for a Fall 2017 internship is April 15th.

Applicants will be notified if they were accepted via email at the end of April. Students will need to obtain proper clearances for the internship prior to August 15th.Students will earn HMS credit for this internship based on the hours worked. Additionally, there is a weekly required meeting with Dr. Coyle for this internship every Friday during the Fall semester from 12:10-1pm.

Contact Professor Austin at kellyaustin@lehigh.edu if you have any questions.


NGO in Guatemala

NGO in Guatemala has employment opportunity for students interested in Global Health! The Maya Health Alliance www.wuqukawoq.org, is looking for a highly motivated individual interested in gaining a yearlong global health experience after college graduation.

​Seeking applications from graduating​ students who are bright, interested in health disparities work, and looking to get some on the ground experience in global health in a Spanish-speaking environment. The position is for a volunteer "Complex Care Coordinator." The job description is available here: http://www.idealist.org/view/volop/8kDPS6T9t8jd/

Modest living expenses and work-related travel expenses within Guatemala would be covered for the coordinator. The start date would be May/June 2017 but is flexible.​ Please see the web links above for more information on how to apply. ​


St. Luke's Fall 2017 Internship Applications Open

The Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Internship Application process is currently open.  Any students who might be interested in applying for an internship may do so though the application link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHPMInternship

The deadline for application is March 15th.  Since the volume for internship requests has increased, the process has become more competitive.  St. Luke’s aims to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Notification to recipients will be sent on March 30th.  The deadline for acceptance of the internship position is April 15th.


Research Scholar Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)

Research Scholar Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a paid internship program for undergrads that may be interested in the healthcare field.  Below is some important information for those interested in the internship opportunities.

  * The program runs from June 5, 2017 to July 31, 2017
  * Stipend is $2,000.
  * Approximately 40 positions available for virtually every
    undergraduate major, including pre-medicine, biology, chemistry,
    engineering, psychology, business, education, computer science,
    information technology, media and graphics design, and the liberal
    arts.
  * Students work on research or quality improvement projects with
    mentors in both the hospital’s clinical and non-clinical departments.
  * Some students in the past have done work that has been publishable
    or were presented at national conferences.
  * Opportunities to learn and shadow physicians, nurses, and other
    clinical and non-clinical staff in a large, healthcare environment.
  * Gain important networking contacts and references.
  * Applications are being accepted until February 28, 2017.*
  * The application requires a resume, undergraduate transcript, and a
    letter of recommendation.

Additional information, available positions, and the application can be found at www.lvhn.org/researchscholar <https://www.lvhn.org/researchscholar>. Questions regarding the internship program and the application process can be emailed to diane.leuthardt@lvhn.org <mailto:diane.leuthardt@lvhn.org>.

Diane Leuthardt
Coordinator, Interprofessional Education
Department of Education
247 South Cedar Crest Boulevard
Suite 202
Allentown, PA 18103


HEALTH EQUITY INTERNSHIP

Health, Medicine and Society – Lehigh University

St. Luke’s University Health Network’s recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified health disparities in our local Bethlehem community as a priority health issue to address. As a result, representatives from local colleges, St. Luke’s and The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley have partnered to create a Center for Integrative Health (CIH) at the Hispanic Center in South Bethlehem. The focus of this internship experience will be to contribute to various projects facilitated through the CIH, such the local Food Bank, Senior Center, etc. Students will be responsible for developing and implementing prevention programs, creating evaluation tools, integrating mental and physical health services, and creating interdisciplinary training programs to engage the local community in solving important health and social issues.

Students will work with a combination of staff and faculty from the Hispanic Center, St. Luke’s, and Lehigh University to assist in developing programs through the CIH to promote health equity and reduce healthdisparities for the South Bethlehem community. Students may participate in activities related to data collection, program management, marketing of community initiatives, and grant writing. Specific programs students may work with include: healthy food options for the food bank, promoting health and well-being for older individuals who attend the senior center, diabetes prevention and management, and community empowerment initiatives such as the Fatherhood Initiative and job readiness programs.

Internships are available for Spring 2017 for Lehigh University HMS stdeunts only who have already taken HMS 180 Introduction to Public Health OR HMS/SOC 160 Medicine and Society. Eligible students must be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Preference will be given to students with flexible schedules and expressed interest in completing the internship for a second semester. Students should expect that some activities for the internship may take place on weekends, evening, as well as during regular business hours. Students must also sign an internship contract and receive formal clearance through St. Luke’s’ which includes components such as: a criminal background check, TB test, drug screening, fingerprinting, etc. All costs for these clearances must be assumed by the student and must be completed BEFORE January 15, 2017. Failure to do so will result in an automatic withdraw from the internship.

This internship qualifies for 3-4 credits of HMS 293 Internship, where students are expected to work a minimum of 9-12 hours per week depending on the credits signed up for. The grade for the internship credits can count towards the HMS minor, and is based on (1) Evaluation of student performance by St. Luke’s, CIH, and Hispanic Center staff ~50%, (2) Weekly journal assignments of 1-2 pages in length that detail the activities completed for the week and integrate scheduled readings ~25%, and (3) A final reflection or research paper due during finals week ~25%. Attendance & participation at weekly meetings on Fridays 12:10 – 1pm throughout the spring semester is also required. This internship is formally supervised under the direction of Professor Kelly Austin and Dr. Bonnie Coyle. For more information, please contact Professor Kelly Austin at kellyaustin@lehigh.edu

A pdf of this information plus the form to apply is located here.