Student Internship Projects & Other Opportunities
The Arizona Center for Rural Health staff work with professional, graduate and undergraduate students to complete internship projects or staff opportunities impacting rural and urban underserved areas. Students can conduct a community assessment for use in developing a program plan; design, implement, and evaluate a health education program for a selected target population in the community; research and produce draft public health legislation that impacts a community, or complete biostatistical analysis and prepare quantitative public health data reports.
- Community Health Needs Assessments
- Literature Reviews and Research
- Project SHARE Coordination, Assessment, and Marketing
- Coalition Participation
- Event and training logistics coordination
- Monthly Webinar Scheduling
- Critical Access Hospital Bypass Reports
- Marketing and Social Media Development
- Blogs, newsletters, and reports publishing
Rural Health Internships and Other Student A/B/C Opportunities:
- SHARE Coordinator - The AzCRH SHARE Coordinator will help the Center coordinate, assess, and improve education and evaluation content for Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone (Project SHARE), a student group that trains health professional students about health insurance coverage basics and resources. Position Available Summer 2021 to Spring 2022.
NOTE: The AzCRH student application portal accepts general applications on a rolling basis. Specific positions open and close periodically, as they become available and are filled. Thank you for your patience in this process.
Want to advertise a rural internship project?
Please fill out the form and send a pdf version to Melissa Quezada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UA Internship Guidance and Policies are available HERE
Aimee Gutierrez is a Student-C: Coordinator at the Center for Rural Health (CRH). She helps coordinate Opioid Overdose Recognition and Naloxone Administration Trainings statewide. She oversees training logistics and facilitates in both English and Spanish. Ms. Gutierrez is an Undergraduate student at the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management pursuing a BA in Economics with minors in Finance and Spanish. Ms. Gutierrez is from San Luis, AZ, a small border town and she strives to serve and aid her community.
Patricia Monterrey, Project SHARE Coordinator, is originally from the Silicon Valley, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and played softball. She is currently a second year Masters of Public Health student at the University of Arizona in the Health Services Administration Concentration and is acting student coordinator for Project SHARE (Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone). Patricia’s public health interests incorporate reducing the health disparity gap through health education, outreach to the community, and eventually working in public health policy.
Former Interns: Experiences and Advice
Internship Title: Prevention Intern, Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Supervisor: Alyssa Padilla
Projects Completed at AzCRH: Accumulating and editing content for trifolds for multiple audiences, assisting with the coordination and implementation of the MAPIC Opioid Symposium, Completing basic literature reviews as asked, Editing living resource documents for distribution.
Advice for Future Interns: "Thinking outside of the box and at least trying to make opportunities. With a polite question, the worst thing that can happen is a potential mentor/supervisor says no. It's worth a shot to ask!"
Internship Title: Prevention Intern, Spring 2018
Supervisor: Alyssa Padilla
Projects Completed at AzCRH: Created a visual representation of neonatal abstinence syndrome in Arizona targeting consumers and physicians.
"The mission of AzCRH aligned with my interests and provided insight into my future career path. I knew that working alongside an organization committed to their target population would motivate me to enjoy my projects. In addition, AzCRH provided the perfect professional setting to apply my skills and gain new ones."
Advice for Future Interns: "Take this opportunity to flourish as a professional by being proactive on leading projects/deliverable you are passionate about. Explore new interests and challenge yourself!"
Internship Title: Medicare & Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex) Intern, Spring 2017
Supervisor: Jill Bullock
Projects Completed at AzCRH: Compile statewide Community Health Needs Assessments, assist with the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP), help create the internship profile webpage, and compile rural resources and articles
“I have encountered patients who struggle with accessing quality healthcare, which was a motivating factor in my interest of pursuing a career as Physician Assistant. I thought that interning with AzCRH would provide me the opportunity to gain a better understanding on the issues that rural and underserved population face when accessing quality healthcare and the factors that can help improve the healthcare delivery system.”
Advice for Future Interns: “… find something that they are passionate about and to not be afraid to reach out to agencies to see if there are opportunities available and doing something that is out of their comfort zone. They should engage in activities, such as volunteering, to gain a better understanding on what their interest are and what they are passionate about. When preparing for the career they want to go into, they should follow their own pace. Even though someone may be at a different place in their career than where they are at, they should not feel rushed and to just take small steps at a time and do what is best for them.”
For more information about internships, email Melissa Quezada, email@example.com.