As the Nebraska performance site for the Midwestern Public Health Training Center the OPHP is able to fund up to five students each year to complete an internship at a public health organization in Nebraska. Each student receives a $3,500 stipend in return for completing a 175 hour project for a public health organization. If your organization has a project that is in need of a MPH student, please contact Katie Brandert.
Past projects have included:
- Implementation of a community health improvement plan
- Participation in a farm safety program
- Analysis of community health needs assessment data
- Coordination of a tobacco, alcohol, and drug prevention program
- Development of a performance management system
- Evaluation plan for a bicycle safety program
One student, placed in a rural health department, was the first ever bilingual Spanish-English speaking member of the staff team. As part of her activities, she planned a Hispanic Family Health Night, designed to help discover health concerns of the Latino community. The event uncovered needs and concerns specific to the Hispanic community that had not been previously addressed (economic help, tornado preparedness and basic prevention knowledge).