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Health Promotion and Wellness Intern (Spring 2019)

Type of Job:
Landscape Architecture
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Name of Firm:

Health Promotion & Wellness (PSU)

Job Location:

University Park, PA

Health Promotion and Wellness is seeking a student intern for the Spring 2019 semester. If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at by November 30, 2018.

The role of the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) intern will be to assist with a range of health promotion initiatives during spring 2019. The intern will learn about health and wellness services, programming, outreach activities, and social marketing efforts. The intern will have hands-on opportunities to participate in the development of health promotion and wellness initiatives for a college population. The intern will work collaboratively and individually to accomplish assignments. The intern will be supervised by Erin Raupers, Assistant Director.

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist with the Healthy Penn State campaign. The goal of the Healthy Penn State campaign is to improve the academic success of students by enhancing behaviors that contribute to health. The intern will develop content and use social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to increase awareness about Healthy Penn State. The intern will also assist with the management of HealthWorks and Healthy Penn State Ambassadors, both peer education programs that promotes health on campus.

The intern will help run the ambassador program which will include sharing information about HPW events with ambassadors and other peer educators (HealthWorks) in the office. The intern will staff outreach tables and assist with the daily operation of the Wellness Suite. Activities include staffing the front desk, greeting students who have appointments, answering the phone, answering questions, and opening/closing the suite. This position will also assist with HealthWorks recruitment.

The intern will assist with wellness initiatives and health promotion campaigns, including Take the Lead, Alcohol & Sexual Assault, Wellness Services, Wellness Retreats, and special Wellness Suite Events. The intern will gain valuable knowledge about evidence-based strategies for sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and stress.

The start date of this internship is January 7, 2019. The intern may work between 15-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. The approximate end date is April 26, 2019. We are seeking someone who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Experience with technology is essential. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential as well as a genuine appreciation for working with diverse populations. Knowledge of and experience with evaluation, assessment and outcomes measurement is important.

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