Peer Health Education Internship Program
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Are you looking for an exciting internship that will give you an opportunity to get involved on your campus as a leader, educator, and role model while building skills, relationships, and your résumé? Don't look any further; Peer Health is all that and more.
- “The information we learned in Peer Health will stick with me for a long time, and shape the decisions I make in the future. I will surely practice a healthy lifestyle and assist the ones around me to do the same. This was a great ending to college.” Human Physiology and General Science UO Graduate
- “I have really enjoyed the time that I have spent involved with the PHE program. I gained a lot of knowledge about public health, what it stands for, and what I can do to help. I never realized how important it really is to have knowledge about the topics that were discussed, and the information I learned was sometimes shocking and surprising, but always interesting. I am truly grateful for the people I have met, the experiences I have gained, and the things I have learned.” Human Physiology UO Graduate and OSU Pharmacy Graduate Student
- “I want to start by saying that in total I had a great experience in Peer Health. I really feel that it has helped me solidify my decision to continue my education in Public Health. I enjoyed the style of the class and getting to know everyone in the program so much, as well as working as an ally between the health center and the student body. All in all I think that I have learned more in this class that pertains to real life than in any class I’ve ever taken.” UO Graduate and UCLA Public Health Graduate Student
Peer Health Education Internships at the University of Oregon
For students interested in becoming peer health educators we are currently reviewing the program and will not be offering the FHS 407 Peer and Personal Health class spring 2013. The peer health program is continuing and once we determine the method for students interested in becoming peer health educators we will post on the website.
In the meantime, if interested in being a peer health educator for academic year 2013-14 you may email Paula Staight, Director of Health Promotion, at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep your contact information and keep you informed.
Sorry for this inconvenience. I appreciate your interest in the program and look forward to your future participation. Thanks.
Students will work in their area of expertise and will hold office hours in the UO Health Center’s Peer Health Promotion Office. Interns will interview and work under the supervision of the UHC’s Health Promotion staff.
Topic areas we anticipate offering for full academic year internships:
Promoting stress relief strategies and mental health awareness.
– Promoting Sexual Health UHC services and programming around sex positive, safer sex and pregnancy prevention practices.
Substance Abuse Prevention-
Providing resources, programming and presentations to UO students on how to drink responsibly (if they decide to drink).
Tobacco Cessation Advisors-
Provide support and resources to students in their goal of tobacco cessation.
||If your content focus areas are Nutrition, Body Image or Fitness you
will need to take
HPHY 105 Principles of Nutrition with Jessica Wilson
before you can apply to be a
Peer Health Intern in those focus areas.
For more information please contact
Jessica Wilson, MS RD Dietitian, JLWilson@uoregon.edu 541-346-2794
Click here to view a list of current Peer Health Educators