Internship Program

Now Recruiting Interns for Academic Year 2017/2018!

Four HPW interns standing in front of the HPW health hut

The Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) Internship is a paid ($11/hour), part-time (10 hours/week) position. Interns must commit for the full academic year and attend monthly meetings on Fridays from 10am-1pm.

HPW Interns will work with HPW staff on campus health projects in the topic areas of:

Application:

Please download and complete the application below. Email a completed application, unofficial transcript, and resume by 5:00pm on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 to hpw@sfsu.edu. No paper applications will be accepted.

Download an Internship Application!

 

Qualifications:

We are seeking students with the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

​Required Qualifications

  • Open to Undergraduate & Graduate students
  • Commit to one academic year
  • Available for weekly meetings on Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage work independent and as part of a team
  • Ability to thoughtfully receive supervision and feedback
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to think creatively around health/wellness issues and topic areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Background and knowledge around topics in health and wellness
  • Ability to advocate for health and social justice issues
  • Experience developing multimedia
  • Previous volunteer and work experience with diverse populations

Internship Job Descriptions

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (2 openings)

The
Alcoho
l, Tobacco
and Other Drug (A
T
OD) Intern will be responsible for assisting with
projects that promote and advocate for
students to make healthy choices
. ATOD Intern will assist in the
the
overarching goal of decreasing negative physical, mental, and sexual health effects of risky drinking
practices, tobacco and nicotine, and drug use among SF State students. Projects will fall under the
f
ollowing topic areas to achieve:
Increase use of pro
tective behaviors while drinking in an effort reduce incidence of
unprotected sex, accidents due to impairment in judgement, and self
-
harm and suicidal
ideation
.
Decrease use of tobacco and nicotine products
-
use among SF State students
.
Increase percentage
of
SF State
students who are able to self
-
identify as struggling with
substance use/abuse and seek help as a result
.
Create substance
-
free social culture at SF State.
Background, job or academic experi
ence and/or interest in alcohol, tobacco
and other d
rugs risk
reduction preferred.

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) interns will be responsible for assisting with projects that promote and advocate for students to make healthy choices. ATOD interns will assist in the overarching goal of decreasing negative physical, mental, and sexual health effects of risky drinking practices, tobacco and nicotine, and drug use among SF State students. Projects will fall under the following topic areas to achieve:

  • Increase use of protective behaviors while drinking in an effort reduce incidence of unprotected sex, accidents due to impairment in judgement, and self-harm and suicidal ideation.
  • Decrease use of tobacco and nicotine products-use among SF State students.
  • Increase percentage of SF State students who are able to self-identify as struggling with substance use/abuse and seek help as a result.
  • Create substance-free social culture at SF State.

Experience or interest in reducing risk associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs preferred.

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Campus Health Initiatives (4 openings)

The Campus Health Initiatives interns will have the opportunity to work on and develop various campus-wide health programs and projects. Examples of projects include working on the development of a food pantry at SF State and other food insecurity programs, increasing the access to wellness programs via the SF State app, assisting with the development of a peer health ambassador program, and supporting the development of the wellness arm for the Mashouf Wellness Center. The interns will have the opportunity to do campus assessments, research of best-practices, and to work with various staff and faculty across the campus. In addition, the interns will participate in the Student Health Advisory Committee and learn about advocacy at SF State. Experience or interest in health and wellness topics preferred. 

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Graphic Design (2 openings)

Graphic design interns will be responsible for assisting with design projects that promote programs, campaigns, and events for all Health Promotion & Wellness topic areas. The graphic design interns may be responsible for designing posters, flyers, infographics, digital display images, and graphics for social media and web. Must be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and have experience working in both print and digital formats. Experience or interest in health and wellness topics preferred. 

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Men's Health (1 opening)

The Men’s Health intern will be responsible for assisting with efforts that promote and advocate for men’s health issues, including (but not limited to) violence reduction, mental wellness, sexual health, and substance use. Through critical analysis of the intersection between gender, culture, and health, the Men’s Health intern will help develop and implement projects designed with professional staff and maintain initiatives targeted at broadening the definition of masculinity to better promote healthful behavior.  The Men’s Health intern may be responsible for media campaigns, research of best-practices in scientific literature, outreach projects, project evaluation, and other duties as assigned. Additionally, the Men’s Health intern may be responsible for implementation of health education and promotion programs in residence halls, classes, student organizational meetings, or other settings. Experience or interest in men’s health issues preferred. 

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Mental Health (2 openings)

The Mental Health interns will have an opportunity to plan and implement projects that address topics of mental health. Mental Health intern will participate in working with campus partners to improve access and awareness of mental health services and reducing mental health stigma through outreach programming Projects will fall under the following topic areas to achieve:

  • Increase help seeking behavior amongst SF State students of color.
  • Reduce stigma around accessing mental health services and topics around mental health at SF State.
  • Increase the proportion of students who receive information on stress reduction from SF State.
  • Increase the proportion of students who receive information on suicide from SF.

General duties will include reporting program statistics, monitoring and responding to emerging health topics, conducting formative research and completing other administrative duties as needed. Experience or interest in mental health related issues preferred.

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Nutrition (2 openings)

Nutrition interns will be responsible for assisting with projects that help to develop sustainable diet and eating habits among SF State students. Projects will fall under three topic areas:

  • Increasing students’ self-efficacy among choosing and practicing healthy eating behaviors,
  • Increasing students’ positive relationships with food, self-care practices, and their bodies,
  • Reducing food insecurity among students.

Background, job, or academic experience and interest in nutrition topic areas preferred.

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Sexual Health (2 openings)

The Sexual Health interns will be responsible for assisting with projects that promote and advocate for sexual health access and issues. Sexual Health interns will conduct community assessments, program planning, implementations, and evaluations on special events/projects related to sexual health. Projects will fall under the following topic areas to achieve:

  • Prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Increased screening for HIV and other STIs
  • Reduction in unintended pregnancies among SF State students and communication

In addition, they will manage the “Condom Caboose” mobile cart (condom access project), and help with campaigns and health education materials. Experience or interest in reducing the risk of transmission of STIs, promoting comprehensive information about contraception and sexuality issues, are preferred. 

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Sexual Violence Prevention (1 opening)

The Sexual Violence Prevention intern will be responsible for assisting with efforts that promote and advocate the reduction of sexual violence, including (but not limited to) sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence. The Sexual Violence Prevention intern will help develop and implement projects designed with professional staff and maintain initiatives to shift campus culture and environment, in order to promote a violence-free community. The intern may be responsible for media campaigns, research of best-practices in scientific literature, outreach projects, project evaluation, and other duties as assigned. Additionally, the intern may be responsible for implementation of health education and promotion programs in residence halls, classes, student organizational meetings, or other settings. Experience or interest in sexual violence prevention preferred.

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