Internships and Volunteer Opportunities for Students

The following internship programs and volunteer opportunities are currently available.

 

St. Luke's Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine Internship Application is not open at this time
The Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine Internship Application process is currently open.  Please forward the following link to any students who might be interested in applying for an internship in our department.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHPMInternship. The deadline for the application is TBA.  Since the volume for internship requests has increased, the process has become more competitive.  We aim to accommodate as many requests as possible. 
 

 

St. Luke's Community Health Department

The St. Luke’s Community Health Department is looking for volunteers to assist with school health screenings in the Bethlehem and Allentown school districts.  Many students in these schools do not have good access to care, and one of the  ways we conduct outreach to help students is by participating in school screenings each year at needy schools.  Last year the Community Health department piloted a model published by Penn State Hershey Health Center to assist schools in conducting mass screenings for the state mandated annual screenings.  This process worked very well to complete the screenings early in the year so the school nurses and Community Health staff could spend the remainder of the year connecting the students to the services they needed, as identified by the screenings.  This year we would like to expand to help more schools, by engaging college and other community volunteers to join in.  This is a great opportunity for students interested in medical or public health careers to connect with other health professionals to conduct health screenings and learn about outreach efforts.  We invite students to volunteer for one 2-3 hour shift, connecting with students, school staff and nurses at a local school to develop a strong partnership to improve health.   Please click on the links below to view the schedules for Allentown and Bethlehem School Districts, and to review additional materials about the project.  A brief review/orientation will be provided at the start of each session, to familiarize you with the process.

 


 

Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Inc.
Looking for home and community support professionals.
Flexible hours. Opportunities are available assisting individuals with special needs achieve independence in their home and community.
For complete information, click here...

 


 

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Title: Research Design and Analysis Team Intern
Location: Lehigh Valley Health Network
1255 South Cedar Crest BLVD, Suite 3200 (Cedar Crest Professional Park), Allentown, PA 18103
Patient Contact: No
Schedule: 1 to 2 days per week (8-16 hours), actual shift is flexible but would be between 7AM-3:30PM
Availability needed for: at least 1 year
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete required LVHN Citi-training modules
Use REDCap and/or MS Excel to create and manage databases and surveys
Clean datasets and prepare them for analysis in SAS or SPSS
Conduct statistical analyses on datasets using either SAS or SPSS 
Participate in the development of research studies
Review research study protocols
Assist Research Design and Analysis Team with other research related tasks
 
Desired Qualifications:
Strong aptitude and working knowledge of statistical computing packages
Bachelor’s degree, or currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, in statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, data science, or related field
Must be detail-oriented, have attention to detail/accuracy in work
Experience with REDCap a plus
Previous research related experience a plus
IT background would be a benefit
Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, clinical staff, and colleagues
Ability to work independently and problem solve
Some familiarity with medical terminology would be a benefit
Desire to learn and gain experience in clinical research
 
For more information and to apply please send resume along with a brief explanation as to why you are interested in this position and why you would be a good fit for this position to NORI_Stats@lvh.com
 
Note: HMS students can receive course credit for this Internship through the HMS Internship course, HMS 293 - 010 (“Design your own Internship”). Applying for HMS 293 is done through the HMS Director, Dr. Jessecae Marsh, after acceptance into the internship. Contact her for more details on the course: jessecae.marsh@lehigh.edu
 

 
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Internship Opportunity: Health Advocacy Program

PURPOSE:
To bridge the gap between the patient, the provider, and community resources for non-medical related needs such as: food insecurity, housing insecurity, transportation, employment, education counseling, child care, support and follow-up referrals.
Become a Health Advocate!
• Available for students of many different majors
• Great for public health, social work, nursing and pre-med students
• Gain experience with hands-on patient interactions
• Make a positive impact on your community
Health Advocates are crucial to create a system in which we, “measure the quality of healthcare by the diseases prevented, not diseases cured.”
*If interested, please contact Cathy Coyne, Program Coordinator at cathy_a.coyne@lvhn.org for more information and complete the LVHN Student Experience Request Form.*
HMS students can receive course credit for this Internship through the HMS Internship course, HMS 293 - 010 (“Design your own Internship”). Applying for HMS 293 is done through the HMS Director, Dr. Jessecae Marsh, after acceptance into the internship. Contact her for more details on the course: jessecae.marsh@lehigh.edu