Traditional Field Study Catalog - Healthcare Services

Last updated 9/12/23

Adelante Behavioral Health (Site #612) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: NO     Spring: FULL   Summer 2023: No
Placement type:   Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable):  Multiple Locations
Hours of Operation:    Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 8:30am-3:00pm                  
Site Website:
Main Contact: Ms. Cindy Avalos                   Title:  Clinical Director
Email Address:        Phone: 7148821409

About the Organization:

Adelante Behavioral Health is committed to maximizing the learning potential of the individuals we serve using behavior analytic principles. Our team of professionals is passionate about providing individualized care and improving the quality of life of our patients and their families.
We provide behavioral health treatment to children with developmental disabilities in their home. Treatment is based on the principles of behavior analysis. Direct Therapy sessions are scheduled for 2-3 hours per day. Parent Consultation provides parents with the support and strategies to help them understand their child's behavior and to create new ways to engage with them that are meaningful for all family members. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) oversees and is responsible for the implementation of our patient's treatment plan. The Supervisor evaluates progress towards goals through data analysis and direct observations during sessions. The BCBA also provides ongoing training.

Placement Job Description:

Interns are responsible for shadowing and assisting behavior therapists and program supervisors to support in the implementation of treatment plans. Treatment plans are individualized to meet the client’s needs and consist of reducing challenging behaviors and teaching developmentally appropriate skills. Interns will learn about the principles of applied behavior analysis, professionalism, ethical practices, and serving our community in a compassionate way. Interns will work in collaboration with the team to enhance service provision.
Job duties include:

  • Maintain strict client confidentiality
  • Learn about the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Learn about autism and how to treat the behaviors associated with the diagnosis
  • Learn about client goals across skill areas, including: communication, social skills, play, self-care skills, and community safety skills
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with your Supervisor to address questions and concerns
  • Communicate and engage with all team members in a kind, supportive and professional manner
  • Shadow behavior therapists, parent training consultants, and supervisors (telehealth and/or in person)
  • Participate in sessions with clients to establish rapport and to create learning opportunities
  • Observe and document behaviors and skill data to evaluate client progress
  • Attend clinical meetings and trainings (e.g., discuss client progress, program updates, case study)
  • Meet individually with supervisors
  • Research assigned topics & present findings to peers and supervisors
  • Assist with program development (e.g., create and manage materials)

Requirements (subject to change)

Candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent and attend a personal interview. Those selected, will attend a 2-hour Orientation to learn about company policies and Intern duties.

  •  Undergrad units in psychology, child development, or a related field
  •  US work authorization
  •  Reliable transportation to and from work
  •  Automobile insurance
  •  Schedule flexibility at the times most needed by our patient's families
  •  Pass a DOJ background check/live-scan
  •  TB Test


  •  Strong verbal and written communication
  •  Experience and/or interest in working with children
  •  Cultural sensitivity
  •  Social awareness
  •  Initiative

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, vaccine required 
How to Apply:   Please email your Letter of Intent and resume to with the subject: UCI Field Study.

Arthritis Foundation (Site #601) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 5020 Campus Dr., Suite 250, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30-5                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Mrs. Teresa Watanabe      Title: Senior Executive Director
Email Address:          Phone: 949-697-7967

About the Organization:
The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections.

Placement Job Description:

Act as a resource liaison responsible for:

  • Organizing health education materials, and responding to requests for health education & fitness information and local resources.
  • Assist with putting on community health education presentations throughout the service area
  • Represent the Arthritis Foundation at selected worksites & community wellness expos 
  • Work with the volunteer committee chair to identify and recruit volunteers to implement advocacy and health education activities for both Jingle Bell Run events in Orange County and San Diego.
  • Assist with cultivating relationships with targeted community healthcare providers to increase community resource referrals and to facilitate referral back to the Arthritis Foundation, through monthly communication (phone call, drop visit, email). 
  • Assist in at least ONE of the Juvenile Arthritis Community Engagement event

Requirements (subject to change): Video interview
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required when visiting HCP and when social distancing can't be practiced
How to Apply: Send resume to

 Arthritis National Research Foundation (Site #602) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 19200 Von Karman Ave Suite 350 Irvine, CA 92612
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5                                
Site Website:
Main Contact:  Jenny Dunne                Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Email Address:           Phone: 800-588-2873 x 105

About the Organization:
To provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.
Since 1970, the Arthritis National Research Foundation has funded arthritis research to understand the causes, prevention and development of new treatments for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

The Arthritis National Research Foundation provides arthritis research grants to scientists at major universities and research institutes across America. One- and two-year arthritis research grants allow these newer scientists to develop their important research to a stage where it can be continued and further supported by other national agencies.

Placement Job Description:

  • Event coordination for in-person and virtual events taking place this Fall and next Spring.
  • Help with placing speakers, confirming agendas, etc
  • Assistance with marketing efforts and campaigns (depends on the level of experience of the candidate)
  • Assistance with the end of the year fundraising appeal
  • General office work - organizing and cataloging files, archiving databases

Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

AFS position 1 (2 spots): Reporting to the Development Associate, the Intern will spearhead a research and landscape analysis project for the Foundation. You will execute in-depth landscape research in order to build a portfolio of ANRF’s strongest outcome statements. You’ll receive a rich, skill-building experience working with various members of the ANRF team. During your 10-week internship, you will work closely with the Development Associate to build a robust bank of data and impact statements to further ANRF’s mission. You will have the opportunity to own a research project from start to finish and present your findings to the foundation at the end of the program. This role is ideal for a highly self-motivated individual with a passion for data and problem-solving as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build upon foundation knowledge, research, and integrations internally and externally to help determine ANRF’s strongest outcomes.
  • Interpreting data and communicating complex findings.
  • Provide data analysis and outcomes proactively to help ANRF Development and Marketing efforts.
  • Collecting and synthesizing key data points and impact statements.
  • Enhancing team communication skills as well as external/internal project communication

AFS Position 2 (spot 1): Dive into marketing that makes an impact! This project focuses on creating dynamic digital journeys for new constituents, first-time donors, and returning donors of the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Working collaboratively with the marketing and development departments, you will conceive, map, and A/B test automated campaigns targeting donation conversion. Project findings will be presented to the foundation leadership and help determine donor communication strategy moving forward. Details will include planning, strategy, copywriting, design, and analytics. (1 spot)

Requirements (subject to change): N/A

Job Requirements for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

AFS Position 1:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening
  • Collaborative, and able to work independently
  • Positive attitude, ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
  • Leadership skills to play a product owner role in multiple projects

AFS Position 2: Creativity and a keen eye for data-driven outcomes will be paramount for success in this project, and the right candidate will be a confident team player.

COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: Please email resume to

 Easterseals Southern California (SITE # 527.1) 

Accepting students for Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes   Summer 2023: Yes (Session TBA) 
Placement type: In-Person
Placements available: 5           Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable):  1063 McGaw Avenue, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92614
Hours of Operation:    S-S 8am-8pm                         
Site Website:
Main Contact:  Mrs. Ellen, Einkauf Isais                Title:  Talent Engagement Program Manager
Email        Phone:  714-924-5179

About the Organization:

For more than 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs and their families.
That’s why we are proud to provide meaningful part-time and full-time careers to both students and recent graduates who want to make a profound and positive difference in people’s lives. Join us and build real-world skills while helping those with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals so that they can live, learn, work and play in our shared communities.
Mission: Our purpose is to change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.
Join us and help change the way the world defines and views disability one connection at a time. Visit or follow us at @EasterSealsSoCal.

Placement Job Description:

We have a Behavior Interventionist job that is part of our Autism Services team and does ABA therapy. The job works out in the field.
Easterseals Southern California has fantastic opportunities for individuals looking to begin or continue a career in the fields of psychology, behavioral health, or autism services. Our Behavior Interventionists provide in home, ABA based therapy sessions to families and children on the autism spectrum. Are you interested in gaining a greater understanding of autism and behavioral therapy? Do you love working with children? We provide ongoing training and clearly defined career paths.
Starting Pay $22-$23 per hour
What’s great about working in this role?

  • Opportunity to learn and apply the scientific discipline of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • This is a skill that can be applied in many different career paths
  • Career growth and advancement: Research, Training, Assessment, are some of the other divisions that will allow you to grow with us
  • Ongoing paid training, supervision and support to help you succeed and thrive. Candidates without experience are welcome to apply and receive our valuable training
  • Guaranteed minimum hours
  • Education reimbursement program
  • 401k, paid holidays, paid time off (PTO)

What we are looking for:

  • People with a passion for working with children
  • Previous experience working with children or people with special needs and an interest in behavioral health (personal experience & exposure count)
  • Available to work in the afternoons/early evenings, and possible weekend morning hours
  • Must have own reliable transportation, and valid driver’s license, auto registration and auto insurance
  • Proof of immunization records and TB. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid including a booster, if eligible
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Must be available for initial 2 week training schedule (M-F, about 35 hours)
  • The position requires lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading toys and materials for home visits. Also frequent walking, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, and twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with participants
  • Work hours: Monday thru Friday 3PM-8PM are our highest need. We can be flexible with candidates who desire to work less than 5 days per week. This is a part time position, typically about 10-20 hours per week.

 Areas of coverage (cases will be assigned based on where you live): Irvine, Alisa Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Tustin, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach or surrounding areas in  South OC

Requirements (subject to change)


  • A minimum of 6 months of exposure to/experience with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other related developmental disabilities.
  • Some examples include working with typically developing children in a group setting (children with demonstrated deficits or challenging behavior preferred), having a family member with ASD, a neighbor with a developmental disability, or even volunteer work in a classroom with a child with ASD, etc.


  • Degree not required, but must have at least completed some college coursework or be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • We have a preference to programs related to early childhood education, psychology, sociology, nursing or related field.

COVID-19 Protocols:  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements, and masking requirements are now dropped for this job. Masks are still required if the family requests that staff wear one.
How to Apply:  Please apply online at:

Give For a Smile (Site #604)

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person, Remote, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 10861 Acacia Parkway Garden Grove Ca 92840
Hours of Operation: M-Sat 9-5                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Ms. Wendy Barillas                           Title: Internship Supervisor
Email Address:          Phone: 1-800-913-1164

About the Organization:
As a grass-root organization that has direct contact with our communities, we feel fortunate to be able to advocate for those in need. Our main priority at Give for a Smile is breaking down the barrier to health care access, We do this through being Certified Enrollment Counselors because we know that a healthy family is a basis for healthy societies. On top of that, we have various Parkinson-centered programs that educate, advocate, and bring together families dealing with Parkinson's, health professions, and community leaders.

Through our referral services, we can address many other needs our community has, which also allows us to expand our reach.
Overall, we make the needs of our families our first and most important priority and pride ourselves on helping our communities get the help that they need.

Placement Job Description: Are you looking to work in a non-profit, grass-roots, community outreach program? Do you have a passion for helping people of disadvantaged backgrounds? Do you want to have a flexible schedule?

If you said yes to all of these questions, then this internship is for you!

At Give For a Smile we strive to provide social assistance to the less fortunate families of all ethnic backgrounds while focusing on the Latinx communities of Orange County. We are currently in the process of working on our 1st Iber-National Parkinson Conference that will be held from October 28th to the 30th. 

On top of the conference, we are partnered with the County of Orange and Covered California. Our partnership with the County of Orange is to continue to outreach and educate the community of Orange while also gathering feedback on what resources they need. Our partnership with Covered California allows us to help our community apply for medical insurance, free of charge, and answer any questions that they may have.

As an intern, you will be helping plan and run the conference that we are currently working on, educate the community on pertinent health issues, and learn how to enroll families in health insurance. 

Requirements for the Internship:

  • Independent worker that can execute tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Free on Mondays from 12-1 pm for mandatory bi-weekly meetings. All other meetings will be based on availability. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bilingual, Spanish, and English
  • Senior Standing
  • Have a basic knowledge of Parkinson's

Other Things to Know:

  • Students will be in the mandatory weekly meetings and talk with the internship director periodically to make sure they understand what the task is and are performing it correctly.


  • The interns will have the welcome meeting in which we go through the welcome packet that lays out everything they need to know about the organization and the volunteer packet which will lay out what is expected of them throughout their time with our organization.
  • We will also have two weekly meetings in which we check in on the progression of the tasks assigned.
    • The internship director will focus more on the day-to-day activities of the interns and periodically check in on their progress while also being readily available whenever needed.
    • All the training they will receive will depend on what role they are assigned and will be given by the internship supervisor.

Learning Outcome:

  • By the end of the academic internship, the student will be able to navigate county databases and tailor the data to the vulnerable populations that is being looked for.
  • By the end of the academic internship, the student will be able to spearhead new outreach programs in the community while working with community partners with minimal supervision.
  • By the end of the academic internship, the student will be able to work collaboratively with underrepresented populations while identifying and meeting the needs of the community.

Requirements (subject to change): N/A

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: To apply, you can send your resume and cover letter to

Healthy Aging Center ACACIA (Site #600) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 11391 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove, CA. 92840
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-1                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Ms. Betty Torres                      Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address:          Phone: 714-530-1566


About the Organization:
Since 1979, Acacia has remained dedicated to improving the quality of life for frail older adults, persons with dementia or other disabilities and their families by providing expert, supportive care in an inviting and interactive setting.

Acacia continues to expand its capacity as an innovative, trusted resource and effective community partner providing services to focusing on promoting health, socialization with peers, well-being and independence through a variety of small and large group therapeutic activities. Activities are designed to stimulate senses, wellness and memory.

Adult Day Health Care is offered to individuals in need of supervised medical care. These programs provide a multi-disciplinary assessment, and individualized plan of care, nursing care including monitoring of vital signs and dietary counseling and psychological counseling.

Placement Job Description:

  • Assist with cognitive activities such as Bingo, Current Events, Pictionary, Quizmo and more.
  • Assist with outdoor physical activities such as Golf, Ring Toss, Lawn Dice, Nature Walks, Scavenger Hunts and more.
  • Serve lunches and snacks and observe dietary restrictions.
  • Arts & Crafts projects.
  • Help in Garden.
  • Assist participants with gardening and upkeep.

Requirements (subject to change): A current TB clearance is required. It must be within the last year.
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Betty Torres, via e-mail at

Heart of ABA (Site #26.1) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: No     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person , Remote, Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 17284 Newhope St. # 212, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-7, Sat 8-3                                
Site Website
Main Contact: Mrs. Tina Nguyen                        Title: Clinical Director
Email Address:          Phone: 714-251-0128

About the Organization:

Our Mission Every child and family that is touched by Autism or other neuro-developmental disorders deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their long-term goals. HEARTS of ABA is committed to providing quality ABA services and helping these family so they can meet these goals and enhance their quality of life, hoping to make a difference in one child and one family at a time. Services: Early Intervention for Children under 3 The Early Intervention program is for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Program include: behavioral, speech, and occupational therapy for individuals facing autism and other developmental disabilities.​1-on-1 Home and School-Based Services We work with your child 1-on-1 at home and/or at school to promote language acquisition, play skills, self-help skills, behavioral modification, and social skills training.​Social Skills Group Social Skills Group allows your child to develop friendships, build confidence, and socialize at school and in the community to improve their quality of life.​Speech-Language and Occupational Therapy Speech and Occupational therapy can also be part of a multidisciplinary approach.

Placement Job Description


  • Assisting behavior analysts to implement behavior management and skill acquisition treatment plans
    • Assisting clients with day to day activities
    • Monitor their behaviors
    • Record and collect data
    • Communicate with clients
  • Teaching individuals with autism how to communicate, play, make friends, and function independently, while helping reduce any inappropriate behaviors
  • Travel to local sites, such as client's home, school, community
  • Collaborating with treatment teams by participating in clinical meetings
  • Collecting data onsite to demonstrate client's progress.

Requirements (subject to change):  

  • High school diploma or GED required Bachelor’s degree in any field preferred but not required
  • Exposure to autism professionally or personally preferred but not required
  • Have reliable transportation (valid driver’s license and current auto insurance)
  • Immunization and medical clearance required - TB test included
  • Covid vaccine records (fully vaccinated with booster)
  • Background check required
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic proficiency in MS Office and Google cloud products
  • Desire to help clients and eagerness to learn Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish preferred but not required

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask requires, Vaccine required
How to Apply

Innovate ABA (Site #23)

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person
Placements available: 2          Length of Commitment: 1-3 
Physical Address (if applicable): 17848 Sky Park Cir, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92614
Hours of Operation:  M-F 9-5                              
Site Website:
Main Contact: Mrs. Rhonda Weaver                     Title: Operations Manager
                                       Email            Phone: 949-418-7167

About the Organization: Innovate ABA is a pediatric learning center, servicing children ages 1-5 in Orange County, California. Our staff are trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, Neurodiversity-aligned framework, and early child development. The end result to this robust and comprehensive training is highly skilled clinicians who share in our mission to provide measurable growth in the areas of independence, self-help, functional life skills and self-advocacy as well as offering practical guides to address challenging behaviors. At Innovate ABA, our commitment is to create a partnership with our families and to achieve maximum results in the areas most important to each child.

Placement Job Description

At Innovate ABA, our Clinic Assistants are people who have a desire to learn about the implementation of Behavior Analytical procedures. Clinic Assistants complete our in-house Intro to ABA training to gain insight into the role of a behavior therapist as well as the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. This position is responsible for playing with and supervising children during transition times between shifts, and during rest and meal breaks for other staff. They are also tasked with assisting around the clinic, as needed and directed by the management team. Tasks may include prepping student meals, assisting in the preparation of learning materials, sanitizing furniture and/or toys. Clinic Assistants may also be asked to accompany students on walks with other clinic staff or change diapers

Requirements (subject to change):

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, special education, or related field or are in the process of completing a Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working with children and/or children with special needs is preferred

Knowledge of:

  • Developmental processes of children Interpersonal skills needed to manage crisis situations
  • Technology, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Play and have fun with children, ages 1 to 6 years old
  • Assess situations and make proper judgments
  • Understand behavioral situations and react accordingly in an ethical manner
  • Objectively analyze crisis situations
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with a diverse group of clients, parents/caregivers, school personnel, and other agency staff
  • Work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines
  • Follow guidance from senior level staff to enhance own professional development
  • Work with a diverse team of professionals in a respectful manner
  • Supervise clients during assigned times

Other Requirements:

  • Successful completion of fingerprinting and criminal history background check (reimbursable after 90 days of employment)
  • Negative TB test Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine Required, Option to complete weekly COVID testing in place of vaccine
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to

Karate For All (Site #605) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placements available: 6+            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 3002 Dow Ave. Suite 114, Tustin, CA 92780
Hours of Operation: Tu-Fri 4-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-3pm                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Bao Lai                         Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email Address:            Phone: 714-731-4668 ext. 3

About the Organization:
Karate For All is an Occupational Therapy based Martial Arts Program in Orange County, developed specifically for children and adults with special needs (autism, down syndrome, etc.). Using knowledge from occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. KFA combines the discipline of martial arts to achieve motor, cognitive, social and processing goals. Volunteers are the backbone of our program and help the kids by being hands-on with them. Full training in karate and handling techniques is provided before working with the kids.

Placement Job Description: Incredible volunteer opportunity to work hands-on in the medical field with special needs children through a program called Karate For All (KFA). The children at this pediatric therapy medical clinic are diagnosed with neurological and behavioral conditions such as Autism, Down Syndrome and much more. At KFA you have the opportunity to teach karate to children and adolescents and it is an energetic and engaging experience for you as a volunteer! Prior martial experience is welcome but not necessary since we train you personally on everything you need to know. The facility is also home to several licensed occupational and physical therapists, as well as a team of Speech Language Pathlogists that you have the option of shadowing and gaining a first-person perspective of the career. Through this experience you will vastly improve your interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and also have the opportunity to request a letter of recommendation at the end of your time volunteering here!.

Requirements (subject to change): N/A
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, Vaccine required, Physical Distancing
How to Apply:; Handshake

 Latino Health Access (Site #613) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes      Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person  
Placements available:3           Length of Commitment: Other (please provide description below) -- The student can commit to their internship sites as long as their schedule correlates with the program they applied too.
Physical Address (if applicable):  450 W. 4th St Santa Ana CA 92701
Hours of Operation:   Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm                         
Site Website:
Main Contact:  Brenda Cervantes                                         Title:  Volunteer & Intern Coordinator
Email Address:           Phone: 714-542-7792 x1037

About the Organization:

A healthy, equitable, inclusive and prosperous community that is engaged and civically active.
Latino Health Access partners with communities to bring health, equity and sustainable change through education, services, consciousness-raising and civic participation.
Our mission has two areas of focus:

  1. to deliver culturally appropriate health-related services and programming to address urgent health concerns; and
  2. to engage individuals in low-income, low opportunity areas in transforming their environments and creating positive, concrete changes in their homes and communities by providing tools, training, and mechanisms for civic engagement and participation.

We strive to:

  1. reducing the burden of chronic disease,
  2. strengthening family mental and emotional health, and
  3. creating healthier communities through a culturally competent and collaborative approach.

Ultimately, LHA works toward a system where healthcare and access to opportunities to develop one’s potential and enjoy a healthy, active living can be viewed as a right and not a privilege.

Placement Job Description:

Latino Health Access seeks a self-starter to assist in public health activities and participate in program planning and empower health issues in the community. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of health policy, ensure safety and create innovative solutions to health problems. The Intern will work independently and as part of a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming and events.

Requirements (subject to change)

  •    Eighteen (18) years and older
  •    Special circumstances for sixteen (16) plus, with parent permission.
  •    Must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination
  •    Background checks for a student internship or community hours

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required 
How to Apply:

Fill out all the fields of the Volunteer Interest Form or College Student Internship Form.

  • Send an email to the appropriate contact within the desired intern description requesting the position.
  • In one to two weeks, you should receive an email or phone call for a brief interview from the potential supervisor.
  • In this interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss and agree on your schedule, starting date, training, and any other details referring to the program.
  • If accepted, you will be asked to participate in an orientation training where you will receive more information about LHA, sign our volunteer policies, and provide proof of vaccination card.

LGBTQ Center Orange County (Site #509.1) 

Accepting students for: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Hybrid (In-person and Remote) 
Placements available: 4            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1605 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701
Hours of Operation: Some weekends, M-F 9-9                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Ms. Chandelle Loop                                   Title: Community & Events Coordinator
Email Address:          Phone: N/A

About the Organization:
The LGBTQ Center OC was established as a volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. We are one of the oldest gay and lesbian community centers in the United States.

At the LGBTQ Center OC, all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBTQ population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities.

The LGBTQ Center Orange County provides services to more than 14,000 individuals annually across a broad spectrum of culture, ethnicity, age, and economic background. Programming is especially designed for gay men, lesbians, youth, the transgender community, the Spanish-speaking LGBTQ community, the bisexual community, and LGBTQ families.

Placement Job Description:

We have several different departments to fit most student's interests:

  • Immigrations:
    • Outreach engagements with a focus on the immigrant population
    • Translating services for programs and/or clients
    • Working with the detention centers and those seeking asylum
    • Growing connections via social media
    • Helping with programs such as Citizenship Classes, and English as a Second Language
  • Trans & Health:
    • Medical linkage to care
    • Oversight of Trans Orientation
    • Involvement on the Trans Committee organizing health events, engagement and projects
    • Outreach at health-related outside organizations
    • Culture competency training
    • Possibly networking and updating with health care providers
  • Marketing:
    • Creation of social media posts
    • Design of graphics used in printed and digital platforms
    • Collaboration with all departments in supporting their program needs in designing flyers and themes
    • Assistance with Press Releases, research, and blasts

Requirements (subject to change): Lifescans required
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, additional languages fluent in, start & end date, hour commitment, vaccination status, and department interested in to:

Love2Learn (Site #611) 

Accepting students for: Fall: TBA    Winter: TBA    Spring: TBA   Summer 2023: Yes (SSI) 
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 10         Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 5762 Bolsa Ave Suite 100 Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8-4:30pm                            
Site Website
Main Contact:  Denise Alvarez                                          Title: HR Talent Acquisition Coordinator 
Email         Phone: 657-244-0004

About the Organization:

Love 2 Learn Consulting LLC, an agency that offers Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our core focus is enriching lives by serving: individuals, families, and professionals. Our promise is to expand horizons through Natural Environment Teaching. What makes us unique is these 3 elements: comprehensive treatment, social learning, and community engagement. Together we do these 3 things in a way that no other agency does.

Placement Job Description

Students will be able to have hands-on training, working side by side one of our Behavior Therapists. They will also go through 40 hours of ABA online training.

Requirements (subject to change): None 
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required, vaccine required
How to Apply:  email

Maternal Mental Health NOW (Site #606) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Virtual
Hours of Operation: 9-5                                 
Site Website:
Main Contact: Kelly O'Connor                               Title: Executive Director 
Email Address:          Phone: 646.704.2688

About the Organization:
Maternal Mental Health NOW believes that the mental and emotional experience of welcoming a baby to the family impacts the entire family unit.

We believe that addressing mental health during the perinatal (pre-conception to one year postpartum) period is as important as screening for gestational diabetes and that a parent's emotional well-being can have as much of an impact on the infant's life as the nutrition that the baby receives in the womb. We work with healthcare providers, health systems, and state and local government to make the prevention, screening, and treatment of perinatal anxiety and depression part of the standard of prenatal and postpartum care for every new parent in LA County, regardless of their circumstances. We center historically oppressed, marginalized, and under-resourced parents at the heart of our work, as they regularly experience the most significant challenges to receiving timely, informed, and culturally appropriate care.

Placement Job Description:

Maternal Mental Health NOW is seeking an intern to help develop our new blog feature. This will include researching blogs from similar organizations, identifying content for blog posts, meeting with our Google Analytics advisor to develop keywords and blog ideas and developing a database of potential blog ideas. It may also include some blog writing however this is not a requirement as we are mostly looking for an inter to lay the foundation for writing that can be done by our team and those in our network. The ideal intern is interested in maternal mental health and has an eye for detail and creative thinking.

Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

Advanced Field Study participants will have the opportunity to support us in developing our community based resource programs. We are currently developing a program to support Black birth workers and increase access to care. We are also working on a new grant focused on developing peer support networks for those experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. Participants will participate in research, create materials, and develop program components as needed.

Requirements (subject to change): None
COVID-19 Protocols: Other
How to Apply: Students should submit a cover letter and resume to Kelly O'Connor, Executive Director at

NRC Research Institute (Site #607) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: FULL    Winter: Yes   Spring: Yes  Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1010 W. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5:30                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Mrs. Tina Lu                           Title: Research Operations Manager
Email Address:           Phone: 7142891100

About the Organization:
Our mission is to obtain quality clinical research data in order to advance safe and effective therapeutics to the marketplace. 

We are a private pharmaceutical research company that conducts clinical trials with pharmaceutical compounds. In other words, we evaluate the safety and efficacy of potential medications/drugs on human subjects as part of the FDA approval process. An internship here at NRC Research Institute can offer you an opportunity to interact with various types of psychiatric patients and observe their progress as they participate in a clinical trial. Since our focus is primarily CNS (central nervous system) compounds, our field incorporates everything from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression to Autism and PTSD. Recently, we have also expanded our field to include trials involving internal medicine, addiction, and pain management as well. You can also learn the administrative aspects of the pharmaceutical trials industry.

Placement Job Description: This internship position will consist of clinical research coordinator shadowing, protocol study, patient pre-screening and recruitment activities, psychiatric assessment observations, and other clinical activities.
Requirements (subject to change): N/A
COVID-19 Protocols: Mask required
How to Apply: Email: & include copy of resume

Patient Safety Movement Foundation (Site #608) 

Accepting students for: Fall: TBA   Winter: YES      Spring: YES     Summer 2023: No
Placement type: Remote 
Placements available: 3            Length of Commitment: 2 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): Remote
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5 but very flexible with evenings/weekends                                
Site Website:
Main Contact:  Consuelo Tolentino                Title: Executive Assistant
Email Address:                      Phone: (949) 230-7588

About the Organization:
Vision: Achieve ZERO preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030.
Mission: Urgently unify people and collectively improve patient safety across the globe.

Our Core Competencies:

  1. We forge global relationships, partnerships, and collaboratives to actively promote change for patient safety.
  2. We develop and disseminate patient safety education to governing bodies, healthcare professionals, patients, families, and the public.
  3. We create public demand for safe and highly reliable healthcare.

Placement Job Description:

  • Adhere to the mission statement and execute the vision for the Foundation as determined by the Board of Directors
  • Ability to be an integral part of an innovative, fast-paced team
  • Design and compile reports related to partnerships, educational, and clinical programs
  • Work with your direct report to plan meetings and video conference calls with potential and existing partners.
  • Plan, develop, and create educational activities for clinical audiences
  • Assess evaluations and data to identify further clinical learning needs for education
  • Conduct outreach to potential partners (hospitals, healthcare technology companies, non-profits, etc)
  • Participate and support events and website projects, as needed

Requirements (subject to change): Familiarity with Apple and Google
COVID-19 Protocols: N/A
How to Apply: Email  with name, degree pursued, reason for interest, specific learning goals within the program, and intended start date

PLEASE NOTE: Fall '23 recruitment will begin mid-June, please hold off on submitting application until then. 

UCI Campus Blood Donor Center (Site #205.1) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY: Fall: Yes    Winter: Yes     Spring: Yes    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 5            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): Student Center Level 1 Room B104
Hours of Operation: M-F (3-4 hour shifts), shifts vary between the hours of 10am-4pm                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Nobi Riley                         Title: Coordinator
Email Address:         Phone: 949-922-5752

About the Organization:
The UCI Blood Donor Center on the Irvine campus exists to provide blood and platelet products for our patients at the UCI Medical Center. The UCI Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Orange County. We transfuse over 1000 units of blood to our patients every month. This requires over 1000 people donating blood every month. Blood is needed for cancer patients, traumas, transplants and premature babies. There is no substitute for blood and without our selfless donors we would not be able to meet the needs of our patients.

Placement Job Description:

Interns will primarily be involved in recruiting blood & platelet donors within the student population. This includes tabling on ring road, making 2 minute class presentations, planning blood drive events, texting donors, collaborating with clubs & orgs on campus to organize blood drives.

Requirements (subject to change): Interns must be able to approach students on campus to tell them about the importance of blood donation; be able to get up in front of assigned classes to make 2 minute presentations
COVID-19 Protocols: TBD
How to Apply: Email me at . Students should be able to work two 4 hour shifts per week or two 3 hour shifts and one 2 hour shift. Hours will be primarily between 11 am - 4 pm.

UCI Sports Medicine Department (Site #609) 

Accepting students for 23-24 AY: Fall: TBA  Winter: TBA     Spring: TBA   Summer 2023: No
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 3 quarters
Physical Address (if applicable): 903 Crawford Hall Irvine Ca. 92697
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-6, hours vary per sporting events                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: TBA              Title: Supervising Athletic Trainer
Email Address: TBA           Phone: TBA

About the Organization:
UC Irvine Sports Medicine is located in the Carlos A. Prietto MD Sports Medicine Center in Crawford Hall. Our primary purpose is the provide emergency management, evaluation, care, treatment, rehabilitation, reconditioning and safe but expedited return to play for student athletes participating in 18 intercollegiate Athletics sports at UC Irvine. Our sports medicine center provides care to the student athletes using a multi-disciplinary approach to health care, with professionals including athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians with specialties in orthopedics, family medicine, internal medicine and sports medicine. Other providers include podiatrists, chiropractic, massage therapist, nutritionist and sports psychologist. The student athletes use the facility as needed to prepare for practice, games and travel during the competitive seasons and during training during the off-season. The facility is staffed daily for 8 am to 6 pm or until the last event or practice of the day. Sports medicine staffs also cover intercollegiate athletic events on evenings and weekends with the assistance of student volunteers in the program interested in careers in sports medicine or the above-mentioned fields.

Placement Job Description:

Internship Description: The student will have a weekly schedule involving facility coverage, team practice and event coverage and possible travel with the team to local away events.The student will train to act as a sports medicine intern, acting as a first responder/ first aider in emergencies. During regular clinical hours they will work as a physical therapy aide trained in the application and use of a variety of physical therapy modalities including heat, ice, exercise, and ultrasound to name but a few. This internship will orientate the student to the many potential careers in sports medicine.

Requirements (subject to change): Students interested in this experience will need to complete the student participation experience before enrolling in practicum. Must complete course: Uni Aff Student Participation 1A, 1B & 1C prior to applying. Skills Required Students completing the 3 quarters of 1.3 unit P/NP student participation will have the necessary knowledge and skills to participate in the Social Ecology Practicum field study in sports medicine in athletics at UC Irvine. An interest in sports and sports medicine are a plus. 
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccine required
How to Apply: TBA 

Unlimited Possibilities (Site #610) 

Accepting students for the 23-24 AY:  Fall:  YES    Winter: YES    Spring: YES    Summer 2023: Yes (SSI & SSII)
Placement type: In-person 
Placements available: 2            Length of Commitment: 1 quarter
Physical Address (if applicable): 1251 E. Dyer Road, Suite 150 Santa Ana, CA 92705
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30-6                                
Site Website:
Main Contact: Melinda Wilkes                    Title: VP of Community Based Services
Email Address:          Phone: 949-281-0827


About the Organization:

The mission of Unlimited Possibilities (UP), formerly UCP of OC is to create a limitless future for children and families with disabilities. We provide respite and inclusive childcare in the home and community. We also have a pediatric therapy center providing occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy in our brand new therapy clinic.

Placement Job Description: The interns will collaborate with the therapy team and provide assistance during occupational, physical, and speech therapy sessions. The student may organize and develop educational activities for patients, depending on what is needed at the time. There will be training and education on the specifics of each discipline during the duration of the field study.

Job Responsibilities for Advanced Field Study Students Only:

Clinical & Philanthropy Outreach

The Clinical & Philanthropy Outreach Field Study position will advance community awareness of clinical services and ways to support the organization. Business development will entail compiling a directory of local pediatricians and specialists, visiting doctor's offices to share information about organization/services, and coordinate "Lunch & Learn" sessions with clinicians. Active social media content and planning on innovative medical practices at organization.

Requirements (subject to change):  Live Scan, TB test, CPR & First Aid certification

Additional Job Requirements for Advanced Field Study Students:

  • Comfort level with communicating with medical personnel
  • Social media planning and content creation
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 6 months, background check

COVID-19 Protocols: Fully vaccinated & mask required
How to Apply: Email Field Program coordinator: Melinda Wilkes