PBHS WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE
Instructor's signature required for enrollment and must attend an orientation.
1) You must complete the survey below
Click here for the survey by August 20th.
2) You will then receive an a) invitation after you complete the survey to a mandatory meeting on August 28th, b) take a placement survey and c) a list of projects available.
Declared major or occupational goal and evaluation of student's qualifications and objectives. College credit for public health science related learning experiences obtained on the job in accordance with a training plan developed cooperatively between the employer, college, and student. Occupational work experience credit may accrue at the rate of 1 to 8 units per semester for a total of sixteen units, and students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit. Repetition allowed per Title 5 55253.
FAQs - I am going to make this into a webpage later...using email for now.
1) What time should I schedule? Is this a class that meets?
The PBHS Work Experience course is not a class that meets. You will need to block off time each week to work at a worksite or on an assigned project. This will vary based on what internship you are interested and will vary based on your individual schedule.
2) How many hours will I need to commit to?
You are earning college credits and also gaining work experience. Based on where you are placed (paid or unpaid) is how many hours you can earn to gain credit. These credits go towards a Health Navigator Certificate of Achievement but most importantly help build your resume.
Schedules are flexible and are individually based.
Over the course of 16 weeks you will need to earn units:
3 units (unpaid internship) = 180 hours (11 hours per week)
3 units (paid) = 225 hours this equals about (14 hours per week)
3) What does spending time on a project and gaining hours mean?
You have the option to apply for different types of internships and some cases you will be working online to develop items before you go out to the worksite, incorporate it into an existing job or be on-site earning hours.
For example, you may be developing a nutrition lesson plan to teach children and this will not be on-site but you are gaining hours. Later you would be delivering the lesson and be paid.
You have the choice to work in various locations. Some projects will require planning prior to completing projects, lead into full time jobs or even can be part of a full time job and help build your resume.
4) Specifically, some of the internships may lead to full time jobs or are an recruitment technique. What does that mean? It means that employers sometimes use internships to determine if you are a good fit for the company and/or to give you an opportunity to see if you like the job also. It is used as a recruitment technique. You may be offered a job at the end of the internship. If this occurs, you will be in a place to accept or ask for professional reference in the future.
5) How do I sign up to get more information?
SURVEY REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED for internship and receive more information for Fall 2018
6) What are the next steps after signing up and how do I get a signature from the professor to enroll?
After you sign up, you will receive an email from the professor and will be receiving more information on a mandatory orientation. At the mandatory meeting, the professor will be there to sign paperwork.
7) What if I have a conflict (e.g. class) with the mandatory meeting?
You will need to contact the professor, who will assess if you are able to make the commitment to the internship. If it is a class conflict or a one time job conflict, accommodations will be made. But remember, these internships are job opportunities and so it is competitive in nature.
8) I currently work in a health setting, can I use my current job as an intern placement site?
Yes, you can current position but your goals for the course will reflect knowledge and skills of the Health Navigator Certificate of Achievement. This will mean going beyond daily duties with the goal of using new skills. The hours will concurrent with the semester.