Internship Positions at UNH Health Services

Our internships are unpaid, but we can work with you and your academic department to obtain credit. The application process for internships will open in the Spring. Interested students should watch for updates about Information sessions in March.

Blogger/Writer 

Under the supervision of the Communication and Information Coordinator, the Blogging and Writing Intern will write content for the Health Services blog that will be featured on UNHTales.  The goal of this position is to create content about health topics that are important to college students in a format that is direct, fun, engaging, witty and no more than 400 words. Can you do it?

Responsibilities

  • Creating editorial calendar for blog based on national and UNH health campaigns
  • Writing of a minimum of 2 blog posts per month for UNHTales
  • Conducting research for blog posts, including interviewing UNH students and conducting online research
  • Taking photographs for blog posts that can also be used on additional Health Services’ social media outlets and website
  • Integrating social media and visual content into blog posts
  • Assisting with promotion of the blog using social media and other appropriate promotion formats
  • Monitoring and moderating blog comments
  • Monitoring blog usage and providing analytical data to determine effectiveness of blog  

Qualifications

  • Interest in college health
  • Ability to write concise and engaging content that appeals to UNH students
  • Strong editing skills
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Interest in reading and writing blogs
  • Experience and enjoyment in using social media for professional purposes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Passionate about learning new skills
  • Creative

Additional information

Hours for this position are flexible and will be dependent on the time taken to complete each blog post per/week and additional projects. Appropriate training will be provided on theories of social marketing, college health, blogging platforms, social media and social media analytics. This is an unpaid internship but we will work with your academic department if you are seeking credit. You will be provided training and resources needed to fulfill your internship goals, including weekly supervision meetings with the Health Services Communications and Information Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in health and are seeking to gain work experience in writing, blogging, communications, and social media. 

 

Chronic Illness in Young Adults or Public Health Intern 

Under the supervision of the Community Health Nurse.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research on chronic illness/public health in young adults
  • Designing research/learning opportunities
  • Writing goals and objectives and stick to timeline
  • Implementing research findings
  • Evaluating implemented findings
  • Designing program to educate others on findings

Qualifications

  • Interest in public health/chronic illness in young adults
  • Independent learner and self-motivated
  • Ability to meet established timelines
  • Committed to growth and receptive to supervision
  • Academic background in public health/chronic illnesses, preferred
  • Experience working in hospital/clinic/medical setting, preferred

Additional information

Hours are variable. This is an unpaid internship.  You can receive academic credit, with approval of your academic department. You will be provided training and resources needed to fulfill your internship goals, including weekly supervision meetings with the Community Health Nurse. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in public health/chronic illnesses to gain experience research (needs assessment and evaluation), program development and planning.

 

Fresh Check Day/Mental Health Program Intern (2 positions)

Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Promotion, the Fresh Check Day Coordinator(s) will bring Fresh Check Day to UNH, working to create an approchable atmostphere that encourages students to talk about about mental health. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Yet, most college students don't know about the mental health resources that are available to them on campus and in their communities. Because of the anxieties, fears and misunderstandings that surround mental health, students may choose not to access these resources, even if they are aware of them. 

Fresh Check Day helps to build a bridge between students and mental health resources and programs that exist on campus, in the community and on a national level. Using a peer-to-peer messaging model, Fresh Check Day utilizes student groups, in addition to university staff, to develop and execute interactive booths that deliver mental health resources and information in a fun and engaging way. The program's primary goals are to: 

  • Increase awareness of mental health resources and services available to students
  • Reduce stigma and misconceptions about mental health and suicide that often deter individuals from seeking help
  • Empower peers to be gatekeepers by understanding warning signs and knowing what to do if a friend is exhibiting signs of suicide or a mental health concern
  • Increase willingness to ask for help if experiencing emotional distress

Responsibilities

  • Having regular contact with the national Fresh Check organization
  • Communicating with various student organizations and groups on campus to gain their involvement in the event
  • Recruiting, overseeing and managing the planning committee and their tasks/responsibilities (i.e., marketing, fundraising/donations, food and entertainment)
  • Promoting mental health awareness during the event and throughout the year

Qualifications

  • Passion for mental health and a desire to change the current outlook about mental health
  • Ability to manage time and work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with UNH faculty, staff and students
  • Strong leadership, organization and coordination skills
  • Desire to have fun

Additional information

Beginning summer 2017, 4-10 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. You may receive academic credit, with approval of your academic department. This academic placement can be for a semester or for fall and spring semester. You will be provided training and resources needed to fulfill your internship goals, including weekly supervision meetings with the Director of Education and Promotion. 

 

Get Yourself Tested/STI Prevention Intern

Under the supervision of the Wellness Educator/Counselor, the GYT Intern will utilize sexually transmitted prevention materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to design and implement an STI awareness campaign at UNH for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Responsibilities

  • Complete initial training in STI, sexual health education, and safer sex practices
  • Conduct research on GYT and other STI campaigns at other colleges and universities
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a plan that is designed to increase UNH students’ education about STIs, increase motivation to get tested for STIs, and practice safer sex
  • Target interventions for key points during the year
    • Sextober – October
    • December – World AIDS Day
    • February through March – Pre-Spring Break
    • April – STI Awareness Month
  • Complete iLeap (Innovative Leadership with Education & Action among Peers). iLeap is an integrated training collaboration between UNH Health Services, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), and the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)

Qualifications

  • This position is ideal for students who are looking to gain experience in the communications and social marketing and how to impact behavior change on individual and community levels
  • Interest in wellness and sexual health
  • Ability to manage time and work independently
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Proficient in writing and editing
  • Creative
  • Sensitivity to multiple social identities and issues

Additional information

Depending on course credit,  4-8 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. You can receive academic credit, with approval of your academic department. This academic placement can be for a semester or for fall and spring semester. You will be provided training and resources needed to fulfill your internship goals, including weekly supervision meetings with the Health Services Wellness Educator/Counselor. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in better understanding themselves and learning more about sexual health. 

 

Stress Management Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Wellness Educator/Counselor, the Stress Management Coordinator will work to generate a culture of relaxation and optimal well-being for UNH students. This will be done through creating, implementing, and evaluating educational programs and social marketing campaigns in the realm of coping with stress, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a strong knowledge of wellness and stress, through initial trainings and independent research
  • Co-create and implement creative stress management activities, offered throughout the academic year
  • Coordinate and manage the Health Services space in the Hamel Recreation Center to be conducive for relaxation
  • Give tours and/or overviews of Health Services space in the Hamel Recreation Center; assist students in choosing appropriate activities (wellness coaching, biofeedback, light therapy, stress management sessions, meditation, powernapping, relaxing coloring, breathing exercises, etc) based on their needs
  • Create stress-related materials, such as handouts and images for the web to promote ongoing services as well as upcoming events
  • Assist with the implementation of wellness workshops and awareness campaigns
  • Complete iLeap (Innovative Leadership with Education & Action among Peers). iLeap is an integrated training collaboration between UNH Health Services, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), and the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)

Qualifications 

This position is ideal for students who are interested in helping other students cope with their stress, and for those who are interested in gaining knowledge in the areas of mindfulness, relaxation, and behavior change.

  • Interest in wellness and stress-related issues impacting college students
  • Ability to work as a team member and stay on task when working independently
  • Demonstrate a high level of written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to accept feedback, and offer feedback constructively
  • Sensitivity to multiple social identities and issues
  • Commitment and passion for the mission of the Office of Health Education and Promotion

Additional information

Depending on course credit,  4-8 hours per week. Ability to work late afternoon and evening hours preferred. This is an unpaid internship. You can receive academic credit, with approval of your academic department. This academic placement can be for a semester or for fall and spring semester. You will be provided training and resources needed to fulfill your internship goals, including weekly supervision meetings with the Health Services Wellness Educator/Counselor.