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The College of Education, the Health Students Association and Human Development and Family Studies Program hosted it's annual Health Internship Fair on November 6, 2013 in KIVA Farish Hall. The event was open to all UH students interested in interning at various Health Related organizations. Featured exhibitors included; MD Anderson Cancer Survivorship, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, TEAMhealth West, Children's Assessment Center, University of Texas Public Education, and United Healthcare.
Jessica Cato and Maria Jaime, interns at Children’s Assessment Center pose at the Health Internships Fair in the KIVA on November 6, 2013.
The internship experience gives students the opportunity to test the waters and see if an organization would be a good fit for them. On the other hand it also helps the organization. “The students get to experience working with children of different backgrounds if they decide to get involved with us,” said Maria Jaime, Intern for Children's Assessment Center. “We also get a lot of volunteers (interns) from this event and that really helps our children.” What's special about Cato and Jaime is that they are current interns with the company. Several students commented that they liked that the two could describe their internship experience first hand.
Many of the exhibitors were impressed with the students and were happy for the opportunity to meet them. “The Fair was a wonderful opportunity to interact with potential volunteers,” said Brynne Dryhood, Volunteer Services Coordinators at Memorial Herman, Texas Medical Center. “We enjoyed meeting so many exceptional students.”
The Health Internship Fair addresses the needs of health agencies while planting the seeds for a secure future for our students. The fair is open to students interested in but not limited to the following careers:
- Health Promotions
- Physical Therapy
- Mental Health
- Health Education
- Health & Wellness
- Community Health