Peer Health Education Internships
Applications for the upcoming year (Fall 2014- Spring 2015) will be available in April of 2014. Please check back if you are interested in one of our programs.
Active Minds Peer Health Educators are responsible for educating Sacramento State students and the campus community about mental health and emotional wellness issues (such as depression, anxiety, stress management, eating disorders, body image and suicide prevention) and reducing stigma associated with mental health issues and treatment. This internship will focus primarily on providing outreach, awareness campaigns, interactive workshops and presentations to the Sacramento State campus community.
Alcohol and Violence Education
The Alcohol and Violence Peer Health Education program educates Sac State students about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence issues sucah as sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. Our mission is to reduce the harm associated with high risk drinking and drug use as well as empower students to address violence issues in their lives as well as in the Sac State community. The Alcohol and VIolence Education PHEs conduct outreach events and presentations on the Sac State campus and in the greater Sacramento community.
The Nutrition Program’s primary objective is to enhance Sacramento State students’ wellness through nutrition services. Our program trains students wanting hands-on nutrition education experience. As part of the internship, students will complete basic nutrition and wellness coursework and are trained to participate in a variety of nutrition education outreach programs including: cooking demonstrations, presentations, workshops, health fairs, and health awareness weeks. Additionally, students will provide one-on-one education through a Three Day Diet Analysis and will offer ongoing goal setting sessions for students participating in the SUCCEED weight management program.
Sexuality & Reproductive Health
Sexuality and Reproductive Health Peer Health Educators provide information to Sac State students about reproductive health, specifically birth control, safer sex practices, communication, relationships, decision making, and sexually transmitted infections. We meet with students individually to provide educational sessions on reproductive health as well as Family PACT program information. Additionally, we assist with campus outreach activities, health promotion, and office operations. This internship is a great entry level opportunity for working with others, and obtaining experience in a clinical health care setting.