Posted: November 6, 2019

Assist Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) with a range of health promotion initiatives during spring 2020 semester.

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 two aspects of the Healthy Penn State Initiative. The goal of the Healthy Penn State initiative is to improve the academic success of students by encouraging healthy behaviors. The intern will develop content for the Healthy Penn State website and social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The intern will also assist with the recruitment, training, and management of the Healthy Penn State Ambassadors, a peer health education program.

Additionally, the individual will help 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, and answering questions. The intern will assist with wellness initiatives, health promotion campaigns, wellness services and wellness workshops. The intern will gain valuable knowledge about evidence-based strategies for sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and stress. The intern will gain experience with program evaluation.

The start date of this internship is January 13, 2020. The approximate end date is May 1, 2020. The intern may work between 10-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. This is an unpaid internship, but the successful candidate will receive credit through their academic department.

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.

If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at by November 22, 2019.  You may also direct any questions to Erin Raupers at 814-863-0461 or