Directors of Health Promotion and Education Internship-Due Oct 15th/March 1st

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The DHPE/CDC Internship Program aims to place students of minority-
serving institutions in public health settings (federal, national,
state and local health agencies, community-based health organizations,
voluntary health agencies, etc.) for practical experience in the field
of public health education.

Application Deadline
October 15 – for the Spring semester
March 1 – for the Summer

Students are eligible for the internship program if they:

   * Are enrolled in a health education or health promotion program
in a four-year college or university designated as a minority-serving
institution
   * Are US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals
possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the US, and
   * Have decided or are considering a professional career in health
education and health promotions or related public health field.

Internship Program Description

The internship program offers students a unique experience to receive
firsthand experience in health promotion and health education. The
program has been designed to provide students with practical
experiences in public health related to the core competencies of
health education and to introduce the students to the essentials of
public health.

7 Core Competencies of Health Education

   * Assessment of Individual and Community Needs for Health
Education
   * Planning Effective Health Education Programs
   * Implementation of Health Education Programs
   * Evaluation of Effectiveness of Health Education Programs
   * Provision of Health Education Services Coordination
   * Acting as a Resource Person in Health Education
   * Communicating health and health education needs and information

10 Essential Public Health Services

   * Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
   * Diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in the
community.
   * Inform, educate and empower people about health issues.
   * Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health
problems.
   * Develop policies and plans that support individual and community
health efforts.
   * Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure
safety.
   * Link people to needed personal health services and assure the
provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
   * Assure competent public health and personal health care
workforce.
   * Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal
and population-based health services.
   * Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health
problems

For more information/application click on link below:

http://www.dhpe.org/program/apply.htm

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