Internships

All volunteers must fill out our volunteer application. A volunteer is anyone who requests and is authorized to provide services to the County without receiving County compensation. Further requirements may be requested by the specific organization you wish to volunteer with; please check below for more information. Interns wanting to be involved in public health will need to be from Utah-based colleges.

Health Promotion:

We provide hands-on experience for our Interns that helps them gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Community Health Educator. Interns work with all of the programs within the Health Promotion Division. We provide an experience that will help them succeed in life.

Our Internship's Impact


Our interns have gone on to become wellness, health education consultant, and community health education professionals in a variety of health settings in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

What Former Interns Have to Say About Our Program:

“Among the projects I implemented, two were related to car traffic. The iRAP (International Road Assessment Program) project was particularly exciting because it involved evaluating the safety of roads near schools. I felt it was useful to help maintain the good health of Ogden's children. If I had to, I would joyfully redo my internship with the Weber-Morgan Health Department.”

- Robens Maxi, 2020 Intern

“[I most enjoyed] the staff, the support, the mentorship, and all the learning experiences they provided me with as I was an intern.”

- Maria Rosendo, 2017 Intern

“I liked that we were exposed to all the different sections of health promotion. I felt that it was well organized and that the communication between everyone was excellent.”

- Megan Schwinghammer, 2015 Intern

“I did the wellness incentive program with the County. That was really exciting for me and challenging. I reached out to companies, sent out weekly newsletters, communicated with multiple people, built a website (because I wanted to) so participants could submit their weekly workouts, held presentations and more. It was exciting to see people so motivated and accepting these small changes to help improve their well-being.”

- Hilary Robertson, 2015 Intern

Programs listed:

  • Healthy Living through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC)
  • Teen Health (Comprehensive and Abstinence Sex Education programs)
  • Tobacco/Nicotine Prevention
  • Injury Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention

Possible objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting program evaluations
  • Working on social media campaigns
  • Being trained on curricula taught by Health Promotion staff
  • Opportunities to teach and present in different settings
  • Attending car seat checkpoints and various safety events
  • Assisting in planning and implementing community events and campaigns
  • Job shadow staff to gain a better perspective of what Health Educators do

Requirements:

Interns MUST:

  • Be pursuing a degree in Health Education or a closely related field
  • Have completed a Program Planning class (or be currently enrolled)
  • Complete a minimum of 200 hours and maintain consistent hours
  • Spend 10 hours in the office each week (spread out over at least two days)
  • Be dependable, computer literate, a good communicator, organized, self-motivated, tobacco-free and enthusiastic
  • Have a flexible schedule and reliable transportation

How to apply:

The Weber-Morgan Health Department accepts two interns per semester. Semester durations are listed below:

  • Spring Semester--January to early May
  • Summer Semester--May to early August
  • Fall Semester--August to December

Currently accepting applications for Fall semester (Late Aug. – Mid Dec.). To apply, please email your completed application form AND resume to wminterncoordinator@co.weber.ut.us. Contact Bethsa Becerra, Intern Coordinator, at 801-399-7192 or wminterncoordinator@co.weber.ut.us for questions about interviews, hiring dates and deadlines, or any additional questions. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email for an interview.

Health Promotion Intern Application


Internship Contact

Bethsa Becerra
Intern Coordinator

801-399-7192
wminterncoordinator@co.weber.ut.us