Healthy Libraries Program Public Health Internship Experience

If you are interested in inter-professional teams and helping communities in the public library setting, the Stony Brook Medicine Healthy Libraries Program public health internship experience is for you!

Project Description: Students will be placed in public libraries (virtually) as a public health intern as part of an interdisciplinary team. The student would be investigating what the needs of patrons are in reference to the social and behavioral determinants of health, preparing educational materials, and assisting with learning outcome assessments. The team consists of nursing, social work, public health, and library science students. The team works together to address public library patrons' needs by offering health information, referrals to social service providers, and case management. Students will be responsible for gathering resources and creating presentations, partaking in trainings, and assessment activities. The internship could develop into a practicum but that is not required for participation.

Public health students will be supervised by Dr. Benz Scott, MPH Program Director. Interested students must be available during the day hours on Tuesdays in order to participate with the team on field work days (virtually).

If you are interested in being a part of this novel program and making an impact on local communities please contact Dr. Benz Scott at

If you have questions, you also can contact the Healthy Libraries Program Coordinator, Ms. Gabriella Pandolfelli, at

Positions are open until filled, and training begins on Feb 2, 2021.