What Our Interns Say
Jordan Nash, Fall 2013 program training and communications intern
Undergraduate, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communications
As a person who isn’t familiar with public health, I was nervous coming into my internship with Prevention Partners. However, the entire staff made me feel right at home. My skills were valued and I really felt like I was making a difference in the organization. I always felt like I was a valued member of the team. I learned many skills that will help me in the future and I am very fortunate to have been an intern with Prevention Partners.
Trinh Le, Fall 2013 customer outreach intern
Nutrition graduate student, UNC-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Prevention Partners was a valuable place for me to develop my career interests as a soon-to-be RD (Registered Dietitian) interested in public health prevention from a policy perspective. I was able to interact with teachers, wellness coordinators, and school board members, discussing their challenges and successes in implementing health policies, such as removing sodas from their vending machines and cafés. Through my internship experience I learned to what it means to be “healthy” and how to define this in a way that is politically palatable to different stakeholders. Prevention Partners helped me better understand public health from a broad policy perspective to complement my Masters in Public Health curriculum at UNC. When I think of the Prevention Partners staff, I think of “fun, fit and fruit!” Staff here lead a balanced work life and encourage interns to do the same. There are wellness challenges, a mini gym and fruit bowls at every turn. Staff is always warm and welcoming of interns and their diverse perspectives. They are especially flexible with the internship experience and constantly offer a variety of opportunities for interns to learn as well as practice what they know. I recommend this internship for someone who is interested in public health or think they might be.