We are no longer recruiting for interns for 2017/2018, please check back next spring to apply for the following year!
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. Here are the positions available:
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Internship
- Campus Health Initiatives Internship
- Graphic Design Internship
- Men's Health Internship
- Mental Health Internship
- Nutrition Internship
- Sexual Health Internship
- Sexual Violence Prevention Internship
Please download and complete the application below. Email a completed application, unofficial transcript, and resume by 5:00pm on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. No paper applications will be accepted.
Download an Internship Application!
We are seeking students with the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.