Population Health Internship

Seattle U College of Nursing's Population Health Internship (PHI) offers a unique undergraduate experience

The Population Health Internship, or PHI, is an innovative yearlong community-engaged learning experience for all BSN students at Seattle U College of Nursing. It was introduced in the 2019-2020 Academic Year and now serves between 160 and 175 students per academic year.

In the year they are scheduled to take the PHI, students participate in a one-credit course each quarter in which they spend 30 internship hours serving a community-based health or social service organization with which they are matched based on their preferences and the agency’s needs and requests.

The learning in the series follows an arc of what a practicing population health nurse would do. Fall starts with relationship building and a community assessment, Winter moves to the design and implementation of a population health intervention, and in Spring the students evaluate that intervention from Winter and engage in relationship closure and sustainability activities.

Do you have questions about the PHI?

Questions? Contact Us!


Dr. Jennifer Fricas

Co-Coordinator – Community Focus

(206) 296-2342

Headshot of nursing faculty member Alic Shook

Dr. Alic Shook

Co-Coordinator – Student Focus

(206) 296-2556


Check back here later in Fall 2021 for pages specific to Community Partners, Prospective Students, and Current Students.