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 Active Physical Therapy

Parley Anderson and Michael Spevak
(775) 544-2591

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

More information about Advanced DUI & Counseling

Michael Yasmer, BSW, CADC, NCAC II
(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?"

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 2019 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.

Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC's mission is to provide family focused services in a supportive and motivating environment.

Tanya Glass
(775) 825-4744

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1625 East Prater Way Ste. 107
Sparks, Nevada 89434

Project: Student interns accepted to provide assistance in our outpatient pediatric clinic which provides OT, PT, and Speech services.

Viki Lowrey, Activities Director
(775) 284-0581

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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!


Nichelle Hull, HR and Volunteer Resources Manager
(775) 360-2449

2680 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512

Project Description

To enhance the quality of life for children, ages 6 to 18, in the Truckee Meadows. We are committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging and influence through diverse programs and community involvement.

Rikki Hensley-Ricker
(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.

Agency Mission: Helping to Bring People and Ideas Together for the Advancement of Life Sciences.

Business Development Connections (BDC) was founded in 2007 by Teresa Johnk. Teresa has a Masters of Interdisciplinary Science from the University of Memphis. BDC is a virtual company that specializes in providing the following services to companies in the life sciences: Outsourcing Services Licensing of Technology Strategic Partners and Business Development The company works with both large companies (Genentech, Bayer, Pfizer, etc.) as well as early to mid-stage startups, primarily in San Francisco Bay Area with an office in Reno, NV. BDC utilizes a variety of resources and cutting-edge tools to market our services to the global Life Sciences marketplace. BDC is looking for ways to improve its marketing strategy and effectiveness.

Steve Rausch, Chief Operating Officer
srausch@bizdevconnections.com, (775) 225-3345

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


Business Development Connections is a Life Sciences consulting organization that specializes in working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies domestically as well as around the world. They are looking for a part time intern to work directly with the head of business development in a true apprentice type role where the candidate will learn with hands on experience the entire sales cycle, end to end. This is a golden opportunity to learn from industry professionals about the entire cycle of drug or medical device development and be part of a rapidly growing company.

They have a project for the right intern to assist them with the analysis of their current efforts and the planning and implementation of new ideas and adjustments to these efforts.

  1. Data Analysis
  2. Creation of New Marketing Strategy
  3. Creation of Improved Marketing Content
  4. Development of Buyer Personas
  5. Identify and Integrate Social Media (LinkedIn) & Additional Marketing Automation
  6. Improve Consistency of Incoming Leads & Opportunities

The main function of the role will be to lead the analysis of their sales cycle process for the business development team and help in the development of a final report recommendation. Ultimately, they want the right person. Not the right resume.

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.

Jeanne Freeman, PhD
(775) 887-2190

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. 

Mission: Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to easing the pain of poverty and changing lives for good. They help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. They do this through a broad range of services, including helping people with food resources, affordable housing, clothing, and other basic needs. In 2016, they provided direct human needs services to more than 32,000 people throughout Northern Nevada.

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Address: 500 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512


Barbara Klipfel, Director of Operations Support and Community Outreach and Engagement.


(775) 322-7073 ext. 238

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

Adrienne Sutherland
(775) 847-9311 ext. 101

991 South C. Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

Community Chest Website

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.

Agency Mission:

COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE - C.A.R.E.S. -COMPASSION - ACCESSIBILITY - RESPECT - EXCELLENCE - SERVICE. At Community Health Alliance, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality health care services, including dental and behavioral health. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center, serving all ages with affordable care, with or without insurance.

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

Melissa Krall, Director of Population Health Management, (775) 336-3031, mkrall@chanevada.org

Community Health Alliance Website

We have multiple areas of our organization that can incorporate interns utilizing their knowledge in public health and increasing their professional skills. Interns have multiple opportunities to learn about community organizations, education and partnerships through outreach events, meetings, and other activities. Although not required, it is highly encouraged that the student intern has transportation, a laptop computer and be bilingual.

CHA offers multiple (5-7) student internships in the spring of 2019 to conduct a variety of projects including:

  • Prevention Education and Screening - Cancer, HPV, Pharmacy Prescriptions
  • Healthy Weight Program (HWP) and Wellness Projects
  • Oral Health
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Data Analysis

Community Health Worker Association (CHWA)

170 Pike St. Dayton, NV 89403


Quinn Cartwright, MPH, Project Manager

Email: qcartwright@nevada.unr.edu

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.

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.

Christina Reynolds

Continuum Website

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

Lily Helzer, Comprehensive Cancer Program Coordinator

4150 Technology Way
Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706

The mission of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Section (CDPHP) is to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policies, systems, and environments that influence quality of life.

Cancer Leadership Unit (see attachments for more detail on each project). Interested candidates must apply before January 25, 2019.

More Details:
Cancer Leadership Unit

The mission of Nevada Wellness is to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policy, systems, and environment that influence quality of life.

Laura Urban, lurban@health.nv.gov, Food Security and Wellness Manager, (775) 684-2205

Carson City, NV

DPBH Website

Internship Project:

Assist with coordination, implementation, and enhancement of Nevada Wellness health promotion activities. Specific duties include:

  • Coordination/development of a monthly social media calendar and Listserv;
  • Development/implementation of strategies to increase social media presence and engagement; and
  • Development of processes to ensure consistent branding and quality of Nevada Wellness public health promotion material. In addition, the incumbent will participate in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion workgroup and coordinate with various Chronic Disease Programs, including Obesity Prevention and Control, Comprehensive Cancer Control, Heart and Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention and Control.

The mission of Nevada Wellness is to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policy, systems, and environment that influence quality of life.

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

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

DPBH Website

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.


  • 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


Report on CDC 1305 Performance Measures

At the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, our mission is to protect, promote and improve the physical and behavioral health of the people of Nevada.

The Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency (SAPTA) administers programs and activities that provide community-based prevention and treatment. SAPTA manages the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPT Block Grant). The SAPTA Block Grant consists of federal dollars provided to states for specific alcohol and drug abuse programs.

Aundrea Ogushi, Perinatal Substance Use Treatment Network and Women's Services Coordinator, aogushi@health.nv.gov, (775) 684-4296

4150 Technology Way
Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706

Project Description:
As a condition to receiving certain grants, the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) requires states to require the development of a plan of care for infants born with and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. A regulation relating to health care; requiring a CARA Plan of Care to be established for an infant affected by prenatal substance abuse in a medical facility; requiring the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to take certain actions regarding the CARA Plan of Care.

Internship Project: Assist with coordination, implementation, and enhancement of Perinatal Substance Use Treatment Network activities. Specific duties include:

  • Collecting/Analyzing data for CARA Plan of Care forms. (40%)
  • Development of medical provider Infographic on CARA process, possibility to assist with provider training webinar, and/or local Technical Assistance provider training opportunities. (40%)
  • Assisting with revamping public service announcements (PSAs) promoting healthy moms and healthy babies through substance use prevention and treatment, stigma campaign. (15%)
  • In addition, the incumbent will participate in the monthly CARA Plan of Care workgroup, Opioid Advisory Board meetings. (5%)


  • Research and data analysis experience
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Previous experience with databases (not required but a plus)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Ethical and professional business behavior
  • Self-motivated and self-directed to work within a team and/or work independently
  • Extremely detail-oriented

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

Amanda Santos, MPH, Women's Health Connection Evaluator

4150 Technology Way
Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706

The mission of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Section (CDPHP) is to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policies, systems, and environments that influence quality of life.

Chronic Disease Legislative Monitoring

More Details:
Chronic Disease Legislative Monitoring

David Fogerson
(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?

Mariana DuBose, LSW, Crisis Manager, (775) 686-6244, mariana.dubose@eddyhouse.org

Eddy House works with homeless and at-risk youth to develop life and job skills necessary for sustainable independence.

Eddy House has a vison to end youth homelessness in Northern Nevada. Open M-F from 10am-5pm, youth visitors can access "care and comfort" services including showers, food, clothing, Wi-FI, computers, and the Chill Zone - a safe space to spend time off the streets. Youth visitors can also access the following services: employment services, music therapy, Trauma Informed Yoga, SNAP enrollment provided by the Food Bank, and access to educational services.

The student intern will help monitor the activity of our youth visitors while they are accessing services provided at Eddy House through program planning, grant writing, informal case management, collaboration with outside agencies, and client advocacy. The student intern will assist staff in meeting our youth's basic needs by "routing" youth to access on-site service providers, assist with connecting all youth to the Crisis Manager, perform duties, and responsibilities to ensure health and safety in an inclusive environment for all individuals on-site. Intern hours are flexible Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Number of Internships Available: 1-2

Student Requirements:

  • Background check (student is responsible for fee)
  • Student must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Must be culturally competent and situationally sensitive to clients
  • Must live in Reno/Sparks area
  • Must be reliable and self-motivated to make the most of the internship

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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Rick Swecker
(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


3100 Mill St, Suite 117
Reno, NV 89502

Spring 2019 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

Agency Mission: Future Kind is based locally in Reno, NV and is also an active NGO in Paraguay that works with both rural and urban low-income areas to work on issues identified in a health needs assessment such as health education, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, sexual health education, and reproductive health.

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Project: This student will work with Future Kind to help develop an international field education opportunity for UNR students summer of 2019. Activities will include community outreach, education and fund development through grant writing and fundraisers. In addition, this student will help with interprofessional collaboration opportunities to help meet the needs of the community in Paraguay.

Contact: Karla Rodriguez, MPH,


(775) 378-5205

Intern in all aspects of PT private practice.

Carol Mass
775-384-1400 or 775-322-4555

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.

Potential Internship Project Includes:

    • Shadowing a Physical Therapist
    • Go over documentation, initial evaluations, proper documentation, treatment plans, legal aspects of job, education requirements of job, etc.
    • 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.
      • 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, HIPAA Privacy. At this point the student has seen how we treat a patient, this segment shows the proper administration of a patient.
      • 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
        • Student must complete a project to be determined in conjunction with the Admin.
        • 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.
            • Student must complete a project to be determined with the Marketing Director
            • 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


  • Face to face Interview
  • Successful completion of Anatomy Physiology

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience based curriculum that creatively integrates running.


Joy Heuer, Executive Director, joy.heuer@girlsontherun.org, (775) 298-0280

Girls on the Run Website

Internship Project:

Internship Project: Girls on the Run Sierras is looking for students to help girls unlock their LIMITLESS POTENTIAL! We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience based curriculum that creatively integrates running. We have multiple opportunities available depending on your schedule and areas of passion. Current projects are listed below, but not limited to what's posted here:

  • *Events and 5K Coordinator
  • Program Assistant
  • Coach

We are a nonprofit policy institute focused on delivering independent, fact based, and well‐reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada. We aim to provide independent and reliable policy analysis that builds public trust and to inform public debate, expand public engagement and promote connectivity. The Guinn Center's areas of focus include: education, health, tax and fiscal policy, economic development, and natural resource security.


Nancy E. Brune, PhD, Executive Director, nbrune@huinncenter.org, (702) 916-0746

Guinn Center Website

ABOUT THE GUINN CENTER: The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities ("Guinn Center") is a nonprofit policy institute focused on delivering independent, fact based, and well‐reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada. We aim to provide independent and reliable policy analysis that builds public trust and to inform public debate, expand public engagement and promote connectivity.The Guinn Center's areas of focus include: education, health, tax and fiscal policy, economic development, and natural resource security.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Guinn Center provides students with the opportunity to conduct public health research to inform public policy. The Guinn Center is interested in developing evidenced‐based research on a variety of topics to inform the Nevada Legislators, residents and stakeholders.

The Guinn Center is seeking student interns in the area of public health, broadly speaking. Interns may be asked to support research and data collection in a number of different topics. Some of the research projects may include:

  1. Access to care - health coverage expansions, workforce capacity issues, potential role of telemedicine
  2. State strategies to address prescription drug pricing
  3. The opioid epidemic and access to behavioral health supports - monitoring trends in opioid prescribing; access to and use of medication-assisted treatment and other needed behavioral health supports
  4. Monitoring the impact of Medicaid Expansion in NV (access to care, economic impact, impact on uncompensated care) and comparison to other Intermountain west states that did not expand Medicaid
  5. The impact of hospital closures on rural communities
  6. Trends in 1115 waivers including the impact of work requirements on Medicaid enrollment, expenditures, the uninsured, uncompensated care
  7. Assessing hospital community benefit activities
  8. Workforce issues
  9. Out-of-network and balance billing issues
  10. 10) The use of Medicaid managed care plan flexibility to fund programs to address social determinants
  11. Health security preparedness and impact of domestic and international tourism and how potential impact on Nevada public health and disease transmission.


  1. To participate in and contribute to the public policy development process
  2. To collect, organize, and summarize information from individuals, organizations, government agencies, and communities in order to analyze, implement and evaluate policy activities
  3. To evaluate alternative policy decisions

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit letter of interest, current CV/resume, a 10‐30-page writing sample, and two references to: Lorena Rodriguez at lrodriguez@guinncenter.org with "Internship" in the subject heading.

LOCATION: We are physically based in Las Vegas (Guinn Center, 3281 S. Highland Drive, Suite 810, Las Vegas, NV 89109) but we have supervisors in Reno.


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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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 outdoor 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 to the Mountain Program, and CR Johnson Healing Center. Focus for students will be on events, injury prevention education, Non-Profit administration and operations. 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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The primary mission of High Sierra AHEC is to:

  • Development a current & future pipeline of qualified healthcare workers for Nevada
  • Develop & enhance education and training within community based organizations and academic institutions
  • Provide health and wellness information to the citizens of the communities we serve

Each of our programs focus on the following core topic areas:

  • Inter-Professional Education
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Practice Transformation
  • Current/Emergent Issues

Intern projects will focus on the following initiatives:

  • HPV - Improving vaccination rates through health care provider trainings
  • Washoe County School District Wellness Policy - providing assistance to 96 sites to ensure compliance with federal and state reporting measures
  • AHEC Scholars Program - assist in the identification of clinically based experiential training's for our student cohorts and help with curriculum development

Both projects will provide student interns with program planning experience, budget adherence, community relations, and data tracking and reporting.

Please visit our website for additional information

Contact: Andrea L. Gregg, Executive Director, andrea@highsierraahec.org, (775) 410-2717

Fall Interns Only: Be a Santa to a Senior

Rori Lee, General Manager
(775) 229-7033


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.

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

Lily Davalos, MPH, Outreach Manager
(775) 624-7112, 427 Ridge St. Reno, NV 89501

Immunize Nevada Website

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

  • Participating in communication planning for the influenza immunization season
  • Assist in the development of school located vaccine clinics
  • 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: Kelly Goatley-Seals


(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).

JDRF is the world's biggest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our focus is on finding a cure; until we do, the advancements we're making every day ease the burden of those living with the disease.

More information on the Nevada Chapter of JDRF

JDRF Northern Nevada hosts two major fundraising events each year, Vision Gala in April, and OneWalk in September. Winter, Spring interns can expect to have responsibility of projects associated with Gala, including, but not limited to, organization of procurement items and data entry of same, Outreach Volunteer coordination, organization of seating for the event, etc. Summer, Fall interns can expect to have responsibility for projects associated with OneWalk, including, but not limited to, mapping of walk route at UNR, volunteer coordination, logistics, etc. They have a large base of type 1 diabetes (T1D) family volunteers who work closely with their staff and thusly with interns. Additionally, all interns can expect to engage with the Director in grant writing. This is an excellent opportunity to grow as an individual to be ready for real world job opportunities.

Interested applicants can send their resume and cover letter to:

Debby Lee, Development Director, Northern Nevada
dlee@jdrf.org, (775) 332-2780

645 Sierra Rose Drive, Unit 106
Reno, NV 89511

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.

Jennifer DeLett-Snyder

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.


  • 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.



  • 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

Jessie Koltz, Executive Director
jessie@mindfulhealthinitiative.org, (775) 391-8121

Agency Mission

To ensure physical education, art, and music are the norm in at-risk communities. Mindful Health Initiative supports community based activities to help youth belong to a group, learn how to be mindful, and stay active. The activities students take part in support cognitive development and enhance leadership skills through community involvement.

Internship Project: 

Interested interns are required to reach out in a professional manner to the Executive Director, Jessie Koltz, about their interest in the program. Information about their background and experience through a resume and letter of interest should include why they would be a good fit to support Mindful Health Initiative's (MHI) mission and vision.

Ensuring students and stakeholders are aware of MHI's mission is important:

  • Improve the physical and mental well-being of students in at-risk populations.
  • Support academic achievement, self-esteem, social competence, and avoidance of problem/high-risk behavior.
  • Provide a safe learning environment through sports, arts, and music for students to achieve their potential as community members.

Education and interest in MHI's programs are a must to be considered for this internship position. Comfort in working with students from the ages of six to eighteen is expected. Time management and organizational skills are key factors to communicate with all parties in a timely manner, ensuring tasks are completed and reported to the executive director and all appropriate stakeholders. If there are volunteers involved with students during programs, the intern is expected to make sure appropriate and professional relationships are being upheld. Comfort in addressing an individual's negative interactions will be learned if not already mastered. Leadership skills are addressed through all aspects of Mindful Health Initiative's programs. The intern is expected to actively model appropriate and professional behaviors, supporting hands-on learning, with not only the students who are participating but with volunteers and other college level students as well.

Tasks the intern will be expected to master and improve on throughout the semester will include:

  • Communicating with community agencies and representatives to support MHI's programs
  • Developing schedules and ensuring all parties are aware of planned activities
  • Assessing needs of at-risk populations and creating a plan to integrate programs into the community
  • Social media management
  • Presentation skills during public comment updates at the city level, presentations during appropriate meetings about the program and it's goals
  • Community service opportunities working with participating students
  • Planning and facilitating one fundraiser during the semester alongside the executive director and board

Lynette Schwegert, M.Ed., Executive Director

Moments of Memory Website

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: 

  • Interested students should first text Lynette and she will provide you with further information from there.

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.

Liese Anne Fraide, Program Coordinator

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.

Linda Lott

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.

Amy Dewitt-Smith

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.

Agency Mission: Dedicated to improving quality of life by reducing the burden of cancer in Nevada.

Contact: Christine Thompson, Community Programs Manager
(775) 737-4580
Nevada Cancer Coalition Website

Project Description:

This year, approximately 14,060 Nevadans will be diagnosed with cancer and 5,330 people will lose their lives because of this disease. Reducing the burden of cancer requires the collective effort, cooperation, and collaboration of our communities, public and private organizations, and individuals.

The Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC), a 501c3 non-profit partnership of healthcare agencies, providers and community partners works to unite organizations and empower Nevadans with information and resources to reduce cancer cases in Nevada and to improve cancer survivorship and quality of life through prevention, education, and advocacy.

We are seeking energetic, outgoing, and motivated individuals to join us in our cancer prevention, early detection, and survivorship work. These NCC programs play a key role in helping prevent and reduce cancer incidence, to encourage early detection of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, and to improve the lives of those living with cancer in Nevada. Activities include community outreach and education, research, building relationships with organizations and providing technical assistance as needed, and supporting policy development.

More specifically, internships this semester will:

  • Research survivorship and peer-to-peer support programs and update the Nevada Cancer Survivorship Resource Directory
  • Work with statewide early detection partners to update statewide screening maps
  • Participate in and help market community outreach activities
  • Work with area businesses to educate and inform about enacting smoke-free policies

For more information or to apply, send resume and cover letters to Christine Thompson at christine@nevadacancercoalition.org or 775-737-4580, Brigette Cole at brigette@nevadacancercoalition.org or 775-737-4056, or Cari Herington, MBA, Executive Director at cari@nevadacancercoalition.org or 775-737-9720.

More information about Nevada CARES

Enhance marketing and outreach for the Nevada CARES program.

Heather Kaminsky, BSW, Project Coordinator
Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
Division of Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 682-8533

The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada, Reno has an immediate opening for a motivated intern to enhance the marketing, outreach, social media and online presence, and content development of the University's violence prevention and outreach program CARES (Consent Awareness and Relationship Education for Students).

The intern will work directly with the CARES project coordinator. Some tasks will be available to complete off site with the majority of tasks taking place on campus at UNR. Hours are flexible. The internship opportunity allows for creativity and space for intern to develop programs that best suit the needs of the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Internship duties:

  • Assist in managing peer outreach program students
  • Recruit students and target audiences
  • Event management and planning
  • Produce marketing materials (brochures, flyers, videos, etc.)
  • Manage social media presence
  • Opportunity to facilitate presentations
  • Attend various community meetings


  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Highly motivated, self-disciplined and dependable
  • Organized, efficient and detail oriented
  • Comfort and interest in addressing issues related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge and experience creating flyers and marketing materials
  • Familiarity with brand marketing and event programming

Please be sure to submit your resume and cover letter to the below contact.

More information about Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Diana Rovetti

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

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.

775.828.1115 ext. 20

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.

Project Description

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 with the Coalition's training and communications team, supporting the development of 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. In addition, an opportunity to contribute to our social media platforms and develop analytic strategies to assess our outreach effectiveness is needed. One internship is available at each office located in Reno and Las Vegas.

Provide service to and advocacy on behalf of veterans and their families; provide our community and partners the opportunity to contribute in these endeavors. Through our four major programs assist veterans prepare and submit claims for benefits, provide skilled nursing care, provide dignified burial support, and help veterans successfully integrate into Nevada communities.

Visit the agency website for more information.


Kim Donohue, Suicide & Homelessness Prevention Program Manager,donohuek@veterans.nv.gov, (775) 825-9847

I am looking to hire 6 interns for an exciting initiative on our Benefits & Services Tab on our website. I am looking for 1 of the 6 interns to specifically work close with me on suicide-prevention and the other 5 to work closely with me on the Benefits & Services Tab. I will be taking interns to attend meetings to demonstrate how our department supports the veteran sub-population in the State of Nevada.


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

This internship is in Elko


1020 Ruby Vista Drive, Suite 102

Elko, NV 89801 



Agency Mission

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

Agency Description: Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) who is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Community Health Center. They provide healthcare services to babies, children and adults in city, rural and frontier communities throughout Nevada. There are over 15 community health centers in Nevada, along with several mobile service outreach providers such as the Mammovan and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Services include primary (routine) medical services, dental services and other services such as labs, basic x-rays, pharmacy, WIC, an after-hours answering service and health education and community outreach.

Contact: Marena Works, MSN, MPH, RN

(775) 888-6650, 
3325 Research Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Project Description: Nevada Health Centers in undergoing various immunization initiatives and is searching patient records for those who have been missed for needed immunizations, both children and adult. This project works in the electronic medical record and the Nevada Immunization Registry: WebIZ. This may also include calling patients to schedule an appointment to receive their immunization. The student may also assist in setting up immunization clinics in the community. I selected undergraduate student but this project could ramp-up in complexity for a graduate student.

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Nevada On The Move is a nonprofit organization that is bringing Physical Education to the Washoe County elementary schools. Their organization has internship opportunities for those that are interested in working in the classroom, specifically with Physical Education, sports training, coaching, kinesiology, data collection and organization, grant research and writing, demographic research and more.

They are looking for anyone with a desire to help promote physical activity and education for elementary school children.

If this sounds like an internship for you, please send resume and cover letter to Samantha Fowler, sfowler@nevada.unr.edu.

The School of Community Health Sciences is launching their first ever podcast called Public Health Perspectives. This podcast will dissect complex issues in public health from various community perspectives.

As part of this project, the Nevada Public Health Training Center is looking for a student intern who will help with the following activities:

  • Develop a season of six episodes around various public health topics. This will include:
    • Leveraging a partnership with the J-School
    • Drafting topics and storylines
    • Identifying speaker "perspectives" on identified issues
    • Organizing and recording interviews
    • Editing and producing audio
    • Publishing audio content
    • Developing a following of podcast listeners through public outreach and social media

This is a great opportunity for students interested in health education, new media, and journalism. Ideal candidates will be somewhat tech savvy, have experience with audio editing, and creating health education materials. Additionally, we are looking for outgoing students who can critically think about public health issues, are proactive, flexible, can take initiative on activities, and are extremely organized and detail oriented.

If this sounds like an internship for you, please send resume and cover letter to Melanie Flores, MSW, melanief@unr.edu.

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?

Jordan Baez

WRB 1001

Nevada Rural Health Engagement Assistant (internship)
Nevada Public Health Training Center, School of Community Health Sciences,
University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, NV 89557

About Us

The Nevada Public Health Training Center (NVPHTC) is the clearinghouse for public health workforce development in Nevada. As part of the Western Region Public Health Training Center and the National Network of Public Health Training Centers, NVPHTC works toward the goal of an engaged and well trained public health workforce that can best serve the needs of our diverse communities. Within the School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS), NVPHTC serves as the center for public health training of undergraduate and graduate students through internships, community partnerships, and international field experiences. We also manage the marketing, communications, recruitment and community engagement efforts of the school. We are a rapidly growing team passionate about the future of public health both within our school and outside in the larger community.

The School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS) is for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in the health industry. Recognizing health requires a multi-faceted approach, SCHS emphasizes multiple perspectives in its curriculum, including the emotional, spiritual, environmental and physical. The School offers a minor, an undergraduate degree, a master's degree, a Ph.D., as well as dual degree programs with the Orvis School of Nursing and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Graduates from the School of Community Health Sciences are prepared to promote and protect the health of communities nearby and around the world.

NVPHTC is seeking a Nevada Rural Health Engagement Assistant who shares our vision of putting SCHS on the map as a leader in transforming public health. For more information on NVPHTC's mission and impact, visit https://www.unr.edu/public-health/our-centers/nvphtc.

Position Summary

The Nevada Rural Health Engagement Assistant is a part-time internship (100 hours per semester), and reports directly to the Research and Evaluation Coordinator of the NVPHTC. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating Nevada rural health engagement efforts both internally among faculty, and externally among community partners. The ideal candidate will be passionate about NVPHTC's mission, creative, tech-savvy, and have excellent communication and organization skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

Engagement and Communications

  • Research and/or meet with university partners engaged in rural health work. Establish synergy and collaboration between these partners and the work of NVPHTC. 
  • Create a database of university-level rural health partners (faculty engaged in rural health research and/or engagement).
  • Work with rural health partners to create a rural health resource guide of partners throughout the state of Nevada.
  • Assist in the development of rural health funding proposals and grant opportunities, as appropriate.

Qualifications and Skills


  • Commitment to the mission and vision of NVPHTC and SCHS
  • Bachelor's degree applicant within one year of internship (Public Health or a related field), graduate degree aspirations


  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to write creatively, clearly, and compellingly with an eye for detail and impeccable grammar
  • Ability to think strategically
  • A strong, results-driven work ethic paired with the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and circumstances
  • Preferred
  • Photography and/or videography skills
How to Apply

Please send the following to kmorning@unr.edu with Nevada Rural Health Engagement Assistant as the subject:

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Three professional references


  • Flexible schedule
  • Excellent resume builder 
  • Awesome team and mentors

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.

Alicia Cuthbertson
(304) 813-1237


Shannon Bennett, Program Manager, sbennett@health.nv.gov, (775) 684-2225

Agency Mission

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

Nevada State Immunization Program Website

Project Description

The Nevada State Immunization Program aims to protect Nevadans through the prevention and control of vaccination-preventable diseases within the state. The program works with state and county health agencies and the private medical community to promote vaccinations among infants, children and adults; to respond to vaccine preventable disease outbreaks; to develop and promote maternal and adult immunization education programs; to develop and enforce state immunization and vaccine preventable disease regulations and laws; to provide immunization education to healthcare professionals and consumers to develop and implement systems to assess immunization levels; to conduct immunization audits of county health districts, public health clinics and private physicians who administer state-supplied vaccine and to prevent the transmission of hepatitis B in Nevada through the perinatal and universal hepatitis B prevention programs.

The Nevada State Immunization Program is looking to host a group of student interns in the spring of 2019 to enhance flu vaccination efforts, assist in data collection, and outreach campaigns.

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. 

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

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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. 

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. 

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.


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

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Specific Projects

  • Teen Pregnancy Program - HEALTHYU: An upcoming program for adolescent boys ages 14-19. This program provides accurate information through creative myth busting. It addresses stereotypes, life choices, and positive (but planned) fatherhood. More information about this internship.

Korine Viehweg

6490 South McCarren Blvd, Suite 34
Reno, NV

Fundraising and Event Coordination
Supervising/working at sessions with children

Contact: David Rovetti, DC
Phone: (775) 324-3700
Email: rovetti@nvbell.net
Website: northwestrenochiropractic.com

Northwest Reno Chiropractic Center focuses on acute short-term care for neck pain, back pain, and headaches.

Educational Project: We will be putting on a one-day seminar for chiropractors on 2/23/19. Interns will learn promotion, preparation, and execution of a professional educational seminar. Must be available all day on Saturday, 2/23/19.

Medical Marketing Project: Develop medical marketing skills through Facebook advertising, visiting other professional offices, development of advertising material, and other marketing strategies.

General Assistance: After 2/23/19, the student intern will develop an understanding, through hands-on duties, of the workings of a typical chiropractic office-a model that is similar to a typical medical or physical therapy office.

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

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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As the industry leader in performance enhancement, we will continue to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.

Kevin Martinez


(775) 851-7171


9400 Double Diamond Pkwy
Reno, NV89521

As an industry leader in athletic training, Parisi Speed School facilitates elite performance coaching worldwide. Double Diamond Athletic Club houses Nevada's only Parisi certified coaches, who offer training sessions specified to the focuses of linear speed, change of direction, and strength. While athletes ages seven through high school are serviced, athletes of any caliber and experience are welcome. Parisi Speed School delivers quality training sessions with an all-encompassing emphasis on injury prevention to build stronger, faster, and more durable athletes.

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).

Riley Fitzgerald

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.

Lee Kraljev, (916) 325-1736

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


  • 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


  • Volunteer Orientation Information
  • On site as needed by staff

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

Maria Stevenson

1216 Laredo Ct
Reno, NV 89503

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

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.


Troy Jorgensen, Program Coordinator, (775) 682-8481, tjorgensen@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.

Louis Mendiola
(775) 625-0084

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. 


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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Dennis Nolan, EMS Division Chief
(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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The Reno Food System's mission is cultivating community-based food systems through education, research and civic engagement.


Jolene Cook, (775) 771-2580, jolene@renofoodsystems.org

Reno Food Systems Website


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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Please contact for internship information.

Amanda Nielsen

255 West Moana
Reno, NV

Mission:We are committed to helping patients and families achieve their goals by providing exceptional rehabilitation care. Our purpose is to return patient to the highest, safest level of independence so they can return to the things they love sooner.

Contact for more information.

Danette Gaetke, MSN, RN, CRRN
Rehabilitation Program Coordinator

1495 Mill Street
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 982-3531

Renown Rehabilitation Hospital Website

Renown Rehabilitation Hospital is the region's only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited and integrated inpatient rehabilitation hospital. We specialize in the treatment of stroke, neurological diagnoses, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple trauma, amputation and other conditions which have resulted in significant function loss. Once the medical condition of the patient is stabilized at the referring medical center, the RRH team work with the patient and their family to promote a safe return back to the community. A University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences student who is accepted into the RRH student field experience program will work closely with their assigned preceptor on projects that may include to policy development, accreditation compliance, program development, EMR change proposals, staff education and quality assurance/program improvement. Students accepted into the program are required to complete the Renown Student on-boarding process prior to starting. This process may take a few weeks so early application to the program, prior to the start of the semester is strongly encouraged.

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
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.
Previous experience in a business environment helpful, but not necessary.

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.


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.


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.


Mike Kelly, Owner


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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Agency Mission: Enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through the education of health care professionals, faculty and students, and care partners.

Contact: Heather Haslem, hhaslem@unr.edu, (775) 784-1809

Sanford Center for Aging Website

Project Description: Sanford Center for Aging, Community Wellness Programs Assist with coordinator and implementation of evidence-based programs that help to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults in the community. Programs include:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program,
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program,
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program,
  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving,
  • Diabetes Prevention Program,
  • Fit & Strong,
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance, and
  • Stepping On

Contact: Patti Swager, Director of NGEC, pswager@unr.edu, (775) 327-2285

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Agency Mission: Enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through the education of health care professionals, faculty and students, and care partners.

Project Description: Projects will vary depending on the semester and current education requests, and the interest of the student. Options may include: - Assist with or lead in the development of a student lecture or interprofessional education experience. - Provide staff support before, during and/or after an education event (i.e. review PPT presentation, prepare participant handouts, staff event, create an evaluation summary). - Market our geriatrics specialty clinic at Sanford Center and the Student Outreach Clinic.

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.

Jennifer Baker
(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

Victor Schoenfeldt

13880 Stead Blvd
Reno, NV

Rachel Jo, Core Educator, rachel@sierranevadajourneys.org, (775) 355-1688

Currently accepting spring 2019 interns.

Mission: Is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.

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 5pm-7pm 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

View this information sheet with more details.

Interested candidates can apply online.

Soulful Seeds is dedicated to providing fresh, sustainable healthy food to the homeless, working poor, disabled, veterans, seniors and families in need. Their vision is simple, "It Takes a Village," a village that includes business, government, foundations, healthcare, non-profits, farmers and individuals, coming together to maximize fresh food production and distribution to those in need. 

They are eagerly looking for some interns to help with this new non-profit organization. 

Interested candidates, please send your resume and cover letters to:

Melanie Stephenson at melanienow296@gmail.com, (435) 770-1897.

More information on Soulful Seeds

Christina Ghiggeri

(775) 848-1664



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.

Agency Mission: To assess, protect, and promote the health, the environment, and the well-being of Southern Nevada communities, residents, and visitors.

Agency Contact:

Laura Valentino, Academic Affairs Coordinator
(702) 759-0609

Project Description: Available Internship Opportunities:

  • Intern to assist with Healthy Southern Nevada website updates (www.healthysouthernnevada.org), including focus of the month, resource library, Community Health Assessment (CHA), and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) updates. Intern will find and organize data on the Healthy Southern Nevada website.
  • Intern to assist with outreach and education to support the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority's (SNRHA) smoke-free rules. Intern will conduct outreach at SNRHA property sites, develop educational materials, and assist Tobacco Control Program staff with related tasks.
  • Intern to assist in the prevention of congenital syphilis and help develop new materials utilizing academic detailing strategies to improve public health outcomes. The intern would create new outreach materials, working with PIO, developing a webinar or online CME class, and generally working with epidemiologists, disease investigators, and surveillance staff. Previous clinical experience preferred.
  • Intern to support surveillance efforts for certain severe birth defects. This includes reviewing medical records, entering medical data into surveillance system software, and updating surveillance protocols. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with informatics, disease surveillance, epidemiology and clinical services. Previous clinical experience preferred.

Agency Contact: Shannon Jensen, Director of Client Resources
(775) 787-9411 ext. 222

Project Description: STEP2 offers a dynamic experience for interns, allowing for participation in all aspects of working with, and on behalf of a vulnerable population in a non-profit setting. While students are encouraged to observe, identify client needs, propose action (in agency and community) and evaluate outcomes, essentially creating unique and relevant projects, staff will collaborate with them in learning many barriers and strengths in clients and the community. STEP2 allows students to work in multiple agency fields, ultimately to understand how they all work together in concert to provide comprehensive services--empowering clients to make change.

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Christopher Croft

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.

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.


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

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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.

Brian Williams

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



4655 Longley Lane
Reno, NV

More information about Truckee Physical Therapy: Undergraduate Intern

Rehabilitation of the pediatric to geriatric patient.

Laura Mohun, President/Owner
(530) 587-4790

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


Agency Mission: Inclusive Sports Program with Washoe County Schools

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Jill Gabel

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.

Rayona Dixon

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

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

Christina A. Demopoulos, DDS, MPH

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.

University of Nevada, Reno - Bicycle Working Group

The BWG promotes a bicycle friendly campus to improve the health, safety and general quality of life of students, faculty, and staff. We also seek to reduce traffic congestion and parking needs in order to contribute to a healthy environment and maximize effective use of space on campus. We engage in activities under the League of American Bicyclists' Five E's: Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, and Education/Planning. The BWG operates under the University's Sustainability Committee and includes active participation of representatives from Police Services, Facilities, Parking & Transportation, ASUN, Marketing & Communications, and others.

In spring 2018, the internship opportunity focuses on:

  • Collecting data and information to assist with preparation of renewal application for Bicycle Friendly University designation.
  • Expanding education efforts to promote safe riding on campus.
  • Expanding efforts to engage students in campus bicycle advocacy.
  • Others as needed or based on interest of the student.
  • It is preferred, but not required, that the intern have some cycling experience (any experience with active commuting/bicycling for transportation is especially helpful).

Amy Fitch, MPH, CHES

(775) 682-7092

Bicycle Working Group Website

Pre-professional information. Contact for additional information

Brandon Goehring

Jennifer Laslo

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

The academic advisors work hard to teach, empower and foster close relationships with students. Advisors assist students with understanding degree requirements and course progression. Students and advisors work together to develop academic plans that are efficient and lead to a timely graduation.

Jamie Tu, MPH

Health Sciences Advising Website

Projects vary depending on semester and/or organizational needs. Please send resume and cover letter to Jamie Tu.

Agency Mission: Improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities

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Tabor Griswold, PhD, Director, Health Workforce Research
(775) 682-8475

Project Description:

Students use the Nevada Instant Atlas database extracting data, building reports, as well as updating themes not found in the latest release of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book - Ninth edition. Students will help organize data for reports requested by grant and health policy users. This research covers a range of subject matters as needed for the reports to be disseminated for multiple users. There are opportunities to build on your access, excel, and report writing skills using Microsoft Office. Sample reports generated are in the fields of workforce research, population health indicators, economic profiles, insurance profiles and demographic profiles as well as distribution of health care resources.

Dr. Jennifer Pearson is recruiting up to 6 student fieldworkers to collect geospatial and photo data of outdoor cannabis advertising and cannabis dispensary locations in Northern Nevada. Hours are flexible but students must be available to work 5-10 hours/week from February - May, 2019 and must have access to their own transportation. There is a possibility for continued employment through Summer 2019 for high performing fieldworkers.

Please email your resume to Krysti Smith by Friday Jan 18th if you are interested in the position. Interviews will take place Jan 24th-25th and training will begin February 4th.

Contact for additional information.

Rebekah May Stetson


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!

Reema Naik
(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.

Reema Naik
(702) 469-6658


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, the Community Health Alliance, Reno Police Department and Sparks Police Department to enhance the health care and resources for homeless clients.  
Students will join our medical outreach​mobile team to assess, evaluate, triage and recommend/refer services to homeless clients living on streets, under passes, and on the river. 

Students will inspire positive changes by working closely with the Volunteers of America and Community Health Alliance to arrange appointments as needed for medical​treatment, dental and social-behavioral services, and document services provided.  

Students will deal directly with clients in uninhabitable places, provide shelter to clients to get them out of elements, and provide resources to improve quality of life for all homeless clients.
VOA is 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.

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

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***

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

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

Dex Thomas, Special Program Coordinator, Volunteer Services,
(775) 384-0222

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

The Washoe County School District is a public school district providing public education to students in Washoe County, Nevada, including the cities of Reno and Sparks, and the unincorporated communities of Verdi, Incline Village, and Gerlach.

All Washoe County School District internships go through the Volunteer Services office. Volunteer Services provides safe, productive community volunteers, volunteer programs, no-cost worker resources, and other resources for the academic support of all of Washoe County School District in a cooperative, efficient and friendly manner. They will meet with each individual student and assess volunteer opportunities that are best suited to their interests within the School District.

Contact for more information.

Leslie Williams

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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