Complete your Internship with GVAHEC this Spring Semester!

Calling all Health Professional Students looking for an internship in a community based environment!

We have worked with students from the following fields: Public Health, Dietetics, Health and Wellness, Exercise Science, Health Promotions, Health Education, Health Policy and Social Work on graduate and undergraduate levels.

We offer Flexible hours, Stipends and Convenient Locations.

You will Experience:

  • Professional development: Work with preceptors and community partners in a professional environment
  • Application of theory: Integrate and implement skills learned in your program
  • Health education: Develop health and wellness education curriculum and deliver classes to various populations
    within the community
  • Interdisciplinary Teams: Opportunities to work in a team environment with students from a variety of health
    profession disciplines

GVAHEC believes that students can have a quality learning experience when working as interdisciplinary teams within underserved communities. In our community health education centers, students assess, identify, develop, and deliver community health education programs and assist community members by linking them to services in the area. In addition, our community health education centers offer other services to the community in which students can observe or participate.

There are currently two community health education sites in the GVAHEC area. One in Apache Junction and the other located in Northern Phoenix. Students can also be placed with key partners in the GVAHEC region to have additional experiences with specific populations or with other public health activities such as advocacy



Job Postings




Empowerment Systems, Inc is seeking a program coordinator for the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center. Click here for the position description. Please email Martha McNair at

Empowerment Systems, Inc is seeking a Navigator/Resource Coordinator for The Center in Apache Junction.  Click here for the position description. Please email Ruthanne Wahlheim at


Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications!

The Greater Valley AHEC is now accepting Summer Internship applications!

Check out our  GVAHEC Internship Flyer to learn more about the benefits of being a GVAHEC Intern!

Apply easily online here!


Healthy Harvest Produce & More!

Yesterday’s Healthy Harvest was a huge success! Happening every Third Wednesday!
Through Empowerment System’s partnership with The United Food Bank, we were able to provide fresh produce and water to over 250+ people. The boxing and distribution of the FREE PRODUCE went off without a hitch thanks to:

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Meet Our Spring 2016 Interns!

Between our Apache Junction & Lifebridge locations we will have over 15 health profession interns this semester.
Continue reading to learn more about our first SIX fantastic students!

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Welcome Winter 2015 Interns!

4 new interns have arrived for our Winter 2015 Semester!

Welcome GVAHEC’s newest Midwestern Pharmacy students. They have just begun working at our GVAHEC @ Lifebridge location and have already hit the ground running on a Statewide Environmental Scan of HPV Vaccine providers! Read on to learn more about each of these fantastic interns…



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New Internship Opportunity!

The Greater Valley AHEC has an exciting new internship opportunity we would like to share with you!
We are currently looking for 4 Health Profession Students for the Spring 2016 semester who would be interested in our Senior SNAP Initiative. Attached you will find a flyer with project details, as well as benefits of being a GVAHEC Intern.
Interested students may apply easily online at > Education> Health Students> Internship Application
*Indicate interest in Senior SNAP Project within Internship Application

Transforming Your Beans!

Our Heart Healthy Hummus is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, good fats, and iron!

Fun Facts
*Rinsing canned beans and vegetables can reduce sodium content by half!
*Using herbs and spices instead of salt can lower your sodium intake!
* Beans and other foods, can be used to make many different dishes using different flavors, textures and more!

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Pinal Healthcare Sector Partnership

What is a Healthcare Sector Partnership?

A regional, employer-driven partnership of industry, education and training,  and workforce stakeholders. The sector partnership works together to be problem-oriented, address needs interdependently, and work with the industry collectively to address the workforce needs by reducing barriers to….


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map2066 W. Apache Trail, Suite 116
Apache Junction, AZ 85120

map2730 W. Orangewood Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051