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Peer Health Advocacy Internship

Peer Health Advocacy Internship

Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are student leader who empower fellow students to make healthy lifestyle choices. They are trained to develop, promote, and provide health and wellness-related outreach. This includes educational workshops, tabling events, and other health promotion programs.

In addition, PHAs serve as positive role models by committing to live healthy lifestyles themselves. Requirements include one 75 minute class per week plus 60 hours of field work per semester as a PHA in the UHS Health Promotion Office. Students will utilize their knowledge of behavior change theory and public health planning frameworks to work on a variety of health promotion programs on campus. Interns will choose a topic area to focus on: alcohol and other drugs, relationships and sex, mental wellness, nutrition and physical activity. Upon completion of this internship, students will develop a comprehensive online portfolio to showcase their project work to future graduate schools and employers.

To be considered for the PHA Internship, you must complete the PHLT 216: Peer Health Advocacy with a final grade of B or higher, submit an application, and complete the interview process.

For more information, read the PHA position description (PDF) or email Rebecca Block, Health Educator, at rblock@uhs.rochester.eduApplications are currently closed for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

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