Internship Positions at UNH Health Services

Internship Positions at UNH Health Services

All of 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 Include:

  • 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 include:

  • 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  

Hours:  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 include:

  • 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 include:

  • 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

Hours:  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.

Communications & Marketing Intern 

Under the supervision of the Communication and Information Coordinator, the Communications Intern will assist with all marketing, community outreach and social media for UNH Health Services. The goal of this internship is to assist Health Services implement marketing and communications goals in creative, witty and direct ways that will appeal to UNH students. Do you fit that description?  

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with team to implement social marketing campaigns using print and online promotion tools
  • Editing and updating Health Services website content
  • Monitoring and analyzing usage of the Health Services website and social media sites
  • Researching content for social media sites
  • Collaborating on new and creative ways to expand reach on social media
  • Creation of 140 character sound bites on a variety of health topics
  • Writing and designing of marketing materials, including posters, flyers and content for waiting room TVs
  • Assist in training Peer Education groups on how to use social media
  • Creation and implementation of student-based focus groups
  • Assisting with usability testing of the Health Services’ website
  • Write at least one article for publication in StudentHealth101
  • Assist with design, editing and marketing of StudentHealth101
  • Staffing Health Services information tables around campus and at University events

Qualifications include:

  • Interest in college health
  • Knowledge of marketing concepts
  • Experience using social media
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write concise and engaging content that appeals to UNH students
  • Ability to work independently
  • Passionate about learning new skills
  • CREATIVE
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is desired but not required

Hours:  Hours for this position are flexible and will be dependent on projects being created. A minimum of 8-10 hours/week is desired. 

Appropriate training will be provided on theories of social marketing, college health, social media, social media analytics and Drupal (website editing program).  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 experience in social marketing, communications and social media. 

Fresh Check Day/Mental Health Program Intern 

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 include:

  • 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 include:

  • 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

Hours:  4-10 hours per week, beginning summer 2016

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. 

 Men’s Health Intern 

Under the supervision of the Wellness Educator/Counselor, the Men’s Health Intern will either develop and present outreach educational programs or write men’s health content to UNH students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Completing initial training in men’s health  education
  • Development and presentation of educational programs on men’s health
  • Participating in ongoing training and supervision
  • Participating in on-campus educational events

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to manage time and work independently
  • Writing skills/interests related to men's health
  • Public speaking/presentations skills preferred OR writing experience preferred
  • Sensitivity to multiple social identities and issues

Hours:  4-8 hours per week, depending on course credit.

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 the lives of men and the multiple societal impacts on men’s health. 

Sexual Health Intern

Under the supervision of the Wellness Educator/Counselor, the Sexual Health Intern will develop and present sexual and gender health education programs to UNH students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Completing initial training in sexual health education
  • Development and presentation of educational programs on sexual health 
  • Participating in ongoing training and supervision
  • Participating in on-campus educational events

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to manage time and work independently
  • Public speaking/presentations skills, preferred
  • Sensitivity to multiple social identities and issues

Hours:  4-8 hours per week, depending on course credit.

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. 

Wellness Educator Intern 

Using the Wellness Wheel model, the Wellness Educator Intern will assist with creating, implementing and evaluating health and wellness educational programs and social marketing campaigns for UNH students. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Developing a strong knowledge of wellness and the health concerns impacting UNH students
  • Researching, designing, implementing and evaluating creative wellness programs for UNH students
  • Implementing and managing Health Services Relaxation Stations and Power Napping sessions
  • Co-creating and managing social media campaigns, including writing, scheduling and analyzing analytics
  • Assisting with the implementation of health fairs and awareness campaigns
  • Creating health-related materials, such as posters, handouts and images for the web

Qualifications include:
An ideal candidate will be very creative and have strong communications and organizational skills. Additional required qualifications include:

  • Must be a UNH student entering junior or senior year in fall 2016
  • Interest in wellness and health issues impacting college students
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional experience with social media or an interest in learning
  • Research experience
  • Comfortable working independently

Hours: 8-10 hours/week for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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 with a Wellness Educator/Counselor.