Health Service Internship

Intern Applications for Spring 2022 are now CLOSED. Please check back at the end of Spring 2022 for our Fall 2022 Intern Applications cycle.

What is HSI?

The Health Service Internship (HSI) program is dedicated to service and community engagement in underserved populations in the Bay Area. It is a 3-unit, Pass/No Pass semester-long program that places students in internships with community and non-profit organizations throughout the Bay, with emphasis on public health. This is not a clinical internship, but instead interns will be involved in non-profit organizations where they will work with administrative staff. Past internships have ranged across a variety of interests, including but not limited to internships with youth mentorship programs, resource centers for cancer patients, food justice organizations, and refugee health centers. Intern duties can also vary and are determined by the organizations and their needs, and interns can gain exposure to methods such as direct service provision, health education campaigns and public policy/advocacy, to name a few. Coupled with the 6-8 hour a week internship, students attend a weekly 2 hour section where they discuss major issues in the field of public health. This class offers the intimacy and confidentiality necessary to approach public health from an unbiased, holistic angle. Participation in the program involves engaging in a dialogue regarding systemic health inequities and encouraging community participation in public health-oriented solutions.

Past HSI Internship Placements:

  • YWCA – Center for Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women
  • Health and Human Resource Education Center (HHREC)
  • UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
  • Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC)
  • Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center
  • Operation Access
  • dNaga Dance Co.
  • Fresh Approach
  • Global Healing
  • And Many More!

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Questions? Contact the HSI Coordinator at hsicoordinator@berkeley.edu