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Health & Nutrition Education InternshipBookmark This
11505 Cherrytree Crossing Rd #464
Posted: September 03 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionThe Nu-You Youth Initiative (NYI), is creating a comprehensive program that not only increases the level of
activity and the consumption of healthy foods during program hours, but creates long term change by
creating attitudinal changes and increasing overall healthy lifestyles for youth ages 10 - 18. This position with NYI will focus on providing research-based information and curricula, as well as building staff capacity to support & deliver nutrition and physical education at various community centers and schools in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
The Health & Nutrition Education Intern program provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and explore interests in health education and promotion, marketing, program planning, implementation and evaluation. The Internship position is designed to give the student practical experience in health education and promotion while under the supervision of a facility staff member. The faculty supervisor will conduct regular meetings in which Interns can share their experiences, to assure that the intern is participating in a meaningful work experience.
ResponsibilitiesWork with Outreach Program Staff to support training and capacity-building needs of staff
implementing NYI programming across Centers and sites in designated program area.
Deliver health education and fitness activities/lessons for the purpose of teaching and
modeling effective instructional practices and sound health information for students and community members participating in NYI programming
In concert with Center directors and on-site program staff, develop a schedule of regular site visits
and observations to keep informed on successes and challenges with implementation of health
education curricula, and to provide a channel for feedback and communication.
Regularly review, edit, and revise materials used for professional development to be sure they
include the most recent research-based information and findings around health education and making
healthy food choices.
• Strong interest and enthusiasm in promoting healthy behaviors specifically among youth ages 10 - 18
• Willingness to learn and interest in personal and professional growth
• Ability to develop group spirit, loyalty and cooperation; is a great motivator
• Dependable and responsible
• Critical thinking and creative problem-solver
• Courteous, friendly, thoughtful and insightful
• Takes initiative; is a self-starter
• Has excellent leadership skills and organizational skills
• Ability to function in a group, both as a leader and supportive team member
• Has effective program planning skills
Ability to pass criminal background check