Internship Webinars


Summer Internship Webinars

The Center for Health Leadership (CHL) and the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership were excited to sponsor the 2015 Leadership in Internships Series. This Series included two webinars that focused on improving MPH students' practical leadership skills for their summer internships.


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Making a Positive Impact From the Start of Your Internship with Audrey Cristobal and Jennifer Lachance

Friday, June 5th
12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT

This 45-minute webinar will cover core strategies to make and maintain a positive impression in your internship, and help you achieve maximum results.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Have practical tips for working through common challenges students face at the start of their internship
  • Have tools to assess their role within the culture of the organization, including clarification of roles and responsibilities
  • Identify 3 ways to share their strengths from the start of their work in order to create a strong foundation for their summer work
  • Understand 3 strategies for working effectively with their preceptor and colleagues

Watch the webinar here, listen to the recording and view the presentation slides! 


Leading by Looking In & Reaching Out with Grace Turkis and Jennifer Lachance

Friday, July 10th
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

This 60-minute webinar will cover core strategies to process feedback provided to you and to provide feedback to others in order to maximize your learning and growth during your internship.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Have tools to assess their abilities around giving and receiving feedback in their organization
  • Learn about a frame for processing and utilizing feedback in a positive way
  • Understand strategies for sharing constructive feedback about internship experiences with their preceptor, colleagues, and field supervisor

Watch the webinar here, listen to the recording and view the presentation slides! We also have some other great resources:

About the Presenters



Audrey Cristobal is the field supervisor for the Health and Social Behavior program. She received her doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University and masters degree in public health from UC Berkeley. Audrey also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. She has worked extensively on research related to HIV risk and resiliency and on community-research partnerships. Her projects have focused on diverse populations—including youth and young adults—and she has worked in the United States, the Philippines, Kenya and Botswana.

Audrey's worked with diverse organizations such as the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Harder+Company, and local public health agencies. Through these cross-sector experiences, she has contributed to issues related to low-income families, health and human services, immigration, and child welfare.




Jennifer Lachance is the Associate Director of the Center for Health Leadership at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and Director of the Leadership Fellows program. Jennifer earned her DrPH from Berkeley and as such brings with her a working understanding of our school and the leadership opportunities and challenges currently facing our students and alumni.

Prior to coming to Berkeley, Jennifer earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematical sciences with a concentration in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She then worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young in New York City, developing strategic plans and building capacity among health care providers, non-profit organizations, and local, state, and federal public health agencies.




Grace Turkis is a director of the Center for Health Leadership Fellows Program and brings more than 12 years of experience in leadership development in both university and health care settings. Most recently, Grace was the director of operations at the Institute for Physician Leadership and the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at the UCSF Center for Health Professions where she focused on the development and delivery of leadership programs for clinical leaders across California.

Prior to UCSF, she served as the co-director of the San Francisco chapter of Cru, a faith-based nonprofit organization which provides leadership and spiritual development for college students. Grace received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Professional Coach and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.