Peer Health Educator Internship

Peer Health Educator Internship

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

SHAC is a student-led organization that advises the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Executive Director of Student Health & Counseling Services on issues from a student’s perspective; covering such topics as accessibility, hours of operation, scope of services, student fees, quality of care and satisfaction.

SHAC members are appointed by various programs and departments across campus for a one-year commitment. Members have the opportunity to gain and enhance leadership skills and may receive a letter of recommendation when they have finished their time of service. SHAC also does events that help educate students about health and is interested in getting feedback from students about Student Health & Counseling Services.

For more information about SHAC, you may contact us at or at (916) 278-5422.

Peer Health Educator (PHE) Internship Program

Student Health & Counseling Services offers the Peer Health Educator internship program, a year-long academic and hands-on learning program. Peer Health Educators (PHEs) actively promote health and wellness at Sac State, with the opportunity to work in one or more of the following areas:

    • Active Minds (Mental Health)
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • Healthy Relationships
    • Nutrition

The PHE internship provides students with an opportunity to:

  1. become a BACCHUS Certified Peer Educator
  2. receive training in a variety of health and wellness topics
  3. earn academic units
  4. build leadership and communication skills
  5. explore careers related to health and wellness
  6. work with a team to build skills in planning and implementing educational programs, special events, publicity and public relations
  7. have fun!

Applications for the 2017-18 Peer Health Educator Program are now closed.

Who do I call if I have questions or need more information?

Contact Reva Wittenberg at or 916-278-2036.

Feel free to contact any of the Health Education Department Program Managers at 278-5422.

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.