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Background

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Community Engagement Core has been an entity of the University of Arizona since 1993. We are involved with multiple partners including, Tucson Water, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’, and several American Indian tribes. We have provided internships to undergraduate and graduate students in public health who have an interest in environmental health and have skills that translate to all fields of public health.The SWEHSC Community Engagement Core has been an entity of the University of Arizona since 1993. We are involved with multiple partners including, Tucson Water, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’, and several American Indian tribes. We have provided internships to undergraduate and graduate students in public health who have an interest in environmental health and have skills that translate to all fields of public health.

Graduate and Undergraduate Internship Project Descriptions

1. Indigenous Voices: Interns will gain public engagement skills through the annual Tribal Forum, and in interviewing, writing, and production of the Indigenous Stewards magazine. The intern(s) will gain skills in producing the magazine, learning new software and collaborating with the team and the communications department. The outcomes of this project include school-based and public activities to produce and promote both major activities.

2. Indigenous Outreach: Interns will help communities with data collection and analysis, community programs, school programs and materials development based on the needs and desires of the individual communities. SWEHSC works with numerous tribal communities in Arizona. 

4. Summer Youth Program: Intern(s) practice and improve teaching skills as well as program organization and evaluation skills. These summer programs currently happen on the UA Campus. This year the focus is on developing these activities into mobile events that can be taken into communities. Therefore the intern will work with the team to develop new sites for the summer camps.

5. Water Talks: Intern(s) will gain environmental health information development skills. In addition they may participate in focus groups and data analysis. The expected outcome of this program is the development of a risk communication model that takes into consideration risk and safety aspects of public drinking water and the resiliency of the public to comprehend the issues involved.

6. Science Cafés: Interns will gain skills in program promotion, organization, and evaluation. The intern will develop Science Cafes in collaboration with the outreach team and our partners and will take lead at the event as well.

Steps 2 STEM High School Internship Program

The SWEHSC also hosts a High School Internship Program that allows students to gain experience working in research labs. For more information about Steps 2 STEM click here.

Questions?

Contact Ben Richmond at richmond@pharmacy.arizona.edu