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Position Title: Public Health Intern with the Office on Aging (unpaid internship)
Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:
Housing and Community Services
Office on Aging
1300 South Grand Avenue, Building B
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Functions of Agency/Department:
The Orange County Office on Aging serves as the lead advocate, planner and facilitator relative to all aging issues on behalf of all older persons in Orange County. Together with our partners, the Office on Aging provides a full range of older adult services, including information and assistance on programs and services available for older adults and their caregivers. Please check out the following web site for more details - http://www.officeonaging.ocgov.com/.
Interns will provide staff support with the following activities:
Gather data on health promotion programs available to seniors in Orange County
Prepare and present health/safety programs at senior centers, senior living complexes, senior events and health fairs
Attend meetings with senior advocacy groups and health-related coalitions
Assist with the Down with Falls Coalition
Write articles for newsletters and department website
Develop health-related brochures and handouts
The internship is best suited for graduate students, majoring in Public Health, Health Services, Gerontology or related fields.
Skills, Training or Qualifications:
Interest in working with the older adult population, basic computer skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Bilingual skills are a plus, but are not required.
Schedule can be determined by the number of required hours for the intern’s academic program. Hours must be scheduled during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Some weekend hours may be available.
Benefits Available to Intern:
The internship offers students an opportunity to enhance career skills, explore career options and build resumes. It provides personal gratification and satisfaction through working with senior citizens to improve their health. Students also gain a greater understanding of County government and the provision of social services.