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Fall 2013 DHPEInternshipProgram Comes to a Close

Friday, January 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Fourteen undergraduate and graduate students participated in the fall 2013 DHPE Internship Program. Interns were placed in various federal, state and local agencies and community-based organizations across the country. The twelve-week internship program concluded on December 13th. While gaining practical experience in public health, students also participated in weekly webinars to learn more about health disparities and receive professional development. Here are a few thoughts from students that participated in the fall internship.

What I learned from the internship program was how to incorporate the Areas of Responsibility, the Core Competencies, Sub-Competencies, Essentials of Public Health Services and the National Health Education Standards into all of my activities. Especially with the help of the weekly webinars, I was able to learn more through the other interns' thoughts and opinions.

Tiffany Garcia, University of Texas at El Paso, TX

Internship: Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center, El Paso, TX

This internship program has impacted me by helping me to build my confidence while getting experience in the field of public health. I also learned industry knowledge that I have not learned while in the classroom.

Morgan Reed, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Internship: Mississippi State Department of Health

The DHPE internship has impacted my program training and professional growth and development because I gained a better understand of the field of Public Health. Mainly, enabling me to look at data deeper than just numbers, but as the physical representation of ongoing problems that anyone could witness, if they were able to look at them more deeply.

Ashar Whittingham, Howard University, Washington, DC

Internship: Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Institute, Inc., Washington, DC

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