Health Professions Department

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Internships

ALL INTERNSHIPS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.   DEADLINE FOR THE FALL 2014 SEMESTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014. 

REFER TO THE INTERNSHIP MANUAL:

http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/aboutus/careercenter/internship_manual.pdf

SITE SUPERVISOR MANUAL:

http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/aboutus/careercenter/sitesupmanual.pdf

ALL FORMS FOUND IN THE INTERNSHIP AND SITE SUPERVISOR MANUAL MUST BE SIGNED AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE CORRECT PEOPLE.

A journal must be kept for all internships and submitted to your Faculty Advisor, Cailin Pachter, and the Site Supervisor when the internship is complete.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AN INTERNSHIP IS THE STUDENT'S  RESPONSIBILITY. 


LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Lehigh Valley Health Network offers a Research/Scholar program.  Research scholars gain educational experience within their departments under the supervision of a mentor.  You must have completed at least one year of college to apply.

For more information on this program go to:
http://www.lvhn.org/research_and_education/college_student_programs/research_scholar_program  


LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH  NETWORK/PHOEBE NURSING HOME
LIFE REVIEW PROGRAM

This internship is collaborate with Lehigh Valley Division of Geriatrics, Phoebe Nursing Home and Muhlenberg College.  Students each semester are trained to visit with the elderly residents and conduct a Life Review.  Students will develop communication and listening skills and gain an understanding of complications of caring for the elderly within our societies' current health system.  They will also visit the Alzheimer's Unit. 

Students will be required to visit the Nursing Home patients twice weekly and reminisce and provide companionship with them.  Attending Educational Conferences will be required as well.  This internship earns a .5 unit of credit.

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


PHOEBE HOME - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL
PRE-MED OBSERVER PROGRAM
Bethlehem and Allentown

The Pre-Med Observer Program is designed to give exemplary students an opportunity to preview medicine for approximately twelve weeks through observations with residents, medical students, and staff physicians. 
Areas covered included Podiatry, Family Health Clinic, OB/GYN, Emergency Department, and Surgery. 

Students are requested to visit twelve different diagnostic treatment and support areas to understand the roll they play in the patient's care. You will be required to attend Tuesday morning presentations (7:30-9:00 a.m.).  It is hoped this broad exposure will give you a realistic view of the profession.

You will observe a minimum of 60 hours and will be awarded .5 unit of credit for this internship.  This will be graded P/F.  Applicants must be of junior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this program. 

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SHADOW PROGRAM
Bethlehem, PA

Tuesday morning presentations (7:30-9:00 a.m.) are mandatory.  Your schedule must permit at least one morning a week from 7-11 observation and one afternoon a week.The program is designed to give you an opportunity to observe the Physician Assistant in the physician's office, surgery, the clinic, and obstetrical areas prior to making a commitment to the profession. 

Applicants must be at least a sophomore with a 3.25 GPA to be considered. 

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH

Bethlehem, PA - This internship is reserved for Public Health minors.  If there is availability, other health profession students can apply.

St. Luke’s Hospital, Department of Community Health offers three different areas of medicine.

  • Students who are HIV/STD trained.
  • Students interested in other areas of public health with a pre-med and/or pre-dental focus.
  • Students who are interested in developing new programs, including obesity prevention, chronic disease prevention, heart disease, cancer, diabetes.

An orientation must be attended prior to the start of the internship.  A schedule of internship hours will be implemented for the semester.  This internship can be for either .5 unit of credit (5/6 hours a week) or 1 unit of credit (9-12 hours a week).

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


GOOD SHEPHERD - PHYSICAL THERAPY                                        

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital is a world-class rehabilitation facility.  They offer the student an internship in physical therapy.

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK - DENTAL INTERNSHIP

Please contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.  


PODIATRY INTERNSHIP

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY WINTER AND SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Interns will attend workshops and seminars on podiatric medicine, shadow and work with podiatric physicians in the hospital, private practice and outpatient clinic settings, and work with a TUSPM student-doctor throughout the internship on a case presentation. 

For further information, please visit http://podiatry.temple.edu.


OPTOMETRY INTERNSHIP

Contact the Pre-Professional Office for further information.


LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO

Internships are available at the Lehigh Valley Zoo.  An application can be found at
http://www.lvzoo.org/jobs_internships.cfm.