INTERNSHIPS

About
The HLTH 4996 Internship is a pre-professional experience which 
introduces undergraduate students to the people and situations they may 
encounter as a beginning health education professional. Students test 
classroom theories and techniques and are given responsibilities that help them 
assess their individual strengths and weaknesses in order to ascertain the most 
appropriate and desirable entry-level position(s). 

The internship experience permits the prospective health educator the 
opportunity to associate with experienced professional health education 
colleagues in a field situation. 
  • For Health Education Majors with a community emphasis, internships are required in order to graduate. HLTH 4996 internship provides the opportunity to:
    • Get introduced to people and situations they may encounter as a beginning health education professional.
    • Test classroom theories and techniques. 
    • Receive responsibilities that help them assess their individual strengths and weaknesses. 
    • Associate with experienced professional health colleagues in a field situation. 
    • Study firsthand needs and trends of the field. 
Click "Internship Manual" to learn about:
  • Pre-Requisites.
  • Required number of internship credits.
  • Expectations to required number of internship credits.
  • Finding an internship site.
  • When to begin looking for an internship.
  • Student responsibilities after site selection but prior to beginning internship.
  • Student responsibilities during internship. 
  • Evaluation criteria.
  • Site supervisor's responsibilities to the intern and to the UMD internship coordinator
  • UMD internship coordinator's responsibility to the site supervisor of the Agency 
  • UMD internship coordinator's responsibility to the student
Appendices of the Manual