Undergraduate Internships

All students graduating from the School of Community Health Sciences are required to complete CHS 494 prior to graduating. This course is designed to provide a hands-on experience through an internship/Field Study during their senior year. In this course, students complete a 100-hour, unpaid internship in their local community that allows them to gain career experience, build a portfolio and network with industry professionals that prepares them to secure employment after graduation. 

Community Agencies and Prospective Internship Supervisors

If your community agency or organization would like to have undergraduate or graduate interns, please submit an Internship Project DescriptionFor prospective supervisors/preceptors, refer to our Field Study/Internship Handbook that discusses how to set up an internship agreement, supervisor responsibilities and more.

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

More information about Advanced DUI & Counseling

Contact
Michael Yasmer, BSW, CADC, NCAC II
michael.yasmer@att.net
(775) 233-5316


Advanced DUI & Counseling is an ASAM Level I Outpatient treatment center dealing with court mandated offenders. We educate individuals as to the nature of alcoholism and addiction and provide group therapy so they may find a chemical free future and live a happy, problem free life. Interns will learn about confidentiality, legalities of DUI offenses, the value of education and counseling. At the center of the program is learning about the nature of addiction and resolving the question" Addiction: A choice or a disease?"

More information about Active Physical Therapy

Needs students for organizing Fall Ortho Seminar. Please call for more details.

Contact
Parley Anderson and Michael Spevak
parleyanderson@gmail.com
(775) 544-2591

Location
3594 W. Plumb Lane
St. B
Reno, NV 89509


Contact: Leissan Sadykova, (775) 250-3684 Leissan@ARCHRuralHealth.org

Advocates for Rural Community Health (ARCH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization developing the rural health sector worldwide. ARCH is recruiting for a Development and Outreach Intern to work in their Reno office. The application deadline is January 20th.


Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

ARCH is a local Reno nonprofit that takes medical school students in their final semester to rural health centers located in Gulu District, Uganda. This is an exciting time to be part of ARCH, as the organization is expanding to other regions of the world including Ghana, South Africa, the Philippines, and Brazil. As a Development and Outreach Intern, you will be supporting the program by doing the following:

  • Participate in content and visual development of our website, and help plan a website launch;
  • Research focusing on health centers and health policies- in ARCH countries of interest, as well as others;
  • Write content for donors, potential donors, the Board, and the general public
  • Be an active advocate for the organization while out in the community;
  • Some international travel opportunities may be available, however not required
  • Develop a portfolio while you are with the organization to present to future employers.

Hours: 10-12/week unpaid (hours can be adjusted if needed for credits, etc.) Ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong passion for helping people
  • An Interest in international relations
  • Strong writing skills

If interested, answer the following questions and submit to ARCHruralhealth@gmail.com by January 20th. Interviews will be the following week.

  • Name:
  • Major:
  • Academic Interests:
  • What are some of your goals after graduation?
  • List all other commitments and hours at each commitment you will have for the spring 2017 semester:
  • Have you ever been abroad? If so list where, for how long, and reason(s).
  • ARCH works in very rural settings, where there are not a lot of resources. You may be exposed to some shocking conditions. Will you be ok with that?
  • ARCH does not have a set office location, so a lot of work will be done remotely with weekly meetings. This requires someone who is very self-driven and goal-oriented. Provide an example situation that exemplifies you as being self-driven and/or goal-oriented. (2,000 words max)
  • ARCH has workers in Uganda, and at times communication can be a bit of a barrier. Describe a time when you were faced with a language or cultural barrier and how you overcame that. (2,000 words max)
  • What are you looking to gain from this internship? (2,000 words max)

Please attach a writing sample of no more than 2 pages. It can be a portion of a research paper, paper done for class, Op Ed, etc.

Contact: Will Rucker, Director of Programs
Phone: (702) 431-6348
Email: will.rucker@lung.org
Website


Agency mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Project Description: The Lung Health Programs Internship is a volunteer position offered to individuals who have an interest in public health education and community outreach. The intern will assist in the coordination and implementation of the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition meetings and the Lung Force Expo, as well as represent the ALA at local health fairs. The intern will help recruit teachers, school administrators, counselors and other school-based professionals to conduct ALAN's Open Airways for Schools asthma program and assist ALAN staff in implementing the trainings and follow-up. The Lung Health Programs intern will assist in the recruitment, logistics, training and follow-up of the Better Breathers Clubs working primarily with Veterans with COPD and other chronic conditions. The Lung Health Programs intern will help coordinate training logistics, administrate designated trainings, strengthen public speaking confidence through training delivery, record all data in the ALAN database, and conduct training follow-up calls with past participants. Generally, interns will work under close guidance with assigned mentors and a detailed plan based on interns' studies and career goals. The American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN) is a local affiliate of the American Lung Association (ALA), the oldest, voluntary, non-profit health organization in the United States. Lung disease is ranked as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. As the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health, and prevent lung disease, ALA is often the first resource for those impacted by lung issues. ALAN fulfills this important role through its organizational goals, which are to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung diseases, to improve the air we breathe and to reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and families. For more than a century, ALAN has been positively addressing lung disease issues statewide, utilizing highly dedicated, educated and experienced staff to successfully develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based programs and education for Nevadans.

Contact
Viki Lowrey, Activities Director
viki@arborsmemorycare.com
(775) 284-0581

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Location
2121 E. Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89434


Arbors Memory Care Community is a community that offers round the clock care for individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementia's. Our staff understands the joys and challenges associated with caring for someone with Alzheimer's and other dementia's. We know that no two individuals are the same when it comes to these diseases. Therefore we create personalized care and activity plans that promise to create moments of joy, as well as quality, individualized care. Family owned and managed, the Arbors is a safe, relaxing environment where families and friends feel welcome and residents know they belong. Our philosophy of care is based upon respect, patience, dignity and the encouragement of independence. An importance is placed on having intergenerational community interactions within the community to ensure that our residents continue to feel connected and valued. We are very proud to offer a positive environment for UNR students that teaches valuable job and life experiences, allows one to explore potential careers, while making a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Our residents as well as the students benefit greatly from this partnership.

  1. Students can work with residents and their families, if applicable, to design and implement therapeutic music programs prepared for individuals as well as group musical interest and outcomes; as modeled from the "Alive Inside" movie; applying the music and memory program. This is just one of the many project options you can implement.
  2.  Open to discuss your areas of interest. Would like your project to consist of meeting every resident and then detailing specific appropriate person centered activities. E.g., creating "job like" activities for higher functioning residents, creating activities for lowest functioning residents, new exercise routines, and other ideas to implement filling resident's days with new purposeful meaning.

Qualifications: Applicants for internships must be genuinely concerned about helping people and have high moral standards of honesty and integrity.

  1. Should work well independently with minimal assistance.
  2. Be available to intern during at least one day shift per week.
  3. You are to be available and willing to assist the activities department as necessary.
  4. Have your own personal laptop/tablet for use while at internship. If needed for your project.
  5. Do Not apply for an internship here unless you have completely read this project description and have taken the time to research the Arbors and Alzheimer's disease. Please submit resumes to: viki@arborsmemorycare.com or call 775-284-0581 for further information. Internship Available Hours: M-F 9am-8pm; Sat. and Sun 9am-5pm Thank You for Your Interest in an Internship at Arbors Memory Care Community. We look forward to having you intern here.

More information about Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

A field study internship with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is one that will not only give you hands on experience of working with at risk youth in our community, but is also one that will give you beneficial program planning and teaching skills. With this health based education program, members from 5-18 years old are taught the importance of a variety of health topics through guest speakers, hands on activities, technology, etc. This internship would include working with many community resources, assisting the Coordinator with program planning, creating communication materials, program implementation and so much more!

Contact
Kalani Vaka
kvaka@bgctm.org
775-360-2457

Location
2680 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512


Contact
Rikki Hensley-Ricker
RHensley-Ricker@bristleconereno.com
(775) 954-1400


Our mission at Bristlecone Family Resources is to support, empower, and encourage individuals to reclaim their lives by providing behavioral health services for drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions and co-occurring disorders. Through our holistic approach to each client, we strive to have our programs be accessible and affordable to meet the critical needs of our community.  Veterans Resources Bristlecone has a large contract with the Veterans Administration. We are looking for support creating a resource binder/flow chart/system for accessing the various veterans' groups and resources for our VA clients. This project is a new one and does not have anyone one working on it at the moment. However, the Targeted Case Manager that works only with the VA clients is in need of support for getting this project off the ground. Recreation Program Bristlecone has newly renovated a large space into a gym with exercise equipment for all clients to use. We currently do not have any staff whose job it is to create a program, exercise routines, and provide support for the gym to the clients. Also, this position would be asked to research and reach out to various community groups/resources to come in and provide yoga, meditation, personal training, massage therapy, etc. to the clients.

More information about Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services aims to protect and improve the quality of life for our community through disease prevention, education and support services.

Contact
Nicki Aaker, Health Officer
naaker@carson.org
(775) 887-2190

Location
900 E. Long St.
Carson City, NV 89706


Some intern projects to be completed may include, but not limited to:

  • Health department service brochure creation
  • Community needs assessment and data analyses
  • Community education regarding chronic diseases
  • Policy implementation and education among local partners
  • Community outreach for emergency preparedness
  • Communication tool development for general public and community partners.

Please be sure to send your resume and cover letter to the above contact. 

More information about City of Reno, Parks, Recreation and Community Services: Intern of Veteran Programs

This position assesses the recreational interests and needs of Disabled Veterans/Injured Services Members and provides adaptive recreation services directly and indirectly to a variety of individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities.

Contact
April Wolfe
wolfea@reno.gov
775-333-7765


The Intern of Veteran Programs modifies activities to meet the needs of Disabled Veterans/Injured Service Members on a case by case basis. In addition, this position assists with programs such as Project HERO City of Reno (veteran cycling program), Military Sports Camp, Military to the Mountains, and Fit but Not Forgotten (veteran fitness program).

Position is 100-hour UNPAID internship

Minimum Qualifications: 18 years of age and one year paid experience working with people with disabilities and/or adaptive recreation programming. Must have a valid driver's license, high school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications: CPR/AED, First Aid, College level courses related to disabilities, and one year paid experience working with people with disabilities. Personal fitness training background and/or certification preferred. Cycling experience and own bike preferred. Veteran preference.

They will conduct interviews and confirm a student internship candidate by September 8, 2017. Interested candidates must send their resume before then. 

To Apply: Resumes may be turned in to April Wolfe at Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road or wolfea@reno.gov Call 775-333-7765 for questions.

More information about Community Chest

We have the capacity to provide an internship that has either direct client experience, grant writing, research, or program development.

Contact
Adrienne Sutherland
Adrienne.communitychestnevada@gmail.com
(775) 847-9311 ext. 101

Location
991 South C. Street
Virginia City, NV 89440


The Storey County Health and Wellness Hub is a program of Community Chest, Inc. (CCI), a nonprofit entity serving children and families of Storey County. Through this program, we provide holistic solutions for improving the quality of life for all rural Nevadans through the provision of case management, medical, and mental health services. Varies depending on the interest of the student. We have the capacity to provide an internship that has either direct client experience, grant writing, research, or program development. We serve individuals of all ages. In the past, our interns have worked on projects such as Elder Adult Case Management, before and after school program, awareness campaigns, employment case management, counseling and various research projects.

Community Health Alliance has various projects going on at any given point in time.

Contact
Melissa Krall
MKrall@chanevada.org


Community Health Alliance has various projects going on at any given point in time. Therefore we are able to provide a wide variety of project opportunities for anyone interested in non-profit, public health education, research, outreach efforts, or building their marketing skills and experiences.

One of our ongoing projects is the healthy weight program targeting kids from 5-17 years of age who are obese and at high risk for diabetes. This is a current project going on through March and is an extension of the nutrition counseling program our WIC dieticians provide. It is a 6 month program involving kids and their families coming to weekly meetings where they are able to learn basic nutrition through educational learning, games, charts, and weekly goal setting.

We also have outreach initiatives where we try to go out in the community and educate the public on the services we provide and how people can access them. Interns would have the opportunity to help research outreach locations, coordinate outreach team members, and go out with outreach teams to different communities to promote our services.

For students wanting to expand their skill set, we also have opportunities for fliers and graphic design development, as well as educational promotional materials. Interns would be given the opportunity to collect educational information and format it into professional fliers, leaflets, and handouts for public use.

Community Health Worker Association (CHWA)

170 Pike St. Dayton, NV 89403

Contact

Quinn Cartwright, MPH, Project Manager

Email: qcartwright@nevada.unr.edu


Student will work with the Community Health Worker (CHW) Association to develop a statewide CHW Community Resource Guide. This will include a statewide assessment of all major resource repositories and putting them into one, quick and easy-to-read digital guide to hand-out to all participants that attend the Impact Nevada Conference May 7th-8th. Students who have technical expertise in the creation of marketing materials and health education are preferred. Additionally, this is a great internship for those students who are interested in community collaboration, professional development and increasing healthcare access through reducing health disparities. Internship location for this project will be in Dayton, NV. Please send your resume and cover letters to Quinn Cartwright.

More information about Continuum

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of life by enhancing independence while encouraging individuals to remain active at home, with families and in their communities.

Contact
Christina Reynolds
christinareynolds@continuumreno.com

More information about David Rovetti, DC (Chiropractic)

The intern would be responsible for developing a health communications campaign for Chiropractic patients. This would involve background research, test marketing of messages, creation of campaign materials, and evaluation of the effectiveness of these materials. Intern must have strong computer and social media skills.

Contact
David Rovetti, DC
rovetti@nvbell.net
(775) 324-3700

Location
53865 Mae Anne Ave
Reno, NV 89523


More information about Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Section: Comprehensive Cancer Program Undergraduate Intern

Develop a series of data briefs representing the burden of cancer in Nevada.

Contact
Lily Helzer, Comprehensive Cancer Program Coordinator
lhelzer@health.nv.gov

Location
4150 Technology Way
Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706


The mission of Nevada Wellness is to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policy, systems, and environment that influence the quality of life. The Comprehensive Cancer Program is part of the Cancer Unit within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotions section at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. They are located in Carson City. 

Project Description:

Research and draft a series of cancer briefs representing those cancers most burdensome to Nevada. Will involve collaboration with the Central Cancer Registry to use cancer surveillance data and the Nevada Cancer Coalition to represent community initiatives. All efforts and activities guided by the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

Internship Details:

  • Prospective interns will be interviewed. Be sure to present them with an updated resume and cover letter when expressing interest in this internship. 
  • This internship will require travel to/from Carson City.

To empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families to be fully included as valued members of our community.

Contact
Sherry Christopher
sherrydsnnn@gmail.com
775-828-5159

Location
UNR-Raggio Building #4090
Reno, NV 89512


Project Description: Grant Writing and Fundraising: Student will be responsible for writing grants and assisting with fundraising efforts, including follow up.

The DSNNN has five unpaid internship positions for the Fall 2015 semester. Internships help with the continuation, expansion, and creation of current and future programs. Applicants must be current UNR students with refined skills in communication, professional writing, computer software, and data entry. Experience working with people that have disabilities is strongly preferred, but not required. Hours of internship are very flexible and hour requirements can be completed Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm with occasional weekend opportunities.

The DSNNN strongly believes in teaching interns to become community advocates and will provide trainings, information, and educational opportunities on the disability community to the students. Students will leave the semester with acquired knowledge and skills that will help them in their future careers. Interns at the DSNNN are given strong support, creative freedom, and constructive encouragement with little micromanagement.

Position: Data Specialist

Researching relevant, cost-effective CRM databases to better support our programs and interact with our constituents and heading the migration of data from multiple sources into the new database. The intern will need to gain complete understanding of all programs and interact with the DSNNN's constituency in order to complete research.

Contact
David Fogerson
DFogerson@eastforkfire.org
(775) 782-9096


We are both a fire/EMS agency and the county's emergency manager. This allows students who are seeking PHP a place to intern as well so we can nurture those meta-leadership moments between public health preparedness and emergency management. Being the largest paramedic transport agency in rural Nevada also lends itself to projects that incorporate both the out of hospital and critical access hospital possibilities. We have the most robust healthcare coalition in the State to further the support but lack the true public health agency with Nevada DPBH, CCHHS and Douglas County all three providing pieces of the jelly bean to us.

  • Tailored public health messages for our community in regards to cardiovascular (including strokes) and elderly fall prevention.
  • It's a STEMI, Jimmy: Follow up on ST elevation myocardial infractions field identified and sent to regional catch lab
  • Retrospective review of trauma criteria patients with outcome data
  • Longitudinal study of impacts of emergency medical dispatch pre-arrival instructions with fire/EMS findings on arrival and Emergency Department diagnosis
  • Developing tabletops for emergency incident discussions in a rural Nevada setting
  • Is there a tie between lack of behavioral health practitioners and fire/EMS super-utilizers?

Family First Chiropractic is committed to providing effective chiropractic care and educating families in a fun healing environment with enthusiasm, excellence, kindness, integrity, mutual respect and trust.

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Contact
Rick Swecker
drrick@gmail.com
(775) 337-0184

Position Description

  1. Social Media Marketing and Health Education: Student will be responsible for developing an innovative online presence for current and prospective patients. This will include building a YouTube and Instagram channel, developing tailored instructional care, wellness and prevention videos targeting health issues most applicable to the family spectrum (e.g. infants, kids, athletes and seniors). This student will also have to project manage a communication plan and timeline with other students interns for a cohesive health education campaign.
  2. Innovative Health Education: Student will develop health and wellness education videos for new and current patients. Videos will include an educational video on the "why" of the Family First Chiropractic modality of care for new patients. Additionally, this student will develop a series of homecare instructional videos and a communication plan in conjunction with a project manager on how to disseminate these videos to patients.
  3. Community Outreach and Education Campaign: Student will develop a community outreach and education campaign on wellness and injury prevention and care. Student will be responsible for developing an approved educational clinic/curriculum to share at community events and will administer this curriculum to at least one outside population (e.g. health class, sports team, senior center, etc.).  In addition, this student will provide feedback and run at least one wellness and prevention orientation with new patients.

Family First Chiropractic has the capacity to take up to three students: Two at the Sparks location and one in the South Reno location. Students who have strong social media, technology, writing, and verbal skills are preferred in addition to an interest in chiropractic medicine.

Family TIES of Nevada is a statewide non-profit serving families with children with special health care needs and individuals with disabilities across the lifespan.

Contact: Mary Meeker

(775) 823-9500

mary@familytiesnv.org

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Location
3100 Mill St, Suite 117
Reno, NV 89502


Spring 2017 Intern Projects:

  1. Client Impact and Evaluation: The Intern will support evaluation strategies to help assess and monitor program relevant outcomes including client satisfaction surveys.
  2. Volunteer Program: The Intern will assist staff with Parent Trainings for the Medical Home Initiative, Parent-to-Parent Program, and other projects to help build organizational capacity.
  3. Resource Development: The Intern will assist staff with Resource database development and implementation to help expand its web-based Resource Directory.
  4. Community Outreach and Education: The Intern will promote program services, activities, and materials during community resource fairs and outreach events.

Family TIES of Nevada is a statewide non-profit serving families with children with special health care needs and individuals with disabilities across the lifespan. Family TIES provides family-centered care coordination, assistance and support, and operates a statewide toll-free phone line - serving over 1,500 families, individuals and the professionals who serve this population each year.

Family TIES operates the Nevada Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F). Our F2F is at the cutting edge of a growing movement around the importance of family engagement in health care delivery and systems reform and is critical to quality improvement and promoting health equity. Family TIES is dedicated to building effective partnerships with families, professionals and communities to reach and serve any family who needs our help.

The Spring 2017 Intern Projects offered at Family TIES of Nevada will improve health outcomes and maximize our impact in helping families and individuals find/learn about community services, feel more confident about getting needed health care services for their loved one, and helping them partner with their child's healthcare provider.

Contact Information
Please send letter of interest and resume to melanie@familytiesnv.org or call 775-823-9500, ext. 230

More information about Fizio

Athlete Recovery Lounge

Contact
Rebecca Young
rebecca@fizioreno.com

Intern in all aspects of PT private practice.

Contact
Carol Mass
Carolm.galenasport@gmail.com
775-384-1400 or 775-322-4555

Location
1699 S. Virginia St. & 16560 Wedge Pkwy
Reno, NV


This field study is designed to give the student an overall look at all aspects of a private outpatient physical therapy clinic. The ultimate goal is to train the student to be able to work with a patient independently by the end of the field study. This will give the student the ability to truly determine his or her interest in the field. In order to be able work with a patient the student must spend time working in all departments of the company. Each rotation will have either a project, demonstration of hands on knowledge, or a written quiz. Upon successful completion the student can move onto the next segment of the training.

Segments of Training:

-Physical Therapist Technician Training - Student will be taught to assist patients in performing
therapeutic exercises. This segment of training will be performed throughout the entire field
study
o Written and practical test must be passed prior to being permitted to work with patients

-SHADOW PHYSICAL THERAPIST - Go over documentation, initial evaluations, proper
documentation, treatment plans, legal aspects of job, education requirements of job, etc.
o Student must complete a project to be determined in conjunction with the Physical Therapist. Any number of projects can be chosen. The student will work with the PT to determine a project that not only interests them, but will benefit the treatment of patients.
o Examples of possible Projects include:
- Augmenting The Home Exercise Program provided to patients
- Researching an injury or body part and offering an in-service
- Performing chart audits to ensure proper charting
- Administration/front desk receptionist - Go over scheduling, in-take of a new patient,
documentation, insurance verification, HIPPA Privacy. At this point the student has seen how
we treat a patient, this segment shows the proper administration of a patient.
o There will be several hands on tasks to work on including:
-Calling to verify insurance benefits
-Obtaining authorization for treatment from an insurance company or worker's
compensation
-Scheduling a patient
-Completing the initial paperwork with a new patient
o Student must complete a project to be determined in conjunction with the Admin.
o Examples of possible projects include:
- Completing a mail merge of the patient database to perform a mailer
- Work on streamlining the supplies ordering process
-Developing a system for tracking Authorizations initial and ongoing
-Marketing/Public Relations - At this point the student has seen how we render treatment and how we perform proper administration/documentation of our patient. This segment is designed to show how we get these patients to our facility.
o Student must complete a project to be determined with the Marketing Director
o Examples of possible projects include:
-Performing a social media push
-Hosting or working a Public Relations event such as a 5k race
- Updating the company website
- Creating a youtube video series
-Physical Therapist Technician - This training has been occurring throughout the entire field
study. By a certain time the student will have passed the written and practical test required to
work with patients. Upon completion the student will be permitted to perform the hands on
task of working one-on- one with patients.

Pre-requisites:
-Face to face Interview
-Successful completion of Anatomy Physiology

More information about Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Contact
Courtney Vogt

courtney.vogt@girlsontherun.org

(775) 200-2750

Contact: Annie Todt, PhD, MPH, CEO & Co-Founder, (765)532-2586, anniefightspoverty@gmail.com

Agency Mission: To foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage US students & professionals with rural communities in Swaziland, Africa and work together to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable children - particularly those living in child-headed households - out of poverty.

Semesters Available (Summer, Fall, Spring) The internship requires a pre-trip & post-trip experience, so depending on when the student chooses to complete the experience abroad, the internship has the following possible timelines: If abroad over December break - December break, and Spring semester commitment If abroad during Spring Break - Spring semester commitment If abroad during the Summer - Summer commitment (and potentially fall semester if traveling late in the summer) Job Description & Detailed Schedule: (Pre-trip) Program Preparation - approx. 10 hours total - Readings/Research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (including MDR & XDR), Healthcare in Swaziland. - Cumulative pre-trip report citing the readings due 7 days prior to travel. (Travel Abroad) Service-Learning in Swaziland - 40 hours total - Listen to challenges from African nonprofit organizations, schools, orphanages, and clinics in rural communities ravaged by HIV/AIDS - Work together to brainstorm sustainable (feasible) solutions - Gain a culturally competent perspective on Public Health and basic needs issues - Use photojournalism to document your experience (photos & daily journal) (Post Trip) Internship Program Implementation - (All remaining required hours) - The options are endless and tailored to students background and interest. In the past we have had students: - Recruitment for future PH trips - Fundraise for Swazi PH initiatives or scholarships - Global Health awareness Building: High-school and Middle-school programs, sororities, university clubs/student group - Online, Video or Traditional Marketing - Website design - World AIDS Day Event (December 1st) - Anything else the students think of that is mutually beneficial for them and the orphans/organization

Qualifications for Application:

  • Professional/Interpersonal Skills
  • Cultural Competence Skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Previous work with children (preferred)

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The student intern would build and work on evaluation services such as process preparation, implementation monitoring, cost-benefit analysis, and quantitative and qualitative outcomes. This evaluation would help determine whether digital communities increase buy-in and parent-child collaboration. Major tasks would include data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Contact
Joe D. Genasci
jdgenasci@gmail.com
775-544-9861


Strategies to capture data relevant to the expected outcomes include interviews, facilitated dialogues, focus groups, pre-post surveys, observation, and environmental indicators. Anticipated outcomes are as follows:

  • Increase resilience‐oriented protective factors and abilities.
  • Increased participation in collaborative problem solving through interactive communities.
  • Decreased uncertainty related to supporting education in regards to student and parent/guardian understanding.
  • Increased study time. Measured by number pre-post time reported and monitored.
  • Increased support for teachers, counselors, school psychologist, and administration (perception data).
  • Decreased absenteeism of students.
  • Decreased repeat referrals. Students who exhibit continued behavior following product use.
  • Increased outcomes in comparing equal targets before and after.
  • Increased motivation to be their best in school (student perception data).
  • Increased ratio of positive to negative interactions at the home.
  • Reduced anxiety of what they need to do to support their child's education (parent perception data).
  • Increased sense of unity in the family (family perception data).
  • Decreased negative interaction in regards to homework such as nagging and a student feeling forced to study.
  • Increased engagement in goal setting and management.
  • Increased understanding between student and parent/guardian of the student's unique passion.
  • Increased autonomy with organizational skills.
  • Increased positive relationships with parents.

GuidEd Fusion's mission is to reach historically under-served populations including rural communities, military service families, gifted and talented students and their families, and students with disabilities.

More information about Health Sciences Advising, Recruitment and Retention

Contact
Janita Ethridge
janita@unr.edu


Restart the Public Health Coalition The mission of The Public Health Coalition of University of Nevada, Reno is to enrich lives through community service, to spread awareness and knowledge of health within the community, to strengthen and expand philanthropic service to others, and to promote healthy lifestyles to enhance the lives of those within the community. The Public Health Coalition was a club on campus that once existed but is no longer active. We would like assistance with restarting the club!

Contact:

Lisa Godenick, MPH, lgodenick@healthycomm.org, 209 Dayton Valley, Rd., Dayton, NV 89403, (775) 246-7439

Agency Mission: The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is a grassroots based partnership whose vision is to mobilize, share, and collaborate for healthy communities where all have opportunities to grow, live and learn. Their mission is to strive to promote and support sustainable, culturally inclusive prevention services, community initiatives, and capacity building systems that address all factions of a healthy community for all members.

Project Description: Work with three food pantries in Lyon County: Dayton, Silver Springs, and Yerington and develop a policy and procedures manuat for each food pantry. In addition, the student would create a volunteer manual and an associated training curriculum. 

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High Desert Montessori Charter School is a 501 c 3 non-profit school.

Contact
Tammie K. Stockton, Principal
ap@hdmsreno.com
775-624-2800


High Desert Montessori Charter School is looking for someone who has the expertise, time and knowledge to connect various marketing and social media into one cohesive package. The intern will be responsible for a project at the school to gain awareness and generate some revenue for our school's in-house organic lunch program. MCS strives to be a sustainable and green community which focuses on being socially conscious in our decision making processes and fosters this with students in the classroom.

School ranges from infants through 9th graders with just over 400 students.

Contact: Alisa Armon, 1000 Caughlin Crossing, #30, Reno, NV 89519, (775) 432-1191, Alisa@heartrockcare.com

Heart Rock Care is a family-owned business located in Northern Nevada dedicated to providing quality in-home, non-medical care while encouraging independence and individuality. They are a bonded and insured Personal Care Agency licensed by the State of Nevada's Health Care Quality and Compliance Bureau with trained Personal Care Attendants. 

Community  outreach and education such as creating a quarterly newsletter and developing social networking campaigns. In addition, the student might develop a client satisfaction survey to get feedback on current services for quality improvement.

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Contact: Becca Lefanowicz, 10775 Pioneer Trail, #108, Truckee, CA 96161, (925) 451-0291, becca@highfivesfoundation.com

The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life altering injuries.

Student may help with one or all of the four programs: Empowerment fund, BASICS documentary series, Military in the Mountains Program, Sierra Johnson Healing Center. Focus for students will be on injury prevention education. Student may create online videos of adaptive exercise routines for clients and other adaptive athletes, as well as help with adding these videos to social media and website platforms. 

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Music therapy. Contact for additional information.

Contact
Kathryn Smith
ksmith@ltcsupport.net

Fall Interns Only: Be a Santa to a Senior

Contact
Rori Lee, General Manager
(775) 229-7033
rori@homeinsteadreno.com


Website

Share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior® service program! It's a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in your community. This program has touched so many lives . . . in the last five years, 60,000 volunteers delivered more than one million gifts to 660,000 seniors. How the program works: Area non-profit agencies will provide the names of lonely or financially challenged seniors in our community, as well as gift ideas for each senior. Volunteers will write the first name or code name of the participating senior and their gift preferences on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree bulb. Each bulb will be placed on the Christmas tree by program volunteers at our merchant locations. The gifts and corresponding tags will be grouped together and placed under the Christmas tree in a collection box provided. Program volunteers will regularly collect gifts and refresh tree bulbs as needed and then deliver the gifts to each participating senior. Gifts are wrapped during our Annual Wrapping Party.

More information about Immunize Nevada: Undergraduate Intern(s)

Prevention Is Our Mission: Immunize Nevada is a diverse coalition of individual, business and organization partners committed to improving and protecting the health of children, teens, adults & seniors in Nevada. What began in 1995 in northern Nevada as a group of citizens concerned about Nevada’s immunization rates being the lowest in the country, is now a statewide 501c3 nonprofit working together to promote health and prevent disease

Contact
Lily Davalos, MPH
Lily@immunizenevada.org
(775) 624-7112

Location
427 Ridge St, Reno
Reno, NV 89501


Immunize Nevada is looking to host a group (2-5) student interns in that Fall of 2017 to conduct community outreach and provider education. Tasks during the internship include:

  • Participating in communication planning for the influenza and back to school immunization seasons
  • Preparing mailings and distributing information to provider offices, schools & child care
  • Assist in organizing training sessions, help with registration, utilize conference call/webinar format & learn the newest immunization information
  • Assist in the development of a statewide conference & immunization education program
  • Conducting outreach at community events and immunization clinics during the back to school season.

International Development Missions (IDM) is a local non-profit group that is doing work in Kenya related to health, water and education.  An internship with IDM will include learning about several aspects related to international public health and non-profit work. The primary intern activities will include fundraising, education and outreach efforts. The student will learn about international health issues and strategies to address them by playing an active role in IDM including tasks related to fundraising events and participating in IDM meetings. 

Position Description

This internship offers at least one student an experience in public health from an international health perspective. IDM does not have office space, so the student/s will be expected to work primarily from home or school and should able to work independently.  

Contact
Contact: Kelly Goatley-Seals

klseals9@gmail.com

(775) 762-9398


Primary Tasks

  • Attend and participate in monthly IDM meetings (providing updates on internship work).  Meetings are in the evening and are generally held either the third or fourth Tuesdays or Thursdays of the month.
  • Assist with planning efforts for the annual golf tournament to be held in June of 2018.  The event includes a 9-hole golf tournament, lunch and raffle, and raises money for IDM projects.  The intern is welcome and encouraged to attend the event, but since is occurs after the internship ends attendance is not required.
  • Assist with planning and implementation efforts for the African Dinner to be held in March or April.  The event includes food, entertainment, craft sales and a silent auction, and raises money for IDM.*
  • Develop and update educational materials, including an IDM poster and brochures used at outreach events. 
  • Assist with efforts related to IDM website content and Facebook presence.

* Needs related to the African Dinner will determine if IDM accepts one intern or multiple interns.  IDM will know more about internship needs in January (hopefully sooner).

Join Together Northern Nevada is a nonprofit substance abuse coalition that brings citizens, agencies, businesses, and government organizations together toward the common goal of building a healthy, drug free community. Visit us at www.jtnn.org.

Contact
Jennifer DeLett-Snyder
jennifer@jtnn.org

Location
505 S. Arlington Ave. Suite 100
Reno, NV 90509


SUMMARY: Seeking student with initiative to assist with youth group, conduct research, attend meetings, and assist with special projects. The ideal candidate will act as a mentor and provide education about addiction-related topics to youth and help train youth for peer-to-peer presentations. Candidates must possess a high level of professionalism, good planning and organizational skills, well developed interpersonal and communication skills, and a professional appearance.

Requirements

  • Currently attending college.
  • Self-starter with initiative and the ability to work independently.
  • Working understanding of drug and alcohol prevention or the willingness to learn.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in problem solving, coordination of activities and events, and verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to represent JTNN positively in the community at large.
  • Must possess good organizational skills.
  • Must possess strong verbal and writing skills in the English language.
  • Must possess good grammar and spelling
  • Computer and Internet literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must provide own transportation and proof of a current Nevada driver's license and insurance upon accepting the position.

Responsibilities

Communication

  • Work with youth - assist in training and co-presenting. Act as a mentor.
  • Set up displays at tabling events. Set up mock bedroom at community activities.

Customer Service

  • Answer and route calls, convey information both orally and in writing, take messages, and provide information in a professional manner.

Document preparation

  • Use a computer to produce letters, memos, spreadsheets, and agendas.

Office Operations/Staff Support

  • Assist with meeting and special event preparation - making copies, taking registration information, and other duties as needed.
  • Send and receive faxes and e-mails.

Special Projects

  • Provide support to office staff for special projects such as contests and/or fundraisers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Some college.
  • Must Possess Knowledge of: English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; basic mathematics; standard types of office filing systems; proper telephone etiquette; standard office equipment.
  • Must Have Skill and Ability to: Accurately type and learn to efficiently use various software applications, communicate effectively in oral and written form, follow instructions, organize and prioritize work, perform basic research and report results, learn appropriate filing and recordkeeping systems, work cooperatively and effectively.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to jennifer@jtnn.org

More information about Max Muscle of Reno

Contact
Philip Tracy
maxmusclereno@gmail.com
775-826-3387


Health and Nutrition, supplementation knowledge, and personal speaking skills

More information about Moments of Memory, Inc. : Undergraduate Intern

Assist at memory care facilities to assist individuals living with Alzheimers and other dementia.

Contact
Lynette Schwegert, M.Ed., Executive Director
Momentsofmemory@charter.net
775-848-4757

Location
2346 Palmer Court
Reno, NV 89502


Agency Mission

A program of creative art expression developed by us for those living with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Our classes provide a safe and supportive environment for social interaction and self-expression resulting in a non-critical and fail-safe experience.

Internship Project: 

This coming winter and spring we will be preparing for Artown 2018. Classes will entail new art mediums and themes to present during Artown. We may also be preparing for a large art auction at one of our memory care communities. Students will continue to work with individuals with Alzheimer's in weekly classes.

Internship Details: 

  • Send site your resume and cover letter for an interview. 

More information about More to Life Adult Day Health Center

The mission of More to Life Adult Day Health Center is to provide a safe and friendly group care program for dependent adults during the day. The club provides a comfortable and encouraging environment with a wide variety of activities to enrich the lives of each participant. The program is designed to maintain the participants’ highest level of independence and well-being, and to meet the needs of frail or impaired adults over 18 years old, including those with traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The program provides an economical alternative that enables families to remain together longer while extending independence and offering “More to Life” for the recipient and the caregiver.

Contact
Liese Anne Fraide, Program Coordinator
mtl_liese@outlook.com
775-379-4915

Location
1963 E. Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89434


The mission of More to Life Adult Day Health Center is to provide a safe and friendly group care program for dependent adults during the day. The club provides a comfortable and encouraging environment with a wide variety of activities to enrich the lives of each participant. The program is designed to maintain the participants' highest level of independence and well-being, and to meet the needs of frail or impaired adults over 18 years old, including those with traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The program provides an economical alternative that enables families to remain together longer while extending independence and offering "More to Life" for the recipient and the caregiver.

Contact Liese Anne Fraide, Office Manager mtl_liese@outlook.com 775-379-4915 Location 1963 E. Prater Way Sparks, NV 89434 Please call or email to schedule your Orientation. Group orientation will be available. Please allow time to complete an observer application (guidebook, policies and procedures) and review your availability. Your photo will be taken for your name badge and we will give you a tour of our facility.

Here are some activity suggestions to get the most out of your experience at More to Life:

  • The men's program where about 20 of our men need to have engaging activities that strengthen them physically, socially and intellectually. This project has a lot of flexibility, permitting the student to exercise their individual strengths or interests and creativity to build new and innovative events and activities.
  • Also, for those that may have a performer hiding inside of them - singing, playing instruments, magician, comedian, poetry, etc. We invite you to sign up and perform here at More to Life for our seniors for one hour each week.
  • Some other areas that you may be interested in volunteering are: Comedy Hour Host, Laughter Hour, Food Prep / Dietary, Talent Show Host, Sing-a-Longs / Karaoke, and Book Club Host. 

Contact for additional information.

Contact
Linda Lott
linda.lott@nmss.org


Special Events, & Program Management Volunteer Intern

  • Internship Location: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter, 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite K-225 Reno, NV 89502
  • Agency Mission: To create a world free of multiple sclerosis
  • Reports to: Regional Director and Community Development Coordinator
  • Requirements: Spring. Full or part-time undergraduate student. Ideal candidate would make a minimum commitment of 8-16 hours a week spread throughout the semester. Hours and days are flexible and can be worked in accordance to class schedule.

Job Description:

Get the experience needed to excel in the working world at a top-performing non-profit. Discover what words like," Development", "Program", "Event planner", "Fundraising and recruitment" really mean. Live the reality behind, "a job where you help people." You will emerge with the skills and experience needed to start a career in non-profit work or events. This internship is open to undergrad as well as newly graduated individuals. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud of its diverse community and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds.

The Southern California National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for self-motivated interns who enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment. This internship will support the Special Events Team in their Walk MS 2016 campaign and will staff the Walk MS 2017 event at Wingfield Park, Reno, NV on April 29, 2017. In addition, this internship will provide insight on the programs and services that help those who are affected by MS and cultivate relationships with service providers in the local area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of special events
  • Works closely with the Community Service Coordinator and Regional Director.
  • Researches new volunteer pools and corporations that offer volunteer support in special events.
  • Identify, recruit, cultivate, and recognize volunteers.
  • Supports media relations programs associated with special event volunteers.
  • Supports over all event recruitment and revenue goals by participating in weekly call nights.
  • Assists the team in carrying out fundraising prerogatives
  • Solicits for underwriting, in-kind donations and auction items.
  • Staffs the Walk MS event in Reno on April 29, 2016
  • Update information on local service providers and cultivate new providers that would like to be involved in helping those who are affected with MS.
  • Research and collect data on the needs of rural doctors

Skills Desired:

  1. Excellent oral communication and phone skills required
  2. Interest in learning about marketing, special events, development, client services and/or advocacy
  3. Comfortable speaking to others and working with a variety of people
  4. Ability to work independently and take initiative
  5. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

More information about Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (N4)

N4 links people and organizations for exchanging services with support and engagement in order to grow strong and healthy communities.

Contact
Amy Dewitt-Smith
neighbornetwork@outlook.com
775-453-4774

Location
999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431


The Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (N4) links people and organizations for exchanging services with support and engagement in order to grow strong and healthy communities. N4 has fully inclusive programs in order to serve all citizens living in Northern Nevada. N4 aims to foster sharing of information and resources within and between neighbors and involve all community assets in establishing and nurturing a helpful, caring community utilizing:

  1. Time Exchange where neighbors help one another and earn time credits that can be used to receive needed services from any other member. In the time exchange, everyone's time is equal no matter what the service. Exchanges include, but are not limited to, transportation, household tasks, yard maintenance, errands, tutoring, workshops, pet care, elder care, business services, etc. The possibilities are limitless!
  2. Volunteer Program opportunities include helping with rides and service exchanges, event coordinating, community outreach, marketing, grant writing, translation, or IT assistance.
  3. Information & Referral system that uses an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach to learn about other community programs and services in order to link people to existing resources. Discovering what is already in the community is what makes every program more successful.
  4. Social Program makes N4 great by, not only connecting people to more services, but also leading people to more people. We believe in getting together (at least monthly) to share, learn, and be a part of a positive community! We meet-up at local restaurants, community events, workshops, potlucks, etc.

CHS interns have a wide range of learning opportunities with N4. Past internships involved designing fun, educational workshops for N4 members. Students have the option to work directly with individual members on specific health topics. Students can also complete a community assessment in order to enter additional health-related, local resources into the N4 information and referral system.

More information about Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Contact
Diana Rovetti
rovetti@unr.edu

Location
WRB 4090


The Intern in this position will work with a variety of different projects serving youth with disabilities at the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities; Sibshops, I Can Bike, Tennis Buddies of Reno, Transition Summit, and/or Partners in Policymaking. The projects will vary depending on the semester. Please contact Diana Rovetti for more information.

Contact: Roberta Again, Executive Director
Phone: (702) 285-9425
Email: nevadaaap@gmail.com
Website


Agency Mission is To better the lives of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults throughout the state of Nevada by improving child health through increased access to care; legislative and community advocacy; support of research; education of pediatric healthcare providers; and support of the Chapter's members. Project Description: The Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking an intern to assist the Executive Director with grant writing, meeting planning for the annual education meeting and physician wellness retreat, marketing to increase membership, growth of an existing community outreach program, "Walk With A Doc", expansion of our newsletter for members, expanded social media presence, growth of early career networking programs, advocacy for children's health issues on the local, state, and national level. This is an unpaid internship in Las Vegas and is available for undergraduate or graduate students.

More information about Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence: Undergraduate Intern

To be a statewide voice advocating for the prevention and elimination of domestic and sexual violence through partnering with communities.

Contact
judyh@nnadv.org
775.828.1115 ext. 20

Location
250 South Rock Blvd, Ste. 116
Reno, NV 89502


The Nevada Coalition does not provide direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, but supports the agencies and advocates who do offer those services. This placement will work primarily with the training team, developing strategies to educate advocates, allied professionals, and the general public on learning more about abusive relationships and how to promote the development of healthy relationships.

More information about Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health - Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

Contact
Masako Horino Berger, Health Systems Manager
mberger@health.nv.gov
(775) 684-5938

Location
4150 Technology Way
Ste. 210
Carson City, NV 89521


Program Description: CDC supports efforts nationwide to reduce the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Through a federal grant, all 50 states and the District of Columbia receive funds to help prevent these chronic diseases. This program focuses on healthy environments in workplaces, schools, early childhood education facilities, and in the community. This program also focuses on working with health systems and communities to reduce complications from multiple chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The goal is to make healthy living easier for all Americans.

Project Overview/Internship Description:

Student will be part of the Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure (SMBP) Project, which is funded under the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program of the 1305 CDC Grant. The primary goal of this project is to analyze data to examine the effectiveness of the SMBP Project.

Qualifications:

  • Research and data analysis experience
  • Proficiency of data analysis tools (i.e. Excel, SAS, SPSS, etc.)
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently 
  • Previous experience with large databases (not required but a plus)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ethical and professional business behavior
  • Self-motivated and self-directed to work within a team and/or work independently
  • Extremely detail-oriented

Deliverables:

  • Report on CDC 1305 Performance Measures

Contact

Barbara Stoll, Program Manager, (775) 753-1214, bstoll@adsd.nv.gov

This internship is in Elko

Address

1020 Ruby Vista Drive, Suite 102

Elko, NV 89801 

Website

dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/IDEA/Early_Intervention_Programs

Agency Mission

To provide quality early intervention services to children with special needs and their families

Health and wellness in relation to recovery of sobriety. Please contact for more information. To intern at NRAP, you must be sober and identify with being in recovery from a behavioral addiction or mental health issue?

Contact
Jordan Baez
jbaez@casat.org

Location
WRB 1001

More information about Nevada Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

The University of Nevada athletic trainers and medical staff play a major role in maintaining the health and physical well-being of all Nevada student athletes. The staff is committed to the prevention, evaluation, care and rehabilitation of injuries while working with personnel in physical therapy, strength and conditioning and nutrition.

Contact:
Alicia Cuthbertson
acuthbertson@unr.edu
(304) 813-1237

Contact

  • Kira Mori, School and Childcare Immunization Coordinator
  • (775) 684-4198
  • kmori@health.nv.gov

Agency Mission

To prevent vaccine-preventable disease morbidity and mortality by increasing immunization rates among children. 

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The Nevada State Immunization Program aims to protect Nevada through the prevention and control of vaccination-preventable diseases within the state. The School Coordination Project focuses on immunization rates and compliance within public, charter, and private schools. Through the collection and review of data, schools can be evaluated on their compliance with Nevada laws protecting students from vaccine preventable outbreaks and spread of disease. This internship will have the opportunity to assess important medical information to determine school immunization compliance with Nevada law. This internship will play an integral role in ensuring students in Nevada are up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and are protected against vaccine preventable diseases.

The Wolf Pack Strength and Conditioning Department is dedicated solely to improving the athletic performance of student-athletes. The program focuses on developing and refining sport-specific movements and modalities in all aspects of strength training and conditioning phases throughout the year. In addition to strength training and conditioning, our staff oversees and directs all aspects of performance nutrition within the athletic department. The Wolf Pack Strength Coaches consult and educate student-athletes on a daily basis about the importance of proper nutrition to fuel themselves for the rigors and competition of Division 1 athletics using a "Food First" approach. 

Contact
Dylan Hall, (360) 980-0945, dylanhall@unr.edu 

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Work with HOPES Community Health workers in Outreach and Case Management settings.

Mission: Northern Nevada HOPES is a nonprofit community health center in downtown Reno, NV that offers integrated medical care and wellness services. We welcome patients, wherever they are in life, and provide them with compassionate, high-quality healthcare. Our growing list of services includes adult and pediatric primary care, chronic disease management, wellness and nutrition, behavioral health counseling, substance use counseling, case management, a pharmacy, and more. Our team-based approach to care gives patients access to a range of comprehensive services in one convenient location. For medically underserved populations, our one-stop-shop healthcare model reduces barriers to care and increases the likelihood of maintaining long-term health. HOPES accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare, and the uninsured. For the uninsured, we offer discounted services based on a sliding fee scale.

Contact

Rebecca Reyes, rreyes@nnhopes.org, (775) 997-7543

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Contact
Korine Viehweg
nnrff@att.net
775-787-3520

Location
6490 South McCarren Blvd, Suite 34
Reno, NV


Fundraising and Event Coordination
Supervising/working at sessions with children

The Northern Nevada Action Committee (Action Committee) is a committee of the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition (NTPC) and will be taking one intern who will work on tobacco prevention, control and cessation activities.  Tobacco use and exposure is a primary risk factor for the chronic diseases that are the leading causes of death in the United States.  An intern with the Action Committee will assist with tobacco activities including identifying how employers would like to received cessation information for their employees, and developing a cessation toolkit for employers.  The Action Committee will meet in February and April (first Friday of the month from 12-1 pm) and the intern can expect to work fairly independently on tasks with regular check-ins with Action Committee members.  

In addition to the primary focus of cessation for employers, the intern is expected to have the opportunity to participate in other tobacco related activities like attending an NTPC meeting, drafting an advocacy letter, and being involved in outreach efforts.  Internship hours will primarily be completed independently and communication with Action Committee will be by phone and email, with occasional face-to-face meetings when needed or when meetings are scheduled.  Regular communication is expected. 

Contact
For additional information or to request an interview contact:  Sandy Wartgow; swartgow@carson.org .  Plan to provide a resume, a transcript (unofficial is fine) and information about how many credits you are taking in addition to CHS 494 during the Spring 2018 semester. 

Contact

Michelle Dobbs
OCGReno@Gmail.com
(775) 219-3361

Location
450 Sinclair St.
Reno, NV 89501


On Common Ground (OCG) is a local non-profit dedicated to connecting our community with nutritious food, education, and tools to help adults and children meet their potential. As a newly formed 501c3, OCG has various projects going on at any given point in time in order to improve food access, reduce food waste & improve behavioral choices to enhance nutritional and physical fitness.

Organizational objectives include:

  1. Establishment of a downtown community grocery market & mobile markets serving food-desert areas, and
  2. Creation of the supply hub for these markets. The planned supply hub operates as a distribution warehouse and commercial kitchen to preserve food that would otherwise be wasted, turning it into shelf-stable products.

Motivated interns passionate about helping people have the opportunity to help shape the development and implementation of On Common Ground with projects ranging from:

  • Community outreach and education Includes in person, social media, creating and posting Google ads, words, engaging volunteers & community advocacy
  • Research and data gathering
  • Program planning, fundraising and event coordination
  • Identify grant opportunities and assist with applications and deliverables
  • Solidify partners and stakeholders to include contributors, social-service partners, growers, food distributors and grocers

We believe each potential intern has unique skills and knowledge beneficial to OCG. Essential criteria for success:

  • Be an active advocate for On Common Ground and partner organizations
  • Timely and effective follow through and communication
  • Mandatory participation leading up to OCG's 5-Chef Cook Off  Thursday, April 19th, 2018 (various roles available behind and in front of scenes)
  • Ability to work independently (initiative, self-sufficiency, and electronic communication are very important!)
  • Ability to work as a team (You'll be on the ground floor developing a grassroots-driven program designed to assist our diverse population of Northern Nevada. Respect for and input from everyone is needed!)
  • Participation in OCG meetings and committees, schedule permitting

Please inquire via email to OCGReno@gmail.com; Include your resume and a description of project areas that most interest you.

More information about On Common Ground

Mission: To eliminate deaths and injuries on Nevada's roadways so everyone arrives home safely.

Contact
Kevin Moore, (775) 684-7475, kmmoore@dps.state.nv.us


Zero Teen Fatalities educates young drivers about the importance of being safe behind the wheel. Zero Teen Fatalities increases awareness of the impact of seatbelt usage and the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, as well as speeding and aggressive driving, which are all critical safety issues for this age group. Their goal is to empower teens to spread the word among their peers about the consequences of unsafe driving behaviors and in turn, save lives.

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Contact:
Bill Harrison

Parisi@ddaconline.com

(775) 851-7171

Location
9400 Double Diamond Pkwy
Reno, NV89521


Train young athletes is form and performance in a way that decreases injury in sports.

Path to Independence (P2I) is seeking applicants for our fall 2015 internships! We are seeking interns to help our students in three main areas: Academics & Campus Activities, Employment, and Independent Living. P2I was created to help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) gain independence and find competitive employment in the community. P2I is a collaborative effort of UNR’s Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED), the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living (NNCIL), Sierra Regional Center (SRC), and the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR).

Contact
Riley Fitzgerald
rfitzgerald@unr.edu
775-682-9074

Location
UNR Willaim Raggio Building (WRB #080)


In 2013 the first student was admitted to P2I, making her the first student in Nevada with an intellectual disability to access a college campus. She graduated in the spring of 2015 and we currently have nine students enrolled. In order to achieve outcomes of employment and independence each student and their invited guests participate in Person Centered Planning (PCP), which will determine the level and direction of academic involvement. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in campus activities such as clubs/organizations and sports activities. Interns will take part in facilitating the PCP and help the students to become active members of the university community.
P2I works with each student and their family toward becoming employed. Interns will assist the P2I Job Developer by helping the students complete work exploration activities in areas of career interest. This can include help developing portfolios or resumes and accompanying students on company tours or job shadowing experiences.
An important aspect of college life for all students is learning to live independently. This is a challenging area for students with IDD and their families. Interns will assist students to access community services, classes and supports that will lead to the desired independent living outcomes in the PCP.
The P2I staff and all involved with the program are upbeat and friendly people with a passion for helping a population that has been historically underserved. We are seeking interns with a similar outlook who want to help change the lives of people for the better. Please feel free to check us out online at www.pathtoindependencenv.com or contact us directly if you have any questions.

Duties could include, but aren't limited to:
Assist in the facilitation of Person Centered Planning meetings
Accompany students to campus and community events (sports, concerts, plays, movies, campus BBQs, etc.)
Encourage and assist students to join clubs through the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) or other campus groups
Partake in career exploration activities (creating resumes, accompanying students on company tours or job shadowing experiences, etc.)
Help students access community services, classes, and supports that promote independent living
Help students with homework and understanding class materials
Accompany students to class when educational coaches are unavailable
Administrative duties as needed

Our organizations mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a health family. Education Intern will assist Education staff with preparing and delivering information and materials to educate and conduct outreach activities in the community on reproductive health topics.

Contact
Kayla Armbruster
Kayla_armbruster@ppmarmonte.org
775-321-8722

Location
455 W. Fifth St
Reno, NV


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct research on reproductive health issues and assist staff in developing programs to educate the community
  • Develop/update support materials for education programs
  • Attend community planning meetings and/or staff meetings as needed
  • Support special event planning and implementation
  • Table at health fairs and community-wide events
  • Assist with administrative or program duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong public speaking and communication skills
  • Interest or experience in teaching and/or youth development
  • Capable of interacting well with others in a community setting
  • Friendly and non-judgmental attitude
  • Able to work independently
  • Organized and reliable

Training:

  • Volunteer Orientation Information
  • On site as needed by staff

Working directly with clients with Autism and evaluating progress. Please contact for more information.

Contact
Maria Stevenson
mariastevenson@netscape.net
775-335-6953

Location
1216 Laredo Ct
Reno, NV 89503

Project ECHO Nevada, located at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, is an innovative telehealth program that leverages technology resources such as videoconferencing software, internet networks, and increasingly common devices to connect university and urban-based specialists to primary care providers throughout the state and region. The ECHO model allows patients in rural and medically underserved areas receive specialty care even though those resources might not be available locally. ECHO Nevada specialists help mentor primary care providers in delivering specialty care for patients with common, chronic, and complex health conditions, often eliminating the need for patients to travel to urban centers to see a specialist for unnecessary appointments. Given the increasing reliance on technology by society as a whole, more emphasis is being put on ensuring digital content is accessible to the blind and disabled and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is committed to full compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). As such, Project ECHO Nevada is searching for undergraduate interns to help our organization with the backlog of ADA-compliance tasks preventing us from making medical education and information resources available to stakeholders and constituents. Common ADA-compliance tasks include working with various document formats such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Multimedia presentations such as Microsoft PowerPoint, and closed captioning ECHO clinic video recordings. These tasks are required in order to legally distribute materials to the public and help protect ECHO Nevada, UNR Med, UNR, and NSHE from potentially costly lawsuits. Interns who learn and become proficient in these tasks will gain an understanding of the various processes associated with making digital content compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and be able to add this highly valuable skillset to their resume as they prepare to enter the workforce after graduation.

Contact

Chris Marchand, cmarchand@med.unr.edu

More information about REMSA

The mission of REMSA is to strive to meet the needs of their patients & families, their employees, the communities, and agencies they serve through professionalism & quality care, safety, teamwork, innovation and leadership, education, adaptability and growth in the evolving healthcare setting.

Contact
Louis Mendiola
lmendiola@remsa-cf.com
(775) 625-0084

Location
450 Edison Way
Reno, NV 89502


The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), since 1986, has provided nationally recognized ground ambulance service within Washoe County, Nevada. As the largest employer of EMS personnel in Northern Nevada, REMSA provides residents and visitors with 9-1-1 response and transport, interfacility transport, disaster preparedness, special events coverage, search and rescue, tactical medical support, and public education.

REMSA provides ground ambulance services under a performance-based franchise agreement with the Washoe County Health District and is the sole provider of emergency and inter-facility ground ambulance transport services within Washoe County (excluding Incline Village and Gerlach). REMSA is a private nonprofit community-based service which is solely funded by user fees with no local community tax subsidy. REMSA maintains its operational and clinical standards as one of the most recognized high-performance EMS systems in the country. REMSA responds to approximately 70,000 requests for service per year. Care Flight Care Flight, a program of REMSA, was established in 1981 with a single aircraft and has expanded over the years to four helicopters, one fixed wing aircraft, and one ground critical care transport (CCT) ambulance.

Care Flight also operates the ground 9-1-1 ambulance service for Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, California. Care Flight is a private non-profit community-based service which is solely funded by user fees and no local community tax subsidy. Care Flight provides services throughout the northwest Nevada and northeastern California region with base locations in Reno, Gardnerville and Fallon, Nevada and Truckee and Beckworth, California. The Plumas Ground Ambulance Service has three ambulances and one quick response supervisor vehicle. One ambulance is staffed 24/7 with an on-call crew for a second-out ambulance. Care Flight transports an average of 1,500 air medical patients per year and the Plumas Ground Ambulance Service is projected to transport an average of 670 patients per year.

Internship 1 - Healthcare Marketing and Management

  • The intern will work with senior level staff to develop and implement a membership program marketing plan for Care Flight's Membership product. Interns must be self-starters, creative, and have a knack for public speaking. Travel and meetings with flight crews, physicians, and other key stakeholders may be required. Interns with a background in EMS or similar healthcare sector are preferred (not required). The internship will include organizational familiarization, health policy research and planning, presentation and outreach development, and outreach presentations.

Internship 2 - Healthcare Analytics

  • The intern will work with senior level staff to collect, analyze, and interpret data and informatics relating to care delivery. Interns must be self-starters, creative, and have a knack for analytics. Interns with a background in EMS or similar healthcare sector are preferred (not required).

Please be sure to email your resume and cover letter to Louis Mendiola. 

Contact

Ryan Butler, rbutler1313@gmail.com, (775) 741-4127


At RAD Fitness, they take pride in every athlete's physical and mental performance.  The standards they set for themselves and their athletes will ensure your goals and expectations are being exceedingly met.  Their trainers will communicate with clients on an individual basis in order to make a specialized game plan to reach their unique goals. By working out with RAD Fitness, the client will witness the production of a new person maxing out their physical and mental capabilities.

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Contact:

Dennis Nolan, EMS Division Chief
noland@reno.gov
(775) 657-4690

Agency Description: The Reno Fire Department provides citizens and visitors the best possible all risk emergency service in the protection of lives and property. Public health, safety, prevention and education are key components of their mission. 

Project Description: Run analytic reports on different types of medical responses and the affected populations. Using data to assess community needs for services.

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Contact

Kathy Sidener, ksidener@renosportnspine.com, (775) 284-4774


Reno Sport and Spine was founded on the premise of quality, hands-on, personalized service. It is our belief that injuries and illness are more easily treated if our patients and wellness clients are comfortable in their surroundings and confident in our professional abilities. Through detailed examination of the musculoskeletal system, problem areas are identified and corrected with a philosophy of getting patients back to their highest possible level of functioning in the quickest, safest manner possible.

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The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. 

Contact: Cara Virden, (775) 843-7226, renoriding@gmail.com

Please contact for internship information.

Contact
Amanda Nielsen
anielsen@rmhsllc.org

Location
255 West Moana
Reno, NV

More information about Renown: Transformational Health Care Internship


Requisition ID: 134566
Department: 100606 Interns
Facility: Renown Health
Schedule: Per Diem - Non Benefited
Shift: Day
Hours: Varies
Category: Clerical & Administrative Support
Location: Reno, NV

Position Purpose:
This position assists with a variety of assigned projects under the guidance of senior staff. The position will develop an understanding of the assigned department and health care administration profession.
Nature and Scope:
Depending upon business needs, position may be exposed to a variety of business functions through project-based assignments. Senior staff will review and oversee any work product or project. Position will perform all aspects of assignments as needed.

This position does not provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Education:
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Junior or Senior class standing in pursuit of bachelors in business, or MBA students. College-level knowledge of the English language, including the ability to read, write, and speak English at college level.
Experience:
Previous experience in a business environment helpful, but not necessary.
License(s):
None
Certification(s):

Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc. 40 WPM.

EEO/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Renown's Values
As the area's only not-for-profit and locally-governed healthcare network, we pride ourselves on quality care for the community.

In order to do that, we provide employees with an environment and culture that supports growth and empowers you to do their best every day.

Our employees share our commitment through our mission, vision and values.

Our Mission: To make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and the communities we serve.

Our Vision: With our partners, we will inspire better health in our communities.

Our Values: We are caring and compassionate. We demonstrate respect and integrity. We collaborate with our patients, families, physicians and communities. We strive for excellence in all we do.

Quality care for our patients requires the contributions of every person on the team. We can't do it alone. We're looking for employees with a winning spirit whose values are aligned with Renown Health.

HOW TO APPLY:

Go to renown.org
Click "careers" at the bottom of the page (it's very small)
Search "intern" in the Keywords and look for "Business Intern UNR"
If there is a free text option in the application, indicate that this is for the Transformational Health Care Internship. Otherwise, that can be mentioned over the phone when a recruiter calls.

The Program Development team's scope of work is evolving as our industry and community change. We are a fluid department that requires us to consistently evaluate how we interrupt information to assist our leaders with making business decisions.

Contact
Kara Martinezmoles
775-962-5561


The intern would be asked to compile research and create program development.

This position would also be asked to assist with strategic planning sessions, including the annual strategic planning process for the organization.

This work would align with a student interested in Healthcare Administration, Epidemiology, or Business Administration.

Process improvement projects. Contact for additional information.

Contact
Josiah Dixon, MPH
jdixon@renown.org


Contacts:
Josiah Dixon, MPH—Management
jdixon@renown.org
Bethany Sexton, VP of Strategic Initiatives
bsexton@renown.org
Susan Cox, Cancer Research
scox@renown.org

Increasing the mental Happiness ad function of older adults. Please contact for more information.

Contact
Arlene Tierney Pierce
Arlenepierce696@yahoo.com
775-355-6141

Location
2045 Silverada Boulevard
Reno, NV

Contact:

Mike Kelly, Owner

mike@risehealthperformance.com

5464 Louie Ln, B, Reno, NV 89511,

Phone: (775) 843-7376

Rise Health Performance is a gym with health coaches that help clients with assessments, plan development and goal setting to help clients achieve their maximum fitness. Services include athletic preparation, pre/post rehabilitation, body composition programming, and integrated body work. 

Project: Prevention education on injury and athletics

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More information about Sanford Center for Aging, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

To connect older adults with volunteer opportunities that meet their passions, skills, and experience.

Contact
Jennifer Baker
jbaker23@unr.edu
(775) 682-8001


Project Description:

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Washoe County seeks an intern to help conduct surveys among older adults in our community to determine the impact of volunteer programs on quality of life. Student interns will be asked to visit community partners and meet with older adults and must feel comfortable talking to people with diverse backgrounds. The student interns will work with the Project Director of Volunteer Programs to analyze the surveys and creatively demonstrate the impact of our older adult volunteers in the community.

Physical Education / Assessment of Primary and Elementary Students

Contact
Victor Schoenfeldt
vschoenfeldt@snacs.org

<strong<Location
13880 Stead Blvd
Reno, NV

Contact
Jennifer Robinson
Jennifer@sierranevadajourneys.org


Applicant must have a strong desire to work with and/or teach children in a classroom or field setting. Their hours of availability need to be from 9 - 2 at least 2 days a week. Interns who also have availability from 5 - 7pm weeknights are desired as we would like them to play more of a role during our Family Science Night programs. Interns will be required to complete a special project that boosts their personal and professional goals as well as benefits the organization.

Project Description:

Field and Education Intern

Gain valuable experience, build your teaching skills, and change kids lives. Become an SNJ intern today!

-Learn best practices for teaching hands-on, exploration based science

-Strengthen your resume by working in your field

-Share your love of the outdoors with kids

-Teach standards-based science content in an outdoor setting

-Grow with our organization and take on more roles at SNJ

-Network with professionals in the field

About the Internship

Availability: Applicants are desired to be available for at least 2 days a week from about 9am - 2pm.

Most work will fall between normal business hours, but some night work may be possible. Applicants

who are also available from 5:00pm-7:00pm will be desired as that allows them to work with out Family

Science Night Programs.

Role: As part of the education team, the intern would participate in a variety of tasks related to

delivering in and outdoor science instruction to students in 1st - 6th grade. This may include:

-Engaging in the training required to lead groups of 12 - 15 students solo in the field

-Providing assistance as an instructor aid in the classroom

-Participating in the execution of our Family Science Night Programs

-Completing a special project that benefits the intern as well as the organization

-Other office projects as related to the role of the internship

Required Qualifications:

-Eagerness to work with children

-Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

-Ability to represent SNJ professionally

-Experience with Microsoft programs

-Access to a laptop and reliable transportation

-Ability to lift up to 30lbs and walk 4-5 miles with a backpack

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience working with children of diverse ages, ability, and cultures

Contact Info:

Jennifer Robinson
Volunteer and Internship Coordinator
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Jennifer@sierranevadajourneys.org

Contact
Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc or Edie Mattox
iser@SNHDMAIL.ORG; Mattox@snhdmail.org
702-759-1201

Location
Las Vegas, NV


Potential Internship projects in ODS:BA/MPH

  • Assist in setting up procedures for the Needle exchange project.
  • Evaluate the Needle exchange project, with some survey and community engagement.

Potential Internship project for Accreditation: BA

  • Assist in engaging, educating and supporting SNHD staff regarding performance management (PM), quality improvement (QI) and workforce development (WD). This will also include supporting an organizational culture change.
  • Assist in engaging community partners in a shared direction based on the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Potential Internship project for Jim Osti: BA

  • Obtain a master of public health level intern to assist in the enhancement of the Healthy Southern Nevada (HSN) Website.

Contact
Christina Ghiggeri

(775) 848-1664

soulspacereno@gmail.com

www.soulspacereno.com


Agency Mission: Mind, Meet Body. Getting healthy in a 360 degree way.

Learn the ins and outs of owning a business and the fitness world.

Physical activity education. Contact for additional information.

Contact
Enid Jennings
ejennings@unr.edu

The Solace Tree is a nonprofit organization based in Reno, Nevada that works with children, teens and adults who are grieving a loss or struggling emotionally and mentally. By providing a safe and healthy outlet for their feelings and thoughts, participants will be able to address unresolved issues of loss, with the end result being that they will become healthy, thriving and participating members of the community.

Students who have experienced death or loss in their lives will be strongly considered over other internship candidates.

Contact

Emilio Parga, Director, (775) 250-0601, emilio@solacetree.org

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Contact
Christopher Croft
Christopher@tahoeyouth.org

Location
1021 Fremont Ave
South Lake Tahoe, NV


Multiple programs. Our agency has 5 locations over 4 counties across two states. One specific program is our supportive services out of our Drop In Centers in Gardnerville, NV and in South Lake Tahoe. With over 4,000 visits annually from at-risk youth ages 10-24. Services accessed include computer access, homework help, laundry, showers, food, and clothing, financial support for purchasing identification, and referrals to resources such as Workforce Development. This portion of our services would be a good experience for student interns.

Think Kindness is a local non-profit that conducts anti-bullying programs in schools across the United States. To learn more, visit: www.thinkkindnes.org.

Contact
Brian Williams
brian@thinkkindness.org
775-636-8026

Location
316 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509

Physical therapy aide. Assisting physical therapists with patient care with exercises, electrical stimulation, hot packs, and ice.

Contact: Marci Eekoff

(775) 825-6450

toddsbodyshop@yahoo.com

www.toddsbodyshoppt.com 

Location
4655 Longley Lane
Reno, NV

More information about Truckee Physical Therapy: Undergraduate Intern

Rehabilitation of the pediatric to geriatric patient.

Contact
Laura Mohun, President/Owner
truckeept@sbcglobal.net
(530) 587-4790

Location
11053 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA


Physical Therapy is a vital part of a patient's recovery. The quality of care received is equally as important. We would be interested in a student that would be interested in creating a marketing campaign to the general population of the benefits of physical therapy. In addition, the student would have the opportunity to learn basic physical therapy treatment modalities and some critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the profession of physical therapy.

Applications will be accepted until 9/8/17

Contact: Jeff Assiff, APE Teacher, Unified Sports Director for Washoe County School District

(775) 287-9332

jassiff@unr.edu


Agency Mission: Inclusive Sports Program with Washoe County Schools

Contact for additional information.

Contact
Jill Gabel
jgabel@ucpnv.org

The Community Outreach intern reports to the Annual Giving Coordinator and works with the Resource Development team to create and execute strategies to increase awareness about Nevada’s Big Give and the work of the UWNNS.

Contact
Rayona Dixon
rayona.dixon@uwnns.org


Major Areas of Responsibility: Event Management

  • Develop and manage event budgets and timelines. Events include, but are not limited to, fundraising events including the Nevada's Big Give fundraiser, UWNNS educational/awareness and other hosted events held in support of programmatic endeavors.
  • Secure site, vendors and negotiate contracts to ensure quality event production and budgeted guidelines are met for annual events.
  • Work with communications staff to develop event collateral and communication strategy.
  • Manage logistics to ensure event production meets the highest possible quality standards and results in optimum experience for attendees.

Development Support Events

  • Coordinate vendors to secure donated products including, but not limited to; food, beverage, and gift bags.
  • Oversee raffle event for Nevada's Big Give.
  • Ensure package components are properly maintained, accounted for and appropriately represented in all event materials.
  • Ensure donor communication is accurate, timely and complete.

Community Outreach / Volunteer Fundraising Events

  • In conjunction with development and communications staff creates and execute strategies to increase awareness about Nevada's Big Give and the work of UWNNS.
  • Serve as liaison at local outreach events to further UWNNS engagement within the community.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with community leaders to grow and support volunteer fundraising and awareness building events.
  • Working with internal and external team members to develop event materials and marketing/communication strategy.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please contact Rayona Dixon by email at rayona.dixon@uwnns.org

Pre-professional information. Contact for additional information.

Contact
Brandon Goehring
bgoehring@unr.edu

Distance education with UNLV School of Dental Medicine with internship sites in Carson City for legislative sessions

Contact
Christina A. Demopoulos, DDS, MPH
Christina.Demopoulos@unlv.edu


Projects related to oral health or access to care would be modified based on the interest of potential interns. I am also developing a Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency program so future interns can work closely with DPH residents on projects. Please contact for more information.

Contact
Jennifer Laslo
jlaslo@unr.edu


Pre-professional or graduate school interest. Contact for more information.

Contact for additional information.

Contact
Rebekah May Stetson
rebekah@urgc.org

Contact

Katie Mosby, Systems, Redesign Coordinator

Email: katie.mosby@va.gov

Phone: (775) 789-6647

Agency Mission

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Project Description

VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (Reno VA) is looking for 1-2 student interns during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The intern(s) will have the opportunity to work directly with the Chief of Employee Engagement Service and the Chief's staff including Systems Redesign and Education. A healthcare administrator from this team will be assigned to mentor the intern(s) and ensure that the student is engaged at all levels and departments within the healthcare system.

Any and all of the below are available for the intern to experience!

  • Nationally recognized Lean process improvement Yellow and Green Belt trainings
  • Co-lead process improvement and innovation projects working with interdisciplinary teams to change the way we deliver healthcare
  • National VA initiative assigned by the healthcare system Director
  • Employee engagement programs
  • Veteran experience programs and initiatives
  • Spreading VA innovations throughout the healthcare system
  • Supporting Education programs such as work force development
  • Work with Senior Leadership on programs, initiative, projects, and planning
  • Learn Prosci Change Management tools and apply those tools in real life situations
  • Meet with Service Chiefs to learn hospital operations and the federal healthcare system. This internship would have the opportunity to work with all levels of the healthcare system (and the most innovative and fun team in the VA) to directly impact the service provided to our Nation's Veterans!

Contact
Reema Naik
reemanaik95@nevada.unr.edu
(702) 469-6658


VOICE: Valuable Opportunities in Interprofessional Collaboration Education, a student-driven project, seeks to increase interprofessional, collaborative, team-based care opportunities within the University of Nevada. Seeking an intern who is driven as this project is extensive.

Activities may include:

  • marketing VOICE throughout the University campus via creating fliers, logos, and social media
  • present VOICE to other University departments
  • help establish a VOICE Club
  • facilitate IPE during AHEC's conference in April
  • assist in facilitating IPE during the Nevada Speech and Hearing Association convention for April
  • work closely with VOICE to present at the Diversity Summit
  • set the planning for IPE Day in September 2018. A student interested in interprofessional education and collaboration are encouraged to apply, as students will be bridging University departments together in facilitating positive change for the University.

Contact:
Reema Naik
reemanaik95@nevada.unr.edu
(702) 469-6658

Contact

Diane Gullickson, Director, Community Assistance Center Shelter Operations, dgullickson@voa-nccnn.org, 335 Record Street, Reno, NV 89512, (775) 324-2622 ext. 116

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Agency Description

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization providing local human service programs, as well as opportunities for individual and community involvement. Founded nationally in 1896, Volunteers of America's ongoing mission to reach and uplift all people includes helping families with children, seniors, the homeless, former foster youth, and people with mental health, and substance-abuse issues.

Project Description

Students will help implement a pilot project between VOA and the Community Health Alliance to enhance the continuation of care into needed medical, dental and social-behavioral services. Students will be conducting outreach by the river and/or the overflow tent to triage needed medical services to the Community Health Alliance. They are looking for upwards of ten students per semester. 

Participation in projects related to Environmental Health including, development of industry guidance materials and outreach methods and development of internal policies and procedures related to food protection, solid waste management, and land development regulatory requirements.

Contact
Jeffrey M. Brasel or Amber English
JBrasel@washoecounty.us; aeenglish@washoecounty.us
(775) 328-2620

Location
1001 E. 9th St
Reno, NV


The EHS, Food Safety Program would be interested in taking an intern for the Spring 2017 Semester. 

The Washoe County Health District, Food Safety Program will be conducting a Risk Factor Study within Washoe County food establishments over the next few months. The Risk Factor Study is a research project designed to assess the occurrence of food preparation procedures and practices and employee behaviors most commonly reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as contributing factors to foodborne illness outbreaks at the retail level. From the data collected, the WCHD will provide guidance to industry food safety professionals to assist them in addressing food safety issues that have the most significant impact on protecting public health.

The intern would be responsible for accompanying a data collector to randomly selected food establishments, helping the data collector observe employee behaviors, recording notes related to the visit and entering the data into a database for further analysis at the conclusion of the study.

 Any interested students contact Amber English directly at: aeenglish@washoecounty.us. 

*** Any student completing an internship at Washoe County will be responsible for showing proof of background check, health insurance, TB test, and immunizations. The student will submit these requirements directly to their supervisor or HR designee at Washoe County prior to starting internship***

Contact
Kelli Goatley-Seals
kseals@washoecounty.us
775-328-6160

Location
1001 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512


The Washoe County Health District's Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) will be taking one intern who will work on assessing public parks. Parks play key roles in the community and impact physical, mental and environmental health. The CDPP is currently determining how to best work with parks to improve health. An intern will assist with this by participating in the assessment phase of the project in which local public parks are evaluated to determine available resources and identify needs. The intern can expect to spend time in parks throughout Reno and Sparks observing and collecting park data. Following the collection of the data, the intern will enter data into a database for analysis.

In addition to the primary focus of parks, the intern will have the opportunity to participate in other programmatic activities related to tobacco prevention and control, physical activity and nutrition. Internship hours will primarily be completed in the field (i.e. parks, community meetings, etc) and on-site at the Health District. Regular meetings and communication with CDPP staff is expected.

Contact information: For additional information or to request an interview contact: Kelli Goatley-Seals at kseals@washoecounty.us. Plan to provide a resume, a transcript (unofficial is fine) and information about how many credits you are taking in addition to CHS 494.

*** Any student completing an internship at Washoe County will be responsible for showing proof of background check, health insurance, TB test, and immunizations. The student will submit these requirements directly to their supervisor or HR designee at Washoe County prior to starting internship***

More information about Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office


Mission:

To investigate unexpected and unexplained deaths in order to identify and report on the cause and manner of death. We apply scientific investigative techniques and medical procedures, using integrity and compassion to serve families and public agencies impacted by sudden unexpected death.

Project:

Assist staff in organizing an educational conference for regional coroners and law enforcement regarding medicolegal death investigation, common causes of death, and scene investigation. Update informational brochures distributed by the Medical Examiner's Office to local area hospitals and families experiencing the loss of a loved one. Assist staff in implementation of a new case file type in the office.

Agency Website https://www.washoecounty.us/coroner/
Contact Name Justin Norton
Contact Phone 775-785-6114
Contact Email jnorton@washoecounty.us
Contact Title Administrative Assistant to the Chief

More information about Washoe County School District, Wellness Office: Undergraduate Intern

Assist with wellness events for Washoe County School District employees and families

Contact
Brandon Flores
brandon.floresarmas@washoeschools.net
775-348-3849

Location
525 East Ninth Street
Building A, Inside Risk Management
Reno, NV 89512


The mission of the Washoe County School District (WCSD) Wellness Office is to create and implement programs that push for increasing health and quality of life for WCSD employees and their families. 

Internship Project: Develop a WCSD Health Fair Event

Develop a large event that administers free health screenings, biometric analysis, immunization as well as a large vendor village for employees of WCSD and their families. Events include:

  • Virginia Lake Walk: Event for WCSD retirees to come together in a social event while getting some physical activity at the same time
  • Winter Ice Skating Night: Families of WCSD enjoy a night of ice skating and socialization at the Reno Aces Ice Rink Others:
  • Other health and wellness events not currently titled/organized

Internship Details:

  • This internship site will conduct interviews. All interviews will be conducted by September 8, 2017.
  • They can take one to three students for the fall 2017 semester.

Contact for more information.

Contact
Leslie Williams
LeMWilliams@whashoecounty.us

Location
1001 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512


*** Any student completing an internship at Washoe County will be responsible for showing proof of background check, health insurance, TB test, and immunizations. The student will submit these requirements directly to their supervisor or HR designee at Washoe County prior to starting internship***

Contact: Pam Russell, Executive Director

Phone: (775) 825-7395

Email: admin@waccs.org

Address: 3905 Neil Road, Ste. 2, Reno, NV 89502

Agency Description:

The Women and Children's Center of the Sierra (WACCS), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in March 2008.  Founded to help those most vulnerable at a time when the nation's economy was entering a recession, WACCS has been an important resource for women most affected by poverty.  WACCS is touching the lives of 350 women and children each month and has helped 125 women secure employment since March 2014 and 24 women attain their high school equivalency since September 2013. WACCS works on behalf of under-resourced women struggling to improve their lives and the lives of their children. The women we serve are incredibly strong women who are fighting against enormous odds and seemingly insurmountable obstacles which are keeping them in poverty.  

Project Description:

Students can help with a variety of projects including education, outreach, and training around English as a Second Language (ESL), nutrition, dental care, and computers. There is a need for fundraising and donations, which include diapers, books, formula, hygiene products, toys, etc. There is a huge need for curriculum development to lead a computer 101 class for women who are seeking employment, and for children activity programs. Students who are bilingual in both Spanish and English are preferred. There is also a growing need for those who speak Arabic. 

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