WHERC Student Internship Program

WHERC interns

The Iris-Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education and Research Center (WHERC) is a non-profit organization providing education on physical, psychological and social issues impacting women's health. 

We offer unpaid student internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns are accepted year-round depending upon WHERC's needs. There are no requirements for the duration of the internship, number of hours, or schedule. Our office is located in Westwood Village.

Interns work on a variety of education and outreach projects.  Examples of the range of activities students may be involved with include:

  • Grant Writing
  • Program Planning
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Community Outreach
  • Conference Organizing
  • Fund Development
  • Website Update

Because WHERC collaborates with numerous community and government agencies, interns may have the opportunity to meet a variety of women's health leaders as well as attend community health events and participate in conference calls or meetings.  For information regarding internships, please contact:

Julie A. Friedman, MPH, CHES
Director, Iris Cantor - UCLA Women's Health Education & Resource Center
1100 Glendon Ave, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA  90024
P: (310) 794-8062

2020 Intern of the Year Awards

Jenny Birondo

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Jenny interned at the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center during the spring and summer of 2020, while completing her Masters in Public Health degree at California State University, Long Beach. Through her internship, she gained valuable experience in areas such as grant writing, program planning and research. She currently serves as a Tobacco Cessation Specialist, and she has used her skills in grant writing to assist her Program Manager in reapplying for program funding for the next 3 fiscal years. Additionally, the research experience gained from this internship helped her develop new educational materials related to tobacco use and COVID-19.

Zaira Ramirez

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Zaira interned at the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education & Research Center during the spring and summer of 2020, while completing her Masters in Public Health degree at California State University, Long Beach. Through her internship, she learned about what goes on behind the scenes to develop and coordinate health education programs. She currently serves as a Health Educator at CalOptima, an administrator of health insurance programs for low-income individuals. In this role, she has used the skills gained from this internship by planning, implementing, and evaluating health education activities for CalOptima members, and has also used her research skills to act as a resource for members and providers.