Health Science and Human Performance Internships

Palestinian refugees
UT student Melissa Jiha '10 works with Palestinian refugees as part of her internship with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Jiha, a public health major, focused on HIV/AIDS education. 

Moving beyond the books, University of Tampa students are encouraged to add value to their degree by participating in at least one internship. This type of experiential learning is key to making well-rounded graduates ready for the workforce. Not only do our students learn new skills, but they refine their career paths with real-world experiences.

Our students regularly engage in the following types of internship opportunities.

Public and Allied Health:
  • United Nations – Students conducted HIV/AIDS research in Palestine.
  • Shriners Hospital for Children – Students observed both physical and occupational therapy at this Tampa pediatric, orthopedic hospital. 
  • Camp LaJolla – At this California summer camp for overweight/obese adolescent females, interns worked with the girls on weight management, proper nutrition, physical activity and emotional eating.
  • University of Maryland – Through the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Summer Training and Research (STAR) program, interns received research training and career development in biomedical and behavioral science relative to treating and preventing cardiovascular disease.
  • World Health Organization – Students were involved in program planning to reduce the amount of syphilis and HIV/AIDS in mothers and infants.