RELS 460 Health Equity Internships

Term

Spring
Fall

Credits

1-4

A supervised learning experience in the community outside the College (e.g., faith-based community health providers, churches, hospitals, or social agencies). In collaboration with Methodist Healthcare, the Nancy Hughes Morgan Program in Hospital Chaplaincy offers a special internship each spring semester designed for students considering health or human service vocations (e.g., medical professions, counseling, social work, and ministry). In collaboration with several faith-based community health and social service providers, the department offers health equity internship placements that integrate academic work on health disparities with professional experience in agencies working to promote health equity in Memphis. The health equity internships focus on the intersection of faith commitments, social justice concerns, and health outcomes for economically and socially marginalized groups in Memphis.