Internships and Other Opportunities for Students

The following internship programs and other opportunities are currently available.



Health, Medicine and Society – Lehigh University 

Application due: October 28, 2019

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St. Luke’s University Health Network’s recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified health disparities in our local Bethlehem community as a priority health issue to address.  As a result, representatives from local colleges, St. Luke’s and The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley have partnered to create a Center for Integrative Health (CIH) at the Hispanic Center in South Bethlehem.  The focus of this internship experience will be to contribute to various projects facilitated through the CIH, such the local Food Bank, Senior Center, etc. Students will be responsible for developing and implementing prevention programs, creating evaluation tools, integrating mental and physical health services, and creating interdisciplinary training programs to engage the local community in solving important health and social issues. 


Students will work with a combination of staff and faculty from the Hispanic Center, St. Luke’s, and Lehigh University to assist in developing programs through the CIH to promote health equity and reduce health disparities for the South Bethlehem community.  Students may participate in activities related to data collection, program management, marketing of community initiatives, and grant writing.  Specific programs students may work with include: healthy food options for the food bank, promoting health and well-being for older individuals who attend the senior center, diabetes prevention and management, and community empowerment initiatives such as the Fatherhood Initiative and job readiness programs.  


Internships are available for Spring 2020 for Lehigh University HMS students only who have already taken HMS 180 Introduction to Public Health OR HMS/SOC 160 Medicine and Society.  Eligible students must be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing.  Preference will be given to students with flexible schedules and expressed interest in completing the internship for a second semester. Students should expect that some activities for the internship may take place on weekends, evening, as well as during regular business hours. Students must also sign an internship contract and receive formal clearance through St. Luke’s’ which includes components such as: a criminal background check, TB test, drug screening, fingerprinting, etc. All costs for these clearances must be assumed by the student and must be completed BEFORE January 15, 2020.  Failure to do so will result in an automatic withdraw from the internship. 


This internship qualifies for 3-4 credits of HMS 294 Internship, where students are expected to work a minimum of 9-15 hours per week depending on the credits signed up for.  The grade for the internship credits can count towards the HMS minor or major and is based on (1) Evaluation of student performance by St. Luke’s, CIH, and Hispanic Center staff ~50%, (2) Weekly journal assignments of 1-2 pages in length that detail the activities completed for the week and integrate scheduled readings ~25%, and (3) A final reflection or research paper due during finals week ~25%. Attendance & participation at weekly meetings on Fridays 12:10 – 1pm throughout the spring semester is also required. This internship is formally supervised under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Coyle and Dr. Rajika Reed.  For more information, about the internship, please contact Dr. Rajika Reed at For questions about how the internship works with the HMS minor or major, please contact Professor Jessecae Marsh at



Call for Applications
English M.A. with Concentration in Literature, Medicine and Culture

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Office of Creative Inquiry and Mountaintop Initiative

2020 Global Social Impact Fellowship

2020 Lehigh Valley Social Impact Fellowship

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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE


Summer 2020 Program (June 1 - August 7, 2020)

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Healthcare Systems Engineering - Webinar Information Session

November 12, December 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for an overview of opportunities in Healthcare Systems Engineering

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St. Luke's Community Health Department

The St. Luke’s Community Health Department is looking for volunteers to assist with school health screenings in the Bethlehem and Allentown school districts.  Many students in these schools do not have good access to care, and one of the  ways we conduct outreach to help students is by participating in school screenings each year at needy schools.  Last year the Community Health department piloted a model published by Penn State Hershey Health Center to assist schools in conducting mass screenings for the state mandated annual screenings.  This process worked very well to complete the screenings early in the year so the school nurses and Community Health staff could spend the remainder of the year connecting the students to the services they needed, as identified by the screenings.  This year we would like to expand to help more schools, by engaging college and other community volunteers to join in.  This is a great opportunity for students interested in medical or public health careers to connect with other health professionals to conduct health screenings and learn about outreach efforts.  We invite students to volunteer for one 2-3 hour shift, connecting with students, school staff and nurses at a local school to develop a strong partnership to improve health.   Please click on the links below to view the schedules for Allentown and Bethlehem School Districts, and to review additional materials about the project.  A brief review/orientation will be provided at the start of each session, to familiarize you with the process.




Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Inc.

Looking for home and community support professionals.

Flexible hours. Opportunities are available assisting individuals with special needs achieve independence in their home and community.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network

Title: Research Design and Analysis Team Intern

Location: Lehigh Valley Health Network

1255 South Cedar Crest BLVD, Suite 3200 (Cedar Crest Professional Park), Allentown, PA 18103

Patient Contact: No

Schedule: 1 to 2 days per week (8-16 hours), actual shift is flexible but would be between 7AM-3:30PM

Availability needed for: at least 1 year


Duties and Responsibilities:

Complete required LVHN Citi-training modules

Use REDCap and/or MS Excel to create and manage databases and surveys

Clean datasets and prepare them for analysis in SAS or SPSS

Conduct statistical analyses on datasets using either SAS or SPSS 

Participate in the development of research studies

Review research study protocols

Assist Research Design and Analysis Team with other research related tasks


Desired Qualifications:

Strong aptitude and working knowledge of statistical computing packages

Bachelor’s degree, or currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, in statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, data science, or related field

Must be detail-oriented, have attention to detail/accuracy in work

Experience with REDCap a plus

Previous research related experience a plus

IT background would be a benefit

Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, clinical staff, and colleagues

Ability to work independently and problem solve

Some familiarity with medical terminology would be a benefit

Desire to learn and gain experience in clinical research


For more information and to apply please send resume along with a brief explanation as to why you are interested in this position and why you would be a good fit for this position to


Note: HMS students can receive course credit for this Internship through the HMS Internship course, HMS 293 - 010 (“Design your own Internship”). Applying for HMS 293 is done through the HMS Director, Dr. Jessecae Marsh, after acceptance into the internship. Contact her for more details on the course:



Lehigh Valley Health Network

Internship Opportunity: Health Advocacy Program


To bridge the gap between the patient, the provider, and community resources for non-medical related needs such as: food insecurity, housing insecurity, transportation, employment, education counseling, child care, support and follow-up referrals.

Become a Health Advocate!

• Available for students of many different majors

• Great for public health, social work, nursing and pre-med students

• Gain experience with hands-on patient interactions

• Make a positive impact on your community

Health Advocates are crucial to create a system in which we, “measure the quality of healthcare by the diseases prevented, not diseases cured.”

*If interested, please contact Cathy Coyne, Program Coordinator at for more information and complete the LVHN Student Experience Request Form.*

HMS students can receive course credit for this Internship through the HMS Internship course, HMS 293 - 010 (“Design your own Internship”). Applying for HMS 293 is done through the HMS Director, Dr. Jessecae Marsh, after acceptance into the internship. Contact her for more details on the course: