Work-Status: Paid Internship ($10.00 / hour)
Contact: Kelli Huinker, Wellness Coordinator
Phone: (641) 421-9312
Definition: The Wellness Intern, under the direct supervision of the Wellness Coordinator, is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of wellness programs targeting Cerro Gordo County employees, businesses, and community agencies. The Wellness Intern will provide supervision of the Department’s fitness center, perform wellness related assessments, create and evaluate programs, and provide knowledge and motivation to encourage employees and patrons to make lasting healthy lifestyle choices. The Wellness Intern may also assist the Wellness Coordinator with tasks coinciding with current wellness grant requirements and other wellness projects.
In addition, the intern will gain experience and knowledge in policy creation and implementation, fitness assessments, health risk appraisals, exercise prescription, lifestyle coaching, corporate wellness program development and implementation, presentation and promotional communications, and utilization of wellness software.
Brief Overview of Internship Opportunities
(Dependent on DATE completing internship)
Spring Semester Intern Opportunities: (January – May)
¨ Health and Medical Screenings
¨ Fitness Assessments
¨ Fitness Center Orientations
¨ Develop Individualized Exercise Programs
¨ Health Newsletter Contributions
Summer Semester Intern Opportunities: (May/June – August)
¨ Exercise Program Development and Adjustments
¨ Assistance in Creation and Implementation of Physical Activity Programs
¨ Assistance in Creation and Implementation of Nutrition Programs
¨ Health Screenings and Fitness Assessments
Fall Semester Intern Opportunities: (August – December)
*Lists are not all-inclusive
Those interested in internships are encouraged to submit their resume to the Cerro Gordo Public Health Wellness Coordinator (22 N. Georgia Avenue Suite 300, Mason City, IA 50401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants will be interviewed (phone or face-to-face) prior to internship placement.
*NOTE: This is a Paid/ Stipend internship opportunity.
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