Internship Positions at Health & Wellness

Applications for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are now closed. Please check back next spring!


Sexual Well-being Intern (2 positions)

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 iLeap (Innovative Leadership with Education & Action among Peers) during the fall 2019 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.

Applications for this position are now closed. 


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
  • Complete iLeap (Innovative Leadership with Education & Action among Peers).

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 2019, 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. 

Applications for this position are now closed. 


Communications & Research Intern (1 position)

Under the supervision of the Communication Information Specialist at UNH Health & Wellness, the Communications & Marketing 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 may include:

  • Working with team to design and implement social marketing campaigns using print and online promotion tools
  • Monitoring and analyzing usage data from the Health & Wellness website and social media platforms
  • Creating and assisting with qualitative research (e.g. student-based focus groups, interviews)
  • Contribute to redesign and usability testing of the Health & Wellness website
  • Posting on and managing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Taking photographs at events for social media and other promotional materials
  • Collaborating on new and creative ways to expand reach on social media and in the UNH community
  • Additional marketing projects as needed (e.g. creating flyers and other marketing materials for events and programs)

Qualifications include:

  • Interest in college health and wellness
  • Interest in writing, journalism, qualitative research, social media, marketing, public health, anthropology, sociology, etc.  
  • Complete iLeap (Innovative Leadership with Education & Action among Peers) during the fall 2019 semester with other Health & Wellness interns and peer educators
  • 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 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.

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.

Applications for this position are now closed.