PHE Recruitment

Peer Health Education Intern Position


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APPLY NOW TO BE A PEER HEALTH EDUCATOR

The Peer Health Education program is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Review this page for useful information and click the link at the bottom to fill out and submit an application.

Applications will be reviewed and potential interns will be contacted for a personal interview.
 

RECRUITMENT

Requirements

  • Available Fridays, 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. for both fall and spring semesters while classes are in session
  • Available for two weekend day trainings in the fall (Dates: to be determined)
  • Two-semester commitment
  • An average of 9-10 hours/week, which includes Friday meetings and retreats
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working as a peer educator
  • Experience working with diverse groups
  • Completion of Education 210 and/or 202 (or equivalent core concepts)
  • Experience with group facilitation and/or public speaking
  • Completion of Public Health 160
  • Familiarity with wellbeing and/or health topics
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with advocacy work
  • Connections to the campus community (e.g. RSO, Residence Life, etc.)

Desirable PHE intern characteristics

Open-minded

Good communicator

Advocate

Self-motivated

Team player

Nonjudgmental

Creative

Supportive

Self-aware

Benefits of becoming a PHE intern

  • Co-create a community with other interns
  • Earn 3 credits each semester (6 total)
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Learn about and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the UMass community
  • Become a skilled facilitator
  • Build relationships with professional staff
     

THE WORK

Group Facilitation: co-facilitate a variety of wellbeing sessions with first year students enrolled in a Residential Academic Program (RAP). Areas of focus may include stress management; retrain your brain: create better thought patterns; mindfulness and mindful meditation; and personal and community wellbeing. The focus of your work as an intern will be on group co-facilitation with your peers using various skills (e.g. facilitation, strengths-based, listening, etc.).

Paws Program Events: assist with four campus-wide stress reduction events featuring therapy dogs. Learn more about the Paws Program.

Social Media Messaging: create engaging and informative messages using graphics, videos, and other formats to support public health efforts and student wellbeing.

Other Opportunities: participate in other outreach opportunities, such as following up with RAP students after a wellbeing session to check in, leading/co-leading small group discussions in the dining commons to promote social connectedness, and participating in special events on campus (e.g. De-Stress Fest).
 

Be creative, have fun, and make a difference.

Ready to apply? Apply to the Peer Health Education internship
 

Please note, all Center of Health Promotion (CHP) staff and interns are Title IX responsible. Learn more about Title IX. CHP staff and interns are also responsible for reporting student disclosures of potential harm to self and/or others.

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Questions? Email phe@umass.edu