Hi, I am LaTonya Bynum, MPH, MCHES - Welcome!

My name is LaTonya Bynum. I have 20+ years of retail sales, public health and health information technology experience along with the following alphabet soup behind my name – MPH, MCHES. These credentials inspired me to become the Founder and CEO of URA Resource Center, LLC, a public consulting firm based in Conway, Arkansas. 

I am very proud to support a culture of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and community that attracts the industry’s brightest public health talent. 

The URA Resource Internship and Mentorship Programs offer an exciting opportunity for you to gain practical experience while being mentored in one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in real-world projects.

For more details about the URA Resource Internship or Mentorship Programs, be sure to email a copy of your resume and cover letter (optional yet preferred) to info@latonyabynum.com. Include subject line “URA Resource Mentorship/Internship Program”.

Internship and Mentorship preference is given to supporters who have purchased and read an autographed copy of the Tools for Career Success: 101 Answers to FAQs about Public Health.

There are no cost for the Internship Program which is a win-win bartering time program.

The Mentorship Training Program requires an initial $997 investment as mentees are trained on developing out and executing a 1 page business plan under the guidance and with support by LaTonya Bynum, MPH, MCHES, CEO. 


Who is the internship program for?

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: The URA Resource Internship Program is for current undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree at an accredited university. Students must be enrolled full-time and working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited university, and be sophomore status or above when applying.

Who is the mentorship program for?

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: The URA Resource Mentorship Program is for graduates, professionals, professors and entrepreneurs who seek to invest in the mission of URA Resource Center, LLC programming and innovate the public health industry. Must be committed to a 3 to 12 month mentorship program.
The academic, business, career and dream lifestyle programs provide mentoring and learning opportunities to help you develop your skills, network with clients and fellow interns/mentees, and learn more about what it’s like to work in the public health industry.

What are the perks?

• Skills: Enjoy developing communication and leadership skills in writing, research and public speaking.
• Products / Services: Purchase discounted products and services.
• Career Mentorship: Interns/Mentees are guided through tailored selection and sharing of online resources.
• Mentorship Reciprocity: Interns/Mentees practice exchanging time and value with mentor/network for mutually beneficial win-win relationship.

Who qualifies?

Fall Program: September–December
Spring Program: January–May
Summer Program: June–August
Interns work 20 to 25 hours per week. Mentees work a minimum of 1 to 3 hours per week
• URA Resource Center, LLC does not subsidize housing or transportation
• Students should only apply to positions for which they meet the criteria. Undergraduate internships are only open to undergraduate students, and graduate level internships are only open to graduate students.
• Remote work option only
• Interns must work with school internship coordinator to complete internship documentation and other requirements by the deadline.
• Final selections are based on selection committee review of related experience on resume, interview success, applicant's potential to advance mission of #URAresource and skill alignment with available project(s).

What to expect?

The Internship and Mentorship Programs both provide mentoring and learning opportunities to help you develop your skills, network with clients and fellow interns, and learn more about what it’s like to work in the public health industry.
• Orientation: Your experience begins with an introduction to the company. During Orientation you’ll learn more about URA Resource Center, LLC, meet mentors and other interns, and find out how to make the best of your internship.
• Professional Development & Networking Opportunities: You’ll have the opportunity to participate in online workshops to help you develop communication/presentation skills; learn valuable networking skills; develop interviewing techniques, and many others.
• Lunch & Learns: These sessions provide you with the opportunity to hear from URA Resource Team Leadership and consultants about the different products and services, their experiences with URA Resource Center and about success stories.
• Resume Reviews: Learn tips on how to best structure your resume and how to shine when you interview for full-time jobs.

What projects and skills are available?

Projects specializing in writing, research and public speaking / training are available to choose from. A list of core skills / strengths will be assessed to understand the skill mastery involved with each project. More in-depth project details and applicability to the #URAresource brand are available upon request via email to info@latonyabynum.com.

What have interns & mentees produced?

The following programs, products and services have been developed by previous URA Resource Interns and Mentees. Feel free to reach out to alumni intern and mentees via LinkedIn to request an electronic copy of their final product as well as a paid consult for presentation and next steps.