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Health Promotion and Wellness Intern Needed for Fall 2017

University Health Services seeks a student intern for Fall 2017 semester. Read the description below and if interested, send resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at eeg5005@psu.edu by July 15, 2017.

The role of the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) intern is to assist with a range of health promotion initiatives during Fall 2017. The intern will learn about health and wellness services, programming, outreach activities, and social marketing efforts in a University setting. An important objective to this internship is to provide an experience that offers the student ample knowledge about health promotion and wellness initiatives in a college setting. By working with staff, the intern will participate in, evaluate and support the promotion of the Healthy Penn State initiative and ambassador program. The intern will work collaboratively and individually to accomplish assignments. The intern will be supervised by Erin Raupers, Assistant Director HPW.

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist in the promotion and evolution of Healthy Penn State which is an initiative that encourages the development and maintenance of a sound body, mind, and spirit. The goal of Healthy Penn State is to improve the academic success of students by enhancing behaviors that promote health. The intern will use social media outlets such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram, to increase awareness about Healthy Penn State and outreach events. The intern will specifically help plan and promote the following initiatives: The Walking Group, Take the Lead campaign, Exercise is Medicine, and Extreme Stater event.

A primary project will be to assist in the recruitment of Healthy Penn State Ambassadors. The intern will promote the program, coordinate interviews, and assist with selection. The intern will prepare training materials and assist with the implementation of two-4 hour training sessions.

A secondary project will be to assist with the launch of Wellness Services at the IM building. The intern will gain valuable knowledge in regards to implementing individual wellness services. Activities include promoting the services, assisting with the training class and assisting with daily operations at the IM building.

The start date of this internship is August 21, 2017. The intern can work between 20-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. The approximate end date is Dec 1, 2017. We are seeking someone with a record of accomplishment who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Knowledge of and experience with evaluation, assessment and outcomes measurement is important. 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.

Should I take the GRE?

I hear this question frequently so thought you might want some information to help you make an informed decision.  If you are a Junior, this summer might be an excellent time to take the Graduate Record Exam.

Many Professional Master’s programs (i.e., MEd, MPH) and Physician Assistant programs require the GRE.  Almost all PhD programs in Nutrition and related sciences require the GRE or MCAT. Applications for these programs are typically due mid fall.

There are many options for students in the Dietetics Option to consider.  I reviewed the Applicant Guide to Supervised Practice for 2015 to determine which programs require the GRE.  You might be surprised to find that 17% of the programs offering no graduate level credit require the GRE.  Of programs offering graduate degrees or at least some graduate credits as part of their dietetic internship program, 69% require the GRE.  There has been an increase in the number of programs requiring the GRE in the past few years. As many of you know the dietetics profession will require a Master’s degree in 2024 to be eligible to take the Registration exam.  Those currently enrolled, will be eligible without the master’s degree, but the profession is clearly heading toward a higher education level for entry level practice.  Your GRE results are valid for 5 years.  The table below breaks down the types of programs currently requiring the GRE.

Type of program GRE required GRE not required
DI only (no MS option or graduate credits) 36 175
Masters level Internship 30 4
Coordinated Masters/DI 10 4
MS option with DI 20 14
Total = 288 96 = 33% 197 = 67%

 

You could of course limit yourself to applying only to those programs that don’t require the GRE, but that cuts out 1/3 of your possibilities.  If you are contemplating applying to one of the programs that leads to a MS degree or includes some graduate credits, I encourage you to take the GRE now.  In addition, even if it was not originally your intent, occasionally, a great post-match opportunity comes along that requires the GRE.  It is too late then to wish you had taken it.

The GRE is not offered at University Park, but many sites are available.  The closest site to University Park is Harrisburg. The GRE exam is typically offered one to three times per month. You can take the exam a maximum of five times in any 12 month period. But, hopefully once will be enough. This web link will provide all the information you need to see which dates and sites are available if you decide to take the GRE.  http://www.ets.org/gre

Adequate preparation is suggested before taking the exam.  Many resources are available to help you achieve your best score on the first attempt.

 

JOY BAUER FALL INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for NBC’s Today Show, has two internship openings available for the fall semester.  The internships are unpaid and will run from September 2, 2012 through mid-January.  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 Tina Carlucci (tina@joybauer.com) by August 14, 2014.  (Candidates who advance to the final selection round will be asked to complete a short writing assignment as part of the application process).

Personal Fitness Trainer Positions and Internships Available

One on One seeks committed, career oriented individuals to join our team of professionals in State College, Pennsylvania. Our culture and commitment to excellence makes One on One truly special. We are not a health club. Our focus is strictly personal training and community oriented fitness programming.

Qualified candidates must be passionate about fitness and making a difference in the lives of others. This position is for true fitness professionals and includes no selling.  One on One provides new team members with clientele upon completion of our Personal Fitness Training Instructor Program.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vacation, matching retirement and more. Please visit www.oneononefit.com for more info.

If your career plans include joining a team of professionals devoted to excellence, we would like to hear from you. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to adam@oneononefit.com. No phone calls, please.

The following is preferred, but not required.

– Bachelor degree in Kinesiology or Exercise Science

– Nationally recognized certification

– Experience as a personal trainer

– An open mind and desire to grow as a professional

Internships
One on One’s Internship program is designed to pick up where the intern’s academic career leaves off. You have a good foundation in the science…you now need to know how to apply it. We give our interns the tools needed to become true professionals in our field.   

Interns are essentially enrolled in our Personal Fitness Instructor Training Program. Follow the highlighted links for additional information.

Note: It is our desire to hire the very best of our interns when positions become available.

People to People Career Fair – Thursday, Feb. 27

The 2014 People to People Career Fair is next week on February 27 in the Bryce Jordan Center from 10am to 2pm.  The focus of this Career Fair is on opportunities through full-time positions, internships, summer jobs, and volunteering to gain experience that impacts the well-being and development of others. Over 75 employers are attending.  The event is sponsored by Career Services, the College of Health & Human Development, Smeal College of Business, College of Education, and the College of Liberal Arts.  For more information go to http://careerfairs.psu.edu/people/ .

People to People Career Fair 8.5x11Poster-1

Information Sessions with Kraft Foods and Nestle USA Inc. this week

Check out the Career Services posting for this week.  Information sessions are being held for positions with Nestle (February 11, tonight) and Kraft Foods (Feb 13, Thursday night) this week.  Also don’t forget the People to People Career Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center on February 27, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Meet with employers from Camps, Health and Fitness, Hospitals, Clinics and Treatment Centers, Non-profit agencies and more.

Career Services Weekly Posting – Week of February 10, 2014

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

If you have ever wanted to participate in a Medical Volunteer experience abroad, you may find the announcement from Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps to be of interest.  Click on this link to read their flyer describing the program, opportunities and volunteer testimonials.  Unite For Sight-flier

Food Service Internship at Camp Ronald McDonald® at Eagle Lake

Camp Ronald McDonald has five paid positions that will provide students the complete experience of Food Service in a Camp setting from May 28 – August 17, 2014.  The program been extremely successful for the past 14 years and has pulled students from all over the US including Pennsylvania.  All those who have participated have found it a unique Food Service Experience that allows dietetic students the ability to touch the lives of special campers through nutrition.  This experience has been quoted to be a “life internship” as well.

Camp Ronald McDonald is a fully accessible residential camp for campers with special needs.  It is located in the high Sierras on the grounds of beautiful Eagle Lake.  A project of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, the goal of Camp Ronald McDonald is to provide confidence-building experiences to campers who are “at-risk”, disadvantaged and/or living with physical or emotional disabilities. Programs are designed to support each camper’s individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment.

Please visit their website www.campronald.org for job descriptions and an application.  Feel free to contact Vicky Flaig, MEd, RD, Camp Director with any questions.   (916) 734-4230 – Office;

Camp Ronald McDonald Intern Flyer

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.

 

 

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

Nutrition Communications Internship with Joy Bauer (BS required)

JOY BAUER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 (chelsea@joybauer.com) 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).