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CHS 494

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Course Purpose:

All students graduating from the School of Community Health Sciences are required to complete CHS 494 prior to graduation. This course is designed to be a culminating experience for students during their senior year. Through this experience, students will work through the three core components of knowledge, action, and reflection that are essential to this culminating experience.

The course will allow students to complete a 100-hour unpaid internship in the local community. Additionally, this course will allow students to build a personal career portfolio that will be useful to effectively network in order to secure a job and to launch a professional career. Finally, the course will incorporate seminar speakers who will provide stories from the field and give a "call to action" to future public health professionals.

Internship Requirements:

Students will complete a public health-related 100-hour unpaid internship with clear, independent outcomes and objectives.

Please note:

  • Independent research, observation, and job shadowing are NOT allowed.
  • Filing, data entry, and other office tasks are allowed, but should not account for more than 10% of your time.
  • Coursework (completing assignments, creating the project film, etc.) does NOT count towards the 100-hour requirement.
  • Undergrad interns CANNOT be paid 
  • A friend or relative CANNOT supervise an intern.
  • Throughout the semester students should seek out opportunities to represent your field study visually for your project presentation film (photographs, sample materials, etc. 
Student Learning Objectives:
  • SLO 1: Students will be able to apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the Community Health Sciences curriculum through an internship role in a professional workplace setting.
  • SLO 2: Students will be able to demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the workplace.
  • SLO 3: Students will be able to apply their knowledge to develop innovative and effective solutions to public health problems through the field studies experience and to effectively communicate their work through the creation of a project film.
  • SLO 4: Students will display personal branding skills desirable to the job market through a project poster and through networking opportunities on LinkedIn.
  • SLO 5: Students will be able to articulate the three core components of a service learning experience: knowledge, action, and reflection and will practice these three components throughout the internship.
Required Documentation:

Before beginning your field placement, all students will be required to turn in the following documentation through their CHS 494 Field Studies course (on Canvas):

Internship Opportunities:

More information about Advanced DUI & Counseling


Michael Yasmer, BSW, CADC, NCAC II

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

More information about Health Sciences Advising, Recruitment and Retention


Janita Ethridge

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

Contact Name Jamie Tu
Contact Email
Contact Title Academic Advisor

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.


Ann Dewitt-Smith

N4 welcomes student interns to design and implement new workshops for our members. We are open to innovation. Our membership is very diverse and offers a great inclusive learning experience for students.

More information about Reno Family Chiropractic : Undergraduate Intern

To educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health through natural Chiropractic care.


Sheri Barainca, Owner
(775) 673-6858


2900 Clear Acre Ln b
Reno, NV 89512

Intern will have opportunity to work at Reno Family Chiropractic and simultaneously register with the Chiropractic Physician's Board of NV as a Chiropractic Assistant. We provide "on the job training" as the intern works toward mastering the duties of a Chiropractic Assistant, including taking X-Rays, administering physical therapy modalities, and using massage techniques. If the intern desires to complete the certification he/she could take the certification test with the Chiropractic Board after the training period.

More information about Sierra Integrative Medical Center

Healing the Cause of the Disease, Not Just the Symptoms


Dolora A. Cantin
(775) 828-5388

More information about Active Physical Therapy

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


Parley Anderson and Michael Spevak
(775) 544-2591


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

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 by January 20th. Interviews will be the following week.

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

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

More information about Amplify Life

Providing recreational, therapeutic, and educational programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities


Gayla Ouellette


Viki Lowrey, Activities Director
775-331-2229, 775-285-0581


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 dementias. Our staff understands the joys and challenges associated with caring for someone with Alzheimer's and other dementias and 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.
Student 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.
Open to discuss your areas of interest for projects that may help you reach your personnel and professional goals or interests. 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 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.
Please submit resumes to: 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.

More information about Atria Senior Living

Encouraging resident engagement in activities. Please contact for more information.


Kerrie Anastassatos


Atria Summit Ridge
4880 Summit Ridge Drive
Reno, NV 89523

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!


Kalani Vaka


2680 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512


Rikki Hensley-Ricker
775-954-1400 ex111

More information about Carson City Health and Human Services: Undergraduate Intern

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.


Nicki Aaker, Health Officer
(775) 887-2190


900 E. Long St.
Carson City, NV 89706

Projects for the health department are regularly changing based upon community assessments and grant funding. A partial list of current projects include:

  • Volunteer management gap analysis;
  • Identification of employers who require employees to provide volunteer hours to community;
  • Develop regional resource list of agencies who serve access and functional needs populations;
  • Analyses of CMS data and report development for quad-county region;
  • Review of after action reports for areas of improvement and identified timeline;
  • Assessment of businesses with Tobacco Free Policies;
  • Analyses of tobacco surveys;
  • Development of an awards/acknowledgment program for community partners and businesses; and
  • Development of CCHHS training resource guide; Education of legislative staff on public health programs and value to our communities.

This site will be conducting interviews until 9/8/17. Please be sure to send your resume and cover letter to the below contact. 

Looking for an intern with design experience in Adobe and Illustrator. Or a student who is interested in honing skills with presentations and event planning on campus. Contact for more information.


Justine Hernandez

More information about Childrens Advocacy Alliance

Serve as a concentric convener, public education and outreach arm, data driver and policy advocate in order to create a strong system for the wellbeing of children in Nevada.

Children's Advocacy Alliance has various projects going on at any given point in time. The Children's Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that mobilizes people, resources and reason to ensure every child has a chance to thrive and to make Nevada a better place to live and raise a family. CAA advocates for the well-being of Nevada's Children. We bring people together to build consensus around priorities and to leverage our collective strength toward real changes in policy and practice. Our organization collects, analyzes and shares research and information with people who make decisions impacting Nevada's children and families. We believe in building public will through education, outreach, and advocacy to solve expansive and chronic problems facing kids and families.

Agency Website
Contact Name Jessica Lamb
Contact Email
Contact Title Children's Health Policy Manager

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

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


April Wolfe

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

Position is 100-hour UNPAID internship

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

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

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

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

More information about Community Chest

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


Adrienne Sutherland
(775) 847-9311 ext. 101


991 South C. Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

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

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


Melissa Krall

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

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

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

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

More information about Continuum

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


Christina Reynolds

More information about David Rovetti, DC (Chiropractic)

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


David Rovetti, DC
(775) 324-3700


53865 Mae Anne Ave
Suite B
Reno, NV 89523

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

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


Lily Helzer, Comprehensive Cancer Program Coordinator


4150 Technology Way
Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706

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

Project Description:

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

Internship Details: 

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

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


Sherry Christopher


UNR-Raggio Building #4090
Reno, NV 89512

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

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

Position: Data Specialist

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


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?

Chiropractic Marketing. Contact for additional information.


Rick Swecker

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.


Melanie Kauffman Barkley, Executive Director, Family TIES of Nevada
775-823-9500, ext. 230


3100 Mill St, Suite 117
Reno, NV 89502

Spring 2017 Intern Projects:

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

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

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

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

Contact Information
Please send letter of interest and resume to / 775-823-9500, ext. 230


McKayla Manguso


5390 Longley Lanes
Reno, NV 89511

Option 1: Certification completion with FMS assessment pass

Option 2: FMS assessment pass and General conditioning Exercise Application beginning plan

More information about Fizio

Athlete Recovery Lounge


Rebecca Young

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.

Segments of Training:

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

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

-Face to face Interview
-Successful completion of Anatomy Physiology

More information about Girls on the Run

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


Joy Heuer

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


Joe D. Genasci

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

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

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

RAM & Data Analysis


Freida Carbery

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


Tammie K. Stockton, Principal

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

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

High Sierra Area Health Education Center (AHEC) endeavors to cultivate an interest in health care careers and healthy lifestyles in student population across Northern Nevada. This is accomplished by various outreach events and programs targeting underserved and rural communities. Among these is Project Prevent, a program that strives to empower northwestern Nevada's youth to create proactive prevention programming, encouraging their peers to adopt healthy decision making through outreach, education, and leadership. The vision of this program is to develop an integration of community partners and youth leaders, working together to proactively implement prevention programs through community service learning projects, resulting in youth leadership and empowerment.


Andrea Gregg and Andraya Dickens


1301 Cordone Ave LL-40
Reno , NV 89502

High Sierra Area Health Education Center (AHEC) not only focuses on student health care career exploration programming in Northern Nevada, but also wellness outreach and continuing education for healthcare professionals. HS AHEC has collaborated with Immunize Nevada to develop innovative programming focused on improving the state's immunization rates of 11 and 12 year old males and females, providing education and outreach services to local health care providers, improving clinician training and understanding of the vaccine, and emphasizing the prevention of HPV related cancers.

This project is extensive and requires community education and outreach. Interns will assist High Sierra AHEC staff with meeting various grant deliverables. Activities may include coordination and implementation of peer-to-peer class room based presentations and delivery of the You Are the Key presentation, identification of local partners and stakeholders, identification of continuing education opportunities for local health professionals, and overall assistance with the continued development of an educational webinar series targeted to local health care providers. Interns may also be expected to promote and advocate on behalf of our HPV FREE NV campaign, a comprehensive statewide communication campaign targeted to parents of adolescents aged 11-18 living in zip codes that reflect low uptake of the HPV vaccine as indicated by Nevada's Immunization Information System (IIS). Interns will gain various grant experience, assist with the development of evaluation tools, report and compile aggregate data collection and submission.

HS AHEC Contact Info

If you are interested in either of the above internship positions, please contact executive director Andrea Gregg and Andraya Dickens with your resume, cover letter, and documents pertinent to your course expectations.

Music therapy. Contact for additional information.


Kathryn Smith

Contact for additional information.


Rori Lee

More information about Immunize Nevada: Undergraduate Intern(s)

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


Lily Davalos, MPH
(775) 624-7112


427 Ridge St, Reno
Reno, NV 89501

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

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

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.


Kelli Goatley-Seals
(775) 762-9398

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

Primary tasks (with guidance from board members):

  • Attend and participate in monthly IDM meetings (providing updates on internship work). These are evening meetings generally held the third or fourth Thursday of the month.
  • Develop and update educational materials, including an IDM poster and brochures used at outreach events.
  • Assist with planning efforts for the annual golf tournament to be held June 10th. The event includes a 9-hole golf tournament, lunch and raffle, and raises money for IDM projects. The intern is welcome 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 on April 1st. The event includes food, entertainment, craft sales and a silent auction, and raises money for IDM and the UNR Student Association of International Water Issues (SAIWI) student group.
  • Assist with efforts in transferring IDM website content to the new site.

For additional information and to request an interview contact:
Kelli Goatley-Seals;; (775) 762-9398

Learn all necessary skills in order to go into the field and recognize hazards and problems in order to complete a thorough JHA.


Roxanne Davis

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


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

More information about Max Muscle of Reno


Philip Tracy

Health and Nutrition, supplementation knowledge, and personal speaking skills

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

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


Lynette Schwegert, M.Ed., Executive Director


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: 

Interns will assist the art facilitator at 1-3 memory care facilities depending on their schedules. They will assist in individual and group sessions for a duration of 2 hours. We request they also attend and assist at a senior retirement facility to draw comparisons between the different community populations. They will also be asked to participate in our non-profit fundraising event planning.

Internship Details: 

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

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 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.
Another project would to pull together a senior choir from our participants to travel to and lead sing-a-longs with other senior centers.

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 Nevada Cancer Coalition

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


Kristen Power, Communications Director


5250 Neil Road, Suite 203
Reno, NV 89502

Opportunity 1:

Background This year, approximately 13,640 Nevadans will be diagnosed with cancer and an additional 4,880 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. Project We are seeking energetic, outgoing, and motivated individuals to join our Sun Smart Nevada team.

This NCC program plays a key role in helping prevent and reduce skin cancer incidence in Nevada. Activities include community outreach and education, research, building relationships with organizations and providing technical assistance as needed, and supporting policy development for skin cancer prevention.

More specifically:

  • Work closely with the Sun Smart Schools program in presenting and coordinating sun safety education in elementary, middle, and high school settings
  • Participate in school field days with Sun Smart Schools sun safety prevention
  • Help staff Sun Smart Nevada table at various community events to provide information and sunscreen.

Opportunity 2:

We are seeking an energetic, outgoing, and motivated intern with an interest in community outreach and education to spearhead development and execution of a Cancer and Public Health Film Series on the UNR campus. The series would include 4-5 films screened over the course of 3-5 weeks in October/November and open to students and the public.Internship Tasks:
• Assist in finalizing film selection and securing public screening licensure and any available
educational tools
• Coordinate logistics for screenings, including confirming venue, setting dates, verifying A/V and
set-up of venue, etc.
• Develop and help disseminate series promotional materials including flyers, social media posts,
website content, and event ticketing site (such as EventBrite)
• Identify partners to help promote film series or certain films within series, or to ID expert
speakers to introduce films or provide for panel discussion after the film/during intermission
• Identify schools within UNR to promote series to students and faculty as potential extra credit
• Attend film screenings as representative of NCC
Preferred skills and experience:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Computer savvy-helpful programs to know include: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and
• Sound judgement and dependability
• Community outreach experience
• Leadership skills and the ability to work independently
• Ability to lift up to 30lbs

Interested applicants please email resume and cover letter to:
Kristen Power, Communications Director

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.

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.


Judy Henderson
775.828.1115 ext. 20


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

TThe 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.

NPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee.


John Packham


411 W 2nd St
Reno, NV 89503

Under the supervision of Dr. John Packham, the student intern will assist the NPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee (APC) with the following tasks: (1) Developing position documents, talking points, and tools related to high-priority policy and advocacy efforts; (2) Communicating progress of APC activities to NPHA members by drafting regular member Action Network Alerts and other communications; and (3) Developing and updating content for the Advocacy page on the NPHA website and coordinate updates with the NPHA Webmaster. The student intern is expected to participate in monthly meetings of the Advocacy and Policy Committee on every third Friday of the month from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Site location: University of Nevada School of Medicine, 411 W Second Street (Nelson Building).

Health and wellness in relation to recovery of sobriety. Please contact for more information.


Jordan Baez


WRB 1001

More information about Nevada Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

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


Meghan McGarty

The Immunization Program is looking for interns to assist with data cleaning, organization and reporting, an immunization campaign for child care workers and helping gather school immunization rates. Please contact me if you're interested in being a part of our team for a semester. We would love to have you!


Shannon Bennett


4150 Technology Way, Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706


Dylan Hall

The Nevada Strength and Conditioning department is looking for 3-5 student interns for the 2017 Spring Semester. Student interns will assist with the day to day operations of the athletics strength and conditioning department. Potential candidates should be interested in a possible career in the fitness/coaching field and have a background of training and/or athletic competition. Interested candidates must be willing to work early mornings before 8 am classes and/ or afternoons till 5pm. Diligence and enthusiasm to learn are a MUST! Student interns must commit to at least 15 hours/week throughout the semester. Please contact Dylan Hall via email to set up a meeting if interested

The project that the intern would be working with is Nutrition on Wheels (NOW) with Food Bank of Northern Nevada. NOW is a nutrition program that focuses on direct nutrition education with the community of Reno. Allow the student intern to gain nutrition education and community outreach work experience in a field closely aligned with their major and educational discipline. The internship program will afford the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and skills in the field of nutrition and food security.


Melissa Moreno
775-331-3663 x134


Korine Viehweg


6490 South McCaren Blvd, Suite 34
Reno, NV 

Fundraising and Event Coordination
Supervising/working at sessions with children

On Common Ground (OCG) is a local non-profit dedicated to connecting our community with nutritious food, education and tools to help adults and children meet their potential. As a newly formed 501c3, OCG has various projects going on at any given point in time.Food: The Heart of CommunityVision: Building a longer table together


Michelle Dobbs

Motivated interns passionate about helping people have the opportunity to help shape the development and implementation of On Common Ground with projects ranging from:
♣ Community outreach and education
♣ Engaging volunteers and identifying upcoming opportunities, roles & responsibilities
♣ Research and data gathering
♣ Fundraising and Event Coordination
♣ Identify grant opportunities and assist with applications and deliverables
♣ Field interviews/videography
♣ Identify growers, grocers & suppliers; gather and collate data into user-friendly system for connection
♣ Supply chain logistics
♣ Develop marketing campaigns (ranging from video, animated hand sketches, social media, web-based, print, direct outreach, contests, etc.)
♣ Recipe development and design of instructional components
♣ Identify activities and businesses within food desert areas; develop a walking circuit with map and check stations with prizes from area merchants
♣ Identify local partners and stakeholders
We believe each potential intern has unique skills and knowledge beneficial to OCG. Essential criteria for success:
♣ Be an active advocate for On Common Ground and partner organizations
♣ Effective follow through and communication
♣ Ability to work independently (initiative, self-sufficiency and electronic communication are very important!)
♣ Ability to work as a team (You'll be on the ground floor developing a grassroots-driven program designed to assist our diverse population of Northern Nevada. Respect for and input from everyone is needed!)
♣ Participation in OCG meetings and committees, schedule permitting


Eric Walker


9400 Double Diamond Pkwy
Reno, NV 89521

Injury Prevention and Fundamentals of Proper Form During Exercise. Fundamentals of our exercise protocol and the active dynamic warm up

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 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

Growth Spurt Related Movement Disorders project. Please contact for more information.


Kirk Sachtler


720 Robb Drive
Reno, NV 

The project includes research on the topic, learning what the problem is, learning how to correct the problem, learning how to research the problem, and learning how to present this topic to community influences such as physicians, nurses, sport coaches, and physical education instructors.

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.


Kayla Armbruster


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

Physical therapy clinic that deals with general orthopedics, vestibular, and neurological disorders of all ages.


Jared Pugmire, DPT

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


Maria Stevenson


1216 Laredo Ct
Reno, NV 89503

Please contact for internship information.


Amanda Nielsen


255 West Moana
Reno, NV 

More information about Renown: Transformational Health Care Internship

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

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

This position does not provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
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
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.

Process improvement projects. Contact for additional information.


Josiah Dixon, MPH


Josiah Dixon, MPH—Management

Bethany Sexton, VP of Strategic Initiatives

Susan Cox, Cancer Research

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


Kara Martinezmoles

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

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

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

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


Arlene Tierney Pierce


2045 Silverada Boulevard
Reno, NV 

Physical Education / Assessment of Primary and Elementary Students


Victor Schoenfeldt


13880 Stead Blvd
Reno, NV 


Jennifer Robinson

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

Project Description:

Field and Education Intern

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

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

-Strengthen your resume by working in your field

-Share your love of the outdoors with kids

-Teach standards-based science content in an outdoor setting

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

-Network with professionals in the field

About the Internship

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

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

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

Science Night Programs.

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

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

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

-Providing assistance as an instructor aid in the classroom

-Participating in the execution of our Family Science Night Programs

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

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

Required Qualifications:

-Eagerness to work with children

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

-Ability to represent SNJ professionally

-Experience with Microsoft programs

-Access to a laptop and reliable transportation

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Contact Info:

Jennifer Robinson
Volunteer and Internship Coordinator
Sierra Nevada Journeys


Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc or Edie Mattox


Las Vegas, NV 

Potential Internship projects in ODS:BA/MPH

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

Potential Internship project for Accreditation: BA

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

Potential Internship project for Jim Osti: BA

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

Physical activity education. Contact for additional information.


Enid Jennings


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.

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


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.


Jamie Pribyl;


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 for additional information.


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

Pre-professional information. Contact for additional information.


Brandon Goehring


John Packham

Background of the Agency: The mission of the Office of Statewide Initiatives (OSI) based at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is to educate and train the next generation of physicians in Nevada through active community engagement and programs that increase access to care statewide. The OSI is home to a wide-range of outreach, education, and service programs including the Nevada State Office of Rural Health, Nevada Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC), Health Workforce Research and Policy Program, Project ECHO Nevada, Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center, and Nevada Geriatric Education Center. For more information, please visit the Office of Statewide Initiatives.

Project Description: Under the supervision of Dr. John Packham, the student intern will assist with hospital-related health services research undertaken by the Office of Statewide Initiatives and OSI partners, including Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Nevada Cooperative Extension, and individual rural hospitals and clinics. Responsibilities include original data collection and analysis, and the synthesis and development of secondary data from designated sources using Microsoft Office program tools: Excel, Word and Access. The OSI will provide guidance on necessary file retrieval guidance, computer tools and access to the Internet. Site location: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 411 W Second Street (Nelson Building).

Internship Opportunity: Public Health Advocacy Undertaken by the Nevada Public Health Association's (NPHA) Advocacy and Policy Committee (APC) (One Position)

Background of the Agency: The mission of the Nevada Public Health Association (NPHA) is to improve health and achieve health equity in health status. The vision of NPHA is a healthy Nevada. In keeping with NPHA's mission and vision, the NPHA Board of Directors established its Advocacy and Policy Committee (APC). The NPHA APC is charged with developing and implementing the association's public health advocacy and policy agenda, including educating policymakers, businesses, the media, communities, and the public on the public health system and the ten essential public health services.

Project Description: Under the supervision of Dr. John Packham, the student intern will assist the NPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee (APC) with the following tasks: (1) Developing position documents, talking points, and tools related to high-priority policy and advocacy efforts; (2) Communicating progress of APC activities to NPHA members by drafting regular member Action Network Alerts and other communications; and (3) Developing and updating content for the Advocacy page on the NPHA website and coordinate updates with the NPHA Webmaster. The student intern will also assist the APC with advocacy and outreach activities associated with the annual release of the County Health Rankings Release by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (March 2016) and local stakeholder participation in National Public Health Week (first week of April 2016). The student intern is expected to participate in monthly meetings of the Advocacy and Policy Committee conference calls during the Legislative Session (every third Friday of the month from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.). Site location: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 411 W Second Street (Nelson Building).


Dr. Tabor Griswold or Dr. John Packham or

Internship Opportunity: Data Collection and analysis associated with the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book (2017 Edition) and the recently launched Nevada Instant Atlas (Two Positions)

Background of the Agency: The mission of the Office of Statewide Initiatives (OSI) based at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is to educate and train the next generation of physicians in Nevada through active community engagement and programs that increase access to care statewide. The OSI is home to a wide-range of outreach, education, and service programs including the Nevada State Office of Rural Health, Nevada Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC), Health Workforce Research and Policy Program, Project ECHO Nevada, Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center, and Nevada Geriatric Education Center. For more information, please visit the Office of Statewide Initiatives.

Project Area: Data Analysis, Rural Health, Epidemiology

Project Description: Office of Statewide Initiatives (OSI), University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Under the supervision of Dr. Tabor Griswold, the student intern will assist with the development of county-level reports, on-line resources, a Power Point chart book, and other rural health data summaries produced in conjunction with the biennial publication of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book (Eighth Edition). Responsibilities include the synthesis and development of secondary data from designated sources using Microsoft Office program tools: Excel, Word and Access. The OSI will provide guidance on necessary file retrieval guidance, computer tools and access to the Internet. Site location: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 411 W Second Street (Nelson Building).

Project Contact: Dr. Tabor Griswold

Project Area: Policy

Project Description: Nevada Public Health Association. Under the supervision of Dr. John Packham, the student intern will participate in advocacy-related activities specific to the 2017 Nevada State Legislative Session (February - May 2017) in order to expand the NPHA's presence in public health policy in Nevada and advance NPHA's public health agenda. The student intern will assist the NPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee (APC) with the following tasks: (1) Bill tracking on pieces of legislation deemed priority by NPHA, including designing and maintaining a bill tracking system/mechanism (e.g., matrix, spreadsheet, database, etc.); (2) Develop position documents, talking points, and tools related to high-priority legislation and advocacy efforts; (3) Communicate progress of APC activities to NPHA members by drafting regular member Action Network Alerts and other communications; and (4) Develop and update content for the Advocacy page on the NPHA website and coordinate updates with the NPHA Webmaster. Students are expected to participate on weekly Advocacy and Policy Committee conference calls during the Legislative Session (every Friday morning from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.). Site location: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 411 W Second Street (Nelson Building).

Project Contact: Dr. John Packham

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.


Jennifer Laslo

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

Awareness of sexual assault on UNR’s campus and sexual health. Please contact for more information.


Tory Clark

Contact for additional information.


Rebekah May Stetson

Lean Systems Redesign Intern


Katie Mosby, MHA
(775) 789-6647


VA 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?

ABOUT RENO VA: The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS), Reno, NV, provides primary and secondary care to a large geographical area that includes 20 counties in northern Nevada and northeastern California. The Reno VA is the teaching affiliate of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, the state's first medical school, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work.

ABOUT SYSTEMS REDESIGN: The Secretary of Veterans Affairs established Lean as the official change methodology for our Blueprint for Excellence and approach for improvement. The Blueprint for Excellence as the MyVA initiative is what drives System Redesign improvements within each facility. The Systems Redesign team here at VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System coordinates and facilitates all Lean process improvement efforts to remove waste (overproduction, defects, waiting, non-utilized talent, excess motion, extra processing) and provide the best services for our Veterans. The SR Team provides Lean training and coaching for employee-driven teams participating in process improvement projects using Lean methodology. We collaborate with local and national Executive Leadership Teams to ensure projects are aligned with strategic planning at all levels. We encourage you to consider joining our team, which values a healthy home/work life balance and is consistently rewarded by the role played in keeping the promise to those who served.


OVERVIEW: The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Lean Intern works under the direction of the Chief of Systems Redesign. Incumbent is expected to attend 40 hour Yellow and Green Belt training from April 10th to April 14th 2017. The incumbent will then co-lead, as a Green Belt candidate, transformational activities which improve quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency throughout the organization to complete Green Belt Certification.

The incumbent will assist the Systems Redesign Team in facility-wide efforts for the establishment of Lean project management, specialized support, and guidance for hospital strategic planning and performance improvement. This internship will provide the incumbent mentorship and coaching by the Systems Redesign Team during the entirety of the internship. The incumbent will be expected to attend and co-facilitate project meetings, meet with the hospital's leaders and stakeholders, learn/use Lean tools and processes, advocate for Lean adoption in improvement efforts across the health care system, build spreadsheets and trend data, and act as a team player.

Work Schedule

Part-time between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday; hours to be coordinated with Chief of Systems Redesign Service based on candidate's availability. (5 to 20 hours max per week).

Basic Requirements

  • Review supporting documents, data, guidelines and directives, process maps, etc.
  • Utilize data bases to retrieve data.
  • Team player, open minded, innovative, and energetic.
  • Deal effectively with people from a wide variety of educational and socioeconomic backgrounds involving sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Effective communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to creatively organize and communicate information in writing for the appropriate audience and accomplishes the intended purposes. Listens with the intention of understanding. Demonstrates ability to communicate verbally with effective use of body movement, posture, position, eye contact, verbal and non-verbal skills.
  • Utilize Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Excel, Visio, and Word.
  • Respect for all people.

Preferred Experience

  • Junior of Undergraduate through Graduate level education course work.
  • Basic understanding of healthcare systems.
  • Basic understanding of project management and Lean.
  • Problem solving skills: Assists other in resolving problems, by helping to clarify issues and identifying and evaluating alternatives. Involves facilitating the process, rather than providing answers.
  • Questioning skills: Appropriately uses the following types of questions to learn, clarify, gain understanding and encourage a speaker (open-ended questions, focused questions, closed questions, probing questions.)
  • Worked with interdisciplinary teams.

Duration of Internship

  • April 2017 to August 2017 (extension is possible as needed by Service for continuing students).

Contact Information

For any questions or to set up an interview please contact:

Katie Mosby, MHA
Systems Redesign Coordinator


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 2 interns who are driven as this project is extensive.

Activities may include: marketing VOICE throughout the University campus via creating fliers, logos, and social media; planning and scheduling an interprofessional education day for the Fall of 2017; assisting in the facilitation of the Nevada Speech and Hearing Association convention for April and Cultural Competencies in Healthcare in February; meeting with various faculty and departments of the University to inform and update them about the VOICE project;

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


Andrea Esp


1001 East 9th St
Reno, NV 89512

The Washoe County Health District is looking for an intern to assist with an evacuation exercise of skilled nursing/assisted living facilities. The exercise will include the evaluation of the Washoe County Health District's Mutual Aid Evacuation Annex. The internship will include completion of a variety of FEMA courses, development of exercise documents, attending exercise planning meetings, assistance with implementation of the exercise, and development of the After Action Report/Improvement Plan. If you are interesting in this internship opportunity, please contact Andrea Esp.

*** 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***

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;
(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: 

*** 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***


Kelli Goatley-Seals


1001 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512

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

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

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

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

More information about Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office


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


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

Agency Website
Contact Name Justin Norton
Contact Phone 775-785-6114
Contact Email
Contact Title Administrative Assistant to the Chief

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

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


Brandon Flores


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

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

Internship Project: Develop a WCSD Health Fair Event

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

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

Internship Details:

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

Contact for more information.


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***