Integrative Health Studies

Career Preparation

Internships

Nationally Recognized Internship

For the past decade, the program has developed significant service-learning internships with sites throughout the Bay Area and the nation. Because our students are prepared to approach questions from multiple perspectives and employ an integral philosophy of health and healing, they are highly sought within internship placement sites. CIIS interns have helped low-income women with cancer access complementary healing arts, brought sound healing to a rehabilitation center, and helped to develop integrative health websites.

Students have opportunities within the 200-hour internship to anchor knowledge and skills in real-world settings. At the successful completion of the two-year curriculum, you will be able to design and implement integrative health programs for individuals, groups, corporations and non-profit organizations. If you are interested in helping others achieve good health, you will be equipped with the knowledge and critical inquiry skills to address the personal, social, spiritual, and environmental factors involved in contemporary health and healing.

While the internships support the development of the student's professional skills, many students have managed to receive job offers from IHL internships. Alumni have also opened the doors for additional IHL internship opportunities at three Bay Area sites.

The organizational assessment of the internship site is included in the Integrative Seminar Final Project.
Anchor your learning in these real-world internship experiences:

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH and WELLNESS COACHING

CopiaHealth - Alumni-led network for wellness coaching/consulting
10th and Mission Residency, Mercy Housing, health coaching for underserved families
San Francisco General Hospital - wellness navigator program

ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY HEALING INTERNSHIPS

• American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco
• Spiritual Care Services, Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek and Martinez
• Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
• Wai'anae Community Comprehensive Health Center, Oahu, Hawaii
• The Osher Center at the University of California, San Francisco

RESEARCH BASED INTERNSHIPS

• Teleosis Institute, Berkeley
• Rosen Method Center, Berkeley
• Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE SUPPORT STAFF INTERNSHIPS

• Chi Fountain Integrative Medical Center, San Francisco
• San Francisco Department of Public Health
• St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco
• Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
• Association for Community Health Improvement, San Francisco
• Health Medicine Institute, Walnut Creek

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS FOCUSED INTERNSHIPS

• Suitcase Clinic for the Homeless, Berkeley
• Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, Oakland
• Integrative Health Center, Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco
• San Francisco Dept. of Public Health, Project Homeless Connect
• Glide Memorial Church and Foundation
• San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
• The Healing Project, San Francisco

GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIPS RESOURCES

• Center for Global Health, NYU School of Medicine
• Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, D.C.
• Global Service Corps, Thailand and Tanzania
• Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, Scotland
• Rasa Ayurveda, India

RESOURCES FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

• Wellness Council of America
• Care for the Journey
• National Wellness Institute
• Found Health
• American Fitness Magazine
• Real Balance