Internships available in Biology, Health Education and Counseling
University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) is accepting applications for biology internships as described below. Please review all information, guidelines & links if interested in applying.
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Guidelines and Deadlines for Applications:
- Fall Semester: May 1
- Spring Semester: December 1
- No late applications accepted.
- Meeting the deadline does NOT guarantee placement.Candidates will be contacted in order to schedule an interview prior to the close of the priority registration deadline.
- Students are encouraged to begin assembling their application materials the semester prior to their desired semester for the internship.
- A final decision for an internship will be made only after the application is completely submitted, including student's references and schedule for the upcoming semster.
- Internship is open for 2 credits only, which equates to approximately 6 hours/week spent in clinic during the hours of 8:00am - Noon and 1:00pm - 4:30pm. You must be available for 3-4 hour blocks of time during these clinic hours in order to meet the requirements of this internship.
- There will be once monthly mandatory meetings after hours, typically between 5-6pm
- A mandatory orientation for all new interns takes place the week prior to the start of the semester
Application materials include:
- A Brief Cover Letter explaining your interest in an internship and what you hope to learn/accomplish from the experience.
- Your Resume
- Two completed reference check forms sent directly from your reference to Forrest Bright (UW-Whitewater, UHCS, 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with contact information. One from on campus, one from off campus
- Your Class Schedule, printed in block format
- A completed Biology Intern Application, found at the site listed below, along with further information from the biology department
- Candidates will be contacted following the sumission deadline
Description of Internship:
The intern will assist direct care staff in the provision of health care services to students at University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS). UHCS provides confidential outpatient care of minor illnesses and injuries as well as preventive medicine, health education, and reproductive care. Interns will receive class credit for their internship.
An internship is an excellent way of gaining experience that will:
- Allow you to become a part of and assist in streamlining the healthcare delivery process.
- Help you make an informed choice among the potential career opportunities available in biology.
- Teach you how to create educational materials for displays, brochures, or programs.
- Make you a more attractive candidate for professional programs, graduate programs, and future job opportunities.
- Allow you to gain knowledge about basic skills that will be helpful in future careers. You will learn:
- to take vital signs - such as blood pressure, pulse, and respirations.
- how to obtain brief medical histories.
- how to access the resources available at the UHCS.
- the roles of medical practitioners such as Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Physical Therapist, and Laboratory Personnel.
- Interact with patients as part of the health care team.
- Experience with the health care system's confidentiality and privacy requirements.
- Become familiar with the roles of different health care professionals.
- Gain primary care lab experience.
- Learn to obtain vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.
- Learn to perform and document initial screening procedures, obtaining presenting symptoms.
- Become familiar with the use of the health care record and with basic documentation.
- Become involved in patient education for specific topics to be determined by the intern's interest and experience.
- Work cooperatively with your assigned clinical preceptor in choosing and progressing with your project (within time constraints and quality requirements).
Health Education/Work experience opportunities
- Develop bulletin board kits - Research a health topic of interest to college students and create a visually appealing bulletin board display that RA's can dkownload off of our web site.
- Develop a brochure - Research a health topic of interest to college students and create an interest grabbing brochure. This will be printed and made available to students through the Wellness Resource Center.
- Create an educational video - Research a health topic of interest to college students and work with Communications students to create an educational health video to be played on Cable 19 and/or our web site.
- Design a display for a UC poster case - Create an innovative and attention grabbing display on a topic approved by the Wellness Coordinator.
- Co facilitate health education program - Work with Wellness Coordinator to co facilitate discussion and experiential activities during health promotion programs for college students in the residence halls, or student organizations.
- Write articles for the web site - Research a health topic of interest to college students and create a clear and concise article.
- Develop and staff an outreach booth - Create an innovative and attention grabbing booth to be set up in the UC or dining halls using existing materials on a topic approved by the Wellness Coordinator.
For more information contact our Wellness Coordinator at email@example.com.
To schedule an appointment with the Wellness Coordinator to set up a work experience call 472-1305.
University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) is accepting applications for counseling masters internships and doctoral practicum as described below. Please review all information, guidelines & links if interested in applying.
Guidelines for Applications:
Complete the Application Form
Have two faculty members from your department who have direct knowledge of your clinicial skills complete the Evaluation of Counselor Trainee Preparation Form and return directly to Terri DeWalt, Training Director. Note: We realize that applicants at this level of training will usually not have extensive clinical experience.
Cover letter and Resume
Transcripts (not required, but may be requested)
Return all to
Terri DeWalt, Ph.D.
University Health & Counseling Services, UWW
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Description of Internship:
The clinical staff of the University Health & Counseling Services (UHCS), is committed to the university teaching mission by providing high quality physical and mental health services to address the unique needs of college students. We value excellence and the ethical delivery of care. UHCS is the primary mental health facility on campus.
The Counseling Service Masters Internship and Doctoral Practicum are designed
to provide a dynamic academic year experience in support of the professional
development for graduate students in Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work.
Trainees will have the opportunity to enhance interviewing, assessment, documentation,
treatment, and consultation skills. As opportunities permit, Trainees are
encouraged to co-facilitate a group with senior staff. Any counseling group
or outreach activity led by Trainees must be approved by the UHCS Group Coordinator,
Trainee’s individual supervisor, and the Training Director. Trainees
are encouraged, but not required, to participate in UHCS outreach activities.
UHCS offers a range of mental health services for currently enrolled students at UW-Whitewater, including counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, psychiatry, and other health and wellness enhancement services. The multi-disciplinary clinical staff includes professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and a psychiatrist. UHCS offers a clinically and professionally diverse training experience.
Training & Supervision
UHCS offers a two semester academic year experience. Following orientation, Trainees are onsite for twenty hours per week. Each week Trainees receive a two hour block of time with a senior staff member for individual supervision. Individual supervision will include review of audio and/or video tapes. Trainees meet with Training Director one hour a week in group supervision. The group experience, in addition to addressing clinical issues, also includes topical presentations relevant to clinical practice.
For more information regarding a Masters Internship or Doctoral Practicum,
please contact Terri DeWalt at 262-472-1305.
This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care or counseling professional. You should not rely on any information on these pages, or information generated for you by this site, to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation. Some links take you to a source outside of UHCS. The owners of that site, not UHCS, are responsible for the content.
Last Updated: 10/15/13