Category Archives: Gaining Experience

Love the Nutrition Major? Please Help Recruit New Students!

For the last few years, Penn State has invited high school students and their families to “Spend a Summer Day” learning about Penn State and all of its academic programs. The College of Health and Human Development will be hosting five degree program fairs this summer to show off our departments and majors and we would like to have at least one current Nutrition student (or recent graduate) at each fair from 2-4 p.m on the following days along with the faculty representatives listed below:

  • Monday, July 22 – Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly
  • Thursday, July 25 – Jennifer Fleming
  • Friday, July 26 – Xiang Gao
  • Monday, July 29 – Cindy Adams
  • Tuesday, July 30th – Alison Gernand

Even if you can spare only one hour, we would love to have you! Every year, these high school students are most interested in hearing what YOU, the students, have to say about our awesome program and its various options.

Please let me know ASAP if you are in town and can help us on these afternoons. Thank you in advance for your support!

Health Promotion & Wellness Intern Needed for Fall 2019

Health Promotion and Wellness is seeking a student intern for the fall 2019 semester. If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at eeg5005@psu.edu by June 28, 2019.

The role of the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) intern will be to assist with a range of health promotion initiatives during fall 2019. The intern will have hands-on opportunities to participate in the development of health promotion and wellness initiatives for a college population. The intern will work collaboratively and individually to accomplish assignments. The intern will be supervised by Erin Raupers, Assistant Director.

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist with two aspects of the Healthy Penn State Initiative. The goal of the Healthy Penn State initiative is to improve the academic success of students by encouraging healthy behaviors. The intern will develop content for the Healthy Penn State website and social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The intern will also assist with the recruitment, training, and management of the Healthy Penn State Ambassadors, a peer health education program.

Additionally, the individual will help staff outreach tables and assist with the daily operation of the Wellness Suite. Activities include staffing the front desk, greeting students who have appointments, answering the phone, and answering questions. The intern will assist with wellness initiatives, health promotion campaigns, wellness services and wellness workshops. The intern will gain valuable knowledge about evidence-based strategies for sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and stress. The intern will also gain experience with program evaluation.

The start date of this internship is August 26, 2019. The intern may work between 15-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. The approximate end date is December 13, 2019. This is an unpaid internship, but the successful candidate will receive credit through their academic department.

We are seeking someone who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Experience with technology is essential. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential as well as a genuine appreciation for working with diverse populations.

If you have questions, please contact Erin Raupers at 814-863-0461 or eeg5005@psu.ed

Interested in the Emerging Field of Personalized Nutrition?

Project Sapiens, based at King’s College in London is starting to conduct personalized nutrition clinical trials in the US.  They are currently looking for some Nutritionists/Dietitians interested in helping them with trials in the Boston area. For more information on this career opportunity, visit this site.

WIC Nutritionist Position open in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA

For more information visit our web page.

New Graduates: Three Full-time Nutritionists Needed in York, PA

Community Progress Council WIC Program in York, PA has three full-time Nutritionist positions available. For more information including how to apply, please visit this link.

Fall 2019 Teaching Assistants needed for NUTR 251

We are currently looking for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for NUTR 251. The class meets Monday Wednesday Friday 1:25-2:15 pm. You will receive 1 credit of NUTR 496 credit.  Please contact Lynn Parker Klees lgp2@psu.edu for more information. Please include your overall GPA and the grade you received in NUTR 251.

Roundup River Ranch – Seeking Nutrition Students for Dietary Specialists Positions

Roundup River Ranch, is a medical camp in Colorado.  Roundup River Ranch serves children with serious illnesses and their families through FREE recreational camp programs – summer camp, family camp, and camper reunions throughout the year.  Roundup River Ranch is accredited by the American Camp Association and a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, the largest network of medical camps in the world.

Many of our campers have multiple dietary needs.  We support campers with many diets including, but not limited to, FODMAP, diabetic, anaphylactic allergies, renal, intolerances, vegan, vegetarian.  Working at Roundup River Ranch is a wonderful experience for a student interested in becoming a registered dietician or nutritionist.  We have a paid position, Dietary Specialists, who works in our kitchen to support the chefs planning and preparing food for campers with special dietary needs.  This position requires attention to detail, ability to communicate clearly, and wiliness to work on a team.  Room and board are provided in addition to pay.

See the attached flyers for additional information:  msg_74124_SummerStaffPoster-Home- Dietary Specialist-2cp0xkr

and camp dates:  msg_74124_2019 Calendar Final V3-2n33c1m.

Sterling Nell Leija
Executive Camp Director

Roundup River Ranch

8333 Colorado River Road

Gypsum, CO 81637
p: 970.524.5719 / f: 888.524.2477

www.RoundupRiverRanch.org

Summer Nutrition Experience in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Area — Nutrition Aide position

Part-time Nutrition Aide Position is available this summer for students looking to gain experience in a nutrition-related area.  This is a great way to build your resume and/or Dietetic Internship application packet.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Nutrition Aide works part-time to provide nutrition education to youth engaged in Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA programs including Afterschool, Power Scholars Academy summer school, and Food and Fun at the Park summer program, as well as engaging families as requested.    The Nutrition Education Coordinator may also plan special events and Healthy Food Distributions (Free Pop-up Produce Stands, for example), as appropriate. Most work is seasonal, and will take place during summer months of June, July and August, with the possibility of additional work during other months as requested and available

See the Nutrition Aide Position Description for more information.

If you are interested in this position, send a resume to Clancy Harrison at clancy@clancyharrison.com

Summer Experiences at Stony Brook Heights Rooftop Farm

Stony Brook Heights Rooftop farm is offering experiences to work on their farm.  This is a great way to gain nutrition-related experience to build your resume.

Volunteers experience all aspects of urban agriculture and sustainable farming.  The onsite Stony Brook Heights Rooftop Farm is the location where volunteers become part of the agriculture experience and where growing, harvesting and delivering produce to the foodservice department, and ultimately to patients’ trays is the main goal. Volunteers will also assist in the summer kids farm-to-table cooking classes (held in July).

For information for who to contact with more information, see the flyer Stony Brook Farm Summer Volunteer flyer

Kandle Dining Services – Now Hiring Nutrition Majors for Diet Coordinator positions at Summer Camps – Multiple locations in US

Kandle Dining Services provides food service for camps and conference centers.

In the past few years we have developed a program for Dietetic students to work with Kandle during the summer season.  Students that work with us will gain valuable hands on experience and knowledge with the numerous diets of summer camp.  The students work under the supervision of a registered dietitian and will have the opportunity to learn skills such as safe food handling, common food allergens, food production and time management.

We have had great success hiring Dietetic students, they have been an asset to our company and helped provide an outstanding service to our campers with diet restrictions and/or allergies.  Please visit the kandle_dietaryflyer 2018-1c2720rr for additional information.