PEER ADVOCATES FOR WEBER STATE (P.A.W.S.)
1435 VILLAGE DRIVE
OGDEN, UT 84408-2801
Peer advocates are considered volunteers representing both the Health Promotion Program and the Student Wellness Center at Weber State University. Peer health advocates function as team members dedicated to the development and implementation of WSU campus health promotion efforts. In particular, peer health advocates conduct workshops on a variety of requested health-related topics to student groups, residence halls, and academic classes.
CONTACT: Heather Hunter, MS, CHES, Internship Coordinator
- Declared academic minor (or major) in Health Promotion, Nutrition, or Human Performance.
- Completed coursework in HLTH 3000 (Foundations of Health Promotion) and HLTH 3200 (Methods in Health Education).
- Flexible schedule (ability to work some evenings and, possibly, weekends).
- Ability to work independently, be a “self-starter” (faculty/staff involvement is limited).
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES, HEALTH PROMOTION OFFICE
231 E. 400 S.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
Internship Position Description
- Salt Lake Community College Health & Wellness Services – Health Promotion department is seeking qualified senior students to apply/fulfill internship position. The intern will work closely with the Program Manager and be responsible for assisting with developing strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Must develop, implement, and evaluate one theory and evidence-based health promotion policy, program, or initiative
- Work with student group in assisting to develop programs and services for students
- Assist Program Manager in training and evaluating peer educators
- Assist Program Manager in marketing Health & Wellness Services
- Serve as a health information and referral resource
Qualifications & Skills
- The ideal candidate must be interested in proactively addressing health issues relevant to college students. Topics may include but are not limited to: alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; sexual and reproductive health; sexual assault and partner abuse; nutrition, eating disorders, and body image; stress management, etc.
- Must be a senior student seeking degree in Health Education and Promotion, Community Health, Public Health or a related field.
- Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and to be able to communicate effectively with peer educators, college employees, and possibly community agencies
- Must be able to organize and manage a variety of projects simultaneously
- Must possess positive work attitude and be dependable and responsible
- Must be able to work as a team member and independently
Please submit cover letter and resume via email to:
Contact: Tatiana Burton, CHES, Program Manager
SALT LAKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
2001 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
The SLCHD Healthy Communities Program is working with the Boys & Girls Club during the summers. The program starts in June and runs through August. The planning phase will take place at the Health department, and the program is located in Sandy. The planning period is flexible. The actual program requires 2 hours per day, 3-4 days per week.
Contact: Beverly Newell
LIVE WELL PROGRAM
5381 GREEN STREET
MURRAY, UT 84123
Select Health offers internships that provide a variety of experience in different aspects of health promotion and education. Interns will participate in our employer health fairs. This will involve conducting biometric screenings including body fat analysis, blood pressure, and cholesterol/glucose testing. In addition to the screenings you will also have the chance to teach participants about their results and ways to improve their health. Training will be provided.
Other aspects of this internship include working with a team of health educators and nurses to plan and implement programs. You may have the chance to assist in implementing programs or other projects as well as a chance to write articles for newsletters.
The internship hours are flexible to meet your schedule. We have health fair events Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays. The hours range from 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. with some exceptions depending on the event.
Requirement: Background check, drug screen, & current immunizations.
Contact: Angela Bishop Harman, MPH, MCHES, cWC
STRESS RELIEF CENTER/STRESS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP at WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
Students participating in the Stress Management Internship may be involved in several of the following activities:
- Support the activities of the SRC
- Assist in directing affairs of the SRC including scheduling of assistants
- Schedule and promote open houses with Dr. Olpin
- Continue the development and advancement of new activities in the lab
- Help organize and administer ongoing research associated with the lab
- Coordinate activities with WSU Student Wellness
- Wellness Fairs - Stress management related campus health and wellness fairs and other campus activities
- Coordinate activities with WSU Employee Wellness program
- Wellness coaching/Stress Management workshops - stress management related campus stress management classes i.e., secretaries, women's groups, etc.
- Assist Dr. Olpin in a variety of the activities in his Stress Management and his Mind/Body Wellness courses which may include the following: putting additional classes online; editing current online classes; developing a Mind/Body wellness textbook/trade book based on the Mind/Body Wellness class
- Assist in the continued development of the Stress Management Place website, blog, and Facebook. This may include the following:
- writing stress management and wellness related articles coordinating online activities, announcements, and events
- Continue Development of a community resource website/manual to be available as a reference for all things mind/body/spirit, alternative/complementary therapies, and stress management
Prerequisites to this internship:
- Successful completion of Health 1110 - Stress Management/span>
- Successful completion of Health 2400 - Mind/Body Wellness (formerly the Art of Emotional Wellness)
- Completion of either the Health Promotion or Human Performance (wellness emphasis) required classes Permission by Dr. Olpin to participate in this internship
Preferred skills to qualify for this internship:
- Successful completion of Health 3100 - Applications of Technology in Health Promotion
- Excellent people skills - outgoing, dynamic, motivated
- Possible credit hours available for this internship: 1-3 hours
For more information, contact Dr. Olpin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-626-6485
Assist in the development and maintenance of prevention interventions and educational programs targeting individuals in Utah at risk for HIV infection focusing on underlying issues that can lead to increased risky behaviors.
UTAH AIDS FOUNDATION
1408 S. 1100 E.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84105
- Assist in coordinating the Utah AIDS Foundation’s HIV and STI Counseling and Testing Center;
- Provide STI results to clients;
- Be trained in all aspects of test site including becoming a test site counselor, lab technician, intake, specimen collection, etc.;
- Coordinate and run the HIV and STI Counseling and Testing Site and assist with other testing events on and off site;
- Assess HIV risk related health education needs for at risk populations;
- Assist with the design and implementation of education programs and interventions in accordance to the targeted populations’ needs that serve to reduce HIV transmission risk;
- Evaluate the helpfulness, impact and effectiveness of health education programs;
- Oversee and facilitate Speaker’s Bureau presentations such as HIV 101 and STI 101 in the community including public schools, mental health treatment facilities, etc.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of health education theory and principles;
- Knowledge of behavior change theory;
- Skill in education and training techniques;
- Skill in written and verbal communication;
- Ability to make presentations, develop curriculum, and objectively evaluate program effectiveness.
Education and Experience:
Contact: Tyler Fisher, Director
- Must be working toward a degree in community health education, health promotion, public health, or closely related field.
The Utah Department of Health offers your students a chance to get experience by way of internships, practicums, and student projects. We typically offer a variety of opportunities for students - ranging from public health projects to business / organizational development projects. We have recently produced a compilation of these opportunities at the link Utah Department of Health Internships. This resource contains both paid and unpaid opportunities.
"Vitality Wins" Online Health Promotion Internship
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
This internship will allow interns to have a greater knowledge and understanding of promoting health in the business sector of social networking and marketing. The main emphasis will be placed on promoting the new “start-up” Vitality Wins website (www.vitalitywins.com) at Weber State University. The Health Promotion intern will work with the President and the Vitality Wins Team to obtain commercial and marketing goals. Interns will be provided general direction and materials to complete final outcome objectives.
• Excellent communication & organization skills
• Ability to collaborate with the Vitality Wins team
• Reliable and accountable to execute deliverables and maintain timelines
• Requires minimal supervision
• Play the Vitality Wins game for the 8 week period with friends and family, followed by the maintenance game Step Up.
• Develop a Marketing Plan approved by the Vitality Wins team, including the following ideas:
-Social Media and Networking
-Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging, etc.
o Direct Marketing at School Functions including but not limited to:
- Booths at Block Party, Homecoming Events, Games, Health and Wellness Events
- Advertise at WSU Athletic Environments/Gyms and Events, Freshman dorms (“Avoid the Freshman 10”) and School Paper
• Field Production
o Schedule booth sites at pre-determined locations per Marketing Plan
o Prepare and assemble booth
o Coordinate booth banners, fliers and promotions with the Vitality Wins team
o Mans the booth for designated periods of time
o Plan for computer registration at the booth
o Coordinate articles and advertisements for student papers with Vitality Wins team
o Distribute fliers and posters
• Social Media
o Facebook posts and campaigns
o Tweets, Blogs and Pins
o Creative marketing
• Collaborate efforts with Vitality Wins team
• Good communication with Vitality Wins team
• Preferably a Health Promotions or Business Marketing Student
• Any combination of education and/or training which demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities describe above.
• Specific Goals:
o Perform Social and Direct Marketing activities increasing awareness.
o Complete the Marketing Plan by the end of the internship
o Demonstrate marketing efforts which correlate to a substantial increase in the number of participants playing Vitality. The intern and the Vitality Wins team will work together to reach a goal of 50 % growth by the completion of internship (Tracking handled by web development)
• Internship worth 4 semester hours
Contact: Dr. Maria Richards, CEO and PhD Nutritionist
Founder of Vitality Wins
WEBER-MORGAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT
477 23rd STREET
OGDEN, UT 84401
Division of Health Promotion Internship Opportunities
Title: Community Health Education Internships
Agency: Weber-Morgan Health Department, Division of Health Promotion
Deadlines: Applications and resumes will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Positions are available for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Applicants will be contacted approximately 1 month before the start of a new semester.
Hours: Variable (we require a minimum of 200 hours, but encourage more)
Description: Interns will work with program managers in several of the following areas:
- Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Tobacco Prevention
- Injury Prevention
Possible projects include, but are not limited to:
- Planning and implementing a 4-8 week worksite wellness program
- Conducting presentations on various topics
- Attending car seat checkpoints and various safety events
- Assisting in planning and implementing community events and campaigns
- Participating in coalition meetings
- Attending Teen Tobacco Reduction classes and various anti-tobacco events
- Completing obesity prevention projects
Requirements: Must be pursuing a degree in Health Promotion or a closely related field. Must be currently enrolled in or have already taken a Program Planning class and be eligible to begin working toward internship credits. Applicants must be able to complete a minimum of 200 hours and maintain a consistent schedule. Must be dependable, computer literate, organized, self-motivated, tobacco-free, and enthusiastic about improving health in the community. Must also have the ability to communicate well with staff and the community, and have reliable transportation. To apply, please fill out the Division of Health Promotion Internship Application form (found at www.webermorganhealth.org/internships.php) and submit it with a copy of your resume.
Contact: Bryce Sherwood, Health Promotion Supervisor and Intern Coordinator
WEBER STATE STUDENT WELLNESS
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, OGDEN, UT
Do you want an engaging internship experience that you can tailor to your health promotion major and area of emphasis? Are you a good communicator and able to work independently?
The WSU Student Wellness office is seeking two to three dynamic student interns to assist with several projects for the upcoming academic year (fall and spring semesters). The selected interns would be involved in all levels of programming from development to website, marketing, assessment, implementation and evaluation.
Other opportunities would include planning and participation in wellness campaigns on campus, and the development of outreach programs for students. In addition, you will work with the program manager to create an internship experience that compliments your interests and area of emphasis.
If you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, fantastic time management skills, and are able to work independently, this may be the perfect internship for you!
Awardees will be required to commit 15-2- hours a week for two semesters. The scholarship portion of the internship includes a partial tuition waiver.
Contact: Julia Darley, Director
THE WELLNESS CONNECTION, INC.
9450 SOUTH STATE STREET
Description: This internship will provide you with an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a wellness coordinator in the field of corporate health. You will be working for The Wellness Connection, Inc. on-site at BD Medical Systems, a corporation in Sandy, UT, helping to manage their employee wellness program. BD Medical Systems has been a consistent winner of the Utah Council of Worksite Health Promotion’s Platinum Award (the highest award given in Utah for corporate health programs). Some of the programs you will be helping with include the following: implementation of a diabetes prevention program, performing biometric body assessments, planning exercise incentive programs, assisting in an indoor triathlon program, weight management, personal health consultations, healthy behavior presentations, a health fair, etc. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the field of corporate health to work at a company that has one of the best employee health programs in the state.
- 15-20 hours each week
- This is an unpaid internship
- Working towards, or have, a BS degree in Fitness and Wellness Management, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, or similar health related field
- Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of a corporation
- Professional, corporate image
- CPR/First Aid certification desired
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Outgoing dynamic personality
- Good knowledge of strength and cardiovascular training principles
- Good knowledge of basic nutrition principles
- Hard and honest worker
Contact: Celeste Thorup
"A Safe Place to be a Kid"
2305 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401
Health Promotion and Fitness Opportunities: Work with kids, ages 8 through 18 in an after-school setting during Fall and Spring. Summer semester is a day-long program. Multi-faceted program including homework help, science lab, bike shop, art center, gardening, etc.
Contact: Raven Rylander, Volunteer Coordinator