The mission of the Student Health Service's Internship program is to provide an experiential learning environment that is indispensable to the student and prepares the student to be a competent member of the Health Professions team. The program provides an environment that fosters development, growth and the establishment of relationships with the community, other university programs and departments and with the students involved with this program. Student Health Services also strives to prepare the student with knowledge and experience that is applicable to real-world settings.
The Intern Candidate
Student Health Services is looking for highly motivated people who have a strong interest in community prevention work. The candidate must demonstrate readiness and fitness to work, professional tact and maturity, able to be hands-on and eager to learn.
This is a semester long internship.
The Student Health Services Internship Program time requirements are set forth at a minimum of 11 hours per week. Work hours are flexible from Monday to Friday, with occasional evenings.
This is an unpaid internship.
The intern will work under the supervision of the Health Education Coordinator and some of the opportunities the candidate will have exposure and practical work experience in conducting classes, presentations and workshops in health and wellness topics, coordinating campus-wide health promotion campaigns, administering particular tests and surveys, participating in strategic planning, and coordinating a health and wellness project. In addition, the intern will gain valuable networking opportunities with local community agencies.
Internship opportunities is limited to the Health Education department at this time. We currently have no positions to work directly with medical staff and patient treatment.
Objectives of the Internship Experience
Interns will be able to integrate classroom-based knowledge and skills in daily professional practice, analyze the role of health and health professionals in a health setting, gain an understanding of the organization, administration, and program activities of Student Health Services, improve student skills through on-the-job training, by allowing the student to assume specific responsibilities for planning, implementing, administering, and/or evaluating in-house programs and the use of evidence-based practices.
These objectives may be accomplished through (but are not limited to) a needs assessment of a problem, coordination and administration of a program activity, implementation of a health-related activity, collaboration with professional staff on an interdisciplinary and/or interagency basis, interaction with the public through promotion, programming or other related activities; participation on committees, preparation, assembly, pre-testing and/or evaluation of materials; and evaluation and follow-up of implemented activities.
Students are eligible for the internship if they meet the following requirements:
current UTSA student with an anticipated career direction in the health field,
within 30 credits of graduation with Bachelors or currently in the Masters program,
part of an internship requirement for their major. We are an approved site for Health and Kinesiology and Sociology.
must be a currently-registered UTSA student.
Internship Application Process
Applicants must submit the following items to Student Health Services as a hard copy:
signed and completed application (Word Doc),
and a resume.
After submission, you will receive an email to confirm receipt of your packet. The committee will notify internship candidates for interviews and placement will be announced within a few days.
All interns will need to complete a Criminal Background Check prior to the first day of the program.
On your cover letter, briefly introduce yourself. Also describe your intention and interests in the internship experience at Student Health Services. If you need assistance in preparing your cover letter, speak to a representative at the Career Center.
Fill out the application completely and in typed format. Handwritten applications are not accepted and will not be reviewed. Print out the application (Word Doc) and sign the application (page 2).
Send the packet to the following address:
UTSA-Student Health Services
Attn: Health Education
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
The packet can also be submitted in person during business hours Monday through Friday, with ATTN: Health Education written in front of the envelope.
For more information, please contact Health Education at (210) 458-6428.