ECHO Internship

For Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
ECHO student-assistants gathered together during community event
The Cal State LA Educational Community Health Outreach Local Dental Pilot Project (ECHO-LDPP) Interdisciplinary Field Training Program trains students in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services to address oral health disparities in our local communities. Interns are trained to use an interdisciplinary, strengths-based perspective attentive to social context.


Student assistants, Michelle at school event

Student interns are selected from five departments in the College:

  • Child Development 
  • Communication Disorders
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Public Health


Student Assistants at C.S.U.L.A. event

As part of the internship program, students receive training on a variety of subjects relevant to oral health and providing health and human services to families. This training prepares students to work in community-based agencies and school settings as part of the ECHO team, which provides oral health education, conducts oral health screenings, and connects families to dental health homes and other resources.


Student assistants, Aldrin

The ECHO-LDPP student internship supports the development of strengths-based, culturally responsive, and community-based practice. ECHO-LDPP approaches our work in a way that values and leverages the culture and cultural resources of the families we serve.



2018 in Review

In this video, Student Interns from the 2018-2019 cohort share highlights from their first semester with the ECHO program. They describe their experiences in the community and their interactions with community members, as well as the importance of ECHO and its positive impacts.


What We Left Behind 2018-2019 

This culmination video reveals what student assistants feel they "left behind" with ECHO. These reflections summarize their perspectives and experiences working with ECHO. Thank you, class of 2019, and best wishes in all of your future endeavors!