College of Health Professions
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Health Science Major

Internship information

All information below relates only to Community Health Education Internships.  Dr. Wengert will distribute comparable material for those participating in Student  Teaching Internships.

 
Students on disciplinary or academic probation are NOT permitted to participate in a community health internship.    
Students anticipating an internship must attend a Community Health Preinternship Meeting.
     

Preinternship Meetings :

To participate in the pre-internship meeting, students must:

  1. Meet with their faculty advisor to obtain and review their Department Progress Report (DPR).
  2. Confirm via email  – in advance of the session in which they will participate – the specific meeting to be attended.   RSVPs should be directed to Dr. Kathy Gould (410-704-5937 or kgould@towson.edu)
  3. Bring with them to the meeting their Academic Requirements Report and a note from their faculty advisor (preferably written directly on the Academic Requirements Report) establishing that the student is eligible for internship upon completion of courses in which s/he is currently enrolled
  4. Review the list of internship sites available online at the Department website before the preinternship meeting.
  5. Complete a preliminary Community Health Internship Site Request Form with your three top placement choices. This form is attached to the Pre-Internship Meeting Invitation email.
  6. Bring a draft of a resume and cover letter and a record of an appointment time for the Career Center review of these documents.

Students who do not fulfill requirements will not be guaranteed internship placement for the term requested.

NOTE: Students who are "Dual" concentrations, who intend on being placed in the community health setting for half of the semester, MUST also bring evidence of successful passing of the PRAXIS I or evidence of PRAXIS I waiver based on SAT scores to the pre-internship meeting.

Students in need of further information should contact Dr.Gould at kgould@towson.edu

Additional Information:

 * Faculty are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing curriculum for programs of study that are reflective of the needs

of the field and the certifying and accrediting bodies of our disciplines. The Community Health Internships are part of the curriculum

in the majors. The sites that participate in these Internships have been reviewed and approved for inclusion in our curriculum by the Community Health Internship Coordinator of the Department of Health Science. 

All sites must sign a Letter of Agreement with the Department of Health Science, a legal document that stipulates how the Internship Site will be providing an educationally appropriate setting for our students. This document can only be signed by University officials.

Students are not legally allowed to enter into negotiations with potential internship sites.

Calendar of Events for Fall 2015 Prospective Interns

*NOTE: All due dates are "no later than". Early reply/submission is encouraged

    

Wednesday, February 11
3:15-4:15 p.m.
Linthicum Hall Room 120

or
Friday, February 13
2:00-3:15 p.m.
Linthicum Hall Room 120

Preinternship Meetings    

Mandatory        

                                     

Please review the available internship sites and bring a tentative site request form to this meeting.

Monday, February 16 (by noon) Final Site request form due to Dr. Gould
Friday, February 20 Individual 15-minute meetings to discuss placement choices       

Friday, February 27 (by 5:00 p.m.)

Dr.Gould will contact (by email) prospective interns to inform them of tentative placement
Friday, March 6 (by noon) Deadline to request agency changes  
Monday, March 9 (by noon)

Cover letter and résumé approved by Career Center (submitted by email) to Dr. Gould

Friday, March 13 (by 5:00 p.m.) Dr. Gould authorizes (by email) contact for interview   

Friday, March 13 - Friday, April 17

Students arrange and hold interviews  

Friday, April 24 (by noon)

Completed Internship Agreement Form due to Dr. Gould
Students will be pre-registered for an internship section only after completing their Internship Placement Form.

Monday, May 11

Prospective intern informs Dr. Gould of academic problems

Students who fail courses at this point in the internship placement process will receive additional

academic review by the Department Chairperson. Depending upon the outcome of that review, the

student may be prohibited from registering for an internship for the intended semester.

                                                           

August 26, 2015 Internship begins
   

                                                                            

 


Department of Health Science
Linthicum Hall, Room 101

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Phone: 410-704-2637
Fax: 410-704-4670


PreInternship Meetings

for Internships beginning
Fall Term of 2015

Wednesday, February 11
3:15-4:15 PM
Linthicum Hall Room 120

or
Friday, February 13
2:00-3:15 p.m.
Linthicum Hall Room 120


 

     
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