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Interning with AS – Camp Amigo

Interning with AS – Camp Amigo

Interning with Austin Smiles - Camp Amigo by Eliza Eberhard My time at AS has been nothing short of rewarding, eye-opening, and hard work. I truly never understood how much passion and dedication go into maintaining the success of non-profit organizations. Yes, it was...

Interning with AS – Dedication

Interning with AS – Dedication

Interning with AS - Dedication it takes to run a nonprofit By Alison Pagan My name is Alison, and I am a Graduate Student at Concordia University in Austin, Texas. I started interning for Austin Smiles wanting to know what makes a nonprofit organization run and how a...

Interning with AS – Pre-med

Interning with AS – Pre-med

Interning with AS - Pre-med By Kunal Verma My name is Kunal Verma and I am graduating from UT Austin this semester with a degree in Biology and a BDP certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy. Part of this BDP certificate is gaining real-life experience in...

Interning with AS – Leadership

Interning with AS – Leadership

Interning with Austin Smiles - Leadership written by Camila Arroyo Austin Smiles Global Public Health Intern Spring 2022 My name is Camila Arroyo, and I am a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, studying Personal Communication and Human Dimensions of...

Interning with AS – What I’ve Learned

Interning with AS – What I’ve Learned

Interning with AS – What I've Learned By Mary Claire Henderson Hi! My name is Mary Claire Henderson, and I am a junior at The University of Texas at Austin, studying Communication Sciences and Disorders while also on the Pre-Dental Track. I am currently interning with...

Interning with AS – Everything Counts

Interning with AS – Everything Counts

Interning with AS - Everything Counts By Connally Mooring Hi! My name is Connally Mooring, and I am a senior at UT Austin! I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Leadership along with a Business Foundations minor. I graduated from a public...

Interning with AS –  Trauma-Informed Care

Interning with AS – Trauma-Informed Care

Interning with AS - Trauma-Informed Care By Natasha Pelayo Hi, everyone! I’m Natasha, and I’m a senior Master of Public Health student at Concordia University Texas and Austin Smiles intern. During my time at Austin Smiles, I’ve gotten the opportunity to observe and...

Interning with AS – Passion in Public Health

Interning with AS – Passion in Public Health

Interning with Austin Smiles - Passion in Public Health by Michelle Liu “I loved clinical practice, but in public health, you can impact more than one person at a time. The whole society is your patient.”This quixotic statement by Tom Frieden has had a profound impact...

Interning with AS – Behind the Scenes

Interning with AS – Behind the Scenes

Hi, my name is Jose Sandoval. While interning with Austin Smiles, I have come to learn the ins and outs of what happens behind the scenes of planning and getting ready for an International Mission Trip. Coming into Austin Smiles, I immediately started working on...

Interning with AS – Genetics

Interning with AS – Genetics

Hi y’all! My name is Sophia Viola, and I am a second year MPH student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am studying Health Behavior and Health Education with a certificate in Public Health Genetics. I will be graduating in Spring ’22 and hope to pursue a...

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1 in 700 children are born with a cleft lip or palate

$250 covers the cost of one life-changing surgery

150 volunteers annually will change a child’s life forever

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Medical Mission Trips

Austin Smiles goes on 2-3 medical mission trips annually

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Our Local Services

Our local program support for children born with Cleft Lip and Palate in Texas

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