Monthly Archives: December 2013

Research intern- Vit D Metabolism and Dietary Aides needed

Undergraduate Research Intern Needed – Genetic, Dietary and Environmental Influences on Vitamin D Metabolism

Robin Taylor Wilson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

Studies by our lab and others consistently report that serum vitamin D levels are significantly lower among individuals with African American ancestry, controlling for age and other health status indicators.  We are in need of a part-time undergraduate research intern on the University Park Campus that is interested in working on this study.  The intern will work with the Project Manager and the Penn State Clinical Research Center through the Spring 2014 semester on study implementation, including study recruitment, for 10 hours per week.  Interns with an interest in health sciences will be preferred.  This intern will be invited to intern at the Hershey Campus during Summer 2014.  Interns will be provided with basic training in epidemiologic and biomedical research methods.  Interested applicants should submit a CV (including references) and a letter of interest to Dr. Wilson by email (  Applications are due on or before January 3, 2014.  Please contact Dr. Wilson or Loren Archibeque, Project Manager (, with questions.

Brookline Village is currently looking for full and part time dietary aides in State College.  Apply in person at: 

The Fairways at Brookline
Attn: Human Resources

1950 Cliffside Drive

State College, PA 16801

Attention Juniors: Student Nutrition Assistants needed for Penn State Dining

Each year Student Nutrition Assistants are hired by Penn State dining to help accommodate Penn State students with food allergies and other nutritional concerns.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in nutrition, computer analysis in food service, as well as critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and self-direction.   You must be available to start in March 2014.  The position runs through April 2015.  Please view the attached job description and other requirements of the position at the link below.

Nutrition Majors Job Sign 2014

Attention Seniors: New Online Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition – University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s new on-line graduate level program begins in January 2014 and the admissions process has begun!  The “Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition” is designed for new graduates and experienced professionals seeking advanced training in Clinical Nutrition and considering future graduate/professional education.   Capstone courses earn full graduate credit which students may subsequently utilize in relevant degree programs at UW–Madison and other institutions.

Registration is open for spring 2014 and we will be teaching the following on-line course:  Nutritional Sciences 653 – Clinical Nutrition Research – 3 cr.

You can begin the program in any semester – spring, summer, or fall – as courses may be taken in any order.  Due to the convenient online format, it may be completed while employed or enrolled in a Dietetic Internship.  Enrolled students are eligible for financial aid.

For more information you may contact the director or visit their website, as follows:  Lynette M. Karls, MS, RD, CD, Director  Email: Website:

Nutrition Communications Internship with Joy Bauer (BS required)


Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for the NBC Today Show, has two internship openings available.  The internships are unpaid and will run from mid January to late May. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition or at least one semester of coursework in a graduate nutrition program are eligible to apply.  Though our company is based in New York City, we communicate with interns remotely via email and telephone.  The time commitment is part-time, approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, but is subject to vary depending on Joy’s media schedule.  Responsibilities include researching nutrition topics for Today show segments; magazines; and other national media, writing articles and other materials for Joy’s website and social media, and performing some administrative tasks.  Past interns have found this to be a very rewarding experience, as they are given the opportunity to contribute to television, print, and web media seen by millions of people across the country.

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Chelsea Fuchs ( by Friday, December 13, 2013.  (Candidates who advance to the final selection round will be asked to complete a short writing assignment as part of the application process).


Congratulations go out to Emily Roberts, Penn State Undergrad, who was selected for the Smuckers Internship experience posted earlier on this blog.  We recently followed up with Smuckers to see if they had selected someone, and were told the good … Continue reading

Gaining Summer Experience in Nutrition and Health Care Careers

Have you started thinking about next summer and gaining experience to learn more about nutrition and health careers? It is actually time to start applying to programs.  Here are a few opportunities that are worth looking at.

National Association of College and University Food Services Summer Internship

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Health Care Careers Enrichment Programs

Interested in Community Nutrition?  Consider contacting local grocery stores.  Weiss Markets headquartered in Sunbury, PA often has nutrition interns to help with their Healthy Living initiatives.  Contact Karen Buch RDN, LDN Director, Lifestyle Initiatives;, cc:

Join Linkedin.   Groups such as the “Pennsylvania State University Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association” can help you connect directly to professionals that may be willing to have you shadow or gain other types of field experience in their facilities. We have a linkedin page for current undergraduates and recent graduates;  “Penn State Nutritional Sciences” where we post opportunities and jobs we learn of that might be of interest to you.

I will be posting additional opportunities throughout the year as I become aware of them.