Undergraduate Opportunity: Summer Internship
Organization Name: Public Health Seattle-King County, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division, Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP).
Organization Description & Website: The EMS division is the administrative arm of the 911 system in King County. An initiative called “Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative” focuses on improving the interface between vulnerable populations and EMS providers. [URL: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/emergency-medical-services.aspx%5D
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) provides training, research, evaluation, and communication services to public health organizations. http://www.nwcphp.org/
Opportunity Title: Vulnerable Population Summer Outreach Program
Internship opportunity for 4-6 undergraduate students in Public Health or other Health Sciences. Work with fire departments, local community-based organizations, and Seattle King County Public Health Department, EMS division to conduct outreach and education to vulnerable residents in our community on 911, CPR and Stroke. Assist in conducting educational workshops and table events at health fairs and senior centers; and engage in door-to-door education of seniors.
- Gain hands-on experience in public health outreach and education
- Work with a team of students and community partners
- Learn best practices for reaching vulnerable populations with culturally competent outreach events
- Earn a letter of recommendation reflecting on your performance during the program
- Start Date: July 9th 2018
- End Date: Flexible: 4 or 8 weeks
Time Commitment (hours per week; total hours needed; other scheduling requirements): 10-20 hours a week; Schedule to be determined with site coordinators
Orientation week: July 9th through July 13th (9am to 1pm at NWCPHP – some flexibility in schedule)
Transportation Requirements (own to work required, own during work, agency vehicle provided, etc.): Some driving required. Students usually car pool together.
Compensation (pay, housing, travel reimbursement): No monetary compensation.
Duties & Responsibilities: You will be asked to engage in program planning; some development of materials/curricula and in conducting education/outreach events (workshops; table events; door-to-door outreach)
Desired Skills: Good interpersonal skills; reliability and accountability, public speaking.
Available Learning Opportunities: Work with the Chinese Information Service Center to reach limited English proficient communities with emergency medical information as well as the EMS division to conduct outreach and education to seniors in King County.
Name & Title of Supervisor: Hendrika Meischke; Mei-Po Yip (CISC) and Alan Abe (EMS)
Supervisor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor Phone: 206-543-9287
Supervisor Address: NWCPHP, 1107 NE 45st, suite 400
For more information, e-mail email@example.com