Internships

Our internship program supports the academic mission of the University by providing students opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to practical work experience. We offer a variety of internship opportunities each year that may be suitable for students across many academic disciplines.

    Internship Positions

    We are now taking applications for a Spring 2021 Communications & Research Intern! Click the tab below for more information and to apply.

    Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will open early in the spring semester.

    This is a great opportunity for students who are interested providing accurate and comprehensive sex-positive education to their peers at UNH.

    Under the supervision of the wellness educator/counselor, the sexual well-being intern will help with the creation and implementation of sexual health programs for UNH students. Program goals include teaching students about safer sex practices to prevent unintended pregnancy and STIs/HIV, enhancement of sexual well-being and reproductive justice.

    Responsibilities

    • Complete training in STI/HIV and unintended pregnancy prevention best practices for college students using a sex positive and inclusive public health approach  
    • Complete peer education training during the fall semester with other Health & Wellness interns and peer educators
    • Co-create and implement health promotion campaigns from research, design, implementation and evaluation:
      • October – Sextober
      • December – World AIDS Day
      • February through March – Pre-Spring Break
      • April – STI Awareness Month
    • Provide educational programs on safer sex to peers (i.e., Residential Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life) and at campus-wide events

    Qualifications

    • Personal and professional interest in comprehensive sex education using a sex-positive approach
    • Understanding of public health
    • Comfortable talking with peers about sexual well-being
    • Strong public speaking skills for small and large groups
    • Non-judgmental and understanding of different sex practices
    • Strong listening skills that include empathy and respect
    • Confident
    • Creative and innovative
    • Reliable and able to manage time and meet deadlines
    • Able to work on a team and individually

    Additional Information

    This is an unpaid internship. You can receive academic credit, with approval of your academic department. Depending on course credit, 4-8 hours per week.  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 wellness educator/counselor.

    Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Promotion, the Fresh Check Day Interns will bring Fresh Check Day to UNH, working to create an approachable atmosphere 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

    • Maintain regular contact with the national Fresh Check organization
    • Communicate with various student organizations and groups on campus to gain their involvement in the event
    • Recruit, oversee and manage the planning committee and its tasks/responsibilities (i.e., marketing, fundraising/donations, food and entertainment)
    • Promote mental health awareness during the event and throughout the year
    • Complete peer education training during the fall semester with other Health & Wellness interns and peer educators

    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 over the summer, 4-10 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.  If you are seeking academic credit, this must be arranged through your academic program. This academic placement can be for a semester or for both 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. 

    Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Internship: January 31, 2021
    Applicants for Spring 2021 will have the option to continue their internship into the 2021/2022 Academic Year.

    Under the supervision of the Communication Information Specialist at UNH Health & Wellness, the Communications & Social Media Intern will assist with marketing, community outreach, and social media efforts.

    The goal of this highly collaborative internship is to implement Health & Wellness’ marketing and communications goals in creative, witty, and direct ways that appeal to UNH students. The intern will engage directly with peers to find out the most important health concerns on campus. They will be encouraged to use their own voice and writing style to design & implement health campaigns, create new content, offer ideas for creative ways to reach UNH students, and elevate our social media platforms.

    Responsibilities

    • Work within a team to design and implement social marketing campaigns using print and online promotion tools
    • Create content for, post on, and manage social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
    • Monitor and analyze usage data from the Health & Wellness website and social media platforms
    • Collect qualitative research (e.g. student-based focus groups, interviews)
    • Contribute to redesign and usability testing of the Health & Wellness website
    • Take photographs at events or around campus for social media and other promotional materials
    • Collaborate on new and creative ways to expand reach on social media and in the UNH community
    • Complete additional marketing projects as needed (e.g., creating flyers and other marketing materials for events and programs)
    • Complete peer education training during the fall semester with other Health & Wellness interns and peer educators

    Qualifications

    • Interest in college health and wellness
    • Interest in writing, journalism, qualitative research, social media, marketing, public health, anthropology, sociology, etc.  
    • Ability to write concise and engaging content that appeals to UNH students
    • Experience with and desire to use social media for professional purposes
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Passionate about learning new skills
    • Creative and willing to share ideas
    • Preferred: A curiosity about human behavior and what motivates people to change/grow

    The intern will work with the Communication Information Specialist to develop and meet objectives agreed upon by both parties, based on both the interests of the intern and the needs of Health & Wellness. Appropriate training will be provided on theories of social marketing, college health, social media and Google/social media analytics.

    Additional Information

    This is an unpaid internship. If you are seeking academic credit, this must be arranged through your academic program. You will be provided training and resources needed to fulfill your internship goals, including weekly supervision meetings with the Health & Wellness Communication Information Specialist. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in health and are seeking to gain work experience in writing, research, communications and social media.

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    Information Sessions

    Information sessions are scheduled in the spring semester. We strongly recommend interested applicants attend.

    Placements 

    • Placements are made before the academic year ends
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you are seeking academic credit, this must be arranged through your academic program
    • Internships are available to UNH students who have appropriate experience, background and interest
    • We are looking for students who can commit to a full year internship (fall and spring semester)
    • We do not offer internship opportunities during the summer or semester breaks
    • In most cases, we can work around your academic schedule
    • We will provide you with an internship supervisor who will:
      • Provide appropriate training
      • Meet with you weekly for supervision 
      • Work with you to develop a learning contract that outlines credit hours, responsibilities and placement goals and objectives
      • Provide ongoing feedback and you will be evaluated at mid-placement and at the completion of your placement 

    Variety of Majors

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    Students who have interned at Health & Wellness have come from various academic programs, including:

    • Anthropology
    • Business Administration
    • Biochemistry
    • Communications
    • Education (graduate program)
    • English
    • Family Studies
    • Health Management and Policy
    • Marketing
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Nutrition and Animal Sciences
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Women's Studies

    Benefits

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    Enhance Your Skills 

    • Public health event planning
    • Research
    • Public speaking
    • Writing and editing
    • Assessment, evaluation and data analysis 
    • Research 
    • Group facilitation 
    • Communications, marketing and social media 
    • Counseling (graduate students only)
    • Health policy development 

    Gain Knowledge in Wellness and Health  

    • Emotional wellness
    • Environmental wellness
    • Financial wellness
    • Intellectual wellness
    • Occupational wellness
    • Physical wellness
    • Social wellness
    • Spiritual wellness 

    Feedback 

    • "Having the opportunity to be an intern at Health & Wellness allowed me to develop new skills and learning tools that I will be able to take with me into my future endeavors. I always felt very comfortable and like I was a part of the team at Health & Wellness."